Sunday, June 6, 2021

June 7 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The June 7 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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[ Your Action Needed ]

Board Of Education Posts Education Standards Eliminating Environment, Ecology & Agriculture K-12 Academic Standards For Comment; Environmental Educators Oppose

Guest Essay: Why Environmental Literacy Should Be Part Of Pennsylvania’s Education Standards

Growing Greener Coalition: American Rescue Plan For Water & Green Infrastructure

WeConservePA Urges Groups To Work With County, Local Govts. To Invest Federal Rescue Funds For Watershed Restoration, Land Conservation, Park & Trail Improvement Projects

[ Leadership ]

21 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Update On Wild Waterways Conservancy, Environmental Education

Juniata Conservation District, Juniata Watershed Alliance Seek Volunteer Riparian Rangers, Training June 7; Riparian Rangers Needed In PA

Pike Conservation District Celebrates 65th Anniversary; And Other News

Rodale Institute, Cornwall Manor Senior Community Partner On Trailside Organic Farm In Lebanon County

Western PA Conservancy Transfers 532 Acres To Allegheny National Forest In Elk County

Cline Family Partners With DCNR To Formally Designate Windinoll Wild Plant Sanctuary In Allegheny County

Good Samaritan Proposal To Treat Abandoned Mine Drainage In Stewart Twp., Fayette Country

[ Headlines ]

Environmental Quality Board To Consider Moving Ahead With PFOA MCL; Final PFOA/PFOS Soil & Groundwater Cleanup Standard June 15

DEP: Final Sampling Results Do Not Show Widespread PFAS Contamination In Public Water Supply Systems Above Standard

DEP Citizens Advisory Council To Hear About Energy Storage, Climate Change Impacts, Clean Energy Workforce Needs June 15

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 505 More Permit Reviews, 1,741 More Inspections Since Last Week

Bay Journal: Adams County Township Rejects PA’s Largest Solar Energy Project

Registration Now Open! WeConservePA 2021 Greenways & Trails Summit Sept. 19-21

Dept. Of Health, DCNR, DEP Remind Pennsylvanians To Watch Out For Ticks, Related Diseases

June 11 Deadline To Apply For DCNR PA Outdoor Corps Summer Youth Crews In 5 Cities

Nominations Open For Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Legislators Sprint To Budget Deadline Awash In Money; Never Ending Election; Ending Emergency?

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

Senate Agriculture Committee Meets June 7 On Bill Establishing On-Farm Conservation Program, If Funded

House Committee Meets June 8 On Bill To Take Away DEP’s Authority To Adopt Carbon Pollution Reduction Programs

House Environmental Committee Hearing June 22 On Pennsylvania CO2 And Climate

Sen. Comitta To Introduce Bill Investing RGGI Proceeds In Helping Communities & Workers In Clean Energy Transition, Environmental Justice Areas, Promote Energy Efficiency

Rep. Kaufer Introduces Bipartisan Bill Authorizing Community Solar Projects; $2 Billion In Private Investment Waiting For This To Pass

[ The Feds ]

NFWF/EPA Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Awards $4.9 Million In Grants To Benefit PA Portion Of Bay Watershed

EPA: Six PA Communities Receive $3 Million In Brownfields Grants

[ Water ]

PennVEST, DEP Invite Comments On Proposed Intended Use Plans For Federal Clean Water, Drinking Water Funds

Keep PA Beautiful, The GIANT Company Invite Applications For Community Environmental Restoration, Green Spaces Improvement Grants

PA State Assn. Of Township Supervisors Accepting Stormwater Conference Presentation Proposals; Early Bird Registration Available

Penn State Extension Water Cooler Talk: A Snapshot Of Rural Drinking Water June 30

PEMA/Insurance Dept. Urge Pennsylvanians To Consider Purchasing Flood Insurance

[ Environmental Education ]

High-Performing Students Earn PA American Water's 2021 Stream Of Learning Scholarships

PA American Water Awards Prizes To Winners Of Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest

[ Waste - Recycling ]

DEP Approves Keystone Landfill Expansion In Lackawanna County; Recommends Change In Law Requiring Host Municipality To Agree To Expansions

PA Resources Council, Western PA Audubon Host Electronic Waste Recycling Event June 19 Serving Armstrong & Butler Counties

Northeast Recycling Council Accepting Nominations For Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award

[ Land Recycling ]

DCED Awards $262,500 To Remediate, Redevelop Former Berks County Pistol Range

[ Energy ]

DEP: Olympus Energy Natural Gas Driller Fined $175,000 For Water Quality Violations In Allegheny County

DEP Publishes Section 401 Water Quality Certification For Revolution Pipeline In Western PA

PUC Invites Comments On Proposal To Require Diversity Reporting By Public Utilities

PUC: Electric Utility Prices To Compare Increase Up To 30 Percent June 1, Urges Customers To Shop For Better Rates

PJM Successfully Clears Capacity Auction To Ensure Reliable Power Supply; Renewables, Nuclear, Natural Gas Saw Greatest Increases, Coal Saw Largest Decrease

[ Sustainability ]

The Hershey Company Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

[ Green Technology ]

Eco-Friendly Process To Convert Carbon Dioxide Back Into Fuel Offers Way To Close The Carbon Loop

Ben Franklin BIG Idea Contest: Tech Innovators, Small Manufacturers In Central & Northern PA Can Win Up To $50,000

[ Environmental Policy ]

PA Environmental Council In Case You Missed It In May

[ Recreation - Wildlife ]

June 4 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Fish & Boat Commission Awards $158,945 In Grants To Support Education Programs To Promote Fishing, Boating

Game Commission Designates Warren County A Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area

[ Opportunities ]

DEP Names Erin Wells Director Northwest Regional Office

[ Helpful Resources ]

Environment & Energy NewsClips

Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards  

Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

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