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Murphy: Steve MacNett Was The Glue That Bound Senate Republican Caucus, Respected By Democrats 

Environment A Concern At Rep. Everett’s Final Town Meeting 

Olson: Poll: Opposition To Trump Motivating PA Voters

Sunday NewsClips

Murphy: Report: West Nile Virus Blamed For 2 Human Deaths In PA

Editorial: State Must Support Farmers to Ensure The Health Of All

Editorial: Great Lakes Researcher Earns Honor

Allegheny Front: Want To Know If There Are Pipelines Near You? Good Luck With That

Editorial: Map Natural Gas Pipelines

Editorial: Answers Needed In Removal Of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Stormwater Basin, Flooding

Altoona Authority Considers Energy Generating Potential Of Sewage Plants

Editorial: Occupancy In Flood Zone Shows Insurance Need

Dairy Farmers See Low Profit From Milk, Face Rising Costs

Employees Of Wheelabrator Falls Facility Smuggled Pills To Drug Dealers

Governor’s Panel Backs Raystown Plan Critics Opposing Development Of Hawn’s Peninsula

Dr. Robert Wolensky, Anthracite Mining Historian, Wins National Honor

Maple Syrup Producers Receive A Sweet Lesson In Northeast

Schneck: Legends Of The Appalachian Trail: 70 Years Of 2,000 Milers

Crable: Is It Okay To Stock Hatchery Brook Trout Over Wild Trout? No Clear Answers

Few Hatchery Brook Trout Genes Found In Wild Fish

Crable: Why Removal Of Cougars, Wolves From PA Means More Lyme Disease

Crable: Study: Earlier Springs From Climate Change May Harm Migrating Birds

Sunday - Hurricanes

PA National Guard Unit Ready, Locked, Loaded To Support Victims Of Florence

Air

United Refining To Pay $469,501 For Pollution Control Violations

Museum To Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of Deadly 1948 Donora Smog

Maryland To Appeal EPA Denial Of Air Pollution Petition On PA, Other Coal Power Plants

EPA Decision On Interstate Air Pollution Petition Fails To Protect Health, Environment

Shell’s New Climate Move On Methane Emissions

Interior Rolls Back Methane Pollution Rules For Drilling On U.S. Lands

Alternative Fuels

Grants, Rebates For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Announced

EPA Details Broad Expansion Of Biofuel Waiver Program

Awards & Recognition

Erie’s Prof. Sherri Mason Wins $250,000 Heinz Award For Microplastics Contamination Research

Beautification

Volunteers Needed To Paint Union City Building In Erie County On Sept. 22

West Newton Library To Get Fresh Coat Of Paint After Yough River Flooding

Biodiversity/Invasive Species

Lehigh Valley Colleges Take Up Research Mantle In Stomping Out Spotted Lanternfly

AP: Bye Bye Bugs? Scientists Fear Non-Pest Insects Are Declining

Budget

CFA Distributes Millions To Benefit Western PA Recreation, Watershed, Water Infrastructure Work

Sewer, Recreation Projects Get State Funding In Lackawanna County

Luzerne County Towns To Share More Than $1.5 Million In Recreation, Water Grants

13 Projects In Luzerne County Receive Water, Recreations Funding

Danville Awarded $200K State Grant For Mahoning Creek

Grants To Boost Unity Businesses, Improve Derry Sewage Facilities

Sen. Corman Announces $880,000 In State Grants For Water, Sewer Projects

Sen. Corman: Wildlife For Everyone Foundation To Receive $250K For Wildlife Center

Sen. Corman Announces $150,000 In State Funds For Centre County Recreation Area

Sen. Corman Announces $18,173 Grant For Halderman Park, Juniata County

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Firming Up Fee Proposal For Regional Stormwater Solutions

Letter: Reauthorize Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund

Bill By Cong. Cartwright Would Eliminate Federal Coal Royalty Loophole

Chesapeake Bay

DEP Secretary: Chesapeake Bay Plan Affects Water Quality For Locals

Hayes: Does PA Need A State Amphibian? Meet The Hellbender

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Firming Up Fee Proposal For Regional Stormwater Solutions

Florence Moved On, But High Waters May Send Torrent Of Pollution To Chesapeake Bay

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Firming Up Fee Proposal For Regional Stormwater Solutions

Op-Ed: Flood Of 10 Million Trees Could Help Offset Impact Of Future PA Deluges

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Climate

New PA Uniform Construction Code Will Save New Home Owners Up To 25% Of Energy Costs

Grants, Rebates For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Announced

Cusick: DEP Moving Forward With Methane Limits For Existing Oil & Gas Sources

Shell’s New Climate Move On Methane Emissions

Shell, Exxon’s 1980s Documents Predicted Climate Change Damage

AP: Climate Change Makes Hurricanes Worse, Studies Say

Climate Change Skeptics In Path Of Hurricane Florence: It’s Hyped Up

Editorial: Hurricane Florence Spared Philly Region, But What About The Next Storm?

Editorial: Flood Of Truth From Florence On Saving Coal, Nuclear Plants

Report: U.S. Almost Halfway To Achieving Paris Climate Goals Thanks To State, City Action

U.S. EIA: Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Energy-Related Sources Decreased In 2017

New York PSC Actions Move State Closer To Energy Storage, Climate Goals

California Had Its Own Climate Summit, Now What?

California To Launch Its Own Satellite To Track Greenhouse Gases

Editorial: California Renewable Power Policy Likely to Become National Model

Scientists Say There Are 25 Years Left To Fight Climate Change

Op-Ed: Slew Of Environmental Lawsuits Aren’t About Climate Change, They’re Attacking Energy Companies

Interior Rolls Back Methane Pollution Rules For Drilling On U.S. Lands

Coal Mining

Coal Miners Can Get Black Lung Testing In Somerset Oct. 11

Federal Mine Safety Official Warned Trump Administration Is Putting Miners In Dangers

Bill By Cong. Cartwright Would Eliminate Federal Coal Royalty Loophole

Maryland To Appeal EPA Denial Of Air Pollution Petition On PA, Other Coal Power Plants

EPA Decision On Interstate Air Pollution Petition Fails To Protect Health, Environment

U.S. EIA: Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Energy-Related Sources Decreased In 2017

Trump Administration Searches For New Buyer For Largest Coal Power Plant In West

Compliance Action

United Refining To Pay $469,501 For Pollution Control Violations

Crossley: Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Trains Retriever To Detect Sewage

Dam Safety

Corps Of Engineers Monitor High Water At Sayers Dam

High Point Lake Dam Repairs To Require Several More Weeks In Somerset

Court Hearing On Fish Commission Dam Demolition Postponed In Wayne County

Drinking Water

Hurdle: Wolf Sets Up Government Panel To Study PFAS Chemicals

Is It Time To Buy Pennsylvania Water Stocks?

Erie Water Works Boosts Chlorine In Drinking Water

Midstate Construction Firm Fined $10K For Violating Federal Lead Paint Rules

Editorial: Detroit Isn’t The Only City With A Lead Problem In School Water

Economic Development

Shell Ethane Plant: Beaver County, A Community Ripe For Revival

Education

Hayes: Does PA Need A State Amphibian? Meet The Hellbender

$18 Million Discovery Center In Fairmount Park Is Ready To Welcome Visitors

EPCAMR Pairs With Groasis To Provide Food Growboxxes For Youth In Coalfield Communities

Drexel’s Academy Of Natural Sciences To Reopen 80-Year-Old Dioramas After Restoration

Emergency Response

Local UGI Crews Heading To Boston To Assist After Gas Explosions

Boston Gas Explosion: It’s Very Hard To Tell Them We Are Homeless

Energy

1,000 MW Moxie Freedom Natural Gas Power Plant Near Wilkes-Barre Now Online

Luzerne County Readies Assessment For New Moxie Freedom Natural Gas Power Plant

Penelec Surcharge For Not Shopping For Electric Providers Shut Down By PUC

Duquesne Light Seeks To Raise Home Rates By 4%, Give One-Time $25 Credit

PUC Releases Management Efficiency Investigation Report For Philadelphia Gas Works

Philadelphia Gas Works Proposes LNG Venture With Private Partner

Fight Over SEPTA’s Natural Gas Generator Continues, Even As Construction Nears Its End

Clean Energy Groups Outline Principles For PJM Capacity Market Reform

Editorial: California Renewable Power Policy Likely to Become National Model

Local UGI Crews Heading To Boston To Assist After Gas Explosions

Boston Gas Explosion: It’s Very Hard To Tell Them We Are Homeless

Lawsuit Filed Against Columbia Gas Over Boston-Area Explosions

U.S. EIA: Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Energy-Related Sources Decreased In 2017

Unplanned Natural Gas Power Plant Outage Drove ISO-NE Labor Day Spike

New York PSC Actions Move State Closer To Energy Storage, Climate Goals

Editorial: Flood Of Truth From Florence On Saving Coal, Nuclear Plants

NJ’s Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown In Deal To Avoid Building Cooling Towers

Interior Rolls Back Methane Pollution Rules For Drilling On U.S. Lands

Energy Conservation

Centre County Moves Forward On Energy-Saving Projects

Environmental Heritage

Museum To Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of Deadly 1948 Donora Smog

Trump Says Flight 93 Memorial Inspired Him To Think Of His Border Wall

Farming

Crable: Lancaster Farmland Trust Preserves 500th Farm In Lancaster County

Crable: Dairy Farmers Get $5 Million In Grants For New Initiatives, Including Organic Milk

Lehigh Valley Colleges Take Up Research Mantle In Stomping Out Spotted Lanternfly

Hundreds Of Baby Chicks Found On Vacant Philadelphia Lot

Flooding

Transportation Officials Scrambling For Ways To Handle Damage From Record Rainfall

Why Flooding Was So Bad Near The Susquehanna River In York

No FEMA, No Flood Insurance, York County Veteran Among Those Will Big Bills To Rebuild

Corps Of Engineers Monitor High Water At Sayers Dam

Blair Area Counties Cleaning Up After Recent Heavy Rains

Blair County Volunteers Heading Out To Help Storm Victims

Erie Volunteers Put Faith In Action On Mission Trip To Puerto Rico

Flooding, Pollution, Sewage Overruns Region’s Broken Waterways

Rains Close PA Game Land Roads

Western PA Has Learned From Storms, Hurricanes

Rainfall Amounts Already Surpassed Yearly Average In Northeast

Outside Flood Prep Assistance Needed Due To Luzerne County Staff Cuts

Luzerne Flood Protection Authority To Seek Private Assistance For Emergencies

Repairs Underway On Wilkes-Barre River Common Fishing Pier

Florence Likely To Expose Gaps In Flood Insurance

Only 10% Have Flood Insurance On Hard-Hit Carolina Coast

Hurricanes

Florence Moved On, But High Waters May Send Torrent Of Pollution To Chesapeake Bay

Florence Likely To Expose Gaps In Flood Insurance

Only 10% Have Flood Insurance On Hard-Hit Carolina Coast

Red Lion Storm Chasers Escape From Flooding In NC

Trump Tells N.C. Man During Florence Tour: At Least You Got A Nice Boat Out Of The Deal

Climate Change Skeptics In Path Of Hurricane Florence: It’s Hyped Up

Editorial: Flood Of Truth From Florence On Saving Coal, Nuclear Plants

Editorial: Hurricane Florence Spared Philly Region, But What About The Next Storm?

FEMA Chief Says Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Losses All Over The Place

Erie Volunteers Put Faith In Action On Mission Trip To Puerto Rico

Pitt Plans To Send Help To Hurricane Victims In North Carolina

1 Year After Hurricane, Puerto Ricans Find Hope In Lehigh Valley

One Year After Hurricane Maria, Philly A Model For Recovery

Editorial: President’s Untrue And Inexplicable Assertions On Puerto Rico

Forests

Online Fall Foliage Maps Track Seasonal Leaf Changes

DCNR Blog: Producing The Show: Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Factors

Weigel: Why Are So Many Trees Dropping Their Leaves Already?

Is An Early Fall Making The Leaves Fall Early, Or Is It Something Else?

Will Fall Equinox (Sept. 22) Actually Resemble Fall In Lehigh Valley?

Lehigh Valley Colleges Take Up Research Mantle In Stomping Out Spotted Lanternfly

Shade Tree Commission Seeks Answers AFter Trees Vandalized In Carbondale

4 Drives Out Of Erie Catch Colors Of Fall

Why Are California Wildfires So Bad?

Geologic Hazards

Rock Slides Could Cost North Huntingdon $1 Million

Green Buildings

Roof Leaks Plague Lawrence Convention Center In Pittsburgh

Green Infrastructure

DEP Secretary: Chesapeake Bay Plan Affects Water Quality For Locals

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Firming Up Fee Proposal For Regional Stormwater Solutions

Flooding, Pollution, Sewage Overruns Region’s Broken Waterways

Washington Twp Dealing With Runoff Issues To Comply With State Water Pollution Rules

AP: Panel Wants More Use Of Natural Water Protection Measures For Great Lakes

Shade Tree Commission Seeks Answers AFter Trees Vandalized In Carbondale

Op-Ed: Flood Of 10 Million Trees Could Help Offset Impact Of Future PA Deluges

Hazardous Sites Cleanup

Maykuth: Penn Report: City Should Prepare For S. Philly Refinery Closure

Lake Erie

AP: Panel Wants More Use Of Natural Water Protection Measures For Great Lakes

Land Conservation

Crable: Lancaster Farmland Trust Preserves 500th Farm In Lancaster County

Land Recycling

Maykuth: Penn Report: City Should Prepare For S. Philly Refinery Closure

O’Neill: A Game Plan To Help Hazelwood Rebound

Land Use Planning

10,000 Friends Of PA Picks Reidenbaugh As CEO

Mine Reclamation

400,000 Gallons Of Water Had No Effect On Mine Fire Under PGW Plant Site In Allegheny County

Barletta Says Jeanesville Mine Fire Out

DEP Cannot Confirm Hazleton-Area Mine Fire Is Extinguished

DEP Wants More Testing Before Declaring Jeansville Mine Fire Is Out

EPCAMR Pairs With Groasis To Provide Food Growboxxes For Youth In Coalfield Communities

Oil & Gas

Cusick: Shale Industry: Taxpayers Should Foot Part Of The Bill For Oil & Gas Regulation

Cusick: DEP Moving Forward With Methane Limits For Existing Oil & Gas Sources

United Refining To Pay $469,501 For Pollution Control Violations

DEP Sets Public Hearing On Drilling Waste Injection Well In Allegheny County

1,000 MW Moxie Freedom Natural Gas Power Plant Near Wilkes-Barre Now Online

Luzerne County Readies Assessment For New Moxie Freedom Natural Gas Power Plant

PUC Releases Management Efficiency Investigation Report For Philadelphia Gas Works

Philadelphia Gas Works Proposes LNG Venture With Private Partner

Fight Over SEPTA’s Natural Gas Generator Continues, Even As Construction Nears Its End

Editorial: Natural Gas Industry Consumer, Business Numbers Impressive

Shell’s New Climate Move On Methane Emissions

Shell, Exxon’s 1980s Documents Predicted Climate Change Damage

Local UGI Crews Heading To Boston To Assist After Gas Explosions

Boston Gas Explosion: It’s Very Hard To Tell Them We Are Homeless

Lawsuit Filed Against Columbia Gas Over Boston-Area Explosions

Shell Ethane Plant: Beaver County, A Community Ripe For Revival

Lancaster Gasoline Prices Surpass $3/Gallon For 1st Time Since June 4

Interior Rolls Back Methane Pollution Rules For Drilling On U.S. Lands

Pipelines

Cusick: Cumberland County Criticizes Mariner East 2 Pipeline For Dodging Safety Questions

As Mariner East 2 Pipeline Nears Completion, Cumberland County Resident Worries About Danger

Cumberland County Wants Mariner East 2 Pipeline To Address Citizens’ Safety Concerns

Crable: Did Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Bulldozing Detention Basin Cause Mount Joy Mobile Home Park Destruction?

Williams Reports Completion Of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, Requests Permission For Full Service

Only 11% Of PA’s Natural Gas Pipelines Are Mapped For The Public

Op-Ed: Beaver County Pipeline Explosion: How To Prevent Future Catastrophes - PennFuture

Op-Ed: Oppose Ban On Natural Gas Pipeline Construction

Boston: Natural Gas Pipeline Pressure Before Explosions Was 12 Times Too High

Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana

Treating Protest As Terrorism: U.S. Plans Crackdown On Keystone XL Activists

Radiation Protection

Editorial: Flood Of Truth From Florence On Saving Coal, Nuclear Plants

NJ’s Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown In Deal To Avoid Building Cooling Towers

Recreation

Online Fall Foliage Maps Track Seasonal Leaf Changes

DCNR Blog: Producing The Show: Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Factors

Weigel: Why Are So Many Trees Dropping Their Leaves Already?

Is An Early Fall Making The Leaves Fall Early, Or Is It Something Else?

Will Fall Equinox (Sept. 22) Actually Resemble Fall In Lehigh Valley?

Laurel Highlands Summit Showcases Health, Economic Benefits Of Local Trails

Our Better Nature: How The Great Outdoors Can Improve Your Life

Sept. 21 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Susquehanna River Boaters Warned Safety Buoys Above Holtwood Dam Were Washed Away

More Problems Found At River Common Fishing Pier Wall In Wilkes-Barre

Proposal For High-End Campground In North Pocono Under Review

Riverfront Festival Draws Crowd To Norristown’s Riverfront Park

River Festival Celebrating Freeport Considered Best Yet

Norristown’s Park(ing) Day Creates Mini Parks Out Of Pavement

Foundations Pledge $9 Million For Philly Parks, Arts

Knight Foundation Gives $4M For Conversation About Park Over I-95 In Philadelphia

$18 Million Discovery Center In Fairmount Park Is Ready To Welcome Visitors

Fairmount Park Gave Artists Keys To Historic Mansion, Now They Aren’t Leaving

Frye: National Public Lands Day (Sept. 22) Highlights Opportunities

Celebrating 200 Years Of Traveling (And Eating) Along The National Road In SW PA Rt. 40

Wounded Warriors Cycling Across America Make It To Flight 93 Memorial

Ligonier Highland Games Expands To 2 Days

Penn State Outing Club Can Go Outside Again, But Not Too Far

500+ Cyclists Compete In Nittany Lion Cross Cyclocross Race

Bethlehem Backs Borrowing $1.75 Million For Golf Course

4 Drives Out Of Erie Catch Colors Of Fall

Coast Guard Erie Wraps Up Summer Boating Season

1 Killed In ATV Crash In Ligonier Township

National Park Service Volunteers Say Conditions Are Hostile, Unsafe

Recycling/Waste

Philadelphia: Stop Recycling Takeout Containers, You Can Keep Caps On Water Bottles

What Erie County’s Recycling Changes Mean For You

Can Lehigh Valley Capitalize On China’s Recycling Chaos

Lackawanna Waste Firm Gearing Up For Fight Over Transfer Station Proposal

Keystone Landfill Opponents Get Day In Court Over Expansion Plans

Erie’s Prof. Sherri Mason Wins $250,000 Heinz Award For Microplastics Contamination Research

Renewable Energy

Power Co-Ops Helping To Bring Solar Energy To Rural Areas

Clean Energy Groups Outline Principles For PJM Capacity Market Reform

Editorial: California Renewable Power Policy Likely to Become National Model

New York PSC Actions Move State Closer To Energy Storage, Climate Goals

Stormwater

Washington Twp Dealing With Runoff Issues To Comply With State Water Pollution Rules

Susquehanna River

Susquehanna River Boaters Warned Safety Buoys Above Holtwood Dam Were Washed Away

Susquehanna River Will Rise Again When Florence Arrives In PA

Eels Released For First Time In 100 Years In Mahoning Creek Montour County

Sustainability

Op-Ed: Let’s Keep Pittsburgh Livable & Affordable

Wastewater Facilities

Crossley: Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Trains Retriever To Detect Sewage

Watershed Protection

DEP Secretary: Chesapeake Bay Plan Affects Water Quality For Locals

Hayes: Does PA Need A State Amphibian? Meet The Hellbender

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Firming Up Fee Proposal For Regional Stormwater Solutions

Flooding, Pollution, Sewage Overruns Region’s Broken Waterways

Washington Twp Dealing With Runoff Issues To Comply With State Water Pollution Rules

Crossley: Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Trains Retriever To Detect Sewage

Florence Moved On, But High Waters May Send Torrent Of Pollution To Chesapeake Bay

Op-Ed: Flood Of 10 Million Trees Could Help Offset Impact Of Future PA Deluges

AP: Panel Wants More Use Of Natural Water Protection Measures For Great Lakes

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Wildlife

Susquehanna River Boaters Warned Safety Buoys Above Holtwood Dam Were Washed Away

Shad Runs Low In Susquehanna River, Approach Record Highs In Others

Bay Journal: Invasive Snakeheads Found In Octoraro Creek, Lancaster County

Eels Released For First Time In 100 Years In Mahoning Creek Montour County

Hayes: Does PA Need A State Amphibian? Meet The Hellbender

High Point Lake Dam Repairs To Require Several More Weeks In Somerset

Court Hearing On Fish Commission Dam Demolition Postponed In Wayne County

Repairs Underway On Wilkes-Barre River Common Fishing Pier

Schneck: What Is Killing Deer In Southeastern Pennsylvania?

AP: Game Officials Probe Deer Deaths In Berks, Chester Counties

2nd Rabid Raccoon Found In Pittsburgh’s Morningside Area

Foam That Caused Fish Kill In Lancaster Linked to Firefighting Exercise

Game Commission Seeks Info On Illegally Killed Bear In Lackawanna

Bad Year For Birds With West Nile In Pennsylvania

Flocks Of Black Birds Darkening Pittsburgh Skies, But It’s Not A Bad Omen

Lewisburg Wooly Worm Festival Doomed By A Lack Of Volunteers (People)

Schneck: 100 Monarchs And Counting Adding To Hurting Population

Slickville Woman Lends Helping Hand To Monarchs

I Do It for The Butterflies: Monarchs Rule This Franklin County Home

AP: Big Cats In Pennsylvania: Mountain Lions Or Bobcats?

Rains Close PA Game Land Roads

West Nile/Zika Virus

PA Reports 2 Human Deaths From West Nile Virus In Lancaster, Lebanon Counties

With 11 West Nile Virus Cases, Philly Asks Residents To Help

Bad Year For Birds With West Nile In Pennsylvania

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9/24/2018

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