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January 29 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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76 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

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

PUC: Act 13 Drilling Impact Fees To Drop By 25% For Fees Due On 2023 Wells; Total Revenue To Drop By Nearly $105 Million

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

DEP Extends Deadline Of First Methane Pollution Report From Oil & Gas Facilities To June 1, 2024

5 Months Later, Roulette Oil & Gas Still Has Not Resolved Violations For Abandoning A Shale Gas Well Without Plugging It In Potter County

XTO Energy Begins Plugging First Of 4 Abandoned Shale Gas Wells At Butler County Well Pad

66 Months Later, DEP Worked With Conventional Well Owner, But Multiple Spills At A Well Site Have Still Not Been Cleaned Up; No Protections In Place For Operators Or Taxpayers

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?

Marcellus Drilling News: DEP Approves Catalyst Energy Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well In McKean County [Jan. 26 Inspection Found Gas Bubbling From Well]

Environmental Hearing Board Denies Liberty Twp., Citizens Group Appeal Of DEP Tri-County Landfill Permit Over Threats Posed By Birds, Radioactive Oil & Gas Waste In Mercer County

PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - January 27

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

DEP Drought Update: Clinton & Franklin Counties Remain In Drought Warning; 6 Counties In Drought Watch; 8 Counties Return To Normal Status

Penn State Extension - Farm Conservation Success Story Series: First Stop Westmoreland County - John Kitz's Mount Pleasant Farm; More!

Chester County Commissioners Approve New Integrated Water Resources Plan, Watersheds 2045

DEP Awards Susquehanna River Basin Commission $68.2 Million To Restore Severely Impaired Tioga River Watershed

Bay Journal: Abandoned Mine Land Getting Makeover In Northeastern PA

Centre County Master Watershed Steward Art Gover Earns Natural Resource Education Award

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

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

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

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

Delaware River Basin Commission Feb. 7 Hearing On Water Withdrawals, Other Proposals; March 6 Business Meeting

USDA Rural Development Invests $5.8 Million In 37 Clean Energy Projects In Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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

If Requested, DEP Will Hold Feb. 28 Hearing On Air Quality Permit For Keystone Station Coal-Fired Power Plant In Armstrong County

DEP Will Hold A Hearing Feb. 28, If Requested, On Air Quality Permit For Conemaugh Coal-Fired Power Plant In Indiana County

DEP, If Requested, Will Hold Feb. 28 Hearing On Air Quality Permit For Homer City Generation Station In Indiana County

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

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

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

Global Links, UPMC Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh Redirect 129 Tons Of Surplus Medical Supplies For Reuse

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

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

DCNR Awards $793,800 To Support 3 ATV Projects; New Grant Round Opens Feb. 1

Nature By The Numbers: The Economic Impact Of Land Preservation

DCNR: Forest Land Managers Should Begin Treatment Operations Now For Spongy [Gypsy] Moth Caterpillars

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

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

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

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[Posted: January 29, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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