Monday, November 22, 2021

November 22 PA Environment Digest Now Available

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: PA Environment Digest will be closed from November 23 to 27 to give the entire staff off work to celebrate Thanksgiving.  The next weekly Digest will be December 6.


Happy Thanksgiving!

The November 22 PA Environment Digest is now available.

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41 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

All Articles & NewsClips In This Week’s Digest By Topic

A First-Hand Account Of How Repeated, Unlimited Road Dumping Of Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater Is Tearing Apart Dirt Roads And Creating Multiple Environmental Hazards

Preliminary Results From New Penn State Study Find Increased Cancer, Health Risks From Road Dumping Conventional Drilling Wastewater, Especially For Children

New Pitt-Duquesne Study Shows Higher Exposures To Radiation In Road Dumping Of Drilling Wastewater When Appropriate Exposure Scenarios Are Used

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, FracTracker Alliance Call On Citizens To Report Dumping Of Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater On Dirt & Gravel Roads

Trout Unlimited: What Do Pennsylvania's Dirt And Gravel Roads Have To Do With Trout?

The Allegheny Front/Environmental Health News: Pollution’s Mental Toll: How Air, Water And Climate Pollution Shape Our Mental Health

EQB Accepts Petitions For Study To Increase Oil & Gas Well Bonding; DEP Has $15 Per Well Available In Bonds To Plug Conventional Wells

Marcellus Shale Coalition Challenges EQB Authority To Increase Bond Amounts For Conventional Oil & Gas Wells; DEP Has $15 Per Well Available In Bonds To Plug Conventional Wells

DCNR Signs Oil & Gas Lease Agreement For 198.5 Acres Of Publicly-Owned Streambeds In Wyoming County For $794,000 + Royalties

DRBC Extends Comment Period On Draft Regulations Covering Discharges Of Wastewater From Fracking Operations & Ban On Road Dumping Of Wastewater & Co-Products

PUC Imposes $1 Million Penalty On Energy Transfer Company For 2018 Revolution Pipeline Explosion In Beaver County

PUC Orders More Than A Dozen Actions To Improve Safety In Construction, Operation Of Mariner East Pipelines; Sunoco Must Pay $2,000 Penalty

Guest Essay: Shifting Toward Clean Energy Can Lower Costs For Pennsylvanians; Unlike Natural Gas, Clean Energy Does Not Suffer From Wild Price Fluctuations

WPCAMR: New Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Addresses PA’s #1 Water Pollution Problem; Questions About What Projects Can Be Funded

Evangelical Environmental Network: Signing Of Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Good News For Our Children, Communities And Country

Commonwealth Financing Authority Invests $10.4 Million In Environmental Improvement Projects Funded By Act 13 Drilling Impact Fees

NFWF, EPA Announce $2.5 Million In Conservation Grants In Pennsylvania To Help Restore The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

PUC OKs Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority Rate Settlement, Including $21 Million Annual Stormwater Charge

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Reschedules Hearing To Dec. 2 On Proposed Fee Change To Encourage Use Of AMD Impacted Waters, SRBC/DEP Letter Of Understanding

DEP Advisory Committee Supports Adopting Science-Based Water Quality Criteria For Toxic Manganese To Protect Public Health, Environment And No Change In Point Of Compliance For The Standard

House Republicans Move Bills Amending State Constitution To Invalidate Actions By The Executive Branch To Cement One-Party Rule Of State Government

Family Forest Carbon Program Now Open Across Pennsylvania Provides New Revenue Opportunities For Forest Landowners; 60 Enrolled So Far Covering 10,000 Acres

Penn State: Increased Flooding Due To Climate Change Will Be Worse In Small Watersheds; Underestimating Flood Risks Due To Climate Change Can Lead To Poor Infrastructure Design

DEP Blog: Ten Tools To Take On Climate Change In Pennsylvania

Guest Essay: Are We Prepared For Solar Energy Projects In Pennsylvania?

FirstEnergy Encourages Customers To Shop For Best Energy Deals As Fuel Costs Rise; Natural Gas Costs Driving Electric Rates Up

Evangelical Environmental Network: U.S. House Passage Of Build Back Better Budget Puts Us Closer To A Bright Inheritance For Our Children

DEP Releases Guidelines For Recycling In Your Community Booklet On America Recycles Day

Keep PA Beautiful Accepting Art, Essay, Video Entries For Litter Hawk Youth Awards Program

PA Wilds Center Seeks Public Meetings On Proposed Low-Level Combat Training Flights By Maryland National Guard; Asking Others To Sign-On To The Request

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Requests Public Meetings On Proposed Very Low-Level Combat Training Flights By Maryland National Guard In PA Wilds

Wildlands Conservancy Protects 2,700 Acre Penrose Swamp Barrens In Carbon & Luzerne Counties

Lancaster Conservancy Preserves 130 Acres Of Forest Land In York County

Gibble Family Partners With Lebanon Valley Conservancy To Protect 53 Acres In Lebanon County

DCNR Honors Boy Scout Troop That Visited 120 State Parks In Honor Of Late Scoutmaster

Nov. 19 Take Five Fridays With Pam Now Available From PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Petitions Allegheny National Forest To Prohibit Mountain Biking On All Non-Motorized Trails

4 PA Conservation Group Collaboration Receives NFWF Funding To Track Important Migratory Routes In The Northeast U.S.

Help Wanted: Berks Nature - 2 Positions Open

Educational Opportunities for Students & Adults

Applications Now Being Accepted For Pennsylvania’s Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program

Wildlife Leadership Academy Accepting Nominations For Student Conservation Ambassadors

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council Hosts Virtual Turning A New Leaf Conference Dec. 8-9; Certification Training Schedule Updated

News From PA House & Senate

The Feds

EPA Sets Nov. 30, Dec. 1 Hearings On Proposal To Cut Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Operations

Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards

PA Bulletin

Stories Invited - About PA Environment Digest

Keystone Coldwater Conference + PA Chapter Of American Fisheries Society Feb. 25-26

Supporting Member PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers; PA Outdoor Writers Assn.; PA Trout Unlimited

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