Sunday, June 25, 2023

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

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

-- 3 Days That Shook Washington County: Natural Gas Plant Explosion; Pipeline Leak Of 1.1 Million Cubic Feet Of Gas; 10,000 Gallon Spill At Compressor Station  [PaEN]

-- WTAE: Washington County Homeowner Takes On Gas Drilling Companies In Court 

-- KDKA: Washington County Family Takes 2 Gas Companies To Court Over Fracking Health Concerns 

-- WTAE: 6 Leaking Abandoned Conventional Wells In Hanover Twp., Washington County Contaminated Water Supply, Releasing Natural Gas In And Next To Hillman State Park  

-- House Republicans, Democrats Introduce Legislation To Prevent The Court System From Being Used By Powerful Interests To Silence Citizen Critics  [PaEN] 

-- Children’s Health Defense News: Washington County Family Sickened By PFAS Chemicals Used In Chevron’s Shale Gas Fracking Wells, Lawsuit Alleges

-- TribLive: West Deer Township Approves Olympus Energy Shale Gas Drilling Well Pad; Neighbors Plan To Appeal In Allegheny County

-- Protect PT Hosts June 24 In-Person Community Workshop - Living Near Shale Gas In Westmoreland County, 10:00 a.m.

-- Beaver County Times Guest Essay: How Environmental Justice Community Benefits Agreements Can Empower Residents Of Beaver County - By Dr. Daniel Rossi-Keen, RiverWise

-- Senate Committee Meets June 26 To Consider Nomination Of Richard Negrin As DEP Secretary; Energy Information Office, Electric Billing Legislation  [PaEN] 

-- Legislative Report On Proposed Changes To Biosolids Permits Finds No Approved Method Of PFAS ‘Forever Chemical' Testing, No Standards For PFAS In Biosolids; DEP Says Changes Needed To Protect Health, Environment  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: Testing, Treating For PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' In PA Water Wells  [PaEN] 

-- House Environmental Committee Holds June 27 Meeting On Bills Increasing Setback Distances From Natural Gas Infrastructure, 2-Year Moratorium On Cryptocurrency Air Permits  [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Coal-Fired Power Plant Allies Say Homer City Won’t Be Only Casualty Of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative  [Natural Gas Competition Closed Coal Plants In PA]

-- Post-Gazette - Salena Zito: Finding Grace And Hope In West Virginia Coal Country, Where Others See Only Decay

-- Senate Republicans Pass Bill To Significantly Narrow The Grounds For Appealing DEP Environmental Permit Actions  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Lawmakers And Regulators Want Permit Reform And Environmental Justice, How Does One Shape The Other? 

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Permitting Reform Is Unsexy, But More Important Than Ever

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Telling 'HerStory' In Career And Leadership Skills Program For Teen Girls  [PaEN]

-- Triblive: Women For A Healthy Environment Honor Pine-Richland’s Eden Hall, Hance Elementary Schools For Creating Healthy, Sustainable Environments 

-- The Express: Bellefonte Borough Reviews Sustainability Survey In Centre County

-- EPA Invites Youth To Serve On Agency's First-Ever National Environmental Youth Advisory Council - Webinars Set For June 30, Aug. 7

-- Penn State Watershed Friendly Certification Program Expands To Large And Small Properties, Apartments  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: With Community Guidance, A New Plan To Clean Up The Upper Conestoga River

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Bug Whisperer Dave Funk Decodes Mysteries Of Mayflies, Other Clean Water Lovers

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: North Branch Land Trust Celebrates Nature Photography Along Susquehanna

-- TribLive: Turnpike, PennDOT Officials Expand Pollinator Habitats, Will Include Irwin Interchange

-- PA Natural Heritage Program 2022 Annual Report Now Available  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette: Poison Hemlock Is In Bloom, While Pretty, It’s ‘A Very Toxic Plant’

-- On Summer Solstice, Diverse People Gather To Celebrate Sacred Ground, Water And Air We All Share

-- Post-Gazette - Mary Ann Thomas: Where To See Fireflies In Pittsburgh And How You Can Help Keep Their Lights On

-- TribLive Guest Essay: PA’s Rivers Have A Plastics Problem And Nobody Is Willing To Act - By Mountain Watershed Assn., Three Rivers WaterKeeper

-- Delaware Currents Guest Essay: Threats To Lehigh River Grow While PA Underfunds Water Protection Measures - By PennFuture

-- Delaware River Festival: Calling All Artists - Enter Trash Free Waters Art Contest, Aug. 25 Deadline 

-- Scranton Times Quills Blog: The Importance Of Wetlands

-- LancasterOnline: RiverFest Kicks Off In Columbia Borough

-- PA Business Report: PA House Hearing Examines Integrity, Reliability Of Electric Grid In Luzerne County

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: As Solar Energy Generation Grows, So Do Questions About Power Grid Upkeep Costs

-- PA Solar Center Accepting Applications For GET Solar Communities Technical Assistance Program  [PaEN] 

-- Reading Eagle: Windsor Township Planning Commission Recommends Against 440-Acre Solar Energy Facility In Northern Berks

-- City & State PA Guest Essay: Community Solar Energy Will Create Jobs, Boost PA’s Economy - By PA Building & Construction Trades Council

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance Host June 28 Webinar On How To Encourage More Solar Power In PA, 7:00 p.m.

-- Utility Dive: FERC: Natural Gas-Fired Generation Capacity Surges 4,470 MW This Year, Solar To Add 3,409 MW And Poised To Boom Thru 2026

-- Bloomberg: Natural Gas Is Here To Stay For Decades, Says Shell, Chevron, China Buys LNG Into 2050s

-- DEP To Hold July 25 Hearing On Proposed Roulette Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well In Potter County  [PaEN] 

-- EPA Issues Permit For Class IID Oil & Gas Waste Underground Injection Well In Jefferson County  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Grant Twp., Indiana County Community’s Fight To Stop An Oil & Gas Waste Injection Well

-- TribLive: Murrysville, Plum Officials Deal With Oil & Gas Waste Injection Well Issues In Allegheny County 

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] 

-- Bloomberg: Drought Impact On Panama Canal Threatens Disruption In U.S. LNG Natural Gas Shipments 

-- The Guardian: Natural Gas-Burning Stoves Emit Benzene Levels Above Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Or At The Boundary Of Oil & Gas Plants, US Study Finds

-- Republican Herald: Visiting German Legislators See Anthracite Coal History Close-up On Tour Of Schuylkill, Carbon Sites

-- Garfield Community Farm In Pittsburgh Hosting June 30-July 1 Workshop On Design, Implementation Of Food Forests & Perennial Agriculture [PaEN]

-- NRCS-PA Awards Grants To 4 Community Gardens In Philadelphia

-- PASA Sustainable Agriculture Line-up Of Summer Educational Events

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Phasing Out Use Of Sulfur Hexaflouride Gas In Electrical Grid Equipment, The Most Potent Greenhouse Gas On The Planet

-- PA Business Report: PA House Hearing Examines Integrity, Reliability Of Electric Grid In Luzerne County

-- Guest Essay: Support Increased Funding In 2023 Federal Farm Bill That Benefits Small Family Farms, Landowners, Cleaner Rivers And Streams  - By Brenda J. Shambaugh, PA Association of Conservation Districts  [PaEN]

-- Beaver County Times - Brian Whipkey: Cankerworms Defoliated Trees In SW PA, Here’s What You Need To Know

-- Scranton Times: New Disease Threatening Beech Trees

-- NextPittsburgh: Tree Pittsburgh: The Secret Tree Lab Under The 62nd Street Bridge

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - The Mountain Laurel Is PA’s State Flower

-- Centre Daily Times: Explore Nature With No-Cost Activities Through Centred Outdoors This Summer

-- Reading Eagle: Paddlers Make Lifelong Connection On Schuylkill River Sojourn

-- Centre Daily Times: How To Explore This Abandoned Coal Mining Town And Its New Purpose

-- Warren Times - Josh Cotton:  Fire A Primary Concern For Allegheny National Forest In Its Infancy

-- June 27 Meeting Of Governor’s Advisory Council For Hunting, Fishing And Conservation. 10:00 a.m.

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: July 13-16 Introduction To Raptor Field Techniques Course

-- Chadds Ford Live: Kennett Township, Chester County Becomes PA Audubon Bird Town

-- TribLive: Wildlife Works Caring For Albino Raccoon Found At Somerset County Lumberyard

-- TribLive: Hays Eaglets Take Flight, Could Settle Anywhere In Western PA

-- PennLive: Wildlife Corridors: PA Aims To Offer Safe Passage For Bear, Other Wildlife

-- Observer-Reporter: Wildlife Corridor Measure Passed By House Aims To Protect State’s Wildlife Habitat 

-- Williamsport Sun: Bear Necessities: What You Need To Know About Encounters With Bears

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Rattlesnake Roundup Draws A Crowd In Luzerne County

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 25, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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