Friday, December 31, 2021

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House returns to session Jan. 4, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26

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Senate returns to session Jan. 4, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

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TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- DCNR Invests $70 Million In 317 Recreation, Land Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects  [PaEN]


-- ErieT: Erie Zoo, Asbury Woods, Snowmobile Clubs Among DCNR Grant Recipients


-- ScrantonT: DCNR Grants For Parks, Trails, Forest Preserve In Lackawanna County


-- WBTimes: Over $600,000 In DCNR Grants For 2 Projects In Luzerne County


-- Society Of American Foresters Honors Penn State Extension Forest Resources Educator David Jackson  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Sets Feb. 1 Hearing On Wild Resource Conservation Program Funding  [PaEN]


-- CourierT Guest Essay: 10 Easy Steps To Help The Environment In 2022 - Avery Vaughan, Council Rock H.S. South, Bucks County


-- DEP Invites Public To Submit Data For Stream Evaluations In Berks, Clearfield Counties  [PaEN]


-- PA Bulletin - January 1, 2022 Now Available


-- PG: Pittsburgh Opens Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Western PA


-- The Allegheny Front: First Person: Denele Hughson, Grow Pittsburgh’s Executive Director 


-- The Allegheny Front: Long-Time Environmental Journalist Don Hopey Reflects On His Beat In Pittsburgh 


-- The Allegheny Front: Why Dragonflies Found In The Ohio River Could Mean Good News For The Waterway 


-- Pinchot Institute For Conservation: Lessons & Losses To Remember In The New Year 


-- PA Forestry Association 2022 Conservation Banquet March 5 In State College

-- Save The Date: 2022 Forest Health, Insect, Disease Briefing March 15- In-Person, March 17-Virtual  ​​


-- PA Forestry Association: December/January Connect Newsletter


-- AltoonaM: First Day Hikes Return For 2022


-- YorkD: Audubon Christmas Bird Count For Kids Contributes To international Tally In York County


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Learn To Make Feathery Insect Imitations That Will Fool Fish


-- PA Forestry Association Seeks Association Management Firm - Copy Of RFP, One-Page Summary: Proposals Due Jan. 16


Hurricane/Tornado Recovery


-- Inquirer: IRS Extends Tax Deadline To Feb. 15 For Victims Of Hurricane Ida


Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Infrastructure Projects In PA Need More Private Sector Collaborations


Build Back Better Budget Bill

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: If You Know The Democratic Party, You Shouldn’t Be Surprised The Build Back Better Budge Seems Doomed [Until It Isn’t] - Philly Democratic Socialists 

Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: Floods, Fires, Freezes: How 2021 Made Biden A Climate Crisis President

-- The Guardian: The Climate Victories Of 2021 That Put Fossil Fuels In Check

-- TribLive/AP: Colorado Wildfires Burn Hundreds Of Homes, Force Evacuations

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Snowflakes Melt Over New Voting District Maps

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Republican Sen. Mastriano Lashes Out After Being Questioned On Use Of Senate Campaign Committee For Possible Gubernatorial Run By Conservative News Outlet

-- PA Cap-Star: Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Guy Ciarrocchi Says He Can Jumpstart PA’s Economy

-- The Economist: Walking Away: The Republican Party And Democracy

-- MCall: Berks County Reinstates Disaster Emergency Declaration Amid COVID Surge  [PA State Government Can’t]  ​

-- WHYY: Delaware Governor To Declare COVID Emergency As Patients Pack Hospitals [ PA Can’t]

-- TribLive: Allegheny County COVID Cases Skyrocket As Omicron Spreads

-- PG: Allegheny County Sees COVID Infections Spike ‘Alarmingly’

-- ErieT: Erie County COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Start To Rise

-- ScrantonT: Fewer COVID Deaths Than Last December, But New Case Surge Worse In NE PA

-- AltoonaM: Vaccines Still The Key In COVID Battle

-- TribLive: UPMC Receives Limited Supply Of Preventative Antibody Treatment For The Most Immunocompromised

-- Inquirer: PA Nurses After 22 Months Of COVID And A New Surge, ‘It Is So Defeating’

-- WESA: Pitt Starts Spring Semester Virtually

-- TribLive: Pitt Issues Shelter-In-Place Request, Requires COVID Testing For Students

-- PennLive: Penn State Health Asks People Not To Come To ER For Routine COVID Tests, Care

-- PG: Pitt Says Spring Classes Will Begin In-Person, But All Will Shelter In Place For At Least 5 Days

-- ErieT: Erie County Schools To Enforce Their Own Mask Policies Starting Tuesday

-- MCall/NYT: After 4 Killings, PA State Trooper Once Named ‘Officer Of The Year’ Still On The Job

-- WHYY: Philly Ends 2021 With Over 550 People Murdered, But Community Leaders Say A ‘Peace Movement’ Is Building

-- Inquirer: Philly’s Homicide Crisis In 2021 Featured More Guns, More Retaliatory Shootings And A Decline In Arrests And Convictions

-- Inquirer Editorial: It’s Time For PA To Stop Allowing Overdose Deaths To Be Treated Like Homicides

-- Gov. Wolf Highlights Financial Forgiveness Programs For Public Service Employees

-- PennLive: PA Turnpike Toll Increase Goes Into Effect This Weekend

-- PG Editorial: The Return To Normalcy That Wasn’t In 2022

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[Posted: December 31, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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