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House returns to session April 25, 26, 27

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session May 23, 24, 25

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- Conventional Oil & Gas Operators Continued To Illegally Road Dump Over 580,000 Gallons Of Drilling Wastewater In 2021  [PaEN]


-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: Low-Producing Oil & Gas Wells Are High Methane Emitters, Study Finds 


-- Post-Gazette - Laura Legere: Study Finds Low-Producing Oil & Gas Wells Major Source Of Methane Leaks


-- StateImpactPA - Jon Hurdle: University Of Pennsylvania Energy-Prize Winner Says Natural Gas Not Compatible With Long-Term Climate Goals 


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Successful Growth Of Baby Mussels In Kiski River Indicates Continued Health Of Waterways


-- DEP Announces $30.5 Million Recycling Implementation Grants To 157 Municipalities [PaEN]

-- Keep PA Beautiful’s Fayette County Affiliate Transitions From All Volunteer Led To County Recycling Office  [PaEN]


-- Scranton Times Editorial: Earth Needs More Than One Day


-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: For Earth Day, Local Groups Offer Ideas On How Residents Can Support The Environment


-- WESA: Earth Day Kicks Off 2nd Annual Litter League Competition In Allegheny County


-- Scranton Times: Keystone College Students Mark Earth Day With Roadside Cleanup


-- Scranton Times: Hillside Park To Hold Earth Day Cleanup


-- DEP Announces Award Of $632,897 In Environmental Education Grants To Support 63 Projects Across The State  [PaEN]


-- Citizens Voice: DEP Provides Grant For Outdoor Environmental Education Project At Wyoming Seminary


-- EQB Final Rule Published In PA Bulletin Reducing Carbon Pollution From Power Plants [RGGI]  [PaEN]


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: DEP’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Program Covering Power Plants Will Be Published As Final [RGGI]


--  DEP Showcases City Of Reading’s Local Climate Action For Earth Day; Apply Now For Local Climate Assistance Program  [PaEN]


-- Reading Eagle: Reading Kicks Off Earth Day By Showcasing Its Climate Action Plan


-- EPA Releases White Paper For Comment On Reducing Climate Pollution From New Natural Gas-Fired Electric Generation  [PaEN]


-- PA Capital-Star: PA To Receive Additional $19.3 Million To Help Cover Home Energy Costs


-- WHYY: Philly Area Finally Off The ‘Worst 25’ List For Ozone Pollution, But Still Gets Failing Grade


-- DCED Announces Grant To Fund Industrial Site Reuse Environmental Assessment In Clarion County


-- MCall: Emmaus Sues Makers Of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Over Groundwater Contamination


-- Insurance Dept. Warns Pennsylvanians Of Spring Flooding, Urging Homeowners To Consider Buying Flood Insurance [PaEN]


-- Delaware RiverKeeper April 22 RiverWatch Video Report


-- April 23 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available


-- WHYY: Philly Embraces Sustainable Fashion This Earth Day


-- WHYY: Could Planting Gardens Be The Key To Preventing Shootings?  Grays Ferry Residents Are Giving It A Go


-- Reading Eagle: Get Growing With Mosaic Community Land Trust’s Garden Program In Pottstown


-- MCall Guest Essay - Paul Muschick: How A Parkland High School Class Could Be An Answer To PA’s Volunteer Firefighting Crisis


-- MCall: Enhanced Threat Of Wildfire Spread In Lehigh Valley


-- Erie Times: Oldest Trees Bear Witness To Centuries Of Life, Growth, Death In Erie County


-- Erie Times: ReLeaf Aims To Plant Trees In Erie County; Find A List Of Local Earth Day/ Arbor Day Events


-- DCNR To Assist With Tree Plantings At Flight 93 Memorial In Somerset County


-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary: Gardens For Clean Water Newsletter


-- WESA: State Invests In Walking, Biking Trail To Connect Hazelwood, Greenfield In Allegheny County


-- WHYY: Philly Region Celebrates 350 Miles Of Walkable, Bikeable Trails


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: New Study Takes Close Look At Where To Protect At-Risk Species


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge To Get Federal Money For Fish Passage Project

American Rescue Plan Funding


-- $11 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding To PA State Government, Local Governments Has Yet To Be Invested.  What’s Your Community Doing?


Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- WITF: Feds Award $420 Million For Dam Repairs, Flood-Control Projects, Including Some In PA


Other States/National/International

-- NPR: Biden To Issue Earth Day Order To Safeguard Old-Growth Forests

-- AP: Southwest U.S. Wildfire Crews Brace For Return Of Dangerous Conditions

-- AP: Cleaner Earth: Healing Ozone Hole, Less Smog, More Eagles

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- 26 Political Fundraisers Week Of April 25, The Real Reason The House Is Back In Session

-- WESA: Democratic Candidate For Governor Josh Shapiro Rolls Out Jobs Plan In Pittsburgh Visit

-- AP: Pair Trade Barbs In Republican Lt. Governor’s Race Sideshow

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Where The Republican Senate Candidates For Lehigh Valley’s New 14th District Stand On Election Integrity, Issues

-- AP: Live TV Debate Exposes Democrats’ Differences In U.S. Senate Race

-- PA Capital-Star: Democrats Vying For U.S. Senate Highlight Policy Divides

-- MCall: Where You Can Drop Of Your Mail-In Ballots For Primary In Lehigh, Northampton Counties

-- Courier Times: On-Demand Voting Starts Monday In Bucks County

-- TribLive: Allegheny County To Offer Early, In-Person Voting At Pittsburgh Election Office

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Constitutional Amendment To Sell Off Liquor Stores Would Pass - Poll

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PHEAA State Grants For College Students May Rise To Record Of $5,750

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Teachers Need A Tax Break

-- Erie Times: ‘In Midst Of A Crisis’: DA, Mayor, Police Urge Unity As Crime Surges

-- WHYY: Officials Unveil Ambitious Plan To Stem Gun Violence In Philly, But Funding Is Elusive

-- WHYY: Philadelphia Will Lift Recently Reinstated Indoor Mask Mandate

-- Inquirer: Philly Lifts Mask Mandate Hours After Mayor Defended It

-- The Center Square: PA Lost 30,000 Nursing Home Workers Since Start Of Pandemic

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[Posted: April 22, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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