Sunday, January 15, 2023

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

Opportunities to learn more about environmental and energy issues affecting Pennsylvania for students and adults--

-- Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm In York County Winner Of 2022 Leopold Conservation Award [PaEN]

-- Sustainable Pittsburgh Announces First Ever Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplaces  [PaEN]

-- Senate Republicans Pass Proposed Constitutional Amendment Giving General Assembly Unilateral Power To Veto Regulations, With No Oversight  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star Editorial Cartoon: Is There A Statute Of Limitations On Bad Ideas?

-- DEP Announces Award Of More Than $19 Million In Growing Greener Plus Grants To Support 82 Local Watershed Restoration Projects  [PaEN]

-- DEP Releases 2 More Bid Solicitations To Plug 38 Abandoned Conventional Gas Wells In Venango County At Taxpayer Expense; Average Cost To Plug $95,000  [PaEN]

-- Ohio River Valley Institute Report Shows Diversified Energy, Owner Of Over 22,500 Conventional Oil & Gas Wells In PA, May Be Financially Insolvent  [PaEN]

-- DEP: 47 Coal Mine Reclamation Projects Covering 977 Acres And Costing $123 Million Now In Active Construction  [PaEN]

-- DEP Ongoing Explosion/Fire Investigation: Energy Transfer Reported An Uncontrolled Release Of Ethane For 9.5 Hours From Its Revolution Natural Gas Processing Plant In Washington County  [PaEN]

-- Observer-Reporter: Energy Transfer Natural Gas Cryogenic Plant Resumes Partial Operations

-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: Energy Transfer Natural Gas Plant Explosion Under Investigation In Washington County

-- FracTracker Alliance Hosts Jan. 17 Webinar On Exploring Oil & Gas Industrialization Impacts On Watersheds  [PaEN]

-- PA Solar Center Hosts Jan. 20 Webinar On Federal Solar Energy Tax Credits And Resources For PA's Solar Industry  [PaEN]

-- Bob Donnan’s Blog: Has Anything Changed? - Shalefield Stories, Revisiting Our Fracking Past 

-- The Allegheny Front: DEP Issues Scathing Report On Conventional Oil & Gas Industry Environmental Compliance

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 7 to 13  [PaEN] 

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - Jan. 14  [PaEN]

-- The New Republic: Fracking Poisoned This Town’s Water, Now Frackers Are Being Allowed Back In [Dimock, Susquehanna County]

-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Coterra Energy Pleads No Contest To Criminal Charge In PA Fracking Pollution Case, But Fracking Allowed To Resume In Susquehanna County

-- MCall Guest Essay: Fracking Can Benefit Everyone - But We Must Keep Drillers Honest - By Ed Sokalski, Salisbury Twp. Resident

-- York Dispatch Guest Essay: Clean Energy Permitting Reform Needed For PA To Boost Economy, Protect Climate And Burn Less Coal - By  Citizens Climate Lobby

-- Slippery Rock University Engineering Alumnus Has Successful Start To Her Career In Natural Gas Industry 

-- PA Audubon Council Releases Guidelines For Municipalities On Bird-Friendly, Environmentally Responsible Utility Scale Solar Energy Facilities  [PaEN]

-- PJM’s Preliminary Review Of Christmas Storm Electric Generation Failures Shows Natural Gas Units Failed To Provide Power At Over Triple The Rate Of Other Generation  [PaEN]

-- PJM Interconnection: PJM Operated Reliably Throughout Winter Storm Challenges, But ‘Generator Forced Outages Were Unacceptable’ 

-- Bloomberg: PJM Electric Grid Operator Had 23% Power Plant Failure In December Storm [Natural Gas Plants Accounted For 70% Of Almost 46 GW Of Outages] 

-- Utility Dive: PJM Generators Face Up To $2 Billion In Penalties For Failing To Provide Power During Christmas Winter Storm Elliot [Poor Performance By Gas-Fired Generators Could Lead To Political Fallout] 

-- Reuters: Grid Operator PJM Probes U.S. Power Supply Woes During December Storm [70% Of Units That Didn’t Supply Power Were Fueled By Natural Gas]

-- - Laura Legere: ‘Unacceptable’ Power Plant Failures During Christmas Storm Could Lead To $2 Billion In Penalties

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Christmas Holiday Freeze Froze Off Sizable Portion Of Appalachia’s Natural Gas Production Cutting Off Supply To Power Plants When They Needed It Most [Gas Generation Dropped By 22% In PJM]

-- MCall: Bethlehem Natural Gas Power Plant Given Emergency Approval To Keep Running During Frigid Christmas Weekend

-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Price Plunge Could Limit This Year’s Output Growth

-- Bloomberg: Qatar Says Natural Gas Markets Will Remain Volatile For Years

-- Reuters: Qatar, UAE Energy Ministers Say Natural Gas Will Be Needed For Long Time

-- PennLive Guest Essay: By Failing On Climate Change, We Are Failing Our Children - By Clean Air Council

-- Warren Times: Finding A Sense Of Place In The Natural World - Audubon Community Nature Center

-- Williamsport Sun: Game Commission Jan. 11 Program On Natural Gas Leasing & Development In Loyalsock Creek [Exceptional Value] Watershed At Lycoming College Campus

-- Groups Host Jan. 17 Webinar On Climate & Health Impacts Of Methane Gas From Oil & Gas Operations  [PaEN]

-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests Jan. 20 Online Woods & Water Film Series

-- Wilkes-Barre Editorial: Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Worth Celebrating

-- DRBC: New Study Estimates Groundwater Availability For The Delaware River Basin, With Focus On Southeastern PA Groundwater Protected Area  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Delaware River Basin Has Enough Groundwater To Last Decades

-- PA Chapter The Nature Conservancy: Stream Restoration At Blakeslee Preserve [Video]

-- LancasterOnline: PA Sustainable Agriculture Conference Comes To Lancaster This Winter

-- Rodale Institute Releases 2023 Webinar Schedule Providing Educational Opportunities On Regenerative Agriculture, Soil Health

-- Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Certification Classes Set, Including In PA  [PaEN]

-- PA/NJ Chapter American Chestnut Foundation Update: Spring Meeting April 1; Spring/Summer Internships; Forest Landowners Conference March 24 & 25; More!

-- Forests For The Chesapeake Bay Update: Forests & Climate Change; Woods In Your Backyard; Livestaking; Much More!

-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Study: Controlled Burns Reduce Ticks, Lyme Disease

-- DEP, Health Joined By Lung Cancer Survivor To Encourage Home Radon Testing; Winners Of Student Radon Poster Contest Announced  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension 5-Part Land Use Webinar Series Starts Jan. 18 - Management Of Vegetation On Utility Transmission Lines  [PaEN]

-- DCNR State Parks Issues First Environmental Education Update Of 2023  [PaEN]

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation: January Paint/Color-By-Number Picture Of PA State Parks, Forests Now Available

-- Penn State Extension: Home Garden News Update

-- Scranton Times: Cause Of 2021 Songbird Mortality Event Still Unknown 

-- LancasterOnline: Snow Geese Already Flocking To Middle Creek Wildlife Area

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: Outdoors Users Rediscover 2 Tragic Plane Crashed That Killed 7 Lancaster County Residents

-- Harrisburg University Professor Discovers 5 Million-Year-Old Turtle Species ‘Entirely New To Science’  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Private Fish Stockings May Require Notification Of Fish & Boat Commission In 2024

-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: The Bird Count Is In From Hawk Mountain, Here Are The Big Migration Numbers  

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Upcoming Events In January, Migration Season Wrap Up; Animal Adaptations; Yoga On The Mountain; More!

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: PA Hunter Makes Surprise Find Deer Hunting - An 8-Point Deer With Velvet On Its Antlers This Late In The Year

-- TribLive: Growths On Deer Spotted In Westmoreland County Are Likely Papillomavirus, Game Commission Says

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - In Animal World, All Eyes Are Different

Visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation’s Events webpage and DCNR’s Calendar of Events for activities happening near you.

Visit DEP’s Teaching Green webpage to learn about more environmental education resources.

Visit the PA Environment Digest Calendar Of Events for more opportunities.

[Posted: January 15, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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