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Environment & Energy NewsClips

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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Pittsburgh Collective Builds Local Model For Black Environmentalism, Challenging Perception Black People Don’t Care About Or Interact With The Environment

Politics

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Air

Judge Declines DEP Request To Certify Appeal In Erie Coke (Coal) Case

Letter: Feds Asked For Erie Coke (Coal) Air Sampling In 2011

Allegheny Front: Environmental Groups Secure Air Protections At Proposed Ohio Ethane Plant

Editorial: Federal Ethanol Mandates In Gasoline Should Not Be Raised

EPA Threatens To Cut Highway Funds To California Over Air Pollution Control

Alternative Fuels

Op-Ed: Proposed PA Electric Vehicle Registration Fee Will Slow Shift Toward Cleaner Transportation

Op-Ed: Why Pennsylvania Deserves Praise For Use Of VW Settlement Money

Awards & Recognition

Cumberland County, State Officials Celebrate Preservation Of 20,027 Acres Of Farmland

Cumberland County Event Recognizes Preservation Of 20,000 Acres Of Farmland

Asbury Woods Nature Center Honors Volunteers In Erie

United Nations Program Spotlights Pittsburgh As Leader In Advancing Sustainable Development Goals [PaEN]

Winners Of 2019 Champions Of The PA Wilds Awards Announced, To Be Recognized Nov. 7 In DuBois [PaEN]

Pittsburgh’s Aviary Recognized With Design Award

John R. Ackerman Receives Recognition From NE Chapter PA Society Of Professional Engineers [PaEN]

Beautification

Developers Claim Violation Of Civil Rights With Digital Billboard Denial In Easton

Editorial: End Billboard Fight, Pittsburgh Should Respect Lamar’s Property Rights

Biodiversity/Invasive Species

Mary Ann Thomas: Western PA Experiencing Same Bird Declines Being Seen Nationwide

Marcus Schneck: Pennsylvania’s Hummingbirds Have Mostly Left The State

Birds Are Disappearing In PA, Here’s Why You Should Care

Birds Are Disappearing And They Need Help

Editorial: Disappearing Birds Are True Canaries In Coal Mine

Editorial: Where Have All The Birds Gone?

Marcus Schneck: Has The Spotted Lanternfly Crossed The Susquehanna River?

AP: Gross: Lanternflies Causing Big Bug Problem For Some

Marcus Schneck: If You See A Spotted Lanternfly, Kill It

Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Are Easy To Kill, If You Know How To Find Them

Montgomery County Teen Devises Clever Trap For Spotted Lanternflies

You Know To Kill Spotted Lanternflies, But What If You Could Make It A Game?  You Can!

French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust Hosted Spotted Lanternfly Program In Chester County [PaEN]

Dept. Of Agriculture, Partners Offer Guidance To Philadelphians On Spotted Lanternfly Intrusion

Budget

Wolf Surveys Greenville Flood Damage Promoting Restore PA Plan In Mercer County

DEP Touts Restore PA In Mansfield, Tioga County

Editorial: Restore PA Infrastructure Plan Needs Bipartisanship

Sen. Yaw: Doubtful PA Will Meet Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Goals, Most Of It Is Lancaster’s Problem [Especially When You’re Not Providing Farmers With Any Real Funding Support]

Capital Region Water Extends Comment Period On Harrisburg Stormwater Implementation Plan, Fee To Oct. 22 [PaEN]

Lycoming Conservation District Awards Conservation Mini Grants

Unpaid Stormwater Fee Bills Will Lead To Legal Action In Luzerne County

Antrim Township Residents Decry Stormwater Fee [Blame The General Assembly]

Editorial: Energy Research Funding Critical To Future Security

Wyoming County Officials Praise Natural Gas Drilling Impact Fees

Bay Journal: Brook Trout Gone From 34% Of Watersheds In PA, But Groups Fight To Keep, Restore Habitat [PaEN]

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: U.S. Senate Committee Increases Funding For Chesapeake Bay Program [PaEN]

Chesapeake Bay

EPA Awards Grants To Support Pollution Reduction Tied To Conowingo Dam Reservoir Infill [PaEN]

Sen. Yaw: Doubtful PA Will Meet Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Goals, Most Of It Is Lancaster’s Problem [Especially When You’re Not Providing Farmers With Any Real Funding Support]

Capital Region Water Extends Comment Period On Harrisburg Stormwater Implementation Plan, Fee To Oct. 22 [PaEN]

Lycoming Conservation District Awards Conservation Mini Grants

Second Annual Street-2-Creek Storm Drain Art Contest In York County A Success! [PaEN]

Town & Country Garden Club Of Lancaster: Nov. 6 - How 10 Million Trees Will Impact PA's Environment & Economy [PaEN]

Harrisburg Officials To Interview 4 Firms Interested In Taking Over Capital Region Water Authority

Harrisburg Council: Mayor Overstepped In Scheduling Interviews With Private Firms Interested In Taking Over Capital Region Water Authority

Chesapeake Conservancy: Paddle The Susquehanna River With New Guide Website
Bay Journal: Brook Trout Gone From 34% Of Watersheds In PA, But Groups Fight To Keep, Restore Habitat [PaEN]

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: U.S. Senate Committee Increases Funding For Chesapeake Bay Program [PaEN]

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Citizen Action

Pittsburgh Collective Builds Local Model For Black Environmentalism, Challenging Perception Black People Don’t Care About Or Interact With The Environment

20 Years In, Trout Unlimited Is Still Rolling In Kettle Creek Watershed [PaEN]

Town & Country Garden Club Of Lancaster: Nov. 6 - How 10 Million Trees Will Impact PA's Environment & Economy [PaEN]

DEP Invites Comments On Chapter 105 Stormwater General Permit For Projects Under 5 Acres (PAG-01) [PaEN]

Girl Scouts Transform Pittsburgh Middle School Jungle Into Garden

Heritage Conservancy Hosts River Days Community Event Oct. 6 Bristol, Bucks County

Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Are Easy To Kill, If You Know How To Find Them

Montgomery County Teen Devises Clever Trap For Spotted Lanternflies

You Know To Kill Spotted Lanternflies, But What If You Could Make It A Game?  You Can!

Dept. Of Agriculture, Partners Offer Guidance To Philadelphians On Spotted Lanternfly Intrusion

Tick-borne Lyme Disease Affects Thousands In PA Each Year

Marcus Schneck: PA Fall Foliage Report: Nothing Much Yet For Leaf Peepers

Penn State Master Well Owner Network Now Accepting Volunteer Applications [PaEN]

Still Time To Be Part Of Keep PA Beautiful's Pick Up Pennsylvania Fall Cleanup! [PaEN]

Help Needed With Annual Crick Falls Cleanup Effort In Westmoreland

PA Audubon’s Discovery Center Makes Wildlife Sanctuary In Fairmount Park Accessible To Philadelphia Community

Paxton Creek Watershed & Education Assn To Hear Watershed Advocacy Presentation Oct. 17 In Harrisburg [PaEN]

Second Annual Street-2-Creek Storm Drain Art Contest In York County A Success! [PaEN]

Presentation Proposals Now Being Accepted For 2020 Watershed Congress At Montgomery County Community College March 14 [PaEN]

Bay Journal: Brook Trout Gone From 34% Of Watersheds In PA, But Groups Fight To Keep, Restore Habitat [PaEN]

Bagenstose: Saturday Is National Public Lands Day, Volunteer Opportunities In Bucks County

Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Volunteer Trail Stewardship Opportunities Sept. 28, Oct. 5-6 [PaEN]

Nittany Valley Environmental Coalition Takes Legal Action To Protect Forest From Development

PUC Hosts Oct. 9 Hearing On Duquesne Light Transmission Line Project in Allegheny County [PaEN]

Climate

City Of Lancaster Enacts Municipal Climate Plan

Nikki Haley Calls Climate Change A Serious Issue, Says Government Should Give Incentives To  Businesses To Do Right Things At PA Chamber Even

Pittsburgh Mayor In NYC To Represent U.S. Mayors At UN Climate Summit

Global Coalition Of Youth,  Including Lehigh Student, Declares Climate State Of Emergency Before UN

Climate Activists Rally In Scranton On Behalf Of The Planet

United Nations Program Spotlights Pittsburgh As Leader In Advancing Sustainable Development Goals [PaEN]

Pittsburgh Named UN Centre Of Excellence On High Performance Building [PaEN]

3 Pittsburgh Institutions Share How They’re Working To Limit Contributions To Climate Change

Pitt Under Pressure To Make Its $4.3 Billion Endowment Fossil-Fuel Free

How Will Climate Change Impact A Future Philadelphia?

PA Cong. Fitzpatrick Introduces Bipartisan Market Choice Act To Eliminate Federal Gas Tax, Set Fee For Carbon Emissions, Invest In Infrastructure [PaEN]

Cong. Fitzpatrick Introduces Bipartisan Carbon Tax Bill

Op-Ed: There Is A Sunnier Vision For Pennsylvania That’s An Alternative To The Fossilization Of Our Energy Future [PaEN]

Op-Ed: In PA, Partisan Gridlock Means Little Action On Climate Change

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Politicians Have Done Little On Climate Front

Op-Ed: PA Should Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, But For Right Reasons

Op-Ed: Proposed PA Electric Vehicle Registration Fee Will Slow Shift Toward Cleaner Transportation

Op-Ed: Why Pennsylvania Deserves Praise For Use Of VW Settlement Money

Letter: Climate Change Is Hurting Outdoor Recreation Industry

Editorial: Children Are Begging Us To Do Something About Climate Change

Editorial: Set Education Standards For Teaching About Climate

Editorial: Carbon Emissions In U.S. Down, But Rising Elsewhere

Maykuth: Exelon Launches $20 Million Fund For Startups to Mitigate Climate Change

NOAA’s Fall Forecast?  Above Average Temperatures Everywhere

After Alarming Headlines, When Will Mosquito Menace Die Down?  NOAA’s Fall Outlook Isn’t Good News

AP: Drought In Southern U.S. Deepens, 11 Million Affected

AP: Students Keep The Heat On With Worldwide Climate Protests

Greta Thunberg Condemns World Leaders In Emotional Speech At UN

Greta Thunberg Stars Down Trump As Two Cross Paths At UN

She Seems Very Happy: Trump Mocks Greta Thunberg’s Emotional UN Climate Speech

Climate Experts Say They Hear Talk At UN But Not Much Action

World Leaders Promise To Do More On Climate After Greta Thunberg’s Appeal

New Report: Countries Must Triple Climate Emission Cut Targets To Limit Global Heating To 2 Degrees Celsius

AP: We’re All In Big Trouble: UN Climate Panel Sees A Dire Future

New Climate Report: Intense Storms And Loss Of Marine Life Are Already Inevitable

Compliance Action

Judge Declines DEP Request To Certify Appeal In Erie Coke (Coal) Case

Letter: Feds Asked For Erie Coke (Coal) Air Sampling In 2011

DEP Reaches $19,410 Penalty Settlement With Luzerne County Soap Manufacturer [PaEN]

Conservation Districts

Lycoming Conservation District Awards Conservation Mini Grants

DCNR

Sept. 27 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

Drought

AP: Drought In Southern U.S. Deepens, 11 Million Affected

Delaware River

Nonprofits In NE PA Get NFWF Restoration Grants In Delaware Watershed

Deadline Extended For Student Poster Presentation Submissions To Delaware River Watershed Forum In Allentown [PaEN]

Delaware RiverKeeper Sept. 27 RiverWatch Video Report

Drinking Water

Laura Legere: DEP To Propose Stricter Manganese Water Quality Standard As Studies Suggest Risks To Children [In Spite Of 2017 Law]

Bucks, Montgomery Counties To Get $5 Million To Study Health Effects of PFAS

Bucks, Montgomery Communities Selected For PFAS Health Study

National PFAS Study Will Include Bucks, Montgomery Residents

Bagenstose: Microbe From NJ Swamplands May Be Able To Stop PFAS

Temple Researchers Will Look At Link Between PFAS And Cancer

After 18-Month Battle, Philly Council Passes Lead Safety Bill

Editorial: New Philly Lead Bill Should Be First Step In Housing Culture Change

Lancaster Receives HUD Lead-Mitigation Grant, A Game Changer For Children’s Health

Lancaster’s Lead Hazard Control Program: Here’s What You Need To Know

Carrick Residents Worry Insurance Won’t Cover Flood Damage From Water Main Break

Harrisburg Officials To Interview 4 Firms Interested In Taking Over Capital Region Water Authority

Harrisburg Council: Mayor Overstepped In Scheduling Interviews With Private Firms Interested In Taking Over Capital Region Water Authority

PA American Water Begins Repairs To Road Damaged In Pittsburgh Water Main Break

Boil Water Advisory Lifted For South Hills Pittsburgh

Penn State Master Well Owner Network Now Accepting Volunteer Applications [PaEN]

Editorial: For Our Health, Safety, Some Oversight Needed For Private Water Wells

Economic Development

Winners Of 2019 Champions Of The PA Wilds Awards Announced, To Be Recognized Nov. 7 In DuBois [PaEN]

Penn State Smeal School Of Business To Open Center For The Business Of Sustainability In 2020 [PaEN]

IFO Estimates Landowners Will Be Paid Over $1.6 Billion In Natural Gas Royalties In Tax Year 2018; $9.815 Billion Since 2010 [PaEN]

Caruso: House Republicans Want Energize PA Natural Gas Subsidies, Environmentalists Say No Thanks

Cabot Oil & Gas Opens $4 Million Maintenance Facility In Susquehanna County

A Tour Through Beaver County’s Massive Shell Chemical Plant

Education

Asbury Woods Nature Center Honors Volunteers In Erie

Deadline Extended For Student Poster Presentation Submissions To Delaware River Watershed Forum In Allentown [PaEN]

Millvale Library, Girty’s Run Watershed Offer Environmental Fellowship Opportunities With Allegheny College

Now Watch All 8 Episodes Of WHYY/Stroud Water Research Center's Stories From The Streams Series Online [PaEN]

PA Audubon’s Discovery Center Makes Wildlife Sanctuary In Fairmount Park Accessible To Philadelphia Community

Second Annual Street-2-Creek Storm Drain Art Contest In York County A Success! [PaEN]

Heritage Conservancy Hosts River Days Community Event Oct. 6 Bristol, Bucks County

Penn State Master Well Owner Network Now Accepting Volunteer Applications [PaEN]

Interns: Eli DePaulis Shares His Experience As An Intern At The Forest Heritage & Discovery Center In Franklin County [PaEN]

French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust Hosted Spotted Lanternfly Program In Chester County [PaEN]

Editorial: Set Education Standards For Teaching About Climate

Penn State Smeal School Of Business To Open Center For The Business Of Sustainability In 2020 [PaEN]

Emergency Response

Philadelphia To Issue Recommendations For Developers Eyeing Closed Philly Refinery

Phillips: Philadelphia Refinery Site Declared Under Control 2 Months After Fire, Explosion

Maykuth: 3 Months After Philly Refinery Fire, City Declares Incident Under Control

Philly Fire Personnel No Longer At Philly Refinery Site 24/7

PUC Seeking Nominations For PA1Call Damage Prevention Committee [PaEN]

Energy

Caruso: House Republicans Want Energize PA Natural Gas Subsidies, Environmentalists Say No Thanks

Op-Ed: There Is A Sunnier Vision For Pennsylvania That’s An Alternative To The Fossilization Of Our Energy Future [PaEN]

Hazelwood Green Brownfield Site To Feature Rooftop Solar Installation In Western PA

Maykuth: Exelon Launches $20 Million Fund For Startups to Mitigate Climate Change

Exelon Foundation Accepting Applications To Fund Climate Change, Clean Energy & Environmental Startup Businesses In Key Markets [PaEN]

Penn State Model Helps Choose Wind Farm Locations, Predicts Output [PaEN]

IFO Estimates Landowners Will Be Paid Over $1.6 Billion In Natural Gas Royalties In Tax Year 2018; $9.815 Billion Since 2010 [PaEN]

Thompson: Removal Of Fuel Assemblies From TMI Reactor To Onsite Storage Pool Complete With All The Other Spent But Still Radioactive Nuclear Fuel Used By The Plant

Editorial: Nuclear Power Plants Crucial As TMI Closes

UGI Officials Open CNG Fueling Station In Wilkes-Barre

PUC Hosts Oct. 9 Hearing On Duquesne Light Transmission Line Project in Allegheny County [PaEN]

Fmr Talen Energy Employees Claim In Lawsuit They Were Denied Full Pensions

Editorial: Energy Research Funding Critical To Future Security

Environmental Health

Tick-borne Lyme Disease Affects Thousands In PA Each Year

Marcus Schneck: Deer Can Transmit Tuberculosis To Hunters, Warns CDC

Rabid Bat Founding In Adams County, 1 Person Exposed

After 18-Month Battle, Philly Council Passes Lead Safety Bill

Editorial: New Philly Lead Bill Should Be First Step In Housing Culture Change

Lancaster Receives HUD Lead-Mitigation Grant, A Game Changer For Children’s Health

Lancaster’s Lead Hazard Control Program: Here’s What You Need To Know

Environmental Heritage

Conflict In Centralia, Penn State Lecture Focuses On Mine Fire

Farming

Sen. Yaw: Doubtful PA Will Meet Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Goals, Most Of It Is Lancaster’s Problem [Especially When You’re Not Providing Farmers With Any Real Funding Support]

Dept. Of Agriculture, County Officials Celebrate Over 20,000 Acres Of Farmland Preserved In Cumberland County [PaEN]

Cumberland County, State Officials Celebrate Preservation Of 20,027 Acres Of Farmland

Cumberland County Event Recognizes Preservation Of 20,000 Acres Of Farmland

DEP Invites Comments On Chapter 105 Stormwater General Permit For Projects Under 5 Acres (PAG-01) [PaEN]

PA Supreme Court Sides With Farmer In Pig Manure Regulation By Township

Lycoming Conservation District Awards Conservation Mini Grants

Allegheny Front: Apple Growers Face Unknown Threat Killing Trees

Marcus Schneck: Has The Spotted Lanternfly Crossed The Susquehanna River?

AP: Gross: Lanternflies Causing Big Bug Problem For Some

Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Are Easy To Kill, If You Know How To Find Them

Marcus Schneck: If You See A Spotted Lanternfly, Kill It

Montgomery County Teen Devises Clever Trap For Spotted Lanternflies

You Know To Kill Spotted Lanternflies, But What If You Could Make It A Game?  You Can!

French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust Hosted Spotted Lanternfly Program In Chester County [PaEN]

Dept. Of Agriculture, Partners Offer Guidance To Philadelphians On Spotted Lanternfly Intrusion

Flooding

Wolf Surveys Greenville Flood Damage Promoting Restore PA Plan In Mercer County

Carrick Residents Worry Insurance Won’t Cover Flood Damage From Water Main Break

Allentown Working On Fix For Flood-Prone Cedar Beach Pool

Hurricanes

Lorenzo Becomes The Most Power Hurricane To Make It So Far East In The Atlantic

Forests

Marcus Schneck: PA Fall Foliage Report: Nothing Much Yet For Leaf Peepers

Marcus Schneck: Fall Foliage Guide For Pennsylvania: Make This Fall Your Best Yet

Sept. 27 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Has The Spotted Lanternfly Crossed The Susquehanna River?

AP: Gross: Lanternflies Causing Big Bug Problem For Some

Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Are Easy To Kill, If You Know How To Find Them

Marcus Schneck: If You See A Spotted Lanternfly, Kill It

Montgomery County Teen Devises Clever Trap For Spotted Lanternflies

You Know To Kill Spotted Lanternflies, But What If You Could Make It A Game?  You Can!

French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust Hosted Spotted Lanternfly Program In Chester County [PaEN]

Dept. Of Agriculture, Partners Offer Guidance To Philadelphians On Spotted Lanternfly Intrusion

Bay Journal: Brook Trout Gone From 34% Of Watersheds In PA, But Groups Fight To Keep, Restore Habitat [PaEN]

Town & Country Garden Club Of Lancaster: Nov. 6 - How 10 Million Trees Will Impact PA's Environment & Economy [PaEN]

Interns: Eli DePaulis Shares His Experience As An Intern At The Forest Heritage & Discovery Center In Franklin County [PaEN]

Nittany Valley Environmental Coalition Takes Legal Action To Protect Forest From Development

Forests - Wildfires

Wildfire Threat Brings Power Cuts To Thousands In California

Grants/Funding

EPA Awards Grants To Support Pollution Reduction Tied To Conowingo Dam Reservoir Infill [PaEN]

Lycoming Conservation District Awards Conservation Mini Grants

Unpaid Stormwater Fee Bills Will Lead To Legal Action In Luzerne County

Antrim Township Residents Decry Stormwater Fee [Blame The General Assembly]

South Wayne Authority Receives $10 Million In Federal Funding For Treatment Plant Upgrades

Exelon Foundation Accepting Applications To Fund Climate Change, Clean Energy & Environmental Startup Businesses In Key Markets [PaEN]

Maykuth: Exelon Launches $20 Million Fund For Startups to Mitigate Climate Change

Green Infrastructure

Hopey: ALCOSAN To Fund Bigger Green Infrastructure Projects

20 Years In, Trout Unlimited Is Still Rolling In Kettle Creek Watershed [PaEN]

Bay Journal: Brook Trout Gone From 34% Of Watersheds In PA, But Groups Fight To Keep, Restore Habitat [PaEN]

Town & Country Garden Club Of Lancaster: Nov. 6 - How 10 Million Trees Will Impact PA's Environment & Economy [PaEN]

Presentation Proposals Now Being Accepted For 2020 Watershed Congress At Montgomery County Community College March 14 [PaEN]

Unpaid Stormwater Fee Bills Will Lead To Legal Action In Luzerne County

Antrim Township Residents Decry Stormwater Fee [Blame The General Assembly]

Girl Scouts Transform Pittsburgh Middle School Jungle Into Garden

Hazardous Substances

Bucks, Montgomery Counties To Get $5 Million To Study Health Effects of PFAS

Bucks, Montgomery Communities Selected For PFAS Health Study

National PFAS Study Will Include Bucks, Montgomery Residents

Bagenstose: Microbe From NJ Swamplands May Be Able To Stop PFAS

Temple Researchers Will Look At Link Between PFAS And Cancer

After 18-Month Battle, Philly Council Passes Lead Safety Bill

Editorial: New Philly Lead Bill Should Be First Step In Housing Culture Change

Lancaster Receives HUD Lead-Mitigation Grant, A Game Changer For Children’s Health

Lancaster’s Lead Hazard Control Program: Here’s What You Need To Know

Land Conservation

Dept. Of Agriculture, County Officials Celebrate Over 20,000 Acres Of Farmland Preserved In Cumberland County [PaEN]

Cumberland County, State Officials Celebrate Preservation Of 20,027 Acres Of Farmland

Cumberland County Event Recognizes Preservation Of 20,000 Acres Of Farmland

Nittany Valley Environmental Coalition Takes Legal Action To Protect Forest From Development

$150,000 CFA Land Preservation Grant For Elk Scenic Driver, Benezette

Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Volunteer Trail Stewardship Opportunities Sept. 28, Oct. 5-6 [PaEN]

Land Recycling

Hazelwood Green Brownfield Site To Feature Rooftop Solar Installation In Western PA

Littering/Illegal Dumping

Still Time To Be Part Of Keep PA Beautiful's Pick Up Pennsylvania Fall Cleanup! [PaEN]

Volunteers Took Part In Annual Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 21

Beautification Program A Big Success In Wilkes-Barre

Help Needed With Annual Crick Falls Cleanup Effort In Westmoreland

Op-Ed: A Simple Solution To Combat Illegal Dumping

Mine Reclamation

Laura Legere: DEP To Propose Stricter Manganese Water Quality Standard As Studies Suggest Risks To Children [In Spite Of 2017 Law]

DEP To Meet On Release Of Bond Reclamation Money On New Wilkes-Barre High School Site

Conflict In Centralia, Penn State Lecture Focuses On Mine Fire

Photographing The PA Coal Regions From The Air

Cong. Cartwright Introduces Bill To Eliminate Coal Mining Self-Bonding For Reclamation

Oil & Gas

Senate Environmental Committee Reports Bill To Legalize Road Dumping Of Conventional Drilling Wastewater With Little Discussion, Only 3 Negative Votes [PaEN]

Penn State Study Recommends Only Using Nontoxic Products Or Highly Treated Drilling Wastewater To Remove Radium, Oil, Metals Before Road Spreading [PaEN]

The Allegheny Voice: Ohio DNR Documents Show Radioactive Elements In Oil & Gas Brine

Op-Ed: Why Is the General Assembly About To Hurt Us By Authorizing Road Dumping Of Oil & Gas Wastewater? [PaEN]

Op-Ed: There Is A Sunnier Vision For Pennsylvania That’s An Alternative To The Fossilization Of Our Energy Future [PaEN]

Allegheny County Towns Fighting For Power To Ban Fracking

Caruso: House Republicans Want Energize PA Natural Gas Subsidies, Environmentalists Say No Thanks

IFO Estimates Landowners Will Be Paid Over $1.6 Billion In Natural Gas Royalties In Tax Year 2018; $9.815 Billion Since 2010 [PaEN]

Huba: Report: PA Natural Gas Royalty Payments On The Rise

Cabot Oil & Gas Opens $4 Million Maintenance Facility In Susquehanna County

Frazier: In Scotland, Town Evolved With Its Refinery, Then Shale Gas Arrived

Wyoming County Officials Praise Natural Gas Drilling Impact Fees

Peoples Natural Gas Rates Increase Starting Oct. 1

Philadelphia To Issue Recommendations For Developers Eyeing Closed Philly Refinery

Phillips: Philadelphia Refinery Site Declared Under Control 2 Months After Fire, Explosion

Maykuth: 3 Months After Philly Refinery Fire, City Declares Incident Under Control

Philly Fire Personnel No Longer At Philly Refinery Site 24/7

A Tour Through Beaver County’s Massive Shell Chemical Plant

Allegheny Front: Environmental Groups Secure Air Protections At Proposed Ohio Ethane Plant

Editorial: Federal Ethanol Mandates In Gasoline Should Not Be Raised

Pipelines

Maykuth: Chester County DA To File Civil Public Nuisance Charges Against Mariner East Pipeline

Hurdle: Sunoco Still Needs DEP Approvals To Restart Mariner East Pipeline Work In Chester County

DEP Invites Comments On Proposed Water Quality Certification For Leidy South Pipeline Project Thru 6 Counties From Clinton To Schuylkill Counties [PaEN]

PUC Seeking Nominations For PA1Call Damage Prevention Committee [PaEN]

Permitting

Temporary Stay Of Execution For Permitting Programs That Protect Pennsylvania’s Environment [PaEN]

PA Environmental Council, Environmental Defense Fund Urge House Members To Vote NO On Bills Undermining The Integrity Of Environmental Permitting [PaEN]

DEP Invites Comments On Chapter 105 Stormwater General Permit For Projects Under 5 Acres (PAG-01) [PaEN]

DEP Posts 61 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Sept 28 PA Bulletin [PaEN]

PUC

PUC Seeking Nominations For PA1Call Damage Prevention Committee [PaEN]

PUC Hosts Oct. 9 Hearing On Duquesne Light Transmission Line Project in Allegheny County [PaEN]

Radiation Protection

Penn State Study Recommends Only Using Nontoxic Products Or Highly Treated Drilling Wastewater To Remove Radium, Oil, Metals Before Road Spreading [PaEN]

The Allegheny Voice: Ohio DNR Documents Show Radioactive Elements In Oil & Gas Brine

Three Mile Island Alert Puts Up New Irony Billboard On Plant Closure

Rep. Mehaffie Took Money From Exelon PAC

Thompson: Removal Of Fuel Assemblies From TMI Reactor To Onsite Storage Pool Complete With All The Other Spent But Still Radioactive Nuclear Fuel Used By The Plant

Editorial: Nuclear Power Plants Crucial As TMI Closes

Recreation

Winners Of 2019 Champions Of The PA Wilds Awards Announced, To Be Recognized Nov. 7 In DuBois [PaEN]

DCNR Issues First Fall Foliage Report, Get Tips On The Best Spots For Viewing [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: PA Fall Foliage Report: Nothing Much Yet For Leaf Peepers

Marcus Schneck: Fall Foliage Guide For Pennsylvania: Make This Fall Your Best Yet

When Will It Look Like Fall? First PA Foliage Report Suggests Great Season In Store

Five Fall Hikes Near And Far From Philadelphia

The Science Behind Fall Foliage

Bagenstose: Saturday Is National Public Lands Day, Volunteer Opportunities In Bucks County

Sept. 27 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

Brodhead Watershed Assn Hosts Oct. 19 Cherry Valley Wildlife Refuge Get Outdoors Poconos Hike In Monroe County [PaEN]

Paddlers To Show Off Speed In 3 Races Along Susquehanna During York County Watershed Weekend

Ghost Town Trails Marks 25th Year With Bike Ride In Cambria County

Tick-borne Lyme Disease Affects Thousands In PA Each Year

Allentown Working On Fix For Flood-Prone Cedar Beach Pool

Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Volunteer Trail Stewardship Opportunities Sept. 28, Oct. 5-6 [PaEN]

Pittsburgh To West Newton On The Great Allegheny Passage Trail

Bicyclist Fends Off Attempted Rape On Great Allegheny Passage Trail

Pennsylvania’s  Pine Creek Gorge Is Grand, Especially In Fall

Marcus Schneck: Autumn Begins Today, What Does That Mean Other Than Fall Foliage?

Letter: Climate Change Is Hurting Outdoor Recreation Industry

Recycling/Waste

House Committee Hears From Company Planning To Bring 1,600 Tons/Day Of Municipal Waste To Berks County, Process It, But It Doesn’t Want To Be Regulated As A Waste Facility [PaEN]

Pottstown First In Nation To Pilot Flexible Plastic Recycling

Pottstown First In The Nation To Pilot Flexible Plastic Recycling

Regulations

House Passes Bill To Require Repeal Of 2 Regulations For Every New Regulation Adopted, Create Duplicate $695,000 Office Of The Repealer [PaEN]

Senate Committee OKs Bill To Limit Public’s Right To Know Why A Regulation Is Being Proposed [PaEN]

Senate Committee Meets Sept. 25 To Consider Bill To Limit Public’s Right To Know Why A Regulation Is Being Proposed [PaEN]

Renewable Energy

Exelon Foundation Accepting Applications To Fund Climate Change, Clean Energy & Environmental Startup Businesses In Key Markets [PaEN]

Maykuth: Exelon Launches $20 Million Fund For Startups to Mitigate Climate Change

Hazelwood Green Brownfield Site To Feature Rooftop Solar Installation In Western PA

Penn State Model Helps Choose Wind Farm Locations, Predicts Output [PaEN]

Op-Ed: There Is A Sunnier Vision For Pennsylvania That’s An Alternative To The Fossilization Of Our Energy Future [PaEN]

Stormwater

DEP Invites Comments On Chapter 105 Stormwater General Permit For Projects Under 5 Acres (PAG-01) [PaEN]

Unpaid Stormwater Fee Bills Will Lead To Legal Action In Luzerne County

Antrim Township Residents Decry Stormwater Fee [Blame The General Assembly]

Capital Region Water Extends Comment Period On Harrisburg Stormwater Implementation Plan, Fee To Oct. 22 [PaEN]

Second Annual Street-2-Creek Storm Drain Art Contest In York County A Success! [PaEN]

Allentown Working On Fix For Flood-Prone Cedar Beach Pool

Presentation Proposals Now Being Accepted For 2020 Watershed Congress At Montgomery County Community College March 14 [PaEN]

Sustainability

Penn State Smeal School Of Business To Open Center For The Business Of Sustainability In 2020 [PaEN]

Op-Ed: There Is A Sunnier Vision For Pennsylvania That’s An Alternative To The Fossilization Of Our Energy Future [PaEN]

Waste Facilities

House Committee Hears From Company Planning To Bring 1,600 Tons/Day Of Municipal Waste To Berks County, Process It, But It Doesn’t Want To Be Regulated As A Waste Facility [PaEN]

Wastewater Facilities

Hopey: ALCOSAN To Fund Bigger Green Infrastructure Projects

South Wayne Authority Receives $10 Million In Federal Funding For Treatment Plant Upgrades

Harrisburg Officials To Interview 4 Firms Interested In Taking Over Capital Region Water Authority

Harrisburg Council: Mayor Overstepped In Scheduling Interviews With Private Firms Interested In Taking Over Capital Region Water Authority

Watershed Protection

Sen. Yaw: Doubtful PA Will Meet Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Goals, Most Of It Is Lancaster’s Problem [Especially When You’re Not Providing Farmers With Any Real Funding Support]

EPA Awards Grants To Support Pollution Reduction Tied To Conowingo Dam Reservoir Infill [PaEN]

20 Years In, Trout Unlimited Is Still Rolling In Kettle Creek Watershed [PaEN]

Bay Journal: Brook Trout Gone From 34% Of Watersheds In PA, But Groups Fight To Keep, Restore Habitat [PaEN]

Millvale Library, Girty’s Run Watershed Offer Environmental Fellowship Opportunities With Allegheny College

Now Watch All 8 Episodes Of WHYY/Stroud Water Research Center's Stories From The Streams Series Online [PaEN]

Laura Legere: DEP To Propose Stricter Manganese Water Quality Standard As Studies Suggest Risks To Children [In Spite Of 2017 Law]

Hopey: ALCOSAN To Fund Bigger Green Infrastructure Projects

Capital Region Water Extends Comment Period On Harrisburg Stormwater Implementation Plan, Fee To Oct. 22 [PaEN]

Unpaid Stormwater Fee Bills Will Lead To Legal Action In Luzerne County

Antrim Township Residents Decry Stormwater Fee [Blame The General Assembly]

PA Supreme Court Sides With Farmer In Pig Manure Regulation By Township

Lycoming Conservation District Awards Conservation Mini Grants

Second Annual Street-2-Creek Storm Drain Art Contest In York County A Success! [PaEN]

Help Needed With Annual Crick Falls Cleanup Effort In Westmoreland

Paxton Creek Watershed & Education Assn To Hear Watershed Advocacy Presentation Oct. 17 In Harrisburg [PaEN]

Presentation Proposals Now Being Accepted For 2020 Watershed Congress At Montgomery County Community College March 14 [PaEN]

South Wayne Authority Receives $10 Million In Federal Funding For Treatment Plant Upgrades

Nonprofits In NE PA Get NFWF Restoration Grants In Delaware Watershed

Delaware RiverKeeper Sept. 27 RiverWatch Video Report

Chesapeake Conservancy: Paddle The Susquehanna River With New Guide Website

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Wildlife

John Buffone: Farm Bureau May Not Oppose Sunday Hunting If Amendment Added

Editorial: Remarks Not A Good Reason To Derail Sunday Hunting

John Hayes: Deer Population Report Finds Healthier Whitetails In PA

Marcus Schneck: Deer Can Transmit Tuberculosis To Hunters, Warns CDC

John Hayes: Complete Hunter-Trapper Education Before It’s Too Late

Rabid Bat Founding In Adams County, 1 Person Exposed

Bear Breaks Into Bradford Middle School Wanders The Halls At Night

Sen. Dinniman Visits Elk Herd Viewing Areas In Elk County

PA Audubon’s Discovery Center Makes Wildlife Sanctuary In Fairmount Park Accessible To Philadelphia Community

Mary Ann Thomas: Western PA Experiencing Same Bird Declines Being Seen Nationwide

Marcus Schneck: Pennsylvania’s Hummingbirds Have Mostly Left The State

Birds Are Disappearing In PA, Here’s Why You Should Care

Birds Are Disappearing And They Need Help

Editorial: Disappearing Birds Are True Canaries In Coal Mine

Editorial: Where Have All The Birds Gone?

Pittsburgh’s Aviary Recognized With Design Award

20 Years In, Trout Unlimited Is Still Rolling In Kettle Creek Watershed [PaEN]

Highlands Turtle To Find New Home At Middle School Rain Garden

Marcus Schneck: Autumn Begins Today, What Does That Mean Other Than Fall Foliage?

Crable: Victims Track Down Stolen Hunters’ Field Cameras

Mark Demko: Number Of Women Taking Aim At Bowhunting Continues To Rise

World War II TNT Bunkers Open On Game Lands In Lycoming County

AP: PA, 16 Other States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

West Nile/Zika Virus

DEP Reports Chester County Resident Tests Positive For West Nile Virus [PaEN]

PA: Another Human Case Of West Nile Virus Found, Last Report Of Season

What Threat Does Deadly Mosquito-borne EEE Virus Pose In Lehigh Valley?

After Reports Of Deadly Mosquito-borne Virus In PA, Immunologist Says Not To Worry, Too Much

After Alarming Headlines, When Will Mosquito Menace Die Down?  NOAA’s Fall Outlook Isn’t Good News

A 10th Person Dies In U.S. From Rare Mosquito-borne EEE Infection

Editorial: Protect Yourself From Eastern Equine Encephalitis

NOAA’s Fall Forecast?  Above Average Temperatures Everywhere

DEP To Conduct Mosquito Spraying In Carbon, Erie Counties Sept. 24 To Combat Deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis; Monroe County Will Spray As Well [PaEN]

33 Of 67 Counties Now Have Mosquitoes Or Animals Testing Positive For West Nile Virus, The Latest: Perry County [PaEN]

Tick-borne Lyme Disease Affects Thousands In PA Each Year

Opportunities

Rep. Wentling Named Chair Of Joint Conservation Committee [PaEN]

Help Wanted: Capital Region Water Community Relations Manager [PaEN]

Help Wanted: Rodale Institute Has Positions Open In Berks County Location [PaEN]

Federal Policy

AP: PA, 16 Other States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

Op-Ed: Trump Should Let EPA Do Its Job

 

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9/30/2019

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