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-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: House [Republicans] Pass Change To Clean Streams Law, Critics Say It Will Weaken Enforcement


-- Local, State Environmental Groups Express Opposition To Proposed Nacero Natural Gas To Gasoline Refinery In Luzerne County  [PaEN]


-- Gov. Wolf: Proposed EPA Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards To Help Pennsylvanians Breathe Easier, Save Money


     -- AP: U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Network Strategy Being Released


     -- White House: Fact Sheet On Electric Vehicle Charging Action Plan


-- New Conservative Energy Network Poll: 84% Support Govt. Action To Accelerate Clean Energy Development, 82% To Address Climate Change  [PaEN]


-- Philadelphia Citizen Guest Essay: Why Isn’t Philadelphia Gas Works Fixing Natural Gas Leaks Next To Schools, Many Other Areas?  - By Melissa Ostroff, EarthWorks


-- Marcellus Shale Coalition: ‘Tis The Season PA Energy Companies Give Back


-- Lancaster Clean Water Partners Latest Update On Clean Water Plan Implementation  


-- WilliamsportS Editorial: Grant For Watershed Conservation Projects Is Smart Investment


-- Environmental Integrity Project To Participate In Negotiations Over How To Resolve City Of Harrisburg Sewage Overflow Problems As A Result Of Federal Judge Ruling


-- Delaware River Basin Commission Monitoring Advisory & Coordination Committee Meeting Recaps


-- Delaware River Basin Commission Regulated Flow Advisory Committee Meeting Recap 


-- WBTimes: Wyoming Valley Levee Fee Won’t Increase In 2022


-- PA Resources Council Hosts 2 Backyard Composting Webinars In January  [PaEN]


-- ScrantonT Editorial: Let Sierra Club Intervene In Keystone Landfill Case


-- YorkDR: How To Recycle Christmas Trees In York County


-- WESA: 1% Of PA Farmers Are People Of Color, Changing That Could Help Solve Ag Labor Shortage


-- Dept. Of Agriculture: Phasing In Ban Of Invasive Callery Pear, Bradford Pear


-- WITF SmartTalk: Native American Paths Have Become State Parks In PA 


-- Brodhead Watershed Assn: Jan. 15 Hike To Seven Pines Ice Lake In Monroe County


-- TribLive: Westmoreland Conservancy Marks Winter Solstice With Nature Hike In Murrysville


-- Brodhead Watershed Assn: Jan. 23 Waterfall Photography Talk At Brodhead Creek Heritage Center, Monroe County


-- Tom Kerr Selected As New Board Chair Of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary [PaEN]


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Bald Eagle Cam Goes Live At U.S. Steel Mill In West Mifflin 


-- WESA: Watch Irvin And Claire The Bald Eagles On U.S. Steel’s New Live Cam


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Rabies In PA - Where 247 Cases Have Been Reported This Year 


-- Courier Express: Planning Underway For Groundhog Day 2022 In Punxsutawney! 


-- EPA: Extends Comment Deadline To Jan. 31 On Oil & Gas Industry Methane Reg.

-- Utility Dive: EPA’s New 40 MPG Fuel Efficiency Rules Get Mixed Reviews

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Judge: County, State Must Agree On Voting System Inspection Rules As Part Of Republican ‘Investigation’ Of Nov. 2020 Election

-- AP: Republican Cong. Scott Perry Denies U.S. House Panel’s Request For Interview On His Role In Trying To Overturn Nov. 2020 Election Results

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Republican Cong. Scott Perry Declines Invitation To Meet With House Committee Investigating Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Spotlight PA: PA Redistricting Maps: Search How To See Your Old, New Voting Districts

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Dr. Oz Brings A Lot Of Baggage To Republican U.S. Senate Race

-- MCall: Lehigh County DA Moves To Bar Allentown Constable-Elect With Lengthy Conviction Record

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Supreme Court Rules Victim’s Rights Constitutional Amendment Cannot Be Enacted, Attempted To Make Too Many Changes

-- AP: PA Supreme Court Rules Against Victims’ Rights Amendment To Constitution Voters Supported

-- PennLive: UPMC Doctor: Few Nursing Home Residents Ending Up Hospitalized For COVID; Unvaccinated Account For 95% Of Deaths, 90% Of Intensive Care Patients

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley’s St. Luke’s To Require All Visitors Be Vaccinated Amid COVID Surge

-- TribLive: City Of Pittsburgh Pauses Vaccine Mandate As Officials Negotiate With Unions

-- PG: ‘Unprecedented Demand’ For COVID Rapid Tests Poses Challenge For Local Pharmacies

-- TribLive Editorial: Settling On Opioid Suit Is Right Thing For Westmoreland County

-- TribLive: PA Casinos Continue To Shatter Revenue Records, Generate $432 Million In Nov.

--  Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PA Gaming Revenue Is On A Roll, But Not At Casinos

-- Gov. Wolf: 25 States Will Raise Minimum Wage Next Year, Governor Urges Republican Legislators To Act For PA Workers

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Lawmakers Giving Up On Banning Consumer Fireworks, Despite Widespread Complaints


-- AP: Secret Service: Nearly $100 Billion Stolen In Pandemic Business, Individual Relief Funds

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[Posted: December 22, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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