Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- DEP Lists 84 Townships As ‘Waste Facilities’ Where Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Has Been Disposed Of By Road Spreading; Municipalities Need To Do Their Due Diligence [PaEN]


-- Harrisburg University: Research Suggests Methane Leak Detection, Repair Programs Reduce Emissions 


-- S&P Global: Natural Gas Use May Affect Climate As Much As Coal Does If Methane Leaks Persist 


-- PG Editorial: U.S. Must Continue Fight Against Climate Change


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Wolf Administration Says It Wants To Improve Environmental Justice Policy


-- WESA: Pittsburgh’s Land Bank Needs Environmental Liability Shield Bill To Pass Legislature  [Why Can’t PA Do This?]


-- CourierT: Rockhill Quarry Neighbors Urge DEP To Let Quarry Permit Lapse


-- WESA: Pittsburgh Uses School Lunches To Take On Environmental And Labor Issues


-- Registration Open!  PA Assn. Of Environmental Education Virtual Conference March 21-22, In-Person Regional Events March 23  [PaEN]


-- WESA: Give Your Christmas Tree New Life When You Recycle It In Allegheny County


-- Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Corridor: NE Trail Towns Economic Development Webinar Series Starts Jan. 31


-- Help Wanted: Fish & Boat Commission Seasonal Fisheries Biologist Aide Positions [PaEN]


-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Contemporary Sees A Future With Fresh Water Mussels


Hurricane/Tornado Recovery


-- ScrantonT: Donations Flowing In For Kentucky Care-A-Van


-- USA Today - Kyle Bagenstose: Kentucky Tornado Latest In Growing Trend Of Twisters That Risk Ecological Disaster

Other States/National/International

-- E&E Daily: New $800 Billion Federal Defense Spending Bill Includes Provisions On PFAS, Climate Resilience, Net-Zero Energy  [Bill Summary]

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Inquirer Editorial: A Chance For Pennsylvanians To Speak Up For Fair Voting District Maps

-- Gov. Wolf Names Leigh M. Chapman New Acting Secretary Of Commonwealth

-- Inquirer: Wolf Appoints Mail Voting Advocate To Be PA’s New Top Elections Official

-- AP: Wolf Taps New Election Secretary For Last Year In Office

-- State Treasurer Garrity Urges Congress To Help Return Nearly $30 Billion In Savings Bonds To Americans

-- PennLive: State Broke One-Day COVID New Case Record, But That’s Not The Only Data You Should Look At

-- CourierT: PA COVID Cases Surged 22% Ahead Of Holidays

-- MCall: Monroe County Hits Pandemic High COVID Case Rate, Hospitalizations Tick Down Statewide

-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna County Issues Emergency Declaration Amid Omicron Concerns [But The State Can’t]

-- PennLive: Allenwood Prison Has More Inmate COVID Cases Than Any Other BOP Facility

-- WHYY: Philly Officials: Can’t Find A COVID Test? Act Like You’re Positive

-- TribLive/AP: CDC Recommends Shorter COVID Isolation, Quarantine For All

-- WBTimes: Wilkes-Barre Twp. Agrees To State Opioid Settlement

-- WarrenT: Warren County Signs On To Opioid Settlement

-- CourierT: Central Bucks School District Cuts Anti-Racist Training From Agenda Raises Sunshine Act Concerns

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Wolf Veto Exposes Republicans’ Badly Skewed Education Priorities

-- TribLive Editorial: Departing Officeholders Leave Challenge For New Public Servants

-- AP: Bellefonte Church With 221-Year History Held Its Final Service Due To Declining Membership

-- ScrantonT: ICE Denies It Organized Flights To Wilkes-Barre Airport

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[Posted: December 28, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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