Sunday, February 11, 2024

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

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


-- Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Presents Mira Lloyd Dock Diversity Awards To Marlisa Yoder-Bontrager Of Lancaster, And Twin Sisters Keisha & Tarsha Scovens Of Lancaster & Philadelphia; Forestry Assn. Honors Nancy Baker  [PaEN] 

-- TribLive: Aspinwall, Allegheny County Teen’s Passion For Conservation Earns Him Spot On Western PA Junior Achievement’s 18 Under Eighteen List

-- Keep PA Beautiful Announces Recipients Of 2023 Volunteer And Community Partners Awards  [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Announces 40th Anniversary Of Lens On Litter Photo Contest; Pick-Up PA Resources Available For Litter Clean-Ups  [PaEN] 


-- Call For Proposals: $1.25 Million Available For Service Providers, Graduate Students To Advance Sustainable Agriculture In Northeast  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Grants Newsletter: Project Spotlights; Upcoming Grant Events; Much More!

Help Wanted

-- Interns Wanted: PA Sea Grant - Outreach, Education, Economics 

-- PUC Seeks Qualified Students For New Internship Program 

-- Interns Wanted: Public Utility Commission Public Policy Research Interns

-- Help Wanted: Landforce Job Training Work Readiness Manager [PaEN]  

Upcoming Events

-- The Schuylkill Center For Environmental Education Hosts Feb. 9 Opening Of Slow-Burning Rapture, Artists As Storytellers Exhibition  [PaEN] 

-- WHYY: ‘Long Live Sturgeon!’: WHYY, Drexel To Host Discussion On Endangered Species Feb. 15

-- PA Utility Law Project, Public Citizen Host Feb. 16 Webinar Exploring The Impact Of LNG Natural Gas Exports On Pennsylvania Families  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Audubon Nature Center Encourages Participation In Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 16 to 19 

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance Feb. 21 State Of Renewable Energy In PA Webinar [PaEN]

-- Tribune-Democrat: Somerset County Maple Producers To Hold Tree-Tapping Ceremony Feb. 24

-- Scranton Times: Keep PA Beautiful Wants You To Fight Dirty!  Register For Pick Up PA

-- Pittsburgh To Host World Affairs Institute Navigating Climate Intersections March 5; Adult And Student Leaders Welcome  [PaEN] 

-- Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy To Host March 8 Perkiomen Stormwater Management Symposium In Montgomery County [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Officials Anticipating Heavy Use For Eclipse

-- Warren Times: Miracle Mountain, Visitors Bureau Partner For Eclipse Viewing Event


-- Inside Climate News: Q&A: New Rules In PA Require Drillers To Disclose Toxic Chemicals Used In Fracking 

-- WTAE: Pennsylvania Among Top States With High Radon Levels

-- Williamsport Sun: Building Nature Forts With Kids - By Bethany Marcello, Certified Nature Teacher At Fern Hill School In Milton

-- DCNR Blog: PA Heritage Geology Sites - What Does Heritage Mean To A Geologist? 

-- Western PA Conservancy Staff - Our Favorite Moments Of 2023

-- KDKA: Pittsburgh Hays Bald Eagle Camera Live

Public Participation

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices, Opportunities To Comment - February 10 [PaEN]

-- DEP Posted 74 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In February 10 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- DEP Hosts March 12 Hearing On Air Quality Permit For Holcim Solutions & Products US, LLC Facility, Westmoreland County  [PaEN]  

-- PUC Public Comment Period Opens On Proposed Settlement With PPL Over Billing Issues

-- MCall: PUC Wants PPL To Pay $17 Million For Billing Errors, Here’s How You Can Weigh In

Background On Issues

-- PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 27 to Feb. 9 - More Abandoned Conventional, Shale Gas Wells; Spills, Venting Gas, Contaminated Water Supplies  [PaEN] 

-- Gov. Shapiro’s Proposed 2024-25 Budget Includes DEP Permit Modernization Initiative, Expands PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ Testing; Expands DCNR Trails Program, PA Outdoor Corp  [PaEN] 

-- DCNR Blog: Gov. Shapiro’s Budget Supports Park & Forest Trails, PA Outdoor Corps Job Training Program

-- DEP Begins Emergency Project To Plug Abandoned Conventional Gas Wells In Scott Twp., Allegheny County; DEP Tried To Get Well Operators To Stop The Leaks For Nearly 9 Years  [PaEN] 

-- WPXI: DEP Starting Emergency Project To Plug 2 Leaking Abandoned Conventional Gas Wells In Allegheny County

-- TribLive: Work Underway To Plug 2 Abandoned Conventional Gas Wells In Scott Twp., Allegheny County

-- The Energy Age Blog: PA DEP Begins Emergency Project To Plug Abandoned Conventional Gas Wells [Video From Plugging Site] 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Leaking Conventional Gas Wells Lead To Emergency Cleanup In Scott Township

-- Guest Essay: DEP Ignored Abandoned Wells During Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well Permitting Process - By Laurie Barr, Save Our Streams PA  [PaEN]  

-- Bradford Era: Feb. 10 Town Hall In Cyclone, McKean County To Discuss Appeal Of Catalyst Energy, Inc. Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well Permit 

-- Philadelphia Medicine Magazine: Pitt Drops A Bombshell - The PA Health And Environment Studies On Fracking - By Dr. Ned Ketyer, Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania

-- Physicians For Social Responsibility Pennsylvania: Fact Sheet On Deal Between Gov. Shapiro, CNX Natural Gas Driller Allows Voluntary Self-Regulation Of A Fracking Company

-- WFMJ: Citizens Against Grove City Landfill Appeal Environmental Hearing Board Ruling To Commonwealth Court  [Radioactive shale gas drilling waste one concern]

-- Inside Climate News: In His First Year As Governor, Josh Shapiro Forged Alliances With The Natural Gas Industry, Angering Environmentalists Who Support Him 

-- TribLive: Environmentalists, Natural Gas Drillers’ Group Divided On Transparency On Fracking Fluid Disclosures 

-- TribLive: Penn Township Board Will Visit Proposed Hyperion [Olympus Energy] Natural Gas Compressor Site 

-- Inquirer - Will Bunch: Democracy Dies When PA Pols Tell Their Own Voters To Drop Dead On Fracking  [Proposed LNG Plant In Chester, Delaware County] 

-- Markets Insider: New Study Questions LNG Natural Gas As A ‘Bridge Fuel’ In Decarbonization

-- Forbes Guest Essay: US Natural Gas Prices Could Spike 14% Without Biden’s Pause On New LNG Export Terminal Permits Costing Consumers $18 Billion

-- Environmental Integrity Project: Biden’s Pause In New Permits For LNG Natural Gas Facilities Won’t Slow The Flow Of US Natural Gas Abroad 

-- Delaware Valley Journal: Casey Breaks With Biden, Angers Environmentalists, With Support For LNG Natural Gas Export Facilities

--  Daily Herald - Salena Zito:  Democrats Say Biden’s Pause On New LNG Natural Gas Export Facilities Is Like ‘Throwing A Match In A Bale Of Hay’ [PA included]

-- Environmental Hearing Board Narrows, But Allows Protect PT Appeal Of Shale Gas Well Permit Renewals In Westmoreland County To Move Forward   [PaEN]

-- Liberty Twp., Citizens Group Appeal EHB Decision On Permit For Tri-County Landfill In Mercer County Over Threats Posed By Birds, Radioactive Oil & Gas Waste  [PaEN]

-- The Energy Age Blog: Natural Gas Drilling Rights Pooling In West Virginia

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: State, Federal Energy Policies Exacerbating Reliability, Blackout Concerns

-- Solar Power World: CPV Completes 100 MW Solar Project On Former PA Coal Mine In Cambria County  [EPCAMR PA Solar On Mined Lands Project ]

-- Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority To Switch To Solar Energy Saving An Estimated $2 Million Over Next 25 Years  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times: Wattsburg Solar Energy Facility Battle Not Done Yet, Developer Appeals Township Decision Blocking Construction 

-- Penn State Growing Impact Podcast Explores Effect Of Solar Energy’s Expansion On Land Use  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Let The Sun Shine In - Boost Solar Farms In NE PA

-- Warren Times: Fresh Approach Proposed For Community Solar Legislation In PA

-- PennLive Letter: HB 1467 Community Solar Bill Would Help Solar Energy Become More Affordable, Increase Grid Resiliency In PA - By Don Umberger

-- PennLive Letter: Pennsylvanians Favor Climate Action - By Richard W. Jones

-- TribLive: Proposed Power Line Route Triggers Concerns For Residents In Derry, Ligonier Townships, Westmoreland County

-- TribLive: Women For A Healthy Environment Study Finds Elevated Levels Of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Rivers Near Western PA Wastewater Plants

-- WPCAMR: Watershed Groups Statewide Can Qualify For Quick Response Mine Drainage Treatment System, Watershed Restoration Project Repair Funding - By Andy McAllister, Western PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation  [PaEN]

-- Lancaster Clean Water Partners: Local Church Congregations Are Stewarding Clean Water  [PaEN]

-- Conservation Coordinators Join CBF To Accelerate The Renewal Project For The Pequea And Halfmoon Watersheds In Central PA  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension Ag Conservation Currents: Strayer Farm Conservation Success Story; Integrating Grazing Into No-Till; Upcoming Educational Opportunities

-- Forests For Chesapeake Bay - A Healthy Woodlands Partnership: Livestaking 101; Amphibians Surviving Winter; Yellow Birch; Much More!

-- TribLive: Saint Vincent College To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Westmoreland

-- TribLive: EPA Grant Sends 75 Electric School Buses To Pittsburgh, Southwest PA 

-- PA State Parks Saw Crush Of Visitors During COVID, Has Attendance Gone Down?  

-- Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Blog: People Encouraged To Use Their Talents And Passions To Give A ‘Voice To The Vulnerable’ Across Watershed - By John Zaktansky

-- PA Wilds Center, Keystone Trails Assn. Seek Public Input On Memorable Trails In PA Wilds For Hiking Guide Book Project  [PaEN] 

-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: Experience Physical And Mental Benefits Of A Trail Run

-- Erie Times: What Low Ice Levels On Lake Erie Mean For Its Ecosystem

-- WeConservePA: Forest Fridays - Goat Hill Wild Plant Sanctuary In William Penn State Forest, Chester County 

-- Warren Times - Josh Cotton: Cause For Concern -  Wildfire Smoke Last Summer Wasn’t A First For Warren County 

-- Penn State: Trees Struggle To ‘Breathe’ As Climate Warms, Researchers Find  [PaEN]

-- The Nature Conservancy - PA Nature News: Wintertime Birding; A Pioneer In Good Fire - Jenny Case; Can You Guess These Tracks?

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Game Commission Control Of Rural Land Worries Some Legislators 

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature: A Closer Look At The Weasel And Its Traits

-- TribLive: How Do You Stop A Muskrat From Boring Through A Dike?  Mow The Grass

-- Reminder: PA Society For Ornithology Seeking Conservation Partners For Fourth Annual Breeding Bird Blitz For Conservation  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: North Strabane Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Bald Eagle, Half Of ‘Magical’ Pair

-- Penn State: Edge Habitats Along Roads And Power Lines May Be Key To Conserving Rare Plants

-- TribLive: Too Warm: Plants, Insects, People Likely To Pay The Price For Warm Winters

-- Triblive: With Climate Change, Is It Time To Consider A Category 6 Hurricane?

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: February 11, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

No comments :

Post a Comment

Subscribe To Receive Updates:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner