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-- TODAY 10:00 A.M.: Agenda Posted. DCED PA Grade Crude [Oil] Development Advisory Council meeting. Penn State Technology Center, Room 243, 200 Innovation Blvd., State College. 10:00 a.m.  Contact: Adam Walters, or call 717-214-6548.  Conference Call dial 712-770-8026 and use Conference Code: 915098.  [Includes discussion of road spreading conventional oil and gas wastewater, latest draft of DEP conventional oil and gas regulations.]

-- Millions Of Gallons Of Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Spread Illegally On Dirt Roads, Companies Fail To Comply With DEP Waste Regulations [PaEN]


-- TODAY 10:00 A.M.:  Agenda Posted. DEP Joint Recycling Fund & Solid Waste Advisory Committees meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00 a.m.  Contact: Laura Henry or 717-772-5713.  [Note: Includes discussion of DEP’s recommendations for changing Act 101 Recycling Act and Electronic Waste Recycling Act. [Read more here.]]


-- TODAY 10:30 A.M.: DEP To Announce $17.4 Million In Funding To Cleanup Watersheds In PA’s Part Of Chesapeake Bay Watershed On Dec. 16  [PaEN]


-- DEP To Outline Recommendations For Changing Act 101 And Electronics Waste Recycling Laws To Make Them More Effective At Dec. 16 Advisory Committee Meeting  [PaEN]


-- ReadingE: Berks Conservation District: Restoring Balance - Protecting Cacoosing Creek And Our Waterways


-- DEP Blog: Environmental Education Grant Helps Fund New Montgomery County Meadow


-- DailyLocal: Volunteers Repair Riparian Buffer In Coatesville


-- TribLive: Delmont Residents Given No Notice Of Stormwater Pond Project


-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission PA Online Abandoned Mine Drainage Location GIS Map


-- WBTimes: Bipartisan Bill To Help Protect Children From Lead Poisoning Advances In Senate


-- PJM Interconnection Releases Initial Results Of Renewable Energy Transition Study


-- AP: House Republicans Send Resolution Killing RGGI Regs To Gov. Wolf To Veto, Lack Votes For Override


-- PG - Laura Legere: House Votes To Reject Gov. Wolf’s Climate Plan For Power Plants; Resolution Headed For Veto 


-- WITF - Rachel McDevitt: House Votes To Stop State’s Entrance To Cap-And-Trade Program, But Wolf Veto Likely


-- Guest Essay: RGGI Fails Pennsylvania On Its Most Basic Promise - Sen. Gene Yaw (R), Majority Chair, Senate Environmental Committee  


-- York Daily Record: 3 Groups, Across 3 Generations Create Natural Ornaments For 3 Live Christmas Trees 


-- McCaffrey Family And Natural Lands Partner To Protect 35 Acre Farm In Chester County Next To Hibernia County Park  [PaEN]


-- WHYY: Philly’s Fairmont Park’s Iconic Maple Tree Is Gone, Arborists Cite Climate Change


-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Details Economic Benefits Of PA's Parks & Forests In New Video  [PaEN]


-- DCNR To Celebrate The New Year With First Day Hikes Across Pennsylvania


-- ErieT: 13 Tips For Wintertime Walking At Presque Isle State Park


-- PG: DCNR Removes Historical Marker Using Phrase ‘Anglo-Saxon Supremacy’ From Point State Park In Pittsburgh


-- Upcoming Friends Of The Wissahickon Events To Keep Wissahickon Valley Park Clean & Green  [PaEN]


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Campground Owners Hold Annual Convention, Topics Are All Over The Map


-- Penn State Survey Finds Strong Public Support For Bird Conservation, But Hundreds Of Bird Species Are In Trouble Now  [PaEN]


-- ErieT: Snowy Owls Spotted At Presque Isle State Park, But Keep Your Distance


Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- PG: Infrastructure Cash Welcome, But Won’t Cover All Needs, Officials Say


-- WPost: Biden Administration Details Push To Rid Nation Of Millions Of Lead Pipes

-- White House: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Lead Pipe And Paint Action Plan


Build Back Better Budget Bill

-- Public Source: Biden’s Agenda Promises Major Clean Energy Investments, What Would That Mean For Western PA?


-- USA Today - Kyle Bagenstose: New EPA Docs Show Widespread Health Risk From PFOA As ‘Likely Carcinogen’ 

-- NYT: Green Energy Race Draws An American Underdog To Bolivia’s Lithium

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Cap-Star: New Senate, House Voting District Maps Loom Over Lawmaker Ahead Of Long-Awaited Reveal Today

-- Spotlight PA: House Republicans Advance Congressional Voting District Map Before Public Can Analyze It

-- PG: Republicans On House Committee Approves Tweaked Citizen Congressional Voting District Map

-- PennLive: Republicans On House Panel Approves Preliminary Congressional Voting District Map As ‘Starting Point’ For Negotiation

-- AP: Election ‘Investigations’ Persist Despite No Evidence Of Rigged Vote

-- Spotlight PA: Court Battle Over PA Republicans’ Subpoena Of Sensitive Voter Data Centers On Legislative Power vs. Privacy

-- AP: Privacy, Fmr President Dominate Arguments In Republican Election ‘Investigation’ Case

-- ErieT: Sen. Laughlin’s Exit From Gubernatorial Race No Surprise, Not In Today’s Republican Party At Least

-- PennLive: Republican Cong. Scott Perry Rebuked For Critical Remarks Made During Debate On Bill To Combat Anti-Muslim Bigotry

-- MCall: Dr. Oz Takes U.S. Senate Campaign To Lehigh Valley

-- PennLive - John Baer: A Christmas Fantasy: PA Lawmakers Offer Taxpayers Some Gifts

-- CourierT: What New Bucks County School Boards Are Facing - Book Bans, School Unmasking

-- WHYY: Want A Delaware County Govt. Contract? You Must Disclose Political Contributions

-- TribLive - Deb Erdley: Republican Rep. Rossi Offers Help With Vaccination Exemptions In Westmoreland County As COVID Infections Surge 

-- ScrantonT: COVID Deaths, Cases, Hospitalizations Far Greater In Unvaccinated

-- PG: ‘Everywhere Is Full’: New COVID Surge Is Clogging PA Hospitals

-- WPSU: Mount Nittany Medical Center Seeing Record Number Of COVID Patient

-- PennLive: COVID Care Pushed Average Hospital Charges Above $100,000 For Many In PA

-- Gov. Wolf Announces $2.5 Million To Support Grassroots COVID Vaccine Outreach Efforts

-- Inquirer: Top Philly Health Officials Urges People To Avoid Holiday Gatherings

-- WHYY: Philly Health Commissioner Advises Against Holiday Gatherings

-- WHYY: COVID Cases Are Up On Philly’s College Campuses, Universities Aren’t Doing Much About It

-- CitizensV: Luzerne County Judge Denies Emergency Injunction To Force Use Of Ivermectin To Treat COVID Patient

-- ErieT: PA Provided $145 Million In COVID Aid To Restaurants, Here’s Who Benefited

-- Gov. Wolf Asks Feds To Support Health Care System In Battling Pandemic

-- AP: PA Asks FEMA For Help With Hospital, Nursing Home COVID Surge

-- TribLive: UPMC Altoona Nurses Gather In Pittsburgh, Call On Health Care System To Address ‘Staffing Crisis’

-- PA Cap-Star: Gov. Wolf Has Failed To Address The Collapse Of PA’s Intellectual Disability System - 17 Disability Industry Leaders

-- AP: Senate Moves To Overhaul Probation System

-- PennLive Guest Essay: If You Want To Help Police, Don’t Make It Easier To Carry A Concealed Gun - Lancaster Police Chief 

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Innocent People Have Served Decades In PA Prisons, Here’s How To Stop It

-- PG Editorial: Peace And Joy Give Way To Lawmakers Carrying Guns

-- Gov. Wolf Applauds Passage Of Bill To Expand Broadband Internet

-- PennLive: Looser Rules For Take-Out Sales Of Cocktails Passes Senate

-- ReadingE: House, Senate Committees Hear About Problems With State’s Fireworks Law

-- PG: Supply-Chain Problems Delaying Completion Of Some PennDOT Projects

-- Gov. Wolf Invests $33 Million In 25 Rail Infrastructure Projects Supporting 200 Jobs

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[Posted: December 16, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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