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Environmental NewsClips - All Topics

Here are NewsClips from around the state on all environmental topics, including General Environment, Budget, Marcellus Shale, Watershed Protection and much more.

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Take Action!

CBF-PA: Pennsylvania's Rivers And Streams Need Your Help!  Urge Legislators To Make Critical Investments In Clean Water Now!

Growing Greener Coalition Call To Action: Protect Local Environmental, Recreation Project Funds, No Backsliding!

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Call To Action On State Budget: Haven't We Heard This Off-Key Tune Before?

Call To Action Issued As Republican Bill Moves To Fundamentally Change Definition Of Water Pollution In Pennsylvania [PaEN]

Joint Committee Report On DEP’s Chapter 102 & 105 Permit Reviews Asks For Much More Data, Shows Impact Of Budget Cuts [PaEN]

Politics

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Air

Republicans On House Environmental Committee Urge IRRC To Disapprove DEP Air Quality Permit Fee Increases, Threatening Integrity Of Program [PaEN]

Clairton Officials Ask Allegheny County For Help In Fighting Air Pollution

Hopey: Clairton Residents, Activists Rally For Cleaner Air

Hopey: Allegheny County Finds Latest Fire At Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Posed No Public Risk

Frazier: U.S. Steel Avoids Clairton Works Shutdown, Restores Pollution Controls

New Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Fire Renews Residents’ Concerns

Tale Of 2 Clairton Works Fires: Allegheny County Health Official Respond Quicker

Frazier: Clairton Coke (Coal) Plant Air Pollution Controls Again Knocked Out By A Fire

Frazier: After Another Fire, Allegheny County Issues Emergency Order To Clairton Coke (Coal) Plant

AP: Allegheny County Health Authorities Threaten Clairton Coke (Coal) Plant Shutdown

U.S. Steel Says It Has Repaired Coke (Coal) Works Pollution Control Equipment

U.S. Steel Notifies Allegheny Health About Another Fire At Clairton Coke (Coal) Works

Editorial: Another Clairton Coke (Coal) Plant Fire, Another Shutdown

GASP: Search Committee Formed For New Head Of Allegheny Health Dept

Erie Coke (Coal) Plant To Pay City $118,000 For Wastewater Violations

AP: Explosions, Fire Rock Philly Oil Refinery; Gas Prices Could Rise

Phillips: Feds Investigate Philly Refinery Explosion, Local Health Experts Remain Cautions

Philadelphia Refinery Narrowly Dodged A Catastrophe

Gasoline Futures Increase After Philadelphia Refinery Fire, Prices May Go Up At Pump

Philadelphia To Convene Refinery Safety Working Group After Massive Refinery Fire

Philadelphia Refinery Has Long History Of Fires, Explosions, Deaths, Injuries

Maykuth: Refinery Looked Like Armageddon: Fire Puts Focus On Toxic Chemical

Massive Fireball From Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Seen By Satellites

Editorial: How About Preventing Next Refinery Explosion Instead Of Just Responding?

Maykuth, Others: Blast Rips Through South Philadelphia Refinery, Triggering Major Fire

Kummer: Officials Say Air Tests From Philly Refinery Fire Show No Immediate Concerns

WITF Smart Talk: Changes In Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Luzerne Transit Authority Dump The Pump Day Promotes Transit, Downtown Explorer Contest

DEP Accepting Applications For Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates [PaEN]

Applications Being Accepted For Driving PA Forward Electric Cargo Handling Grants [PaEN]

Alternative Fuels

DEP Accepting Applications For Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates [PaEN]

Applications Being Accepted For Driving PA Forward Electric Cargo Handling Grants [PaEN]

Awards & Recognition

Allegheny National Forest Ranks No. 2 Camping Destination In U.S.

Preservation PA Recognizes Delaware Canal Vision Study With Award

Biodiversity/Invasive Species

Penn State Extension: Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens - Pollinator Week June 17-23 [PaEN]

Bay Journal-Crable: PennDOT Hopes Plantings Will Put Pollinators On Road To Recovery [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Invasive Plant Species Can Hurt Both Pollinators And Native Plant Communities [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Hand Pollination Used For Rare Orchid When There's A Lack Of Pollinators [PaEN]

Mary Ann Thomas: Plant Gardens For Bees/Pollinators At PennDOT Rest Stops, Interchanges, Traffic Islands

PennDOT Asks Public To Plant Pollinator Gardens In Erie

Olson: Honeybees Suffered High Losses Last Winter, Including In Toomey’s Backyard

Eastern Hellbenders Rely On A Clean, Clear French Creek To Call It Their Home

Spotted Lanternfly Found In York County, Now What?

Spotted Lanternfly Found In York County - Video

Marcus Schneck: Mayflies About To Swarm The Susquehanna Once Again

Lights To Be Kept Dark On York-Lancaster Bridge Because Of Mayflies

At This Central PA Spot, Mayflies Love Swarming

Great Lakes State Governors, Canadian Premiers Support Law Enforcement Efforts To Hold Invasive Species Offenders Accountable [PaEN]

AP: Great Lakes States, Canadian Provinces Team Up To Enforce Invasive Species Laws

Budget

Republicans On House Environmental Committee Urge IRRC To Disapprove DEP Air Quality Permit Fee Increases, Threatening Integrity Of Program [PaEN]

DEP: Federal Fee Due To Expire In 2021 That Is The Only Source Of Funds To Address $3.9 Billion In High-Priority AML Problems [PaEN]

PA Council Of Trout Unlimited Urges PA Congressional Delegation To Reauthorize Federal Mine Reclamation Fee, Program [PaEN]

Sen. Yudichak, Rep. Frankel To Introduce Resolutions Supporting Reauthorization Of Federal Mine Reclamation Fee [PaEN]

Keep PA Beautiful Opposes Using Recycling Fund, Other Community Project Monies To Pay Agency Operating Expenses [PaEN]

PA Municipal Authorities Oppose Using Recycling Fund To Pay DEP Operating Costs [PaEN]

County Commissioners, Professional Recyclers Oppose Raid On Recycling Fund To Pay Agency Operating Costs [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Don’t Raid Environmental Funds To Balance PA Budget - Rep. Vitali

Paddling And Rallying For Clean Water In Pennsylvania

Local Governments Ask House Committees For More Resources To Meet MS4 Stormwater Pollution Reductions [PaEN]

Thompson: Wolf Looks At Carbon Emission Fees From RGGI To Pay For Restore PA

EPA, USDA Host June 26 Webinar On Private Sector Financing Solutions For Nutrient Reductions [PaEN]

Chesapeake Bay

EPA Says PA’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan Comes Up Short, Lacks Commitments To Resources To Carry It Out [PaEN]

NRCS-PA, Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Assn. Form Partnership To Assist Farmers [PaEN]

Paddling And Rallying For Clean Water In Pennsylvania

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Citizen Action

Turtle Creek Watershed Restoration, Union County-- Everyone Does A Little, So No One Has To Do It All [PaEN]

Register Now!  Rodale Institute Hosts Organic Farming Field Day July 19 In Kutztown, Berks County [PaEN]

York County's Newest Master Watershed Stewards Complete Training [PaEN]

Volunteers Needed For Master Watershed Stewards In Lehigh Valley And Beyond

Fun, Education At Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance’s Watershed Expo

Vote Now For The Best Great American Cleanup Of PA Videos Thru June 26 [PaEN]

Triumphing Over The State’s Detritus From Tires To Trash

EPA, USDA Host June 26 Webinar On Private Sector Financing Solutions For Nutrient Reductions [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens - Pollinator Week June 17-23 [PaEN]

Bay Journal-Crable: PennDOT Hopes Plantings Will Put Pollinators On Road To Recovery [PaEN]

DEP Our Common Wealth Blog: Falcon Watch Wrap-Up: 4 Young Peregrines Take To The Sky, With A Little Help From Friends [PaEN]

Climate

AP-Levy: Wolf Wants Legislature To Authorize PA To Join RGGI Power Plant Climate Emission Reduction Plan

Reuters: PA Governor Wants To Tie Nuclear Bailout To Joining RGGI

Thompson: Wolf Looks At Carbon Emission Fees From RGGI To Pay For Restore PA

DEP Expects To Present EQB With A Consultant Report On Costs/Benefits Of Climate Cap-And-Trade Petition Early Next Year; Update On PFOS Petition [PaEN]

Cusick: Climate Focus Intensifies In Harrisburg As Budget, Citizen Petition Advance

Op-Ed: Increasing Signs Of Pennsylvania’s Commitment To Confront Climate Change

Op-Ed: It’s Time To Limit Carbon Pollution

Letter: Climate Change Spreads Mosquito-Borne Diseases

New Report: Clean Energy Jobs Grew To 90,772 In Pennsylvania In 2018 [PaEN]

Report: Clean Energy Businesses Added 5,000 Jobs In PA In 2018

Community Energy, Inc. Study Finds Replacing 10% Of PA's Electric Generation With Solar Would Save $300 Million Annually, Create 65,000 Jobs [PaEN]

Study Finds 10% Solar Energy Generation Could Save PA $619 Million Yearly

Sen. Muth Calls For 100% Renewable Energy For Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanians Rally In Harrisburg For Renewable Energy

Centre Climate: How Is National Security Affected By Climate Change?

Op-Ed: Pennsylvanians Agree, It’s Time To Limit Carbon Pollution

Proposed Landfill Gas Facility Receives Zoning Approval In Lower Saucon

Oregon Senate Republicans Leave State To Avoid Vote On Climate Bill

EPA Issues Clean Power Climate Plan Replacement As Coal Bailout Remains Sidelined

AP: Amid Urgent Climate Warnings, EPA Gives Coal A Reprieve

Phillips: Trump Ditches Clean Power Climate Policy Aimed At Cutting Coal

Trump EPA Rolls Back Clean Power Climate Rule On Coal-Fired Power Plants

EPA Clean Power Climate Plan Triggers Rush To Court

Editorial: New EPA Clean Power Rule Pollutes Public Policy

Coal Mining

EPA Issues Clean Power Climate Plan Replacement As Coal Bailout Remains Sidelined

AP: Amid Urgent Climate Warnings, EPA Gives Coal A Reprieve

Phillips: Trump Ditches Clean Power Climate Policy Aimed At Cutting Coal

Trump EPA Rolls Back Clean Power Climate Rule On Coal-Fired Power Plants

EPA Clean Power Climate Plan Triggers Rush To Court

Editorial: New EPA Clean Power Rule Pollutes Public Policy

Compliance Action

Erie Coke (Coal) Plant To Pay City $118,000 For Wastewater Violations

Delaware River

Dozens Join 25th Delaware River Sojourn At Dingmans Ferry

Hurdle: With Bird Populations At Stake, Naturalists Renew Calls To Halt Horseshoe Crab Harvest In Delaware Bay

Deadly Bacteria On Rise In Delaware Bay, Climate Change Likely Culprit

Drinking Water

DEP Expects To Present EQB With A Consultant Report On Costs/Benefits Of Climate Cap-And-Trade Petition Early Next Year; Update On PFOS Petition [PaEN]

Bagenstose: Casey, Toomey Back PFAS Bills In Congress

Westmoreland Authority Spent $100,00+ On Reservoir Tests Following Gas Well Breach

Economic Development

Litvak: Shell Ethane Plant Nears Peak Construction Employment

Study Explores Impact Of Transitioning 10% Of PA Electric Generation To Solar

Wilds Cooperative Of PA Launches New Website, Expands Membership To Grow Nature, Heritage Tourism In PA Wilds [PaEN]

Education

John James Audubon Home In Mill Grove Opens New Center To Reinvent Its Conservation Mission In Montgomery County

Penn State High School-College EnvironMentors Team Wins First Place In National Competition [PaEN]

Interns: Bloomsburg Student Intern Justin Groshek With Natural Resources Conservation Service On Path To Success [PaEN]

Call For Presentations: 3rd Annual PA Sportsmen's Forum Sept. 20-21 At Middle Creek Wildlife Area, Lebanon County [PaEN]

June Newsletter From Joint Conservation Committee - PA Audubon/ Outward Bound Discovery Center In Philadelphia [PaEN]

Snakes, Drones, Water Testing: Wilkes-Barre Schools Hold 3-Day STEM

Emergency Response

PennDOT Battles Heavy Rainfall, 95 Landslides In Western PA

Harsh Winds, Rain Rip Through Butler County Knocking Down Trees, Wires

Tornado May Have Touched Down In Armstrong County

NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down Near Butler, Armstrong Borders

AP: Philadelphia Refinery Fire Out, Probe Into Cause Of Blaze To Begin

AP: Explosions, Fire Rock Philly Oil Refinery; Gas Prices Could Rise

Phillips: Feds Investigate Philly Refinery Explosion, Local Health Experts Remain Cautions

Philadelphia Refinery Narrowly Dodged A Catastrophe

Gasoline Futures Increase After Philadelphia Refinery Fire, Prices May Go Up At Pump

Philadelphia To Convene Refinery Safety Working Group After Massive Refinery Fire

Philadelphia Refinery Has Long History Of Fires, Explosions, Deaths, Injuries

Energy

Nuclear Power Plant Debate Expected To Reignite This Fall

AP-Levy: Wolf Wants Legislature To Authorize PA To Join RGGI Power Plant Climate Emission Reduction Plan

Reuters: PA Governor Wants To Tie Nuclear Bailout To Joining RGGI

New Report: Clean Energy Jobs Grew To 90,772 In Pennsylvania In 2018 [PaEN]

Report: Clean Energy Businesses Added 5,000 Jobs In PA In 2018

Study Finds 10% Solar Energy Generation Could Save PA $619 Million Yearly

Community Energy, Inc. Study Finds Replacing 10% Of PA's Electric Generation With Solar Would Save $300 Million Annually, Create 65,000 Jobs [PaEN]

Hundreds Rally At PA Capitol For Passage Of Bipartisan, 100% Renewable Energy Legislation [PaEN]

Philadelphia City Council Passes Legislation Creating Solar Incentive Program [PaEN]

Study Explores Impact Of Transitioning 10% Of PA Electric Generation To Solar

Op-Ed: Pennsylvanians Agree, It’s Time To Limit Carbon Pollution

Op-Ed: Anti-Energy Activists Are Trying To Make PA Next California

DEP Accepting Applications For Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates [PaEN]

Applications Being Accepted For Driving PA Forward Electric Cargo Handling Grants [PaEN]

Proposed Landfill Gas Facility Receives Zoning Approval In Lower Saucon

Transource Power Line Hearing Rescheduled For Late Summer In York County

Utilities On New Cyber Battlefield As U.S. Ramps Up Pressure On Russia’s Electric Grid

New York Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill, But Advocate Calls It A Partial Victory

EPA Issues Clean Power Climate Plan Replacement As Coal Bailout Remains Sidelined

AP: Amid Urgent Climate Warnings, EPA Gives Coal A Reprieve

Phillips: Trump Ditches Clean Power Climate Policy Aimed At Cutting Coal

Trump EPA Rolls Back Clean Power Climate Rule On Coal-Fired Power Plants

EPA Clean Power Climate Plan Triggers Rush To Court

Editorial: New EPA Clean Power Rule Pollutes Public Policy

Energy Conservation

New Report: Clean Energy Jobs Grew To 90,772 In Pennsylvania In 2018 [PaEN]

Report: Clean Energy Businesses Added 5,000 Jobs In PA In 2018

Wilkes-Barre Saved $1.3 Million+ From Energy Projects

Does Wilkes-Barre Energy Savings Program Measure Up?

Environmental Health

Hopey/Templeton: Wolf Asked to Investigate Possible Link Between Fracking, Childhood Cancers

Templeton/Hopey: Marcellus Shale Coalition Criticizes Ridiculous Request To Halt Drilling

Hopey/Templeton: Wolf Wants More Data About How Drilling Impacts Citizens’ Health

84% Of Fracking Studies Show The Industry Harms Human Health

Opposing Sides On Fracking Write The Governor

Farming

NRCS-PA, CBF-PA Offering Farm Conservation Assistance In Centre, Clinton, Lycoming Counties; Applications Due June 28 [PaEN]

EPA, USDA Host June 26 Webinar On Private Sector Financing Solutions For Nutrient Reduction

NRCS-PA Provides $9 Million In Grants To Conservation Districts To Help Implement Federal Farm Bill Programs [PaEN]

NRCS-PA, Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Assn. Form Partnership To Assist Farmers [PaEN]

Register Now!  Rodale Institute Hosts Organic Farming Field Day July 19 In Kutztown, Berks County [PaEN]

Turtle Creek Watershed Restoration, Union County-- Everyone Does A Little, So No One Has To Do It All [PaEN]

PA-Based National Organic Farmers Association Outlines 2019 Federal Policy Priorities [PaEN]

At The End Of Suburbia In Chester County There’s An Oasis: A Lavender Farm

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Hand Pollination Used For Rare Orchid When There's A Lack Of Pollinators [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens - Pollinator Week June 17-23 [PaEN]

Flooding

AP: Heavy Rain, Winds Bring Flooding To Philadelphia Suburbs

Why Is It Raining So Much? Twisters, Downpours, The Harvest Of A Wild Spring

For PA Farmers, 2018 Year Of Record Rain A Big Nuisance

Tropical Storm Agnes Devastated PA In 1972

High Water Swamps Erie’s Presque Isle State Park

Forests

PEC Blog: Dirtying The Dibble Bars - Nearly 65,000 Native Tree Seedlings Planted This Season [PaEN]

Editorial: Mandate Full Health Insurance Coverage For Lyme Disease

Spotted Lanternfly Found In York County, Now What?

Spotted Lanternfly Found In York County - Video

Forests - Wildfires

AP: PG&E Agrees To Pay $1 Billion For California Wildfire Damages

Geologic Hazards

Landslide Shuts Down Part Of Route 168 In Beaver County

Grants/Funding

NRCS-PA, CBF-PA Offering Farm Conservation Assistance In Centre, Clinton, Lycoming Counties; Applications Due June 28 [PaEN]

NRCS-PA Provides $9 Million In Grants To Conservation Districts To Help Implement Federal Farm Bill Programs [PaEN]

EPA, USDA Host June 26 Webinar On Private Sector Financing Solutions For Nutrient Reductions [PaEN]

DEP Accepting Applications For EPA Section 319 Watershed Restoration, Planning Grants [PaEN]

Federal Office Of Surface Mining Reclamation Offering Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Grants To Not-For Profit Groups [PaEN]

DEP Accepting Applications For Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates [PaEN]

Applications Being Accepted For Driving PA Forward Electric Cargo Handling Grants [PaEN]

Green Infrastructure

Local Governments Ask House Committees For More Resources To Meet MS4 Stormwater Pollution Reductions [PaEN]

DEP Accepting Applications For EPA Section 319 Watershed Restoration, Planning Grants [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: Repairing My Stream - Do I Need A Permit? [PaEN]

NRCS-PA, CBF-PA Offering Farm Conservation Assistance In Centre, Clinton, Lycoming Counties; Applications Due June 28 [PaEN]

NRCS-PA Provides $9 Million In Grants To Conservation Districts To Help Implement Federal Farm Bill Programs [PaEN]

NRCS-PA, Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Assn. Form Partnership To Assist Farmers [PaEN]

Turtle Creek Watershed Restoration, Union County-- Everyone Does A Little, So No One Has To Do It All [PaEN]

Hazardous Substances

Hopey/Templeton: Wolf Asked to Investigate Possible Link Between Fracking, Childhood Cancers

Templeton/Hopey: Environmental Panel Discusses Pinning Down Cause Of Childhood Cancers

DEP Expects To Present EQB With A Consultant Report On Costs/Benefits Of Climate Cap-And-Trade Petition Early Next Year; Update On PFOS Petition [PaEN]

Bagenstose: Casey, Toomey Back PFAS Bills In Congress

Land Conservation

Land Conservancy Of Adams County Preserves 142-Acre Farm Near Gettysburg Battlefield [PaEN]

French Creek Valley Conservancy Completes Boat Launch On Conserved Land In Crawford County [PaEN]

Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge May Be Open For Fishing Soon

Natural Lands Names Kelly Herrenkohl VP Of Communications & Engagement [PaEN]

Bagenstose: Federal Lawmakers Seek Increased Funds For Land & Water Conservation Fund

Editorial: Full Amount For Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund

Editorial: Reject Mining Near Grand Canyon [The One In Arizona, Not PA]

Lake Erie

High Water Swamps Erie’s Presque Isle State Park

Great Lakes State Governors, Canadian Premiers Support Law Enforcement Efforts To Hold Invasive Species Offenders Accountable [PaEN]

AP: Great Lakes States, Canadian Provinces Team Up To Enforce Invasive Species Laws

Littering/Illegal Dumping

Vote Now For The Best Great American Cleanup Of PA Videos Thru June 26 [PaEN]

Triumphing Over The State’s Detritus From Tires To Trash

Mine Reclamation

DEP: Federal Fee Due To Expire In 2021 That Is The Only Source Of Funds To Address $3.9 Billion In High-Priority AML Problems [PaEN]

Federal Office Of Surface Mining Reclamation Offering Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Grants To Not-For Profit Groups [PaEN]

PA Council Of Trout Unlimited Urges PA Congressional Delegation To Reauthorize Federal Mine Reclamation Fee, Program [PaEN]

Sen. Yudichak, Rep. Frankel To Introduce Resolutions Supporting Reauthorization Of Federal Mine Reclamation Fee [PaEN]

Cong. Cartwright Touts Legislation To Speed Up Mine Land Reclamation Funding

Federal Office Of Surface Mining Reclamation Offering Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Grants To Not-For Profit Groups [PaEN]

PEC Blog: Dirtying The Dibble Bars - Nearly 65,000 Native Tree Seedlings Planted This Season [PaEN]

June Catalyst Newsletter Now Available From Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition [PaEN]

Mine Subsidence

Senate Environmental Committee Meets June 25 To Consider Bill To Make Report On Impacts Of Deep Coal Mining Optional, Other Bills [PaEN]

Ohio River

PA Environmental Council Responds To Concerns About New Ohio River Standards Adopted By ORSANCO [PaEN]

Editorial: Cowardly ORSANCO Vote Imperils Ohio River’s Health

Oil & Gas

Sen. Scarnati Introduces Bill To Regulate Conventional Oil & Gas Wells Different From House Version [PaEN]

Hopey/Templeton: Wolf Asked to Investigate Possible Link Between Fracking, Childhood Cancers

Templeton/Hopey: Environmental Panel Discusses Pinning Down Cause Of Childhood Cancers

Templeton/Hopey: Marcellus Shale Coalition Criticizes Ridiculous Request To Halt Drilling

Opposing Sides On Fracking Write The Governor

Hopey/Templeton: Wolf Wants More Data About How Drilling Impacts Citizens’ Health

84% Of Fracking Studies Show The Industry Harms Human Health

Editorial: Wolf Should Order Study Of Fracking And Child Cancer

Allegheny Front: How Ohio Compares To PA On Oversight Of Gas Drilling

Allegheny Front: Ohio Law Allows Drilling Companies To Force Landowners To Sign Away Their Drilling Property Right

Westmoreland Authority Spent $100,00+ On Reservoir Tests Following Gas Well Breach

Shale Network Hosts 8th Annual Workshop In State College

Litvak: Shell Ethane Plant Nears Peak Construction Employment

AP: Philadelphia Refinery Fire Out, Probe Into Cause Of Blaze To Begin

AP: Explosions, Fire Rock Philly Oil Refinery; Gas Prices Could Rise

Phillips: Feds Investigate Philly Refinery Explosion, Local Health Experts Remain Cautions

Philadelphia Refinery Narrowly Dodged A Catastrophe

Gasoline Futures Increase After Philadelphia Refinery Fire, Prices May Go Up At Pump

Philadelphia To Convene Refinery Safety Working Group After Massive Refinery Fire

Philadelphia Refinery Has Long History Of Fires, Explosions, Deaths, Injuries

Pipelines

Senate Committee Reports Out Bills To Improve Pipeline Emergency Response [PaEN]

Editorial: Make Pipeline Safety A Priority

Energy Transfer Appeals DEP Order On Revolution Pipeline To EHB

Permitting

Joint Committee Report On DEP’s Chapter 102 & 105 Permit Reviews Asks For Much More Data, Shows Impact Of Budget Squeeze, Recommends Fee Increase Evaluation [PaEN]

DEP To Have New Draft Under 5 Acre General Permit For Erosion Control Available In July To Begin Public Review [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Adequate Funding, Not Regulatory Reform Is Key To Effective DEP - PennFuture

Penn State Extension: Repairing My Stream - Do I Need A Permit? [PaEN]

DEP Posts 50 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In June 22 PA Bulletin [PaEN]

Personnel

DCNR Names Nathan Fice New Manager Of Clear Creek State Forest

Natural Lands Names Kelly Herrenkohl VP Of Communications & Engagement [PaEN]

Help Wanted: Brandywine Conservancy [PaEN]

Help Wanted: Ernst Conservation Seeds [PaEN]

Public Participation

Editorial: Maintain EPA Science Board

Radiation Protection

Nuclear Power Plant Debate Expected To Reignite This Fall

AP-Levy: Wolf Wants Legislature To Authorize PA To Join RGGI Power Plant Climate Emission Reduction Plan

Reuters: PA Governor Wants To Tie Nuclear Bailout To Joining RGGI

Closing TMI: Why It Might Take 60 Years To Secure The Infamous Nuclear Power Site

Maykuth: NRC OKs Transfer Of NJ Nuclear Plant To Holtec International To Dismantle

Recreation

Wilds Cooperative Of PA Launches New Website, Expands Membership To Grow Nature, Heritage Tourism In PA Wilds [PaEN]

Registration Now Open For PA Greenways & Trails Summit Sept. 22-24 Shippensburg [PaEN]

High Water Swamps Erie’s Presque Isle State Park

Supporters Fear Keystone State Park Sewage Project Will Be Canceled

Allegheny National Forest Ranks No. 2 Camping Destination In U.S.

Preservation PA Recognizes Delaware Canal Vision Study With Award

June 21 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

PA Is No. 2 In Nation In ATV Deaths: How To Stay Safe

Hiker Falls From Cliff In Pine Creek Area

Dozens Join 25th Delaware River Sojourn At Dingmans Ferry

Pittsburgh Mayor Supports Ballot Initiative For Taxpayer-Funded Parks Trust Fund

A Trust Fund For Pittsburgh’s Parks?  You May Be Voting On It This Fall

Litvak: Uninterrupted Trail Access Along Allegheny River Is A Must In Pittsburgh Strip District

E-Bike Donated To Luzerne Police After Back Mountain Trail Booby Trap

Lakes At Lackawanna County Parks To Open Saturday

Penns Valley Park In Centre County Almost Complete

What’s Next For Bellefonte To Milesburg Trail

30 Philly Parks Have Sonic Devices That Are Meant To Shoo Rowdy Youths

Philadelphia To See Dockless bike Rentals As Soon As This Fall

Popular Jessup Park Slated For New Plastic Playground By End Of Year

Luzerne County Councilmember: Susquehanna River Common Park Looking Better

Crable: National Naked Hiking Day [June 21] Is Coming Up, Beware Of Celebrating On Public Land

Editorial: Make Pool Inspection Information Publicly Available

Editorial: Mandate Full Health Insurance Coverage For Lyme Disease

Locks To Remain Closed On Allegheny River Due To Swift Water

Bagenstose: Federal Lawmakers Seek Increased Funds For Land & Water Conservation Fund

Editorial: Full Amount For Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund

Editorial: Reject Mining Near Grand Canyon [The One In Arizona, Not PA]

Recycling/Waste

Keep PA Beautiful Opposes Using Recycling Fund, Other Community Project Monies To Pay Agency Operating Expenses [PaEN]

PA Municipal Authorities Oppose Using Recycling Fund To Pay DEP Operating Costs [PaEN]

County Commissioners, Professional Recyclers Oppose Raid On Recycling Fund To Pay Agency Operating Costs [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Don’t Raid Environmental Funds To Balance PA Budget - Rep. Vitali

Western PA Faces Strain Of China’s Recycling Restrictions

Triumphing Over The State’s Detritus From Tires To Trash

Kummer: Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Introduced In Philly With 15-Cent Fee On Other Bags

Philly’s Plastic Bag Ban Might Actually Pass This Time

Editorial: Making Progress In Reducing Use Of Plastic Straws

West Side Police To Dispose Of Drugs With Incinerator In Luzerne

Kummer: Philadelphia To Launch Composting Network Of Up To 25 Sites

Philly’s Trash Is Chester’s Air Pollution

Bagenstose: Elcon Appeals Twp. Permit Denial For Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility In Bucks

Editorial: Elcon Should Take No For An Answer Hazardous Waste Facility

Proposed Landfill Gas Facility Receives Zoning Approval In Lower Saucon

Renewable Energy

AP-Levy: Wolf Wants Legislature To Authorize PA To Join RGGI Power Plant Climate Emission Reduction Plan

Hundreds Rally At PA Capitol For Passage Of Bipartisan, 100% Renewable Energy Legislation [PaEN]

Philadelphia City Council Passes Legislation Creating Solar Incentive Program [PaEN]

New Report: Clean Energy Jobs Grew To 90,772 In Pennsylvania In 2018 [PaEN]

Report: Clean Energy Businesses Added 5,000 Jobs In PA In 2018

Community Energy, Inc. Study Finds Replacing 10% Of PA's Electric Generation With Solar Would Save $300 Million Annually, Create 65,000 Jobs [PaEN]

Study Explores Impact Of Transitioning 10% Of PA Electric Generation To Solar

Study Finds 10% Solar Energy Generation Could Save PA $619 Million Yearly

Op-Ed: Pennsylvanians Agree, It’s Time To Limit Carbon Pollution

Op-Ed: Anti-Energy Activists Are Trying To Make PA Next California

New York Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill, But Advocate Calls It A Partial Victory

EPA Issues Clean Power Climate Plan Replacement As Coal Bailout Remains Sidelined

AP: Amid Urgent Climate Warnings, EPA Gives Coal A Reprieve

Phillips: Trump Ditches Clean Power Climate Policy Aimed At Cutting Coal

Trump EPA Rolls Back Clean Power Climate Rule On Coal-Fired Power Plants

Editorial: New EPA Clean Power Rule Pollutes Public Policy

Stormwater

Local Governments Ask House Committees For More Resources To Meet MS4 Stormwater Pollution Reductions [PaEN]

Altoona, Twp. Authority To Tackle Sewer, Stormwater Problems

DEP Accepting Applications For EPA Section 319 Watershed Restoration, Planning Grants [PaEN]

Transit

Cusick: PennDOT Survey Finds Most Pennsylvanians Continue To Drive Alone

Luzerne Transit Authority Dump The Pump Day Promotes Transit, Downtown Explorer Contest

Wastewater Facilities

Altoona, Twp. Authority To Tackle Sewer, Stormwater Problems

Erie Coke (Coal) Plant To Pay City $118,000 For Wastewater Violations

Watershed Protection

EPA Says PA’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan Comes Up Short, Lacks Commitments To Resources To Carry It Out [PaEN]

DEP Accepting Applications For EPA Section 319 Watershed Restoration, Planning Grants [PaEN]

Paddling And Rallying For Clean Water In Pennsylvania

Turtle Creek Watershed Restoration, Union County-- Everyone Does A Little, So No One Has To Do It All [PaEN]

York County's Newest Master Watershed Stewards Complete Training [PaEN]

Volunteers Needed For Master Watershed Stewards In Lehigh Valley And Beyond

Fun, Education At Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance’s Watershed Expo

Eastern Hellbenders Rely On A Clean, Clear French Creek To Call It Their Home

June Newsletter From Joint Conservation Committee - PA Audubon/ Outward Bound Discovery Center In Philadelphia [PaEN]

Snakes, Drones, Water Testing: Wilkes-Barre Schools Hold 3-Day STEM

Riverfest Attendees, Organizers Praise Event In Wilkes-Barre

Great Activities Happening At Wilkes-Barre Riverfest

Wyoming Valley Riverfest Returns June 21 With Boat Launches

PEC Blog: Dirtying The Dibble Bars - Nearly 65,000 Native Tree Seedlings Planted This Season [PaEN]

Altoona, Twp. Authority To Tackle Sewer, Stormwater Problems

Editorial: Cowardly ORSANCO Vote Imperils Ohio River’s Health

Penn State Extension: Repairing My Stream - Do I Need A Permit? [PaEN]

Call For Presentations: 3rd Annual PA Sportsmen's Forum Sept. 20-21 At Middle Creek Wildlife Area, Lebanon County [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Mayflies About To Swarm The Susquehanna Once Again

Lights To Be Kept Dark On York-Lancaster Bridge Because Of Mayflies

Hurdle: With Bird Populations At Stake, Naturalists Renew Calls To Halt Horseshoe Crab Harvest In Delaware Bay

How Would A Wastewater Spill Affect Shellfish In Delaware Bay? Scientists Are Using Red Dye To Find Out

Delaware RiverKeeper June 21 RiverWatch Video Report

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Wildlife

Confirmed Cases Of Chronic Wasting Disease In Juniata County Causes Ripple Effect In Valley

Article Examines Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer, Whether It Could Spread To Humans

John Hayes: Chronic Wasting Disease Continues To Spread Across PA

Cong. Joyce Bill Adds $15 Million For Chronic Wasting Disease

Stephen Huba: Chronic Wasting Disease Appears To Be Spreading

Bob Frye: Sunday Hunting Could Come To PA As Early As This Fall

Watered Down Sunday Hunting Bill Passes Senate Committee

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Should Keep Ban On Sunday Hunting

John Hayes: Two Bald Eagle Nestlings Fledge At Pittsburgh Nest

Mary Ann Thomas: Pittsburgh Eagles Successfully Raises 10th Eaglet, Takes First Flight

Eaglet Falls From Hanover Nest

Mary Ann Thomas: Eaglet Knocked Out Of Nest In Hanover Days Before First Flight - Video

Red-Tailed Hawk Bullying Pittsburgh Eaglet - Video

DEP Our Common Wealth Blog: Falcon Watch Wrap-Up: 4 Young Peregrines Take To The Sky, With A Little Help From Friends [PaEN]

PPL Helps Deliver Clean Bill Of Health For Peregrine Falcon Chicks On Allentown Bridge

Eastern Hellbenders Rely On A Clean, Clear French Creek To Call It Their Home

Hurdle: With Bird Populations At Stake, Naturalists Renew Calls To Halt Horseshoe Crab Harvest In Delaware Bay

Deadly Bacteria On Rise In Delaware Bay, Climate Change Likely Culprit

Call For Presentations: 3rd Annual PA Sportsmen's Forum Sept. 20-21 At Middle Creek Wildlife Area, Lebanon County [PaEN]

Rattlesnakes Back In The Wild After Annual Wyoming County Roundup

AP: Woman Bitten By Copperhead Snake While Doing Laundry

Bat Research At Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Inspires Bat Day On July 20 [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Mayflies About To Swarm The Susquehanna Once Again

Lights To Be Kept Dark On York-Lancaster Bridge Because Of Mayflies

At This Central PA Spot, Mayflies Love Swarming

Latrobe Woman Launches Ladies’ Fishing Gear Line

Marcus Schneck: River Monsters, Other Biggest Fish Caught In PA

French Creek Valley Conservancy Completes Boat Launch On Conserved Land In Crawford County [PaEN]

Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge May Be Open For Fishing Soon

AP: High Water In Great Lakes Poses Threat To Piping Plover

John James Audubon Home In Mill Grove Opens New Center To Reinvent Its Conservation Mission In Montgomery County

Marcus Schneck: Parts Of PA Have Several Reported Sasquatch Sightings

New Commissioners Join Fish & Boat Commission Board

West Nile/Zika Virus

Dept. Of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians To Protect Themselves From Ticks, Mosquitoes When Outdoors [PaEN]

Be On The Lookout For Ticks This Summer

June 24 Mosquito Spraying In Westmoreland County To Help Control West Nile Virus [PaEN]

Mosquito Spraying To Take Place In Westmoreland County

Letter: Climate Change Spreads Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Editorial: Mandate Full Health Insurance Coverage For Lyme Disease

 

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6/23/2019

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