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Sunday NewsClips

Hayes: Legislators Challenge Fish & Boat Cash Reserves

Esack: Some Lehigh Valley Leaders Call On Lawmakers To Reform Clean And Green Law

DEP Inks Emergency Contract For River Drive Repair In Cambria

Pittsburgh Water Authority Offering Lead Water Line Replacements At No Charge

Pittsburgh Water Authority Urges Property Owners To Respond To Free Waterline Replacement Offer

Homeowners Urged To Consider Flood Insurance Even If Not Required

AP: Johnstown Flood: McCullough’s Lucky Break Launched A Career

Sisk: Drilling Wastewater Well Opposed By Some In Clearfield County Secures DEP Permit

Ousted Consol Coal President Says She Was Paid Less Than Male Executives

No Palms On Palm Sunday, Philly Church Using Local Graces For Lighter Footprint

Aggressive Non-Native Japanese Barberry Shrub Damaging PA Forests

Schneck: Trout-Fishing Season Opens For 2018 With Mentored Youth Trout Day

Schneck: First Live Streamed Bald Eagle Egg Of 2018 In PA Has Hatched

Hays Eagles Are Parents Again

Audubon Society: Hays Eagle Egg Not Cracked, Could Hatch Sunday

Game Commission: Northern Goshawk Update: Assistance Is Still Needed

AP: People Can Lose Right To Carry A Gun, But Get A Hunting License

Sunday - The Feds

Earth Hour 2018: Lights Go Dark To Highlight Climate Change

Politics

Thompson: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Stay Of PA Congressional Districts Map

AP: U.S. Supreme Court Keeps Revised PA Congressional Map In Place 

AP-Scolforo: Republican Lawmakers Now Seek To Impeach Judges Over Congressional Map

Esack: Some Republicans Seek To Impeach Democratic Judges Over Map Ruling

Air

Is It Time To Re-Evaluate PA’s Vehicle Emission Tests?

How Should Allegheny County Spend $11.8M In Penalties From Air Pollution Violations?

Cusick: Jessup Residents Frustrated With DEP Over Yellow Smoke From Natural Gas Power Plant

Philadelphia Parents Rally For A Smog-Free Spring

Kummer: Philly Has A Smog Problem, Will Pruitt’s EPA Say So?

PA, 7 Other States Threaten To Sue EPA For Delaying Enforcement Of Landfill Methane Rule

Allegheny River

Hopey: At Allegheny River’s Headwaters, Treatment Plant For Fracking Wastewater

Alternative Fuels

Coalition Promotes Electric Car Driving In PA

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Must Lead In Energy, Electric Vehicles

U. Of Pennsylvania’s Electric Race Car Team Seeks 4th Title In 4 Years

Budget

Will Fish & Boat License Hike Need Ouster Of Agency Leader First?

Frye: Fish And Boat Commission Gets Chilly Reception From Senate

Plan To Balance Books At Fish & Boat Commission Strokes Controversy

WITF Smart Talk: John Arway On Fish & Boat Commission Fiscal Cliff (Starts At 31:00)

Editorial: State Capitol Well-Stocked With Politics

House Nears Vote On Bill Targeting Fish & Boat Executive Director

Hayes: Fish & Boat Director Runs Afoul Of Legislators

Legislators’ Feud With Director Holds Up Fish Funding

Editorial: Legislature Would Rather Pursue Vendetta Than Look Out For Outdoorsmen

State Funding Cuts Put Erie Health Department In Hole

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Must Do More To Keep Natural Gas Affordable

Reuters: Bankrupt Philadelphia Refiner Owes $3.8 Billion In Fuel Taxes

Hurdle: Philadelphia Refinery Likely To Resolve Growing Objections To Bankruptcy Plan

Congressional Spending Bill Rejects Trump’s Cuts To EPA

Omnibus Congressional Spending Bill Rejects Trump EPA, DOE Cuts

Full Federal Funding Announced For Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Federal Budget Includes $5 Million For Delaware River Clean Up

OSI Commends Increased Federal Funding For Land & Water Conservation Fund

Chesapeake Bay

Blair Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee May Become An Authority

Wyoming Sanitary Authority Seeks Firm To Educate Public About Stormwater Work

Harvey’s Lake Official Concerned Over Stormwater Management

Op-Ed: We Already Tried Letting State Cleanup The Chesapeake Bay, It Didn’t Work

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Climate

Op-Ed: Climate Change May Mean More Spring Snowstorms In The Future

AP: Report: Coal’s Tipping Point Near, But Climate Goals Are Not

PA, 7 Other States Threaten To Sue EPA For Delaying Enforcement Of Landfill Methane Rule

Coal Mining

Frazier: Groups Oppose Another Deep Coal Mine Permit At Ryerson Station State Park

PA’s Last Massive Coal Breaker Comes Down In Schuylkill, Ending An Era

Coal Production Catching Up To 2017 Figures

AP: Report: Coal’s Tipping Point Near, But Climate Goals Are Not

Complicated Calculus Keeps The Remaining Coal-Fired Power Plants Alive

PJM OKs FirstEnergy Plan To Deactivate 1,300 MW Coal-Fired Pleasants Power Station

Compliance Action

How Should Allegheny County Spend $11.8M In Penalties From Air Pollution Violations?

Cusick: Jessup Residents Frustrated With DEP Over Yellow Smoke From Natural Gas Power Plant

AP: Marcus Hook Refinery Pays Delaware $750,000 In Penalties

Delaware Officials Cite Marcus Hook Refinery For Air Emission Violations

Delaware River

Federal Budget Includes $5 Million For Delaware River Clean Up

March 23 Delaware RiverKeeper RiverWatch Video Report

Drinking Water

Pittsburgh Water Authority Plans To Check 15,000 Homes For Lead Lines This Year

McNickle: Pittsburgh Water Authority, PUC And Shifting Blame

Kummer: Toilets Getting Flushed Into Philadelphia’s Drinking Water Source Being Investigated

Proposed Nestle Waters Facility Draws Concerns In Centre County

Economic Development

Family-Owned Dura-Bond Rescues Businesses Going Down The Tubes

Education

U. Of Pennsylvania’s Electric Race Car Team Seeks 4th Title In 4 Years

William Penn Grant Helps Widener Develop Master Plan For Taylor Arboretum

Loyalhanna Watershed In Westmoreland Seeks 6 Summer Interns

Op-Ed: Rachel Carson And The Visionary Women Who Worked To Change Our Perspective

Energy

Cusick: Jessup Residents Frustrated With DEP Over Yellow Smoke From Natural Gas Power Plant

Maykuth: Judge: PECO Customer Can Relocate Smart Meter, But Not Get Rid Of It

AP: Report: Coal’s Tipping Point Near, But Climate Goals Are Not

Complicated Calculus Keeps The Remaining Coal-Fired Power Plants Alive

Powelson Tell New England To Learn From Pennsylvania

EIA: Gas & Coal Generation Decline, Renewable Energy Cracked New Records In 2017

Hurdle: Philadelphia Refinery Likely To Resolve Growing Objections To Bankruptcy Plan

PJM OKs FirstEnergy Plan To Deactivate 1,300 MW Coal-Fired Pleasants Power Station

Farming

Esack: Clean & Green: PA Taxpayers Pick Up Tab Left By Large Landowners

Esack: PA Law Allows Sprawling Estates To Reap Lower Taxes Under Clean & Green

Esack: PA Law Cuts Taxes For Businesses Like Golf Courses With Lots Of Land

PA Clean & Green Keeps Farms Viable, But Doesn’t Necessarily Stop Development

How Much Of Your Tax Bill Subsidizes Clean And Green?

Lehigh Valley View: Behind The Scenes With Acres Of Tax Breaks

Editorial: Lancaster Municipalities Need To Act Now To Save Our Land For The Future

Seeding Change: Woman Launches Eastside Erie Urban Farm

Cumberland County Residents Again Urge School District To Consider Options Over Farm

160-Acre Farm In Northampton County Could Become Parkland

Crable: Dairy Crisis Prompts Groups In Lancaster To Help Families With Stress

Lebanon/Lancaster Farmers Seek Public’s Help In Extending Milk Contracts

Crable: State Ag Secretary Asks More Time For Dairy Farmers Who Lost Milk Contracts

PA Dairy Farms Scrambling Due To Major Contract Termination

Planting The Seeds Of A Food Forest In Philadelphia

Flooding

Rockfall Cleared That Closed 1 Lane Of Route 56 In New Kensington

Saxonburg Road Landslide Work To Begin Monday

Popular Path Atop Wilkes-Barre Levee To Be Repaired

Forests

Woodlands Group Offers Union City Tree Farm Tour

Penn Hills Shade Tree Commission To Host Tree Planting April 14

Green Buildings

Midstate Expo Promotes Benefits Of Green Construction

Philadelphia Eagles Lead The Way For NFL, Area Workplaces In Going Green

Green Infrastructure

The Nature Conservancy PA: Challenge: Soaking Up Stormwater, Solution: Unleashing The Power Of Nature

Blair Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee May Become An Authority

Wyoming Sanitary Authority Seeks Firm To Educate Public About Stormwater Work

Hazardous Sites

Editorial: Turnpike Makes $3.7 Million Error

Lake Erie

Sen. Laughlin Has Plans For Presque Isle’s Breakwaters, Sand

Op-Ed: Submerged Breakwaters Would Beautify Presque Isle, Sen. Laughlin

Editorial: Let Science Guide Presque Isle Breakwater Deliberations

Preventing Dead Zones In Lake Erie With Nanomaterials

AP: Great Lakes Commission Hires Darren Nicholas As New Executive Director

Full Federal Funding Announced For Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Land Conservation

Esack: Clean & Green: PA Taxpayers Pick Up Tab Left By Large Landowners

Esack: PA Law Allows Sprawling Estates To Reap Lower Taxes Under Clean & Green

Esack: PA Law Cuts Taxes For Businesses Like Golf Courses With Lots Of Land

PA Clean & Green Keeps Farms Viable, But Doesn’t Necessarily Stop Development

How Much Of Your Tax Bill Subsidizes Clean And Green?

Lehigh Valley View: Behind The Scenes With Acres Of Tax Breaks

Editorial: Lancaster Municipalities Need To Act Now To Save Our Land For The Future

160-Acre Farm In Northampton County Could Become Parkland

William Penn Grant Helps Widener Develop Master Plan For Taylor Arboretum

Conservation Plan Implemented For Designated Land Around Fort Indiantown Gap

Lynda Waggoner To Retire As Director Of Fallingwater

OSI Commends Increased Federal Funding For Land & Water Conservation Fund

Land Use Planning

AP: Lancaster County Juggles Growing Economy, Rural Character

Editorial: Lancaster Municipalities Need To Act Now To Save Our Land For The Future

Crable: 3 Developments In Lancaster Puts Squeeze On Hemmed-In Deer Herd

Op-Ed: Clean Water And Responsible Development Are Natural In The Poconos

Littering/Illegal Dumping

Editorial: Great Americans Volunteer To Clean Up

Mine Reclamation

RECLAIM Mine Cleanup Could Be Part Of Congress’ Last Pre-Election Budget

Letter: Coal Country’s Future Depends On Restoration
U.S. Coal Companies Haven’t Set Aside Enough Money For Reclaiming Its Mines

Oil & Gas

Hopey: At Allegheny River’s Headwaters, Treatment Plant For Fracking Wastewater

Hopey: Opposition Mounts To Drilling Wastewater Facility In Allegheny Headwaters

Cusick: Jessup Residents Frustrated With DEP Over Yellow Smoke From Natural Gas Power Plant

PA’s Legacy Conventional Oil, Gas Production Addressed In Legislation

Cusick: Report: Severance Tax Proposal Could Cost Oil & Gas Owners Millions

StateImpact Invites Public To April 16 Forum On Natural Gas Royalties In Susquehanna County

Monroeville Council Withdraws Ordinance On Oil & Gas Development Zoning

Legere: DEP Approves Clearfield County Drilling Waste Disposal Well

Family-Owned Dura-Bond Rescues Businesses Going Down The Tubes

3 States Extend Their Agreement To Work Together On Shale Gas

Speaker From DOE Calls For Energy Economy

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Must Do More To Keep Natural Gas Affordable

Columbia Gas Of PA Seeking Rate Increase

Reuters: Bankrupt Philadelphia Refiner Owes $3.8 Billion In Fuel Taxes

Hurdle: PA Says Philadelphia Owes $3.8 billion In Back Taxes, Urges Court To Hold Up Bankruptcy Plan

Hurdle: Philadelphia Refinery Likely To Resolve Growing Objections To Bankruptcy Plan

AP: Marcus Hook Refinery Pays Delaware $750,000 In Penalties

Delaware Officials Cite Marcus Hook Refinery For Air Emission Violations

Allegheny Front: New Video Of XTO Drilling Well Pad Explosion In Ohio

Study: Petrochemical Projects In Region Much More Profitable Compared To Gulf Coast

Back-Door Ban: State Fight Trump Offshore Drilling Plan With Local Bans

EPA Proposes Tweaks To Oil Refinery Pollution Rules

EIA: Gas & Coal Generation Decline, Renewable Energy Cracked New Records In 2017

Pipelines

Cusick: Mariner East Pipeline Problems Take Center Stage At Senate Hearing

I’m Terrified: Life On The Front Lines Of Mariner East 2 Pipeline

Legere: Sunoco, Regulators Get Withering Review At Senate Hearing On Mariner East Pipeline Problems

Maykuth: Sunoco, Mariner East Pipeline Thrashed At PA Pipeline Safety Hearing

Activists Urge Wolf To Visit Pipeline Neighborhoods For Face-To-Face Meeting

Hurdle: Chester County Residents Grill Pipeline Regulators At Meeting On Mariner East 2

Sauro: Mariner East 2 Pipeline Construction Leaks Contaminate Wetland, River In Blair

Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline Racks Up More Violations In Blair, Lebanon Counties

Petroleum Industry Wants Exemptions To Trump’s Steel Tariffs

Radiation Protection

Producers Of Meltdown To Host TMI Panel Discussion March 29

CMU Robot Can Navigate Toxic Pipes At Fmr Nuclear Plants

Westinghouse In Talks With South Carolina Legislators Over Nuclear Plant Project

Westinghouse Creditors Approve Restructuring Plan

Recreation

Frazier: Groups Oppose Another Deep Coal Mine Permit At Ryerson Station State Park

Sen. Laughlin Has Plans For Presque Isle’s Breakwaters, Sand

Op-Ed: Submerged Breakwaters Would Beautify Presque Isle, Sen. Laughlin

Editorial: Let Science Guide Presque Isle Breakwater Deliberations

March 23 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

160-Acre Farm In Northampton County Could Become Parkland

Philly Traffic Lanes To Make Room For Bike Lanes This Spring

Editorial: Riverfronts Bringing New Life And Energy To Philadelphia

10 Of The Best Hikes In PA To Enjoy Waterfalls

Long-Awaited Peculiar Park To Open In Scranton

Popular Path Atop Wilkes-Barre Levee To Be Repaired

Rest, Relaxation And Conservation In The Poconos

AP: FBI Comes Up Empty At Site of Legendary Civil War Gold

Snowstorms Give Lehigh Valley Skiers, Resorts Late Season Bonus

Lynda Waggoner To Retire As Director Of Fallingwater

OSI Commends Increased Federal Funding For Land & Water Conservation Fund

Recycling/Waste

York County Turning Unwanted Drugs Into Energy (Video)

AP: Discarded Drugs, Medicines Converted Into Electricity In York Waste-To-Energy Plant

PA, 7 Other States Threaten To Sue EPA For Delaying Enforcement Of Landfill Methane Rule

Renewable Energy

State Awards $2.4 Million In Grants To 8 Solar-Energy Projects In Lancaster County

Philadelphia Solar Energy Projects Receive $3.7M In State Funding

It’s Not Easy Being Green When You’re Poor In Pittsburgh

York County Turning Unwanted Drugs Into Energy (Video)

AP: Discarded Drugs, Medicines Converted Into Electricity In York Waste-To-Energy Plant

EIA: Gas & Coal Generation Decline, Renewable Energy Cracked New Records In 2017

Resource Recovery Facilities

York County Turning Unwanted Drugs Into Energy (Video)

AP: Discarded Drugs, Medicines Converted Into Electricity In York Waste-To-Energy Plant

Stormwater

The Nature Conservancy PA: Challenge: Soaking Up Stormwater, Solution: Unleashing The Power Of Nature

Harvey’s Lake Official Concerned Over Stormwater Management

Harveys Lake OKs Stormwater Deal With Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

Sustainability

Philadelphia Eagles Lead The Way For NFL, Area Workplaces In Going Green

Wastewater Facilities

Scranton Sewer Sale Lawsuit Put On Hold

Kummer: Toilets Getting Flushed Into Philadelphia’s Drinking Water Source Being Investigated

Kiski Valley Towns Could Get Sewage Rate Hikes, Decreases

Kiski Valley Sewage Authority Doesn’t Discuss Rate Increase

Watershed Protection

The Nature Conservancy PA: Challenge: Soaking Up Stormwater, Solution: Unleashing The Power Of Nature

Blair Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee May Become An Authority

Wyoming Sanitary Authority Seeks Firm To Educate Public About Stormwater Work

Harveys Lake OKs Stormwater Deal With Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

Op-Ed: Clean Water And Responsible Development Are Natural In The Poconos

Harvey’s Lake Official Concerned Over Stormwater Management

Hopey: At Allegheny River’s Headwaters, Treatment Plant For Fracking Wastewater

Loyalhanna Watershed In Westmoreland Seeks 6 Summer Interns

March 23 Delaware RiverKeeper RiverWatch Video Report

Sen. Laughlin Has Plans For Presque Isle’s Breakwaters, Sand

Op-Ed: Submerged Breakwaters Would Beautify Presque Isle, Sen. Laughlin

Editorial: Let Science Guide Presque Isle Breakwater Deliberations

Preventing Dead Zones In Lake Erie With Nanomaterials

AP: Great Lakes Commission Hires Darren Nicholas As New Executive Director

Full Federal Funding Announced For Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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Wildlife

Will Fish & Boat License Hike Need Ouster Of Agency Leader First?

Frye: Fish And Boat Commission Gets Chilly Reception From Senate

Plan To Balance Books At Fish & Boat Commission Strokes Controversy

WITF Smart Talk: John Arway On Fish & Boat Commission Fiscal Cliff (Starts At 31:00)

Editorial: Legislature Would Rather Pursue Vendetta Than Look Out For Outdoorsmen

Editorial: State Capitol Well-Stocked With Politics

House Nears Vote On Bill Targeting Fish & Boat Executive Director

Hayes: Fish & Boat Director Runs Afoul Of Legislators

Legislators’ Feud With Director Holds Up Fish Funding

Schneck: Trout Fishing Gets Underway March 24 With First Youth Day

Schneck: What Are The Biggest Fish Ever Caught In PA?

Vegetation Control Seen As Key To Piping Plover Recovery At Presque Isle

Crable: Drama Continues At Hanover Bald Eagle Nest: New Mate, Eggs Destroyed

Schneck: Hanover Bald Eagle Nest Attacked Again, This Time By A Raccoon

Schneck: Hanover Bald Eagle Pair Loses Battle Over Nest, Eggs Lost Too

Why Did These Bald Eagles Abandoned their Nest High In A Tree?

Program Raises Money To Support, Hays, Harmar Bald Eagle Nests

Schneck: Hanover Bald Eagle Sticks To Nest As Snow Buries It

Crable: Hanover Eagle Cam Drama, Dad Fights Off Intruder, Takes Over Protecting Eggs

Schneck: Deer Kill Up Again In 2017-18 Says Game Commission

Reilly: 2017-18 PA Deer Kill Is Highest Since 2004

Crable: 3 Developments In Lancaster Puts Squeeze On Hemmed-In Deer Herd

Children, Seniors Would Get First Shot At Antlerless Deer Under New Bill

Heinz Wildlife Refuge Behind Philly Airport Wants To Allow Crossbow Hunting

A Push To Allow Sunday Hunting In Pennsylvania

Jefferson County Woman Attacked By Coyote, Authorities Concerned About Rabies

Schneck: What Are The Worst Smells In PA?  National Fragrance Day

AP: Monroe County Sheriff Accuses Punxsutawney Phil Of Deception

Other

York Native Tends Amazon Spheres- 4,000 Square Feet Of Indoor Vertical Gardens

Hurricanes

AP: Needs Go Unmet 6 Months After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

Federal Policy

Congressional Spending Bill Rejects Trump’s Cuts To EPA

Omnibus Congressional Spending Bill Rejects Trump EPA, DOE Cuts

Full Federal Funding Announced For Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Federal Budget Includes $5 Million For Delaware River Clean Up

OSI Commends Increased Federal Funding For Land & Water Conservation Fund

RECLAIM Mine Cleanup Could Be Part Of Congress’ Last Pre-Election Budget

PA, 7 Other States Threaten To Sue EPA For Delaying Enforcement Of Landfill Methane Rule

Kummer: Philly Has A Smog Problem, Will Pruitt’s EPA Say So?

Letter: Coal Country’s Future Depends On Restoration

Complicated Calculus Keeps The Remaining Coal-Fired Power Plants Alive

U.S. Coal Companies Haven’t Set Aside Enough Money For Reclaiming Its Mines

Petroleum Industry Wants Exemptions To Trump’s Steel Tariffs

Back-Door Ban: State Fight Trump Offshore Drilling Plan With Local Bans

EPA Proposes Tweaks To Oil Refinery Pollution Rules

 

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