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January 22 PA Environment Digest Now Available

“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.” 

-- Article I, Section 27 Pennsylvania Constitution  [It’s Not A Suggestion]

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101 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Weekly List Of PA Environment & Energy Articles & NewsClips By Topic

DEP Awards $101.1 Million In Federally-Funded Grants To Support Local Abandoned Mine-Related Restoration; Deadline For Next Round Of Grants Feb. 19

CFA Approves $27 Million In Watershed, Recreation Projects Funded By Act 13 Drilling Impact Fees; Fees Dropping $104 Million In 2024; New Grant Round Opening

Apply Now For Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grants, Deadline Feb. 15

DEP Hosts In-Person, Virtual Q/A Sessions On Applying For $5 Million Shell Petrochemical Plant Mitigation Grants In Beaver County

DEP Releases Final Guidance On Environmental Considerations In Using Trenchless Technology To Construct Natural Gas, Other Pipelines

4 Months Later, XTO Energy, Inc. Said They Will Plug 4 Shale Gas Wells DEP Found To Be Abandoned And Not Plugged In September

PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 13 to 19; 9 Abandoned Conventional Wells; 4 Abandoned Shale Gas Wells; Freshwater Pipeline Break; Ice & Snow

PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - January 20

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Sets Feb. 1 Hearing On Water Withdrawal Requests, Including 8 Related To Shale Gas Development; And On Cooperative Fish Nursery General Permit

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Approves 25 Shale Gas Well Pad Water Use General Permits In Bradford, Lycoming, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming Counties

Better Path Coalition: Norfolk Southern Train Derailment - One Year Later, Feb. 1 Virtual Brown Bag Briefing

PJM Interconnection Issues New Cold Weather Alert For Western Region Jan. 19-22

Senate Environmental Committee To Hold 2nd Joint Hearing With Ohio Legislature On Electric Grid Reliability Feb. 1; Will It Address Natural Gas Infrastructure Vulnerabilities?

AES Corporation Announces Completion Of 220 MW Solar Energy Facilities In Franklin, Fulton Counties To Power University Of Pennsylvania

PA Solar Center Jan. 26 Webinar On Federal And State Financial Resources For Going Solar

PUC Hosts Feb. 1 Virtual Stakeholders Meeting On Distributed Energy Resources Participation In Wholesale Electricity Markets

DEP Awards $1.28 Million In Grants For Alternative Fuels Charging Stations, Clean Fuel Vehicles

DEP Extends Deadline For Comments On Proposed Grant Program To Reduce Industrial Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions To Jan. 29

DEP Invites Comments On Draft Guidance Manual For Permitting New Commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Facilities

PA Resources Council, City Of Pittsburgh Partnership Enables Residents To Recycle 62+ Tons Of Electronics Waste In 2023; Continues In 2024

Litter Lifters Of West Vincent Township Volunteers Picked Up 55 Bags Of Litter On Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service In Chester County

PennEnvironment: Analysis Finds Single-Use Plastic Bag Bans Effective In Reducing Waste, Litter

Berks County-based East Penn Battery Manufacturer Launches Power2Recycle Campaign

Juniata County Dairy Farm Turns 1,000 Pound PA Farm Show Butter Sculpture Into Renewable Energy

Agenda Announced! Interfaith Partners For The Chesapeake Bay Faith & Waters Restoration Summit Feb. 19

Registration Open For March 23 Watershed Congress At Montgomery County Community College; Call For Presenters

Berks County-based Rodale Institute, Propagate Ag Design, Implementation Firm Form Partnership To Grow Adoption Of Agroforestry

From Trees To Teaching, Master Watershed Steward Cindy Pizziketti Makes A Difference In York County; Sign Up Now For Master Steward Spring Training

Penn State Extension: Homeowner Perspectives Needed For On-Lot Septic System Maintenance Survey; More!

DEP Sets Feb. 21 Meeting/Hearing On Proposed Expansion Of Pierson Rheems Quarry In Donegal Creek Watershed, Lancaster County

Jan. 24 DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council To Feature Discussion Of Growing Outdoor Recreation For PA Report, Recommendations

DCNR Announces Planting Of 255 Acres Of Streamside Buffer At Big Elk Creek State Park, Chester County; April 6 Tree Planting

PA Environmental Council Awards Over $20,000 In Water Trail Mini-Grants To 5 Projects

Rothrock Trail Alliance Hosts Feb. 20 Meeting On Plans For 53 Miles Of New Trails In Centre County

Pocono Heritage Land Trust, Marsha Hallett Partner To Protect 32 Acres In Monroe County

Northcentral PA Conservancy Partners With Barry & Jane Brucklacher To Preserve 29 Acres In Tioga County

2024 Woodland Owners Conference Set For Feb. 10 In Clarion

Fish & Boat Commission Accepting Applications For Grants To Inspire Interest In Fishing & Boating

Michael A. Braymer Appointed DEP Chief Counsel

Help Wanted: Sign-Up Begins Jan. 29 For Pittsburgh-based Landforce Crew Member Workforce Training Program; Projects Also Wanted

Help Wanted: Fish & Boat Commission Waterways Conservation Officer Trainee

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers Hosts Feb. 6 Webinar On Creating Stronger Connections: A Communication Best Practices Workshop

DCNR State Parks Environmental Ed Newsletter Features Winter Teaching Ideas

North Branch Land Trust/DiscoverNEPA: Apply Now For Outdoor Educator Certification Bootcamp In Luzerne County

Apply Now! Wildlife Leadership Academy Stepping Stones Fly Fishing Program For Students May 10-12

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Hosts 10 Winter Artisan Workshops Starting Feb. 3

Penn State EarthTalk: Jan. 22 Building SURE (Sustainable And Resilient) Communities Webinar

Penn State Extension Energy Essentials: Feb. 15 Webinar Update On Large-Scale Solar; What Is Agrivoltaics? Latest On Anaerobic Digesters

Health Effects Institute Hosts Annual Conference April 28-30 In Philadelphia; Call For Abstracts

News From PA House & Senate

The Feds

Trout Unlimited: Bipartisan Abandoned Mine Cleanup 'Good Samaritan' Bill Reported Unanimously From US Senate Committee

PA Cong. Thompson, Deluzio Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Provide Flexibility To States Implementing The Federal Conventional Orphan Oil & Gas Well Plugging Program

NRCS-PA: USDA Wetland Reserve Easement Application Deadline March 1

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[Posted: January 22, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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