Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.8.21

returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

TODAY 2:00: Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing Dept. Of Agriculture.  Watch Live.

TODAY 6:00: DEP Citizens Advisory Council hearing on Act 54 Report On Surface Damage Caused By Underground Coal Mining.  Instructions For Watching Live: 

SBN Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners Announce Finalists For Excellence In GSI Awards; Celebrating 10 Years Of Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters Plan [PaEN]

Farm, Conservation Groups Applaud Bipartisan Senate Bill Setting Up Cost-Share Program To Support Clean Water Efforts By Farmers - If Funded [PaEN]

PA Forestry Assn. Tells House Committee About Importance Of  Sustainability, Forest Stewardship [PaEN]

Join People Of Faith Throughout Lancaster County In Planting Trees Of Peace [PaEN]

PA County Conservation Districts Accepting Entries For National Student Conservation Poster Contest [PaEN]

Lackawanna College Environmental Ed Center Offers Early Explorers Outdoor Program For Children [PaEN]

DEP: Seward Generating Coal-Waste Power Plant To Pay $108,000 Penalty For Air Pollution Control Act Violations In Indiana County [PaEN]

DCNR, DEP Begin Plugging 12 Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells In Cornplanter State Forest, Forest County [PaEN]

DCNR's Conservation & Natural Resources Council Holds April 29 Equity In The Outdoors Conversation [PaEN]

PA Solar Center: April 14 Update On Renewable Energy Legislation In PA [PaEN]

PG Editorial: Gov. Wolf’s Solar Energy Plan Should Inspire Further Development

PG: Allegheny County Reports Elevated Levels Of Airborne Particulates

Anya Litvak: Columbia Gas Hikes Prompt Question: Where Is The Balance Between Consumers And Investors?

Op-Ed: We Can Save Customers Millions By Providing Protections They Deserve - PPL Utilities

NextPittsburgh: Pittsburgh Street Stewards Seeks Volunteers To Redd Up The City

Op-Ed: I’m Not Joining Philly’s Spring Cleanup Until The Mayor Does More For Our Streets

WFMZ: Palmer Twp, To Join Pilot Program To Recycle Flexible Plastic (grocery, potato chip, cereal bags) In Northampton County

MCall: Palmer Twp. Residents Can Soon Recycle Flexible Plastic In Northampton County

ScrantonT: Tests For Lead In Water In Scranton Schools Show Improvement, 30 Hotspots Remain

PA American Water: Signs Agreement To Purchase City Of York Wastewater System

USGS PA Water Science Center: Spring Pennsylvania Waters Newsletter Now Available [PaEN]

Cap-Star: State Officials Warn Residents As PA Enters Peak Wildfire Season

Allegheny Land Trust Finalizes Acquisition Of 155 Acres In Girty's Woods, Allegheny County [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: PA’s Cherry Springs State Park On List Of 10 Stargazing Sites ‘You Need To Visit’

Ridgway Record: Elk County Commissioners Award Act 13 Grants For Rail Trail, Recreation, Habitat Study Projects

KYW: Greenway Connecting Delaware, Schuylkill Rivers Slowly Inches Forward

TribLive: Allegheny County: Part Of South Park Closed Due To Vandalism

Natural Lands: Delaware County Yard Tree Giveaway April 24

South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant Program Funding Round Is Now Open

WFMZ-TV: Quakertown Now Using Outdoor Recreation In Its Urban Planning In Bid To Attract More People Downtown

Marcus Schneck: More Than 3,000 Acres Burned By Wildfires Last Year In PA

WFMZ: Firefighters Control Cumru Brush Fire Amid Warning

2021 Virtual TreeVitalize Partners Conference Set For May 5 & May 12 [PaEN]

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Dept. Of Health: Reports 42 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,746 New Cases-- 4.8.21

Biden Infrastructure Plan

AP: Biden Open To Compromise On Infrastructure, But Not Inaction

Op-Ed: Transforming The Mon Valley - Reps. Davis, Pisciottano, MArkosek, Lee


Utility Dive: Weather-Related Outages Primary Cause Of Texas Blackouts, New Grid Operator Data Finds

The Guardian: EPA Reverses Trump Stance In Push To Tackle Environmental Racism

PG: U.S. Forecasts Highest Summer Fuel Prices Since 2018

AP: Poor Rains Bring Optimism African Locust Outbreak Will Fade

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[Posted: April 8, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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