Sunday, February 13, 2022

50 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Here are 50 new stories in the
PA Environment Digest about individuals, groups, local governments, farmers, businesses, watershed groups and many more working all across Pennsylvania to restore and protect the environment and show others the beauty that surrounds us.

Thank you for your leadership!

-- Gov. Wolf’s Environmental Budget Builds On Bipartisan Support For $450 Million Conservation Allocation From Federal ARP Funds; Increases DEP Staff To Manage Historic Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Blog: Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Budget Supports Conservation And Recreation [PaEN]

-- Gov. Wolf Announced PA Received The Initial $244.9 Million From The Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Clean Up Abandoned Mine Lands  [PaEN]

-- DEP To Prohibit Conventional Oil & Gas Drillers With Unresolved Environmental Violations From Getting Conventional Well Plugging Contracts; 133 Companies Interested In Doing Well Plugging Work [PaEN]

-- PUC Invites Public Comments On Enhancements To Regulations Covering Petroleum & Hazardous Liquids Pipelines   [PaEN]

-- Registration Now Open! Virtual 2022 Watershed Forestry Summit March 2-3 [PaEN]

-- Growing Greener Grant To Help Restore The Health Of 30 Agriculturally-Impaired Streams In Central PA 30 x 30 Stream Restoration Initiative  [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald: Ralph Brock, State’s First African American Forester, To Be Honored In Pottsville Hometown 

-- CBF Blog: Mira Lloyd Dock Award Winner Kiasha Huling Plants Trees To Cool The 'Heat Island' Effect In Philadelphia  [PaEN]


-- CBF Blog: Mira Lloyd Dock Award Winner Shauna Yorty Is Growing Community Connections In A Lancaster Neighborhood  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Conewago Creek Watershed Assn. To Offer Water Well Testing In May, Warren County Has One Of The Lowest Rates Of Testing

-- CitizensV: Schuylkill County Conservation District, Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Assn. Offering Tree Seedlings

-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Conestoga River Club Plans Year Of Recreation, Conservation In Lancaster County

-- Inquirer: How A Rainy Day, Fish Launched Penn State’s Center For Dirt & Gravel Studies


-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Lower Susquehanna RiverKeeper Joins Talks To End Harrisburg Sewage Overflows


-- Environmental Hearing Board Strengthens DEP’s Clean Streams Law Complaint Investigation Process - By Martin R. Siegel, Esq., Barley Snyder  [PaEN]

-- The Green Cities: 6 Black Philadelphians Leading The Environmental Movement

-- PA Cap-Star: Philly Playground Exhibit Honors City’s Black Leaders, Legends

-- PG: Allegheny Health Dept. Rejects Air Pollution Mitigation Plans For 6 Facilities

-- Clean Air Council: Over 60 PA State, Local Elected Officials Called On EPA To Strengthen Oil & Gas Methane Rules

-- ABC6: Lawsuit Alleges Toxic Emissions From Allentown’s B.Braun Plant Caused Their Cancer

-- Bloomberg Law: Chester Residents See Federal Court Class Denied Over Covanta Incinerator Odors

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Harvard Study Linking Natural Gas Drilling To Health Impacts In Seniors Should Result In Wider Scrutiny

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster2040 Conference On Land Development In Lancaster County Set For March 31

-- Agriculture Permanently Protects Additional 1,969 Acres Of Farmland Bringing Total To 600,000+  [PaEN]

-- MCall Guest Essay: We Will Continue To Preserve Farmland, Open Space To Combat Warehouse Proliferation - Northampton County Executive

-- Pittsburgh City Paper: 7 Local Urban Farming Projects Funded By Dept. Of Agriculture

-- MCall: Emmaus Grad Growing Her Sustainable Goods Shop, Zero-Waste Refillery With 2nd Lehigh Valley Location 

-- EDF: PA Receives First $25.3 Million For Electric Vehicle Charging Investments From Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Equals Jobs & Cleaner Air For PA [PaEN]

-- WESA: As PA Invests In Electric Vehicles, PennDOT Vows To Make Driving Them More Accessible 

-- ErieT: After Layoffs Over Last 2 Years, Wabtec Workers In Erie Being Called Back To Work On Battery-Electric Locomotives

-- WHYY - Susan Phillips: Geothermal Energy Lies Right Beneath Our Feet, Could Philadelphia Tap Into It?  

-- WHYY: PJM Power Grid Operator Moves On New Plan To Clear Logjam Of Solar Energy Projects

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Philly Launches A Solar Energy Lease Program For Homeowners

-- PEC: Northeast PA Environmental Partnership Award Winners - The Stourbridge Project & Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society  [PaEN]


-- Republican Herald: Schuylkill River Sojourn To Launch From Schuylkill County Again


-- PA Environmental Council: Catching A Wave - First Waves Program Engages Youth With Nature


-- PA Environmental Council: ‘Good People’ Make The Difference - Diane Kripas


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: State Parks Top 150,000 Nestbox Fledglings In 2021, Including Bluebirds, Swallows And Kestrels 


-- Dauphin County Seeking Volunteers For Wildwood Park Work Day March 12


-- Indiana Gazette: Planting To Aid Pollinators Planned Along Rte 119 By Audubon Society Of Western PA

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Fish & Boat Commission To Buy Angler Access Across Private Lands

-- Triblive - Mary Ann Thomas: For 10th Year, Pittsburgh Hays’ Bald Eagles Lay 1st Egg

-- ErieT - Brian Whipkey: Loggers Discover Bear Cubs, Game Commission Places Cubs With New Mothers

-- Game Commission: New Game Wardens Added To The Fold

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: New Game Wardens Assigned Across The State

Visit the PA Environment Digest website to learn more.

Going The RIGHT WAY:

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Going The WRONG WAY:

-- This Week’s Examples Of Going The WRONG WAY On Environmental, Energy Issues  

[Posted: February 13, 2022]   PA Environment Digest

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