Sunday, January 28, 2024

76 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Here are 76 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!

-- Centre County Master Watershed Steward Art Gover Earns Natural Resource Education Award  [PaEN]

-- Hazleton Standard Speaker: Almost 50,000 Students Participating In PA Trout In The Classroom Program 

-- Erie Times: 17-Year-Old Millcreek Teen Hero Zachary Coverdale Nominated For Carnegie Medal For Rescuing Woman Trapped In Her Car In A Pond

-- PennEnvironment, Clean Air Council Win Record $42 Million Air Pollution Settlement Covering 3 US Steel Facilities In The Mon Valley, Pittsburgh  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Hearing Board Denies Lackawanna Energy Center Power Plant Motion To Dismiss Boro Of Jessup’s Appeal Of DEP Air Permit  [PaEN]

-- Senators Santarsiero, Comitta Introduce SB 581 Increasing Setback Safety Zones From Natural Gas Drilling Sites, Other Infrastructure, Based On Latest Science  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Rocky First Year For Shell Petrochemical Plant Commercial Operations In Beaver County 

-- DEP To Require Unconventional Shale Gas Operators To Disclose Chemicals Used In Drilling, Fracking Operations Earlier In Well Drilling Process Thru PPC Emergency Plan Changes  [PaEN]

-- The Energy Age Blog: The Story Of Bryan & Ryan Latkanich In Washington County

-- PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 20 to 26 - 15 More Abandoned Conventional Wells; Plugging Abandoned Shale Gas Wells; Revolution Pipeline Land Slip; Brief Compressor Fire; Crypto Mining?  What's That Pink Stuff?  [PaEN]

-- TribLive Letter: Public Water Resources Should Not Used By Shale Gas Companies In Westmoreland County During Declared Drought - By Tom Pike, Protect PT

-- White House Announces Temporary Pause On Pending Approvals Of LNG Natural Gas Exports

-- Chester Mayor Says LNG Natural Gas Export Plant ‘Dead In The Water’

-- AP: Liquefied Natural Gas: What To Know About LNG And Biden’s Decision To Delay Gas Export Proposals  [No Impact On LNG Now Going To Europe, Asia, DOE Can Allow Exemptions On Natural Security Grounds]

-- Beaver County Times: PA Farmers, Rescue Owners Reflect One Year After Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- USDA Rural Development Invests $5.8 Million In 37 Clean Energy Projects In Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: USDA Sends PA $5.2 Million For Solar, Energy Efficiency Projects 

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Receives $2.1 Million In USDA Grants For Solar Energy Projects On Farms, Schools, Businesses 

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Largest Solar Energy Facility In PA Begins Producing Power In Franklin, Fulton Counties

-- Altoona Mirror: Solar Energy Facility In Greenfield Twp. Gets Favorable Review By Blair County Planning Commission

-- Citizens Voice: Plains Twp. Zoning Board Approves Solar Energy Facility In Luzerne County

-- PA Business Report: Appalachian Regional Commission Funds Penn State Research Into Sustainable Power Grids

-- PJM Interconnection Begins Review Of 46,000 MW Of New, Mostly Renewable Electric Generation Projects Under New Evaluation Process  [PaEN]

-- PennDOT: Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Luzerne County First Completed With Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding In PA  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles To Be Replaced With Electric Thru Grant Program Funded By Volkswagen Settlement 

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Reached Milestone With First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Under Federal Infrastructure Law

-- Post-Gazette: Electric School Busses Coming To Pittsburgh Public Schools  

-- National Assn. Of Counties Announces Participants In Building Resilient Economies In Coal Communities Action Challenge; Somerset And Forest Counties Included In PA  [PaEN] 

-- Republican Herald: Mining Engineer Marks Anthracite Heritage Month With History Of Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Co

-- Republican Herald: Author Discusses Bootleg Coal Industry In Book “The Bootleg Coal Rebellion’

-- Scranton Times: Coal Artifacts Mined For McDade Park Display

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Have An Idea Or Project To Reduce Climate-Changing Pollution?  Pennsylvania Wants To Know About It

-- DEP Awards Susquehanna River Basin Commission $68.2 Million To Restore Severely Impaired Tioga River Watershed  [PaEN] 

-- Bay Journal: Abandoned Mine Land Getting Makeover In Northeastern PA - By Ad Crable, Chesapeake Bay Journal [PaEN]

-- Altoona Mirror: Floodplain Restoration Project For Beaverdam Branch Of Juniata River Could Cost $5.9 Million

-- Penn State Extension - Farm Conservation Success Story Series: First Stop Westmoreland County - John Kitz's Mount Pleasant Farm  [PaEN] 

-- Agriculture Invests In Research Critical To Growing Ag Industry, Reducing Environmental Impacts, Controlling Invasive Species; Promoting Regenerative Agriculture  [PaEN]

-- The Guardian: Bumblebee Among Species US Wildlife Officials Consider Listing As Endangered

-- Save The Dates: Forest Health In-Person Briefing, March 12; Virtual Forest Health Briefing, March 14; Forest Snapshot; More! [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension Hosts Feb. 20 Webinar On DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grants And Community Forest Projects  [PaEN] 

-- Warren Times: Tree Commission Talks Tree Health In City Of Warren

-- Mountain Watershed Assn. Files Petition To Designate Parts Of Donegal Township Unsuitable For Coal Mining In Westmoreland County  [PaEN] 

-- National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Now Accepting Applications For Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund Grants; Webinar Jan. 30; Project Coaching  [PaEN] 

-- Chester County Commissioners Approve New Integrated Water Resources Plan, Watersheds 2045  [PaEN]  

-- DEP Awards $573,000 To 10 Projects To Protect Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone; $268,000 To 5 Projects To Protect Lake Erie Coastal Zone  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: UPenn Researchers Look At Fecal Bacteria Levels In Lower Delaware River, Recommend Ways To Make Swimming Safter

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Jan. 26 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Scranton Times: DEP Sues Property Owner Who Cleared Land In Jefferson Twp. In 2021 Without Permits, Stormwater Runoff Controls, Did Not Comply With March 2022 Order

-- PennVEST Invests $194.3 Million In 28 Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, Water Quality Improvement Projects In 20 Counties  [PaEN]

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: PA To Spend Nearly $200 Million On Lead Pipe Replacement, Water Upgrades  [Mostly Federal Funds]

-- Registration Now Open For PA Brownfields Conference March 25-27 In State College  [PaEN] 

-- PA Assn. Of Environmental Professionals Host Feb. 15 Webinar On Evaluating Ecological Risk Under PA's Land Recycling Program  [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Seeks Vendor To Develop A Business Plan For A Hard-to-Recycle Materials Center For Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- ClearWater Conservancy Planning Community Conservation Center In Houserville

-- Republican Herald Blog: DCNR State Parks Environmental Ed Newsletter Has Winter Teaching Ideas

-- Penn State College Of Engineering: Scholarship Fund Endowed By Mitchell Family For Engineering Students From Schuylkill, Carbon, Columbia, Northumberland Counties

-- Lebanon Valley Conservancy Accepting Applications For Richard H. And Karen R. Light College Scholarship 

-- TribLive: Citizen Science Lab Receives Champions In Action Award From Citizens Bank, Trib Total Media

-- TribLive: Carnegie Science Center Receives $65 Million Gift, Will Change Name To The Daniel G. Kamin and Carole L. Kamin Science Center

-- DCNR: Shapiro Administration Creates Action Plan To Grow PA’s Outdoor Recreation Sector In New Report

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: New Office Of Outdoor Recreation Director Wants To Improve Bond of Government And Industry

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: State Wants To Bet Big On Outdoor Recreation Economy

-- DCNR Blog: Heritage Areas Draw Visitors, Boost Economy

-- Nature By The Numbers: The Economic Impact Of Land Preservation - By Carol Hillestad For Pocono Heritage Land Trust  [PaEN] 

-- Williamsport Sun: Casey Secures $387,500 Grant For Pennsylvania Wilds Center For Entrepreneurship

-- Registration Now Open!  PA Recreation & Park Society Conference & Expo March 12-15 In Seven Springs  [PaEN]

-- Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Urge Public Comments Opposing Permanent, Fixed Anchor Bolts, Pitons On Wilderness Climbing Rock Faces  [PaEN] 

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Washington’s Trail 1753 Deserves Official Historial Recognition

-- Natural Lands: Susan P. Mucciarone Elected Chair Of Board Of Trustees

-- Warren Times: Open For Use: New State Game Lands In Spring Creek Open For Hunting, Trapping, Fishing Access

-- WITF/WPSU: Volunteers Rescue Birds Making Emergency Snow Landings In Central PA 

-- LancasterOnline: Injured Hawk To Be Released After Rehab In Lancaster County Animal Sanctuary

-- PennLive: Tiny, ‘Secretive’ Black Rail Added To PA’s Threatened Species List

-- Inquirer: A Rare Painted Bunting Bird Stirs Awe In Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia 

-- Reading Eagle: Berks Christmas Bird Counts Record New Highs And Lows

-- Williamsport Sun - Lycoming Audubon: On Cold Winter Says, There’s Plenty Of Songbirds To Spot and See In Lycoming, Clinton Counties

Visit the PA Environment Digest website to learn more.

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[Posted: January 28, 2024]   PA Environment Digest

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