Sunday, June 18, 2023

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

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

-- Foundation For Pennsylvania Watersheds Seeks Next Executive Director - John Dawes Retiring  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Ken Kaminski Has Volunteered His Time For The Roaring Run Watershed Assn., Trail Work For Nearly 50 Years

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster Farmland Trust Reaches 35,000 Preserved Acres On 35th Anniversary

-- DCNR State Parks June Environmental Education Newsletter - Take A Hike!  [PaEN]

-- Game Commission: Good News And Bad News About Piping Plovers At Presque Isle State Park  [PaEN] 

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - June 10 to 16 -- Leaking Conventional Wells; 5 More Abandoned Conventional Wells; Using Tape To Repair Containment Liner [PaEN]

-- DEP Finds PA General Energy Installed Its Shawnee Water Withdrawal On The Exceptional Value Loyalsock Creek At Sizes Larger Than Authorized By Its SRBC, DEP Permits  [PaEN] 

-- Robinson Twp., Washington County Seeks Answers To Cleanup Of MarkWest Liberty Midstream 10,000 Gallon Spill Of Natural Gas Condensates After Company Sends Notice To Wrong Municipality  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Comments On MarkWest Liberty Midstream Project To Expose 1 Mile+ Of 2 Natural Gas Pipelines To Prevent Longwall Coal Mining Damage In Washington County  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - June 17  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posts Solicitation For Bids To Plug 23 Abandoned Conventional Oil & Gas Waste Injection Wells Owned By ARG Resources, Inc. And Pennzoil Company In Elk County  [PaEN] 

-- Casey, Fetterman Announce $5.5 Million In Federal Funding To Plug Abandoned Conventional Oil/Gas Wells In The Allegheny National Forest  [PaEN]

-- Inside Climate News: Secretive State Climate Talks Stir Discontent With Gov. Shapiro On Variety Of Environmental Issues, Including Dimock Shale Gas Drilling Settlement

-- PA Environmental Council, Partners: Enroll Now In Former Mine Lands For Reforestation Program  [PaEN]

-- Asbury Woods Environmental Center Weekly City Of Erie Nature In Your Neighborhood Program June 15 to August 17  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: Ag Conservation Currents - News That Infiltrates And Transpires

-- Save Pennsylvania’s Forests Coalition: June 28 Webinar - Get To Know Your Forest - Cornplanter State Forest, Noon

-- Western PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation: Using Telemetry To Reduce Monitoring Costs Of AMD Treatment Systems - Video

-- Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, Penn State Master Watershed Stewards Host July 15 Rain Barrel Workshop  [PaEN]

-- Audubon Mid-Atlantic Healthy Forest Initiative: July 19 Webinar - Opportunities For Strategic Forest Conservation Partnerships With Land Trusts  [PaEN]

-- Save the Date: The Delaware River Festival In Philadelphia, Camden Sept. 9

-- Healthy Lands Week Set For Sept. 23 to Oct. 1, Register Your Projects, Events Now  [PaEN] 

-- PUC Vice Chairman: During Winter Storm Elliot We Learned Natural Gas Can Be An Intermittent Generator Of Electricity Just Like Renewables  [PaEN] 

-- S&P Global: Federal Inquiry Finds Same 3 Causes Driving U.S. Electric Generation Outages In Extreme Cold - Reliability Of Natural Gas System Remains A Concern  [PaEN]   

-- Utility Dive: Power Plants Remain Vulnerable To Outages In Extreme Cold, Despite Warnings, FERC, NERC Find

-- Utility Dive: PJM Interconnect’s Electric Power Capacity Market Is Sound, But Changes Needed To Adapt To Evolving Grid Mix, Extreme Weather: FERC Panelists

-- NYT: Why The U.S. Electric Grid Isn’t Ready For The Energy Transition

-- The Guardian: Power Companies Quietly Pushed $215 Million Into US Politics Via Dark Money Groups

-- StateImpactPA - Susan Phillips: Pennsylvania’s Largest Coal Plant-- Homer City, And One Of Its Largest Polluters, To Shut Down

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Homer City Coal-Fired Power Plant Closing, Another Step In Killing The Electric Grid; Renewable Does Not Mean Reliable - By Sen. Gene Yaw  [Natural Gas Intermittent Too]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Mawson Infrastructure Rapidly Increases Cryptocurrency Mining Operations To 88 MW In Beaver County

-- Bay Journal: Satellites, Drones, Special Cameras Join The Fight Against Methane/VOC Pollution From Oil/Gas Wells, Petrochemical Plants, Landfills, Coal Mines In Pennsylvania - By Ad Crable, Chesapeake Bay Journal  [PaEN] 

-- Environmental Health News: Federal Investments Supporting Community-Led Air Monitoring Could Lower Southwest PA Cancer Rates

-- Bloomberg: A Cheap Fix To Global Warming is Finally Gaining Support - Reducing Methane Emissions From Coal Mines and Oil/Gas Operations

-- Ohio River Valley Institute: June 20 Webinar - Petrochemical Development Still Failing To Spur Economic Growth In Beaver County. 12:30 p.m.

-- Inside Climate News - Jon Hurdle: Indiana County Community Wins Reprieve From Oil/Gas Wastewater Injection Well 

-- Marcellus Drilling News: Ohio Northern University Research Reveals Streamflow Impacts From Shale Gas Fracking Water Withdrawals That Could Be Altering Ecosystems 

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission June Minute Update: Hundreds Of Juvenile Eels Released; Choose Clean Water Conference; More

-- Delaware RiverKeeper June 15 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Environmental Health News: Dick’s Sporting Goods Bans PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Its Clothing, Other Textiles

-- AP: PA Using Tons Of Recycled Glass Nuggets To Rebuild Collapsed I-95 In Philadelphia

-- Inquirer: How Aero Aggregates Recycled Glass Will Be Used To Rebuild I-95

-- TODAY: Sen. Bob Casey, EPA - Federal Brownfield & Land Revitalization Grants & Technical Assistance Webinar 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

-- Volunteers Needed!  Falcon Watch & Rescue Rachel Carson Building Harrisburg  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension Launches Farm/Vineyard Spotted Lanternfly Survey For 2023 Season

-- Western PA Conservancy: June 27 Webinar - Pollinator Habitat - Build It And They Will Come.  Noon.

-- Citizens Voice: Local Chiropractor Tends To Thousands Of Bees

-- Scranton Times Blog: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires

-- US Army Corps Of Engineers Pittsburgh District Awards Contract For Fish Reefs On Monongahela River

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: America’s First Thru-Hikers-- Lewis & Clark And The Corps Of Discovery

-- Bay Journal: If You Build It (A Birdhouse), The Bluebirds Will Come

-- Warren Times: Audubon Natural Investigators: Binoculars And Birds June 24

-- Lehigh Valley-based Wildlands Conservancy Highlights July Activities, Events

-- WESA/NPR: Natural Gas-Burning Stoves Pollute Homes With Benzene, Linked To Cancer

-- AP: Republican-Controlled US House Approves Bills To Prohibit DOE From Setting Stricter Standards For Natural Gas-Burning Stoves, Ovens

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: June 18, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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