Sunday, January 22, 2023

48 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Here are 48 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!

-- What Can We Expect From Gov. Shapiro, Lt. Gov. Davis On Environmental, Energy Issues?  [PaEN]

-- Capital & Main - Audrey Carleton: In PA, Hopes Rise But Questions Remain About New Governor’s Environmental Agenda

-- The Daily Item Guest Essay: The Challenge For New Governor On Energy, Environment - Karen Feridun, Better Path Coalition

-- Feature: 60 Years Of Fracking, 20 Years Of Shale Gas: Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Infrastructure Is Hiding In Plain Sight  [PaEN]

-- DEP 2021 Oil & Gas Program Annual Report Shows Conventional Oil & Gas Operators Received A Record 610 Notices Of Violation For Abandoning Wells Without Plugging Them  [PaEN]

-- DEP Releases 2 More Bid Solicitations To Plug 43 Abandoned Conventional Gas Wells In Clarion County All At Taxpayer Expense, Industry Doesn’t Pay A Dime  [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record Guest Essay: Low Blow By PA Lawmakers - Playing Politics With Kids Abused By Clergy, Harmed By Polluters - By Mitchell Hescox, Evangelical Environmental Network  [PaEN]

-- Williamsport Sun Letter: Dance With The Dinosaurs - Taxpayers Picking Up $1.7 Billion Cost Of Plugging Conventional Oil & Gas Wells - By Barb Jarmoska, Keep It Wild PA  [Abandoned Oil, Gas Wells Can Cost PA Taxpayers $1.8 Billion ]

-- Altoona Mirror: Report Criticizes Conventional Oil & Gas Industry For Abandoning Wells 

-- Warren Times: DEP Report Critical Of Conventional Oil & Gas Industry Environmental Compliance

-- FracTracker Alliance Webinar Exploring Oil & Gas Impacts On Watersheds Available On Demand

-- WeConservePA Webinar: March 28 - Responding To Emerging Threats To Water Quality In The Poconos  [PaEN]

-- Northcentral PA Conservancy: Design Underway For Tioga River Mine Drainage Treatment System In Susquehanna Watershed

-- Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Accepting Grant Letters Of Intent By Feb. 16  [PaEN]

-- Growing Greener Funding Will Improve Local Waters In West Chester Area

-- The Progress: Clearfield Conservation District Plans 6 Projects, Cover Crop Incentive Program With Growing Greener Grant Funding

-- TribLive: PA Tree Seedling Sale Underway By Game Commission

-- Erie News Now: Penn State Extension To Host Feb. 1, 8 Master Watershed Steward Program Webinars

-- EPA To Host Feb. 2 Virtual Community Meeting For Zelienople Residents On Health Risks Of Ethylene Oxide  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times: EPA Invites Erie Residents To Virtual Meeting On Risk Of Ethylene Oxide Jan. 19

-- Erie Times: Cosmed Plant In Erie Emitting Less Cancer-Causing Ethylene Oxide

-- Inquirer: Cleaned-Up Superfund Site In Chester County Could Become Home To Massive Data Center

-- DEP Environmental Justice Update: Grant And Funding Opportunities

-- 18 Charging Stations Will Help Keep Pittsburgh Regional Transit Moving

-- Climate Reality Project Webinar: Transitioning PA & The World To 100% Clean Renewable Energy & Storage Now On Demand

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Future Of Southwestern PA - Decades Of Good-Paying Clean And Green Jobs - Ohio River Valley Institute, Pittsburgh & Allegheny Council Members, Reps. Frankel & Innamorato

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Erie’s New Environmental Advisory Council Eyes Sustainability, Equity - By Jenny Tompkins, PennFuture

-- WILK: Bob Wolensky And Mike Korb Talk About 2023 Anthracite Mining History Month

-- Keep PA Beautiful Wants You To Fight Dirty!  Register Now For Pick Up Pennsylvania Litter Cleanup  [PaEN]

-- WHYY - Susan Phillips: Volunteers Tackle Short-Dumping Along Tacony Creek 

-- PA Farm Show Butter Sculpture Recycling Shows Positive Impact Dairy Farmers Have On Planet

-- Bay Journal: Chesapeake Bay Commission Report Explores Producer Responsibility Laws To Reduce Plastics Waste, Promote Recycling  [The Commission Is Chaired By PA Sen. Martin This Year]

-- TribLive: How The Good Food Project is Creating A Zero Waste Kitchen In Millvale

-- Allegheny Land Trust, Partners Conserve 120+ Acres In December As An Array Of Projects Come Together  [PaEN] 

-- Post-Gazette: There’s ‘Lots To Love’ About Improving Abandoned Green Spaces In Sharon

-- Philadelphia Magazine: Why I Left My City Life To Try Remote Work In Pennsylvania Wilds

-- DCNR Opens Application Period For New Round Of Conservation & Recreation Grants  [PaEN]

-- DCNR's Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets Jan. 25 On Private Forest Land Stewardship, Other Issues  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Blog: 2022 DCNR Accomplishments

-- Susquehanna Greenway Partnership: Clearfield County Paddling Resources Available This Spring

-- Warren Times Editorial: State’s Outdoors Offers So Much - Health, Well-Being And Economic Value

-- Reminder: Presentation Proposals Wanted For 2023 Watershed Forestry Summit June 13-15 [PaEN]

-- Penn State Forest Hydrologist David DeWalle Receives Prestigious Award For Career-Long Work

-- Pinchot Institute For Conservation Names John Donahue New Executive Director, Will Price To Transition To Senior Fellow [PaEN]

-- Heinz Endowment Features Pittsburgh-based Landforce Workforce Development Organization

-- WESA: What Frick Park’s Resident Beaver Means For The Health Of Restored Nine Mile Run In Pittsburgh 

-- Williamsport Sun - Lycoming Audubon Society: Birds, Like People, Are Susceptible To The Effects Of Pollution Nearby

-- TribLive: Punxsutawney Phil To Be Inducted Into Meteorologist Hall Of Fame

Visit the PA Environment Digest website to learn more.

Going The RIGHT WAY:

-- 48 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

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-- 25 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

-- 3,190 New Stories In 2022 - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership [PaEN]

Going The WRONG WAY:

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

[Posted: January 22, 2023]   PA Environment Digest

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