Sunday, February 19, 2023

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!

-- Environmental Hearing Board Chief Judge & Chairman Thomas W. Renwand Retires After 27 Years Of Service; Steven Beckman Named Chief Judge; Sarah Clark Added To Board  [PaEN]

-- National Assn. Of Conservation Districts Recognizes Brian Sneeringer From Adams Conservation District  [PaEN]

-- Gov. Shapiro Lays Out Serious Concerns Regarding Norfolk Southern’s Incident Management After Meeting With Beaver County Officials  [PaEN]

-- PennLive: These Black Leaders Focus On Inspiration, Fulfillment And Environmental Justice

-- Gov. Shapiro Announces Pennsylvania Will Conduct Independent Water Sampling Following Ohio/PA Train Derailment  [PaEN]

-- PA Agriculture On Ohio/PA Train Derailment Impacts: 2 Reports Of Horses Affected By Smoke Immediately Following Controlled Burn; No Reports Of Livestock, Domestic Animal Health Symptoms After [PaEN]

-- Two PA Senate Committees To Hold Hearings On Ohio/PA Train Derailment: Emergency Preparedness- Feb. 23; Transportation- Feb. 27 - Public Invited To Submit Questions  To Transportation [PaEN]

-- Groups Urge DEP To Temporarily Halt Operations At Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County; File 2nd Notice Of Intent To Sue For Air Pollution Violations  [PaEN] 

-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: Shell Flares Burn Again After Equipment Malfunction At Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County [Gas Flares Burning Dirty Black Like On Monday Indicate Incomplete Combustion]

-- TribLive: DEP Hit Shell Petrochemical Plant With Another Air Violation Feb. 13

-- Environmental Health Project Blog: Natural Gas Compressor Stations - A Guide To Protecting Your Health And The Environment [Photo: FracTracker, Clinton County] [PaEN]

-- DEP Issued 754 Notices Of Violation For Defective Oil & Gas Well Casing, Cementing, The Fundamental Protection Needed To Prevent Gas Migration, Groundwater & Air Contamination, Explosions  [PaEN]

-- York County-based Evangelical Environmental Network: 100,000+ Pro-Life Evangelicals Support Strong Oil & Gas Facility Methane Limits  [PaEN]

-- Bloomberg: EPA Seeks To Empower Third Parties, Citizens To Search Out Oil & Gas Facility Methane Leaks, Natural Gas Industry Pushing Back

-- Natural Resources Defense Council Blog: New Analysis - PA Needs RGGI And A Stronger Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards To Accelerate Transition To Clean Energy 

-- Reading Eagle: Giant Foods Debuts First All-Electric Vehicles

-- NextPittsburgh: Pittsburgh-based CorePower Magnetics Working To Expand Range Of Electric Vehicles 

-- Post-Gazette: Penn State Weighs Formalizing Environmental Factors In Managing Its $4.6 Billion Endowment

-- Inside Climate News: In Dimock, Susquehanna County, A PA Town Riven By Fracking, Concerns About Ties Between A Judge And A Gas Driller Over Recent Attorney General Settlement 

-- Better Path Coalition Hosts Feb. 21 Webinar On DEP's Federally-Funded Oil & Gas Well Plugging Program [PaEN] 

-- Energy Future PA Names Former Rep. Kate Harper Co-Chair

-- Evangelical Environmental Network: Pro-Life Christians Applaud Promulgation Of Final EPA Mercury Rule

-- AP: EPA Moves To Restore Rule On Mercury From Power Plants

-- WFMZ: 4-Part Investigation Into Underground Coal Mine Fire In Schuylkill County

-- Center For Coalfield Justice Feb. 28 Webinar On Protecting Your Health And Property From Damage Caused By Coal Mining  [PaEN] 

-- Sen. Casey: Federal Tax Credits Go Into Effect For Coal Community Clean Energy Manufacturing Projects

-- Post-Gazette/ - Robert Swift: DEP Conducting An Assessment Of Abandoned Mine Lands To Host Solar Energy Projects

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Convert Abandoned Mine Lands Into Solar Farms

-- EPA: Capital Region Water Authority Agrees To Make Upgrades To Wastewater Treatment For Harrisburg Area [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog: New Conowingo Dam License Critical To Chesapeake Bay Restoration

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog: Pennsylvania Eyes Next Steps To Reduce Agricultural Pollution - By Trisha Salvia, Interim PA Executive Director

-- PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts Awards Over $65,000 To Support 37 Water Pollution Reduction Projects By Districts [PaEN]

-- National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Accepting Proposals For PA Most Effective Basins In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Grants [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: PA House Members Wants To Incentivize Agroforestry Practices

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Community Moves Forward On Forming Stormwater Authority That Would Assess Residents Fees

-- USDA NRCS Announce Availability Of Federal Climate/Energy Act Funding For Climate-Smart Agriculture Nationwide 

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Make Federal Farm Bill Climate Bill

-- Sentinels Of The Susquehanna Vol. 2 Now On Sale Featuring 40 Stories On Important River-Related Topics - By John Zaktansky, Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper  [PaEN]

-- EPA Releases $75 Million In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding To Address Emerging Contaminants Like PFAS In PA Drinking Water  [PaEN]

-- EPA Region III Sets March 2 Virtual Listening Session On PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Strategic Roadmap  [PaEN]

-- Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Seeking Trash Pickers, Tree Huggers, Creek Walkers, and Do-Gooders For April 15 Cleanup [PaEN]

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Yukon Hazardous Waste Facility Expansion In Westmoreland County Concerning For Public Health

-- Acting AG Henry Obtains Settlement With Eagle Disposal For Thousands Of Missed Trash, Recycling Collections In Lancaster County; Customers Must Apply For Restitution  [PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Defense Foundation Files Court Motion To Prevent Unconstitutional Spending Of DCNR Oil & Gas Revenues For Nonconservation Purposes  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: $423 Million In Improvements, Renovations Coming To State Parks Over Next 3 Years 

-- NextPittsburgh: Allegheny Land Trust Acquires 120+ Acres As Protected Green Space In 2022

-- WeConservePA: Centre County Farmland Trust Receives Donated Easement Of 55 Acres Of Farmland In Bellefonte

-- NextPittsburgh: Hays Woods Park In Allegheny County Gets Mellon Foundation Grant To Enhance Its Ecosystem

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Looks To Create Accessible Areas For People To Connect With Nature At Frick Park 

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Penn's Stewards Spring Newsletter Now Available - An Interview With Bill Forrey  [PaEN]

Visit the PA Environment Digest website to learn more.

Going The RIGHT WAY:

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-- 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: February 19, 2023]   PA Environment Digest

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