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TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- 7 Environmental Groups Oppose State Legislation To Preempt Local Governments From Making Clean Energy Decisions That Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  [PaEN]

-- Evangelical Environmental Network: Now Is Not The Time To Turn Our Backs On Climate Investments In Build Back Better Proposal  [PaEN]

-- WPXI: Energy Transfer Natural Gas Compressor Station Explosion In Parker Twp., Butler County 

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Lawmakers Consider Bill To Account For Decommissioning Renewable Energy Projects That Are Already Industry Practices; Oil & Gas Wells Have Inadequate Plugging Bonds

-- PPL Electric Utilities: Helps Customers Receive More Than $5.1 Million From Emergency Rental Assistance Program

-- PA Resources Council Suggests 5 Green New Year's Resolutions For 2022  [PaEN]

-- DEP Took Action On 830 Permits, 92% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,278 Inspections: Responded To 4 Environmental Emergencies Last Week 

-- CitizensV: Wyoming Valley Levee Reaches Likely To Be Certified, Flood Insurance Rates Not Likely To Spike

-- PennLive: Major PA Farm Show Vendor Drops Out Over COVID Surge, Clouding Hopes For Full Comeback

-- DCNR Blog: Love Of Outdoors Comes Full Circle For PA Outdoor Corps Crew Member River Missal   [PaEN]

-- PG Column - Salena Zito: The Christmas Tree Capital, Like All Of Us, Missed Holiday Rituals [Indiana, PA]

-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Loggers Reportedly Damaged Streambanks In Conestoga Twp, Conservation Officials Investigating

-- ScrantonT: Boy Scouts And Girl Scouts Aid Protected Wild Orchids

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Days Are Numbered In PA For Popular, But Invasive Landscaping Tree

-- ReadingE: Community Members Trim Trees On Schuylkill River Trail To Spread Holiday Joy

-- WITF Smart Talk: PA State Parks Offering First Day Hikes For New Year

-- ScrantonT: PA Parks & Forests Foundation Details Economic Benefits Of State Parks, Forests In New Video

-- PG: 100 Trail Miles In 24 Hours: 2 Local Men Test Their Limits For Nigerian Burn Victims

-- TribLive: Proposal Would Add 6 Parks, More Than 300 Acres To Pittsburgh Park System

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: 260-Pound Black Bear Trapped Near Downtown Pittsburgh

-- PG Editorial: Finally, The ‘Truth’ Comes Out About Birds - Birds Aren’t Real

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: PA Secretary Of State Issues Warnings To Lawmakers  Over Voting District Map Delays Affecting Primary Election

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Lawmakers Say They Have Time To Draw New Voting District Maps, State Courts, Wolf Administration Disagree

-- Inquirer: PA Republicans Going On The Attack Against New Voting District Map For State House

-- WPVI: PA Democratic Member Of Congress Mary Gay Scanlon Carjacked At Gunpoint By 2 Men In Philadelphia 

-- Inquirer: PA Member of Congress Mary Gay Scanlon Carjacked, Robbed After Touring FDR Park In Philly

-- AP: Member of Congress Scanlon Carjacked In Philadelphia Park, Uninjured

-- WITF: Showdown Could Be Brewing Between Republican Cong. Scott Perry And House Committee Investigating Efforts To Overturn The Nov. 2020 Election Results

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Lancaster Elected Officials Need To Condemn Extremist Militia And Other Groups

-- MeadvilleT: Republican New Castle Mayor Chris Frye Announces Bid For Lt. Governor

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Move Up PA 2024 Presidential Primary

-- Gov. Wolf Signs Bills To Protect Prescription Drug Savings, Expand Broadband Access

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Wolf Vetoes Curriculum ‘Transparency’ Bill Calling It A ‘Dangerous And harmful Imposition’

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Health: More Than 400 COVID Deaths Since October

-- WESA: Allegheny County Detects Omicron Variant In Wastewater, A COVID Surge On The Way

-- PG: Allegheny County Health Says No New Mask Rule, Despite Climb In Cases

-- MCall: Rapid COVID Tests In Short Supply In Lehigh Valley

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley Colleges Begin Requiring COVID Booster Shots For Spring Semester

-- Inquirer: Temple To Switch To Online-Only Classes Due To COVID

-- Inquirer: As Many Philly Schools Shift To Virtual, District Still Plans To Be In-Person In January, For Now

-- MCall: COVID Cases Prompt Lehigh Valley H.S. To Go Remote Thursday

-- MCall: ‘Masking Is Political Theater,’ Lehigh Valley School Board Member Tries To End District’s Masking Requirement

-- MCall Guest Essay: Record Number Of Children Are Getting COVID, Now Is Not The Time To Say Goodbye To Masks - LVHN Pediatrician

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Businesses Modestly Recovering From Pandemic, Pew Data Show

-- PG: Butler County Student Charged For Allegedly Making Threats To School District On TikTok

-- PennLive: PA Supreme Court: Student Who Said He Wanted To ‘Beat The Record’ After School Massacre Didn’t Issue A ‘True Threat’

-- AP: State Employees Aiding Nonprofit In Investigations Into Neglect And Abuse Of Older People

-- Inquirer: Rising Tide Of Stolen Guns Helps Fuel Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Epidemic

-- Inquirer: More Than 70 Lawyers Hired By Philly DA Have Left

-- PennLive: Wolf Implores Senate To Act On ‘Window’ Bill For Child Sex Abuse Survivors To File Civil Lawsuits

-- PennLive: Harrisburg Mom Charged With Felony In Bleach Attack Against 6th Grader

-- PG Editorial: It’s Time To Abolish The Death Penalty

-- WHYY: ‘It Doesn’t Feel Legitimate’: William Penn School District Takes The Court Stand In PA School Funding Trial

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Bridge Tolls Are Looming, Why A Lot Of People Will Never Pay Them

-- AP: Yuengling Accuses Bud Light Of Trampling On Trademark

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[Posted: December 23, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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