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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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Major Environmental Priorities Not Addressed In FY 2019-20 State Budget, Shell Game Continues [PaEN]

Growing Greener Coalition: Cuts Made To Environmental Stewardship (Growing Greener) Funding Could Have Planted 32,000 Acres of Stream Buffers [PaEN]

CBF: PA Elected Leaders Failed To Show The Will, Leadership To Restore Pennsylvania's Rivers And Streams [PaEN]

Column: Desire For Riches Often Comes At The Cost Of Natural Resources [PaEN]

Politics

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Air

Senate Republicans Pass Bills Misleading Public On Changes To Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program When Changes In Federal Law Needed [PaEN]

Senate Passes Bills To Change Emissions Testing In Westmoreland, Statewide

Murphy: Senate Approves Bills To Do Away With Annual Vehicle Emissions Inspections

Who Breathes The Dirtiest Air From Vehicles In Pennsylvania?

EPA Approves Allegheny County Request To Permanently Eliminate Low-RVP Summer Gasoline Requirement [PaEN]

Good News For Allegheny County Consumers: No More Summer Gas

Allegheny County Now Officially Exempt From Summer Gas

Frazier: U.S. Steel, Allegheny County Have Draft Agreement On Clairton Pollution Violations

U.S. Steel Reaches Agreement With Allegheny Health Dept. Over Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Air Pollution Violations

Clairton Coke (Coal) Works: People Shouldn’t Have To Hold Their Breath

Erie Coke (Coal) Plant: Benefit Or Burden To City Of Erie?

Erie Coke (Coal) Plant: DEP Frustrated, Company Optimistic

Maykuth: Report: Owners Of Philadelphia Refinery That Caught Fire Plan To Close It

South Philly Refinery Fire Extinguished; City Continues To Monitor Air Quality

Investigation Of Philadelphia Refinery Fire To Include Potential Release Of Dangerous Chemical

Maykuth: Philly Refinery Fire Could Push Cash-Strapped Owner Closer To The Brink

Maykuth: Report: Owners Of Philadelphia Refinery That Caught Fire Plan To Close It

Phillips: Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Site Remains Unsafe

Maykuth: Investigator For Philly Refinery Fire Describes Landscape Of Twisted Steel

Philly Refinery Shutdown Unlikely To Create Jobs At Area Competitors

Maykuth: Gasoline Prices Jump After Refinery Closure, Just In Time For July 4

Refinery Explosion: How Philadelphia Dodged A Catastrophe

Op-Ed: Trump Gambling With Our Future By Rolling Back Methane Pollution Reductions - Clean Air Council

Study Finds Elevated Risk Of Exposure To Pollution In Philly’s Hottest Neighborhoods

DEP Hearing August 12 On Air Quality Plan Approval For Slate Belt Biosolids Heat Recovery Center, Northampton County [PaEN]

DEP Holds Sept. 11 Hearing [If Needed] On RACT II Air Quality Plan For GenOn Northeast, Armstrong County [PaEN]

Sept. 11 Hearing [If Needed] On DEP RACT II Air Quality Plan For FirstEnergy Bruce Mansfield Power Plant, Beaver County [PaEN]

Awards & Recognition

And The 2019 Winners Of The Great American Cleanup Of PA Video Contest Are… [PaEN]

Anne Daymut Received Evergreen Conservancy’s Evergreen Award, Indiana County

PA Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp Presents Award To Ashley Wilmont [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians - Austin Unruh & Multi-Functional Stream Buffers [PaEN]

Editorial: Environmental Restoration Efforts Deserve Recognition In Union County

Elizabethtown H.S. Students Win Premier National Student Fishing Event

Biodiversity/Invasive Species

Agriculture Warns Spotted Lanternfly Now Growing, Changing

Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs Are More Destructive

PA Adds Tree-Of-Heaven To Noxious Weeds List, Bans Sales To Combat Spotted Lanternfly

Mary Ann Thomas: Woodpeckers Die When Stuck On Spotted Lanternfly Traps

2019 Seedlings For Schools Program Experiences Huge Response To New Pollinator Garden Option [PaEN]

Budget

Major Environmental Priorities Not Addressed In FY 2019-20 State Budget, Shell Game Continues [PaEN]

Growing Greener Coalition: Cuts Made To Environmental Stewardship (Growing Greener) Funding Could Have Planted 32,000 Acres of Stream Buffers [PaEN]

CBF: PA Elected Leaders Failed To Show The Will, Leadership To Restore Pennsylvania's Rivers And Streams [PaEN]

Column: Desire For Riches Often Comes At The Cost Of Natural Resources [PaEN]

Senate Republicans Pass Pretend Solution To Reducing Nutrient Pollution In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Guaranteeing Taxpayers Fund Higher Cost Practices [PaEN]

Growing Greener Coalition Asks General Assembly, Governor To Restore Local Environmental Project Money Cut In FY 2019-20 Budget [PaEN]

Act Now To Block Elimination Of Funding For Community Environmental, Recreation Projects In State Budget - Growing Greener Coalition [PaEN]

Cusick: Groups Criticize State Budget Taking $10 Million Away From Community Environmental Project Funding

House, Senate Now Adjourned For Summer Leaving Behind Major, Unaddressed Environmental Funding Issues

CBF: PA Elected Leaders Failed To Show The Will, Leadership To Restore Pennsylvania's Rivers And Streams [PaEN]

Column: Desire For Riches Often Comes At The Cost Of Natural Resources [PaEN]

No Funding For Flood-Damaged Bridges Hits Hard

Wolf Touts Big Gains For Schools In Budget, Vows To Fight For Minimum Wage Hike

AP-Levy, Scolforo: House Wraps Up State Budget Votes; Wolf Plans Bill Signings

Caruso: State Budget Full Of Bipartisan Wins, But Missing Progressive Priorities

Meyer: After A Week Of Passions, Pennsylvania Budget Is Finished

Murphy/Thompson: 10 Items Not In PA Budget Package

House, Senate Republicans Tout Package Of Pro-Farmer Bills

States, Feds Continue To Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission Budget

PA Budget Divides Democrats: Nobody Is Going To Go To Heaven

Op-Ed: Republican Lawmakers Deserve Credit For No-Tax-Hike Budget

Editorial: Budget Behavior, Childish Tantrums

Editorial: New State Budget Excludes Major Issues

Op-Ed: Why PA Should Not Raid Environmental Funds To Balance Budget - Rep. Vitali

Editorial: Don’t Shift Funds From Environment

House Moves State Budget Cutting Community Environmental Project Funding, Makes Unconstitutional Transfers From The Oil & Gas Fund [PaEN]

Thompson: Wolf Says Proposed State Budget Meets His Objectives

AP-Levy: Chaos Erupts In Senate Over Cash Assistance Bill

Thompson/Murphy: Senate Embroiled In Chaos Over Bill To End Cash Assistance

Senate Democrats Storm Off Floor Over Handling Of Bill Eliminating Cash Assistance Program

Rare Fight Erupts In Senate Amid Debate Over Cash Assistance Bill

Watch Chaos Erupt On Senate Floor Amid Debate Over Program For Poor

PUC Distributes Nearly $252 Million In Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee Revenue, Largest Amount To Date [PaEN]

Legere: Shale Gas Impact Fees Raise $252 Million, Breaking Record

Hurdle: Drilling Impact Fee Revenue Rises To 7-Year High Boosted By Stripper Well Decisions

PA Communities In Line To Get Share Of $251.8 Million In Drilling Impact Fees

IFO Projecting Either $9.6 Million Increase In Drilling Impact Fee In 2019 Or $37.1 Million Decrease [PaEN]

No-Penalty Commercial Stormwater Fee Deadline Looming In Luzerne

Capital Region Water Board Considering Stormwater Management Fees

Colcom Foundation, Rooted In Environmentalism, Increasingly Focuses On Anti-Immigrant Groups

Links Between Population, Environment Were Pivotal To Colcom Founder Scaife May

AP: Ohio House OK’s Permanent Fund For Cleaning Up Lakes, Rivers [Where’s Pennsylvania?]

Editorial: Federal Lawmakers Must Ensure Funds For Land & Water Conservation Fund

Chesapeake Bay

CBF-PA Urges House Not To Act On Senate Bill 619 Redefining Water Pollution [PaEN]

Senate Republicans Pass Pretend Solution To Reducing Nutrient Pollution In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Guaranteeing Taxpayers Fund Higher Cost Practices [PaEN]

Growing Greener Coalition Asks General Assembly, Governor To Restore Local Environmental Project Money Cut In FY 2019-20 Budget [PaEN]

Act Now To Block Elimination Of Funding For Community Environmental, Recreation Projects In State Budget - Growing Greener Coalition [PaEN]

Cusick: Groups Criticize State Budget Taking $10 Million Away From Community Environmental Project Funding

Pre-Qualification For DCNR, PennVEST Multifunction Riparian Buffer Grants Begins July 1 [PaEN]

Applications Now Being Accepted For Clean Water Fund Grants In Lancaster County [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Wall Street, Government Need To Put More Stock In Chesapeake Bay’s Economic Value

CBF: U.S. House Passes Increase In Federal Funding For Chesapeake Bay Program [PaEN]

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Citizen Action

PUC Opens Comment Period On Enhancements To Pipeline Safety Regulations, Additional Financial Reporting [PaEN]

PA Resources Council Hosts 2 Pop Up Glass Recycling Collection Events In Allegheny County During July [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Become A Citizen Scientist To Help Us Understand, Find Solutions For Climate Change [PaEN]

Lacawac Sanctuary: Become A Pocono Lake Ecological Observatory Network Citizen Scientist In Wayne County [PaEN]

DEP Invites Comments On TMDL Water Quality Plans For 5 Watersheds In Adams, Bedford, Lebanon, Mifflin, Snyder, Union Counties [PaEN]

DEP Holds July 17 Hearing On Consol's Bailey Mine Draft Water Quality Permit In Greene County [PaEN]

DEP Hearing August 12 On Air Quality Plan Approval For Slate Belt Biosolids Heat Recovery Center, Northampton County [PaEN]

DEP Holds Sept. 11 Hearing [If Needed] On RACT II Air Quality Plan For GenOn Northeast, Armstrong County [PaEN]

Sept. 11 Hearing [If Needed] On DEP RACT II Air Quality Plan For FirstEnergy Bruce Mansfield Power Plant, Beaver County [PaEN]

DEP Invites Comments On Annual Reports From Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations [PaEN]

Lyme Disease Cases Down In PA Health Dept. Reports

Climate

City Of Reading Becomes 19th Community In PA To Commit To 100% Renewable Energy [PaEN]

Bagenstose: Report: Millions Needed For Climate Adaptation In Bucks, Burlington Counties

Legere: Nature Conservancy Carbon Program Offers Forest Landowners Way To Profit By Letting Their Trees Stand

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Become A Citizen Scientist To Help Us Understand, Find Solutions For Climate Change [PaEN]

Philadelphia Youth Activists Demand, But Don’t Get, Debate On Climate Change

How Changing Weather Patterns Affect Centre County Farmers

Op-Ed: We Need Action, Not More Debate, On Climate Change

Op-Ed: Trump Gambling With Our Future By Rolling Back Methane Pollution Reductions - Clean Air Council

Engineers Forum Explores Climate-Resilient Design Solutions

Oregon’s Senate Republican Walkout Continues Over Climate Bill

Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout After Killing Cap-And-Trade

U.S. EIA: For First Time, U.S. Renewables Produce More Electricity Than Coal In April

Presidential Candidate Buttigieg Proposes Pittsburgh Climate Summit

Editorial: Buttigieg’s Pittsburgh Climate Summit A Good Idea

Canada Is Trying A Carbon Tax. What Lessons Are Emerging For Other Nations?

Coal Mining

DEP Holds July 17 Hearing On Consol's Bailey Mine Draft Water Quality Permit In Greene County [PaEN]

PSEG Power Completes Strategy To Sell Or Shutdown Entire Coal-Fired Power Plant Fleet

PSEG Could Lose $415 Million On Exit From 2 PA Coal-Fired Power Plants

Compliance Action

Senate Republicans Pass Fundamental Change In Definition Of Water Pollution Effectively Making Spills And Discharges To Streams No Longer Pollution [PaEN]

CBF-PA Urges House Not To Act On Senate Bill 619 Redefining Water Pollution [PaEN]

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Enters Into $18,500 Settlement With Sunoco Mariner East II Pipeline [PaEN]

U.S. Steel Reaches Agreement With Allegheny Health Dept. Over Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Air Pollution Violations

PUC PA 1 Call Damage Prevention Committee Imposes $180,850 In Penalties For Violations [PaEN]

Frazier: U.S. Steel, Allegheny County Have Draft Agreement On Clairton Pollution Violations

U.S. Steel Reaches Agreement With Allegheny Health Dept. Over Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Air Pollution Violations

Erie Coke (Coal) Plant: DEP Frustrated, Company Optimistic

DCNR

June 26 Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR [PaEN]

June 28 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Delaware River

States, Feds Continue To Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission Budget

Delaware RiverKeeper: Who Pays For Health Impacts Of Fracking In PA? - Video

Delaware RiverKeeper June 28 RiverWatch Video Report

Drinking Water

Bagenstose: Willow Grove Base: PFAS Studies Could Arrive By 2020

Editorial: Drinking Water Safety, Oversight Matter Everywhere, Including Church-Owned Schools

Kummer: This Bucks County Neighborhood With Tainted Wells Has Been On Bottled Water For 3 Years

It’s Now Up To Mother Nature To Refill Dry Lake Williams Drinking Water Reservoir

Lake Williams Reservoir To State Refilling After Dam Project

Dauphin County Twp Residents Tired Of Brown Water Coming Out Of Their Faucets

Water Advisory In New Milford Because Of A Fire Tuesday

Water Service Restored In New Milford, Boil Water Advisory Remains

Economic Development

Legere: Nature Conservancy Carbon Program Offers Forest Landowners Way To Profit By Letting Their Trees Stand

Op-Ed: Wall Street, Government Need To Put More Stock In Chesapeake Bay’s Economic Value

Education

DEP Awards $205,000 In Environmental Education Grants For 45 Projects [PaEN]

PA Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp Presents Award To Ashley Wilmont [PaEN]

Philadelphia Youth Activists Demand, But Don’t Get, Debate On Climate Change

St. Francis Students Study Lead, Raise Awareness Of Risks

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Perki-Bay Expedition 2019 Now Underway! Follow Them On Facebook [PaEN]

July 14-Snorkeling In Cherry Creek For Kids; July 20-Tour Cherry Valley Refuge Turtle Hike In Monroe County [PaEN]

2019 Seedlings For Schools Program Experiences Huge Response To New Pollinator Garden Option [PaEN]

Penn State Seed Grant Supports Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research [PaEN]

Wildlands Conservancy Highlights July Education Programs, Activities [PaEN]

Emergency Response

Maykuth: Report: Owners Of Philadelphia Refinery That Caught Fire Plan To Close It

Owner Wants To Sell Damaged Philadelphia Refinery

Phillips: Philadelphia Refinery Damaged By Fire Will Close, Union Calls Layoffs A Disgrace

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

South Philly Refinery Fire Extinguished; City Continues To Monitor Air Quality

Refinery Fire Extinguished, Investigation Begins Monday

After Refinery Explosion, Neighbors Reconsider Living So Close To A Hazard

Investigation Of Philadelphia Refinery Fire To Include Potential Release Of Dangerous Chemical

Maykuth: Philly Refinery Fire Could Push Cash-Strapped Owner Closer To The Brink

Phillips: Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Site Remains Unsafe

Maykuth: Investigator For Philly Refinery Fire Describes Landscape Of Twisted Steel

Philly Refinery Shutdown Unlikely To Create Jobs At Area Competitors

Maykuth: Gasoline Prices Jump After Refinery Closure, Just In Time For July 4

Refinery Explosion: How Philadelphia Dodged A Catastrophe

Severe Storm Sends 3 To Hospital At Creation Fest In Huntingdon County

Storm Downs Trees, Power Lines In Part Of Alle-Kiski Valley

Severe Weather Downs Trees, Cuts Power In Lycoming County

Storms Down Trees, Leave Thousands Without Power In Lehigh Valley

Storms Bring Damaging Winds, Downed Trees, Power Outages Across Philly Region

I Have No Power, No Water, Strong Storms Pack Punch In Philadelphia Region

Energy

PUC Offers Energy Saving, Cooling Tips As First Summer Hot Weather Alert Issued [PaEN]

City Of Reading Becomes 19th Community In PA To Commit To 100% Renewable Energy [PaEN]

Millersville University Is First In PA To Receive Zero Energy Building Designation [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Legislature Should Take A Hard Look At Cap-And Invest Program To Use All Of Our Energy Options - Fmr DEP Secretary Jim Seif [PaEN]

Column: Explosions! Floods! Cancer! What More Will It Take For PA To Ditch Fossil Fuels?

Maykuth: Report: Owners Of Philadelphia Refinery That Caught Fire Plan To Close It

Altoona Water Authority Looks To Install Sludge Dryer To Produce Methane

PUC Sets July 15 Hearings On Request For Rate Increase For Water, Wastewater Service Increase In Monroe, Northampton Counties

Northampton County Water Users Can Object To 17% Rate Hike At Hearing

Ohio Senate Struggles To Revise Nuclear Subsidy Bill Amid Intense Political Maneuvering

Ohio Senate Nuclear Power Subsidy Bill Drops Clean Air Pretense, But Keeps Diminished Renewable Standard

PSEG Power Completes Strategy To Sell Or Shutdown Entire Coal-Fired Power Plant Fleet

PSEG Could Lose $415 Million On Exit From 2 PA Coal-Fired Power Plants

U.S. EIA: For First Time, U.S. Renewables Produce More Electricity Than Coal In April

Energy Conservation

Millersville University Is First In PA To Receive Zero Energy Building Designation [PaEN]

Letter: Better Buildings Can Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Environmental Health

Washington, Greene Counties To Receive $14 Million In Drilling Impact Fees This Year

Heartland Institute: Fracking Isn’t Causing Health Problems For PA School Children

Frazier: Washington County Parents Want PA To Look At Whether Fracking Is Related To Cancer Cases

Op-Ed: Fracking Does Not Need To Be Linked To Cancer To Ban It In PA

Editorial: State Must Move Quickly On Fracking Health Study

Delaware RiverKeeper: Who Pays For Health Impacts Of Fracking In PA? - Video

Senate Republicans Pass Bills Misleading Public On Changes To Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program When Changes In Federal Law Needed [PaEN]

Clairton Coke (Coal) Works: People Shouldn’t Have To Hold Their Breath

Maykuth: Report: Owners Of Philadelphia Refinery That Caught Fire Plan To Close It

South Philly Refinery Fire Extinguished; City Continues To Monitor Air Quality

Investigation Of Philadelphia Refinery Fire To Include Potential Release Of Dangerous Chemical

Maykuth: Report: Owners Of Philadelphia Refinery That Caught Fire Plan To Close It

Study Finds Elevated Risk Of Exposure To Pollution In Philly’s Hottest Neighborhoods

Environmental Heritage

PA Conservation Heritage Project Releases Online Story Map Exploring The History Of Pennsylvania’s Forests [PaEN]

Sunday 47th Anniversary Of 1972 Agnes Flood

Farming

Cusick: Groups Criticize State Budget Taking $10 Million Away From Community Environmental Project Funding

Pre-Qualification For DCNR, PennVEST Multifunction Riparian Buffer Grants Begins July 1 [PaEN]

Applications Now Being Accepted For Clean Water Fund Grants In Lancaster County [PaEN]

Agriculture Warns Spotted Lanternfly Now Growing, Changing

Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs Are More Destructive

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians - Austin Unruh & Multi-Functional Stream Buffers [PaEN]

House, Senate Republicans Tout Package Of Pro-Farmer Bills

DEP Invites Comments On Annual Reports From Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations [PaEN]

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Releases SoilWeb 2.0 Soil Survey Data App [PaEN]

How Changing Weather Patterns Affect Centre County Farmers

Flooding

Sunday 47th Anniversary Of 1972 Agnes Flood

Forests

Legere: Nature Conservancy Carbon Program Offers Forest Landowners Way To Profit By Letting Their Trees Stand

Foundation For Sustainable Forests Protects 436 Acres In Warren County [PaEN]

Lyme Timber, Three Rivers Forest Mgmt To Hold Public Meetings On Lyme’s Investment In Timber In Northcentral PA [PaEN]

Agriculture Warns Spotted Lanternfly Now Growing, Changing

Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs Are More Destructive

Lyme Disease Cases Down In PA Health Dept. Reports

What Works To Head Off Bugs Before They Bite?

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians - Austin Unruh & Multi-Functional Stream Buffers [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Become A Citizen Scientist To Help Us Understand, Find Solutions For Climate Change [PaEN]

PA Conservation Heritage Project Releases Online Story Map Exploring The History Of Pennsylvania’s Forests [PaEN]

Gifford Pinchot's Grey Towers Hosts 2019 Festival Of Wood August 3-4 In Pike County [PaEN]

Geologic Hazards

PennDOT Closes Part Of Rt. 422 In Lebanon County To Investigate Possible Sinkhole

Grants/Funding

Pre-Qualification For DCNR, PennVEST Multifunction Riparian Buffer Grants Begins July 1 [PaEN]

Applications Now Being Accepted For Clean Water Fund Grants In Lancaster County [PaEN]

DEP Awards $205,000 In Environmental Education Grants For 45 Projects [PaEN]

Luzerne County Playground Improved With Over $500,000 Worth Of Grants

Green Buildings

Millersville University Is First In PA To Receive Zero Energy Building Designation [PaEN]

Letter: Better Buildings Can Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Green Infrastructure

Senate Republicans Pass Pretend Solution To Reducing Nutrient Pollution In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Guaranteeing Taxpayers Fund Higher Cost Practices [PaEN]

Growing Greener Coalition Asks General Assembly, Governor To Restore Local Environmental Project Money Cut In FY 2019-20 Budget [PaEN]

Act Now To Block Elimination Of Funding For Community Environmental, Recreation Projects In State Budget - Growing Greener Coalition [PaEN]

Cusick: Groups Criticize State Budget Taking $10 Million Away From Community Environmental Project Funding

Efforts Continue To Restore Antietam Watershed In Franklin County

Pre-Qualification For DCNR, PennVEST Multifunction Riparian Buffer Grants Begins July 1 [PaEN]

Applications Now Being Accepted For Clean Water Fund Grants In Lancaster County [PaEN]

Penn State Seed Grant Supports Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research [PaEN]

No-Penalty Commercial Stormwater Fee Deadline Looming In Luzerne

Pitt Moves Forward With Green Infrastructure Project To Manage Stormwater

Editorial: Federal Lawmakers Must Ensure Funds For Land & Water Conservation Fund

Hazardous Substances

Bagenstose: Willow Grove Base: PFAS Studies Could Arrive By 2020

Exposure To Lead-Based Paint In Older Buildings Puts Kids At Risk

St. Francis Students Study Lead, Raise Awareness Of Risks

Land Conservation

Foundation For Sustainable Forests Protects 436 Acres In Warren County [PaEN]

The Wide-Open Spaces Of Chester County Are By No Accident

Vanguard Puts 200 Acre Chester County Farm Up For Sale

PALTA Publishes New Guides To Protecting Conservation Landowners From Personal Injury, Liability Loss [PaEN]

Editorial: Federal Lawmakers Must Ensure Funds For Land & Water Conservation Fund

Help Wanted: Allegheny Land Trust Land Manager [PaEN]

Land Recycling

Officials To Use EPA Grant To Test For Hazardous Substances In Harrisburg

Lake Erie

Editorial: Nothing To Celebrate, Party Balloons Fouling The Great Lakes

Littering/Illegal Dumping

And The 2019 Winners Of The Great American Cleanup Of PA Video Contest Are… [PaEN]

Mine Reclamation

Anne Daymut Received Evergreen Conservancy’s Evergreen Award, Indiana County

Lyme Timber, Three Rivers Forest Mgmt To Hold Public Meetings On Lyme’s Investment In Timber In Northcentral PA [PaEN]

Opportunity To Bid On DEP Mine Reclamation Project In Indiana County [PaEN]

Mine Subsidence

Senate Environmental Committee OKs Bill To Make Report On Impacts Of Deep Coal Mining Optional, And Other Bills [PaEN]

PEC Opposes Bill Limiting Reporting On Environmental Impacts From Underground Coal Mining [PaEN]

Noncoal Mining

Lackawanna County Twp Raises Quarry Zoning, Environmental Concerns

Oil & Gas

Op-Ed: Desire For Riches Often Comes At The Cost Of Natural Resources

Book Review: Oil & Gas Boom Has Taken A Toll In Southwestern PA

PUC Distributes Nearly $252 Million In Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee Revenue, Largest Amount To Date [PaEN]

Legere: Shale Gas Impact Fees Raise $252 Million, Breaking Record

Hurdle: Drilling Impact Fee Revenue Rises To 7-Year High Boosted By Stripper Well Decisions

PA Communities In Line To Get Share Of $251.8 Million In Drilling Impact Fees

Lycoming County Receives $10.5 Million From Drilling Impact Fee

IFO Projecting Either $9.6 Million Increase In Drilling Impact Fee In 2019 Or $37.1 Million Decrease [PaEN]

Delaware RiverKeeper: Who Pays For Health Impacts Of Fracking In PA? - Video

Washington, Greene Counties To Receive $14 Million In Drilling Impact Fees This Year

Frazier: Washington County Parents Want PA To Look At Whether Fracking Is Related To Cancer Cases

Heartland Institute: Fracking Isn’t Causing Health Problems For PA School Children

Op-Ed: Fracking Does Not Need To Be Linked To Cancer To Ban It In PA

Editorial: State Must Move Quickly On Fracking Health Study

Op-Ed: Legislature Should Take A Hard Look At Cap-And Invest Program To Use All Of Our Energy Options - Fmr DEP Secretary Jim Seif [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Trump Gambling With Our Future By Rolling Back Methane Pollution Reductions - Clean Air Council

Letter: Winners & Losers: Harrisburg Shapes The Natural Gas Debate

EPA Extends Low-RVP Fuel Waiver For Allegheny County Through July 15 [PaEN]

Wolf Calls For Complete Investigation Into Fires At Philadelphia Refinery

Owner Wants To Sell Damaged Philadelphia Refinery

AP-Levy: Gasoline Prices Could Rise After Fire-Stricken Philly Refinery Closes

Kummer: Could Dream Of Converting Burned Philly Refinery Into Renewable Energy Facility Turn Into A Reality?

Philly Refinery Shutdown Could Mean New Life For 1,400 Waterfront Acres

Maykuth: Report: Owners Of Philadelphia Refinery That Caught Fire Plan To Close It

Phillips: Philadelphia Refinery Damaged By Fire Will Close, Union Calls Layoffs A Disgrace

Phillips: Philadelphia Officials Convene Working Group On Refinery Fire, Residents Rally To Shut Down Plant

AP: Philly Refinery Fire Probe Continues, No Health Concerns Found

Philly Mayor: No Health Risk From Refinery Fire

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

South Philly Refinery Fire Extinguished; City Continues To Monitor Air Quality

Refinery Fire Extinguished, Investigation Begins Monday

After Refinery Explosion, Neighbors Reconsider Living So Close To A Hazard

Investigation Of Philadelphia Refinery Fire To Include Potential Release Of Dangerous Chemical

Maykuth: Philly Refinery Fire Could Push Cash-Strapped Owner Closer To The Brink

Phillips: Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Site Remains Unsafe

Maykuth: Investigator For Philly Refinery Fire Describes Landscape Of Twisted Steel

Philly Refinery Shutdown Unlikely To Create Jobs At Area Competitors

Maykuth: Gasoline Prices Jump After Refinery Closure, Just In Time For July 4

Refinery Explosion: How Philadelphia Dodged A Catastrophe

Column: Explosions! Floods! Cancer! What More Will It Take For PA To Ditch Fossil Fuels?

Environmentalists Critical Of Natural Gas Storage Hub In Southwest PA

Litvak: EQT Drilling Subpoenas Rice In Lawsuit Against Former Employee

Personnel

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Streamlines Science Department With Promotions, New Hire [PaEN]

Help Wanted: Allegheny Land Trust Land Manager [PaEN]

Pipelines

PUC Opens Comment Period On Enhancements To Pipeline Safety Regulations, Additional Financial Reporting [PaEN]

Sen. Dinniman: Natural Gas Pipeline, Water Companies In Business Together

Talen Energy Pushes For Adelphia Natural Gas Pipeline Amid Turmoil

Shell Falcon Ethane Pipeline Work Moving Along

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Enters Into $18,500 Settlement With Sunoco Mariner East II Pipeline [PaEN]

PUC PA 1 Call Damage Prevention Committee Imposes $180,850 In Penalties For Violations [PaEN]

Permitting

DEP Posted 56 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In June 29 PA Bulletin

PUC

IFO Projecting Either $9.6 Million Increase In Drilling Impact Fee In 2019 Or $37.1 Million Decrease [PaEN]

Radiation Protection

Op-Ed: Legislature Should Take A Hard Look At Cap-And Invest Program To Use All Of Our Energy Options - Fmr DEP Secretary Jim Seif [PaEN]

Ohio Senate Nuclear Power Subsidy Bill Drops Clean Air Pretense, But Keeps Diminished Renewable Standard

Ohio Senate Struggles To Revise Nuclear Subsidy Bill Amid Intense Political Maneuvering

Recreation

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Perki-Bay Expedition 2019 Now Underway! Follow Them On Facebook [PaEN]

Brodhead Watershed Association Annual River Ramble Will Tour Unique Sites On 2 Of Monroe County's Purest Creeks [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: The Best Way to Explore PA Water Trails May Be By Canoe [PaEN]

Allegheny Front: Annual Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn Promotes Recreation, Education

Lyme Disease Cases Down In PA Health Dept. Reports

What Works To Head Off Bugs Before They Bite?

July 14-Snorkeling In Cherry Creek For Kids; July 20-Tour Cherry Valley Refuge Turtle Hike In Monroe County [PaEN]

Gifford Pinchot's Grey Towers Hosts 2019 Festival Of Wood August 3-4 In Pike County [PaEN]

Gilpin Schedules ATV Ordinance For Vote

See Whipple Dam History, Trail Improvements During Tours With Centred Outdoors

Weather An Expensive Wash-Out Along Popular Butler-Freeport, Roaring Run Trails

Dedication Of New Section Of Back Mountain Trail In Luzerne

Swoyersville Park Dedicated To Longtime Magistrate Barilla

Here’s The Scoop On The PA Ice Cream Trail

Penn State Behrend Improves Wintergreen Gorge Trail

Luzerne County Playground Improved With Over $500,000 Worth Of Grants

O’Neill: Pittsburgh Thrives On Its Walkable Urban Places

Pittsburgh To Release Bike Lane Plan By End Of Year

Editorial: More Of A Good Thing: Riverfront Trails In Pittsburgh

Brodhead Watershed Assn: July 13 - How We Can Help Wildlife Withstand Climate Change, Monroe County [PaEN]

O’Neill: Spruce Up Pittsburgh Parks, But A Tax Increase?

What’s Up With I-95 Overcap Park At Penn’s Landing Philadelphia?

Marcus Schneck: Best Beaches At PA State Parks, From Pine Grove To Presque Isle

June 26 Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR [PaEN]

June 28 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Become A Citizen Scientist To Help Us Understand, Find Solutions For Climate Change [PaEN]

Cong. Kelly Announces Presque Isle Sand Work During Erie Stop

Recycling/Waste

PA Resources Council Hosts 2 Pop Up Glass Recycling Collection Events In Allegheny County During July [PaEN]

Centre County Residents Will Pay More For Recycling Services, Here’s Why

AP: PA Lawmakers Move To Block Plastic Bag Bans

Philly’s Plastic Bag Ban Could Get Derailed In Budget Move By Republican Lawmakers

AP: Pennsylvania Blocks Plastic Bag Bans For At Least A Year

Cusick: Lawmakers Seek To Block Regulation Of Single-Use Plastics

Editorial: Nothing To Celebrate, Party Balloons Fouling The Great Lakes

Editorial: The Nation Must Commit To Reducing And Reusing

Altoona Water Authority Looks To Install Sludge Dryer To Produce Methane

Renewable Energy

City Of Reading Becomes 19th Community In PA To Commit To 100% Renewable Energy [PaEN]

Millersville University Is First In PA To Receive Zero Energy Building Designation [PaEN]

Letter: Better Buildings Can Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Kummer: Could Dream Of Converting Burned Philly Refinery Into Renewable Energy Facility Turn Into A Reality?

Op-Ed: Legislature Should Take A Hard Look At Cap-And Invest Program To Use All Of Our Energy Options - Fmr DEP Secretary Jim Seif [PaEN]

U.S. EIA: For First Time, U.S. Renewables Produce More Electricity Than Coal In April

Stormwater

No-Penalty Commercial Stormwater Fee Deadline Looming In Luzerne

Penn State Seed Grant Supports Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research [PaEN]

Capital Region Water Board Considering Stormwater Management Fees

Pitt Moves Forward With Green Infrastructure Project To Manage Stormwater

Susquehanna River

States, Feds Continue To Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission Budget

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Enters Into $18,500 Settlement With Sunoco Mariner East II Pipeline [PaEN]

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

States, Feds Continue To Shortchange Delaware River Basin Commission Budget

Sustainability

Millersville University Is First In PA To Receive Zero Energy Building Designation [PaEN]

Lyme Timber, Three Rivers Forest Mgmt To Hold Public Meetings On Lyme’s Investment In Timber In Northcentral PA [PaEN]

Letter: Better Buildings Can Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Wastewater Facilities

Altoona Water Authority Looks To Install Sludge Dryer To Produce Methane

Williamsport Water, Sewage Rate Increasing Coming In 2020

Watershed Protection

Anne Daymut Received Evergreen Conservancy’s Evergreen Award, Indiana County

Senate Republicans Pass Fundamental Change In Definition Of Water Pollution Effectively Making Spills And Discharges To Streams No Longer Pollution [PaEN]

CBF-PA Urges House Not To Act On Senate Bill 619 Redefining Water Pollution [PaEN]

Senate Republicans Pass Pretend Solution To Reducing Nutrient Pollution In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Guaranteeing Taxpayers Fund Higher Cost Practices [PaEN]

Growing Greener Coalition Asks General Assembly, Governor To Restore Local Environmental Project Money Cut In FY 2019-20 Budget [PaEN]

Act Now To Block Elimination Of Funding For Community Environmental, Recreation Projects In State Budget - Growing Greener Coalition [PaEN]

Cusick: Groups Criticize State Budget Taking $10 Million Away From Community Environmental Project Funding

Pre-Qualification For DCNR, PennVEST Multifunction Riparian Buffer Grants Begins July 1 [PaEN]

Applications Now Being Accepted For Clean Water Fund Grants In Lancaster County [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians - Austin Unruh & Multi-Functional Stream Buffers [PaEN]

Editorial: Environmental Restoration Efforts Deserve Recognition In Union County

DEP Invites Comments On TMDL Water Quality Plans For 5 Watersheds In Adams, Bedford, Lebanon, Mifflin, Snyder, Union Counties [PaEN]

Brodhead Watershed Association Annual River Ramble Will Tour Unique Sites On 2 Of Monroe County's Purest Creeks [PaEN]

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Perki-Bay Expedition 2019 Now Underway! Follow Them On Facebook [PaEN]

2019 Seedlings For Schools Program Experiences Huge Response To New Pollinator Garden Option [PaEN]

Efforts Continue To Restore Antietam Watershed In Franklin County

Bagenstose: Water Quality In Bucks County Creeks Impaired

No-Penalty Commercial Stormwater Fee Deadline Looming In Luzerne

Capital Region Water Board Considering Stormwater Management Fees

Pitt Moves Forward With Green Infrastructure Project To Manage Stormwater

Penn State Seed Grant Supports Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research [PaEN]

Lacawac Sanctuary: Become A Pocono Lake Ecological Observatory Network Citizen Scientist In Wayne County [PaEN]

Delaware RiverKeeper: Who Pays For Health Impacts Of Fracking In PA? - Video

Delaware RiverKeeper June 28 RiverWatch Video Report

AP: Ohio House OK’s Permanent Fund For Cleaning Up Lakes, Rivers [Where’s Pennsylvania?]

CBF: U.S. House Passes Increase In Federal Funding For Chesapeake Bay Program [PaEN]

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Wildlife

AP: Senate Votes To Allow Hunting On 3 Sundays In Pennsylvania

Mark Demko: Will Compromise On PA’s Sunday Hunting Bill Satisfy All Parties?

July 4 Is Fish-For-Free Day In Pennsylvania

PA Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp Presents Award To Ashley Wilmont [PaEN]

Elizabethtown H.S. Students Win Premier National Student Fishing Event

New Chronic Wasting Disease Plan Will Likely Not Be In Place By This Hunting Season

Marcus Schneck: Chronic Wasting Disease Continues To Spread In PA

Op-Ed: Chronic Wasting Disease Is Spreading In Pennsylvania

Op-Ed: Wildlife Around Pittsburgh’s Rivers Has Much To Tell Us

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Awards $73,410 In Grants To 30 Wildlife Habitat, Hunting Projects In 44 PA Counties [PaEN]

Mary Ann Thomas: 2 Juvenile Bald Eagles Test Their Wings In Pittsburgh

John Hayes: Pittsburgh Eaglets Fledge, Fallen Eagle In York Returns To Nest

Mary Ann Thomas: Woodpeckers Die When Stuck On Spotted Lanternfly Traps

Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Open House Gives Visitors Behind The Scenes Look

Marcus Schneck: Copperheads, PA’s Quieter, More Common Venomous Snakes

Marcus Schneck: Ancient Box Turtle Is Back Again In Dauphin County

70-Year-Old Box Turtle Reappears On Dauphin County Farm

Mary Ann Thomas: Zombie Cicadas Try To Mate After Losing Body Parts

Centre County Wildlife: Having A Pet Alligator Is Legal, But Not A Good Idea

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Streamlines Science Department With Promotions, New Hire [PaEN]

West Nile/Zika Virus

Lyme Disease Cases Down In PA Health Dept. Reports

What Works To Head Off Bugs Before They Bite?

 

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7/1/2019

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