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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.

The latest environmental NewsClips and news is available at the PA Environment Digest Daily Blog and Twitter Feed.

AP: FBI Opens Corruption Investigation Into How Wolf Administration Approved Mariner East Pipelines [PaEN]

Briefing: Positive, Bipartisan Environmental, Energy Bills The House & Senate Can Pass Before The End Of 2019 [PaEN]

Senate Environmental Committee Meets Nov. 19 On Stream Cleaning, HHW, Violations Bills

[PaEN]

Senate Appropriations Meets Nov. 18 To Consider Clean Vehicle Infrastructure Bill [PaEN]

Politics

Caruso: IFO Projects Billion Dollar+ Deficits In Early 2020’s, Without A Recession

Turner: PA Deficit To Exceed $1 Billion, But Smaller Than Previous Forecast

Letter: A Look A House Environmental Committee Climate Hearing

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Air

Allegheny Front: Clean Air Group Calls For Stronger Rules For Coke Ovens In Allegheny County

Letter: Wolf Taking Action To Curb Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Industry

Op-Ed: PA Has An Opportunity To Lead On Regulating Methane Emissions As EPA Falters

Letter: Why Impose Penalty On Electric Vehicles?

DEP Sets Dec. 20 Hearing [If Needed] On Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle Ozone Attainment Maintenance Plan [PaEN]

Public Hearing Set For Jan. 8 [If Needed] On RACT II Air Quality Plan For Truck Accessories Group, Northumberland County [PaEN]

Alternative Fuels

Senate Appropriations Meets Nov. 18 To Consider Clean Vehicle Infrastructure Bill [PaEN]

Letter: Why Impose Penalty On Electric Vehicles?

Cusick: Can Northeast Transportation Climate Initiative Balance Urban, Rural Concerns?

Awards & Recognition

Northcentral Groups Honored For Growing Outdoor Recreation Economy, Nature Tourism

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians: Sarah Presongna, Environmental Ed Specialist [PaEN]

Editorial: PA Professor Wins International Acclaim For Pricking Our Consciences On Climate Change

Biodiversity/Invasive Species

Erie’s Roadsides Might Become Pollinator Paradise

Pike Conservation District Hosts Workshop On Spotted Lanternfly Permits For Businesses Dec. 4 [PaEN]

Schenley Park In Pittsburgh To Become Living Lab To Research Trees’ Resistant To Weather Changes

Natural Lands, Tyler Arboretum Form Local Seed Collection & Propagation Partnership For Rare, Local Plants [PaEN]

Ruffed Grouse (PA’s State Bird) Among Birds Expected To Be Extinct

Bay Journal: Scientists Raise Alarm As North American Bird Populations Plummet

Budget

Governor’s Office Announces Transfer Of $45 Million To Augment DEP, DCNR Budgets - Not New Money [PaEN]

U.S. House Subcommittee Hears About Urgent Need For Reauthorization Of Federal Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fee/Program [PaEN]

Bagenstose: PA State Superfund Program Cleans Up Scores of Toxic Sites Across The State; It’s Going Broke

DCNR Announces $24.5 Million In Community Conservation Partnership Grants Investing In 169 Local Recreation Projects Statewide [PaEN]

DCNR Announces $11.2 Million Investment In 37 Trail Development Projects Across The State [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Legislators Need To Put Money Where The Boots Are -- On Farms

DePasquale: Proactively Addressing Infrastructure Needs Would Create New Jobs

Meyer: Report Flags 145 Pennsylvania Dams As Dangerous

Editorial: Poor Condition Of Many State Dams Should Worry Every Pennsylvanian

Sen. Manchin Reiterates Need For Bipartisan FERC Pairing, AML Funding At Hearing On Dept. Of Interior Nominee

Chesapeake Bay

Op-Ed: Legislators Need To Put Money Where The Boots Are -- On Farms

CBF-PA: Planting Trees Is Part Of Treating The Land Right At Drager Farms In Lancaster County [PaEN]

PA Public-Private Partnership To Plant 10 Million Trees By 2025

South Mountain Partnership Announces 3 Water Related Workshops For Residents Of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin & York Counties [PaEN]

Penn State Extension Launches Master Watershed Steward Program In Cumberland County; Info Meetings Jan. 14 & 28 [PaEN]

Dauphin County Students Last To Visit Disappearing Classroom On Chesapeake Bay Island

Senate Environmental Committee Meets Nov. 19 On Stream Cleaning, HHW, Violations Bills [PaEN]

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Citizen Action

You Are Looking At A Map Of Future Dumpsites For Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater If Road Dumping Is Approved By General Assembly [PaEN]

Tell Your Legislators Dirt Roads Are Not Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater Dumpsites - A Facebook Reader Of PaEN

DEP, PennDOT, Keep PA Beautiful Announce Statewide Initiative To Reduce Littering, High Cleanup Costs [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Citizens Continue To Shape Pennsylvania State Parks [PaEN]

South Mountain Partnership Announces 3 Water Related Workshops For Residents Of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin & York Counties [PaEN]

PA Public-Private Partnership To Plant 10 Million Trees By 2025

Penn State Extension Launches Master Watershed Steward Program In Cumberland County; Info Meetings Jan. 14 & 28 [PaEN]

DEP Invites Comments On Draft Stream Evaluation Reports In Adams, Berks, Blair, Huntingdon Counties [PaEN]

Huge Turnout Shuts Down Electronics Recycling Event In Lackawanna County

Learn How To Volunteer In PA’s State Parks, Forests

Erie’s Roadsides Might Become Pollinator Paradise

Pike Conservation District Hosts Workshop On Spotted Lanternfly Permits For Businesses Dec. 4 [PaEN]

Penn State Extension Woods In Your Backyard Webinar Series January 29 To March 25 [PaEN]

Tree Tender Training Being Offered In Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Online [PaEN]

Friends Of Rothrock State Forest Hold Deer, Forest Health & Hunting Program Nov. 21 In Centre County [PaEN]

DEP Sets Dec. 20 Hearing [If Needed] On Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle Ozone Attainment Maintenance Plan [PaEN]

Public Hearing Set For Jan. 8 [If Needed] On RACT II Air Quality Plan For Truck Accessories Group, Northumberland County [PaEN]

PUC Holds Be Utility Wise Consumer Utility Fair Nov. 21 In Delaware County

Climate

Senate Appropriations Meets Nov. 18 To Consider Clean Vehicle Infrastructure Bill [PaEN]

Auditor General DePasquale: State’s Unfocused Efforts On Climate Change Crisis Risks Lives, Cost Taxpayers $261 Million In 2018 Alone [PaEN]

Hopey: Auditor General Urges Proactive State Response To Combat Climate Change

Meyer: Auditor General: Climate Change Could Be Costing PA Hundreds Of Millions

DePasquale: Climate Change Costing PA Millions In Infrastructure Damage, But There’s A Fix

Aiming To Raise Alarm Over Climate Change, Auditor General Draws Fire From Left And Right

DePasquale: Proactively Addressing Infrastructure Needs Would Create New Jobs

Muschick: PA Is Heating Up Because Of Climate Change, Let’s Do Something About It

Micek: DePasquale: Climate Change Costing PA Millions In Infrastructure Damage, But There’s A Fix

Rep. Metcalfe: Auditor General Pandering For Higher Political Ambitions With Chicken Little Climate Report

Letter: A Look A House Environmental Committee Climate Hearing

Cusick: Can Northeast Transportation Climate Initiative Balance Urban, Rural Concerns?

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Report: Climate Change Is No Longer A Distant Threat For Farmers, It’s Here [PaEN]

U.S. Steel Unveils Pledge To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 20% By 2030

AP: Sen. Casey, Northeast U.S. Senators Seek To Expand Regional Climate Programs

Nearly $1.3 Million In Agriculture Research Funding Awarded For Building Soil Health, Dealing With Invasive Plants, Spotted Lanternfly, Promoting Pollinator Habitat, Climate Change Impacts [PaEN]

PA Conservative Energy Forum Clean & Renewable Energy Symposium Dec. 9-10 In Harrisburg [PaEN]

PA Energy Development Authority Issues Energy Plan Setting Financial, Technical Priorities [PaEN]

Dec. 3 Workshop On Performance Excellence In Electricity Rating Program For Green Buildings In Harrisburg [PaEN]

Ruffed Grouse (PA’s State Bird) Among Birds Expected To Be Extinct

Bay Journal: Scientists Raise Alarm As North American Bird Populations Plummet

Schenley Park In Pittsburgh To Become Living Lab To Research Trees’ Resistant To Weather Changes

Caruso: Wolf Breaks With Pittsburgh Mayor On Natural Gas Enraging Environmentalists

Letter: Wolf Taking Action To Curb Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Industry

Op-Ed: PA Has An Opportunity To Lead On Regulating Methane Emissions As EPA Falters

Editorial: PA Professor Wins International Acclaim For Pricking Our Consciences On Climate Change

Citing Serious Concerns, CNX Resources Quits Allegheny Conference, Worries Energy, Manufacturing Being Marginalized

Op-Ed: Pittsburgh Mayor Right To Denounce Petrochemical Buildout In Western PA

Letter: Pittsburgh Mayor Promotes City’s Long-Term Economy, Public Health

Cap & Trade Is Supposed To Solve Climate Change, But Oil & Gas Emissions Are Up

Letter: Why Impose Penalty On Electric Vehicles?

If U.S. Military Is Facing Up To The Climate Crisis, Shouldn’t We All?

Amid Opposition To Fracking, Plastices, Moderate Dems Walk Fine Line On Climate Policies

Op-Ed: Was It Wise To Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement?  No. - American Sustainable Business Council

Op-Ed: Was It Wise To Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement? Yes. - American Enterprise Institute

October Paradox: Cool In U.S., Hotter Around The World

Coal Mining

Allegheny Front: Clean Air Group Calls For Stronger Rules For Coke Ovens In Allegheny County

McConnell Pushes Federal Bill To Shore Up Coal Miners’ Pension Fund

EPA Relaxes Deadlines On Power Companies For Coal Ash Cleanup

Federal Judge Approves Deal Requiring Brunner Island Power Plant To Pay Record $1 Million Penalty For Coal Ash Pollution

Compliance Action

DEP Issues Notice Of Violations Over Gasoline Spill In Washington County

Altoona Water Authority Gets NOV From DEP On Debris Disposal

Court Decision

Court: Republican Senators Lack Standing To Sue Environmental Quality Board Over Missed Deadline On Manganese Standard [PaEN]

Court: Senators Scarnati, Yaw Lack Standing To  Sue Environmental Quality Board Over Badly Missed Deadline On Manganese Standard

Commonwealth Court Upholds Westmoreland County Township’s Ruling Allowing Fracking To Continue

Dam Safety

Meyer: Report Flags 145 Pennsylvania Dams As Dangerous

Editorial: Poor Condition Of Many State Dams Should Worry Every Pennsylvanian

DCNR

Governor’s Office Announces Transfer Of $45 Million To Augment DEP, DCNR Budgets - Not New Money [PaEN]

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Council Meets Nov. 20 On State Forest Strategic Plan, Penn’s State Parks For All, PA Outdoor Recreation Plan [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Citizens Continue To Shape Pennsylvania State Parks [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians: Sarah Presongna, Environmental Ed Specialist [PaEN]

PA Land Trust Assn. Offering Regional Trail Workshop Grants [PaEN]

Nov. 13 Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR [PaEN]

Nov. 15 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

DEP

Governor’s Office Announces Transfer Of $45 Million To Augment DEP, DCNR Budgets - Not New Money [PaEN]

Delaware River

Delaware RiverKeeper Nov. 15 RiverWatch Video Report

Drinking Water

Court: Republican Senators Lack Standing To Sue Environmental Quality Board Over Missed Deadline On Manganese Standard [PaEN]

Court: Senators Scarnati, Yaw Lack Standing To  Sue Environmental Quality Board Over Badly Missed Deadline On Manganese Standard

DEP Identifies Source Of PFAS Contamination At Ridge Run Hazardous Waste Site In Bucks County [PaEN]

DEP Names Bergey’s Tires As Source Of PFAS Contamination In Bucks County Wells

DEP Identifies Source Of PFAS Drinking Water Contamination In Bucks Neighborhood

Bagenstose: PFAS Contamination Remains A Problem In Bucks, Montgomery, Here’s What Lawmakers Are Doing About It

Bagenstose: Military Isn’t Using EPA Safety Recommendations Study For Cleaning Up PFAS Chemicals From Water

Philly School Knew About Lead In Drinking Water, But Kept Parents In The Dark

AP-Scolforo: Capital Region Water Plans Major Spillway Expansion At DeHart Dam

Erie Looks To Slash Millions In Debt Via Water Works Deal

Op-Ed: State, Local Leaders Need More Power Over Infrastructure, Congress Can Make It Happen - Governors Ridge, Rendell

Altoona Water Authority Gets NOV From DEP On Debris Disposal

Higher Water, Sewer Rates On Tap In Allentown And Its Suburbs

Bethlehem Sewer Rates To Go Up, Water Bills May Not Be Far Behind

Economic Development

Northcentral Groups Honored For Growing Outdoor Recreation Economy, Nature Tourism

Real World Concrete Cowboys Find New Home On Changing Schuylkill Riverfront

Caruso: Wolf Breaks With Pittsburgh Mayor On Natural Gas Enraging Environmentalists

Citing Serious Concerns, CNX Resources Quits Allegheny Conference, Worries Energy, Manufacturing Being Marginalized

Education

Appalachian Chapter Audubon Society Offers 3 Full Scholarships To Hog Island Teen Seabird Conservation Summer Camp [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians: Sarah Presongna, Environmental Ed Specialist [PaEN]

Dauphin County Students Last To Visit Disappearing Classroom On Chesapeake Bay Island

Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, Weis Markets Announce Student Poster Contest Winners [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Meteor Shower Known For Massive Meteor Storms Will Peak Nov. 16-17

Emergency Response

DEP Issues Notice Of Violations Over Gasoline Spill In Washington County

Halloween Storm Damage Could Qualify Erie Region For Federal Disaster Declaration

Energy

PA Conservative Energy Forum Clean & Renewable Energy Symposium Dec. 9-10 In Harrisburg [PaEN]

PA Energy Development Authority Issues Energy Plan Setting Financial, Technical Priorities [PaEN]

Williamsport Region Using Renewable, Cleaner Energy Resources To Cut Costs

Understanding The Importance Of Solar Energy

Op-Ed: Liz Robinson: Why She’s Energized About Solar Power

PUC OKs Plan For PPL To Distributed Additional $44 Million In Federal Tax Reform Savings; Total Refunds To Consumers From All Utilities Top $400 Million

PUC Holds Be Utility Wise Consumer Utility Fair Nov. 21 In Delaware County

Letter: Pittsburgh Mayor Promotes City’s Long-Term Economy, Public Health

Editorial: Solving The Ewing Sarcoma Mystery In Washington County

Letter: Why Impose Penalty On Electric Vehicles?

Dec. 3 Workshop On Performance Excellence In Electricity Rating Program For Green Buildings In Harrisburg [PaEN]

EPA Relaxes Deadlines On Power Companies For Coal Ash Cleanup

Energy Conservation

Luzerne County Agencies Reporting Energy Savings In Proposed Budget

Environmental Health

Letter: Pittsburgh Mayor Promotes City’s Long-Term Economy, Public Health

Editorial: Solving The Ewing Sarcoma Mystery In Washington County

Environmental Heritage

[PA’s ] Rachel Carson And The Culture-Shifting Courage To Speak Inconvenient Truth To Power

Nesquehoning Historical Society Hosts Uranium In Carbon County & The Radon Problem Author Nov. 18

That’s Vinegar: The Ohio River’s History Of Contamination And Progress

Farming

Op-Ed: Legislators Need To Put Money Where The Boots Are -- On Farms

CBF-PA: Planting Trees Is Part Of Treating The Land Right At Drager Farms In Lancaster County [PaEN]

Rock Lititz To Pay $450,000 More Into Ag Preservation Fund So Expansion Can Proceed In Lancaster County

Nearly $1.3 Million In Agriculture Research Funding Awarded For Building Soil Health, Dealing With Invasive Plants, Spotted Lanternfly, Promoting Pollinator Habitat, Climate Change Impacts [PaEN]

Series Of Webinars Aims To Give PA Dairy Producers More Tools For Success

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Report: Climate Change Is No Longer A Distant Threat For Farmers, It’s Here [PaEN]

Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, Weis Markets Announce Student Poster Contest Winners [PaEN]

AP: Dean Foods, No. 1 Milk Company, Declares Bankruptcy Amid Drop In Demand

Pike Conservation District Hosts Workshop On Spotted Lanternfly Permits For Businesses Dec. 4 [PaEN]

Flooding

Halloween Storm Damage Could Qualify Erie Region For Federal Disaster Declaration

State Chips In $1.3 Million To Evaluate Flood-Prone Road In Lycoming

FEMA Delays Flood Insurance Hike Until 2021

Forests

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Council Meets Nov. 20 On State Forest Strategic Plan, Penn’s State Parks For All, PA Outdoor Recreation Plan [PaEN]

Learn How To Volunteer In PA’s State Parks, Forests

PA Public-Private Partnership To Plant 10 Million Trees By 2025

TreeVitalize Now Accepting Applications For Bare Root Tree Program [PaEN]

Penn State Extension Woods In Your Backyard Webinar Series January 29 To March 25 [PaEN]

Tree Tender Training Being Offered In Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Online [PaEN]

Pike Conservation District Hosts Workshop On Spotted Lanternfly Permits For Businesses Dec. 4 [PaEN]

Building A More Beautiful, Green Philadelphia One Tree At A Time

Schenley Park In Pittsburgh To Become Living Lab To Research Trees’ Resistant To Weather Changes

Central PA Watersheds Awarded Grants For Stream Buffers

Nearly $1.3 Million In Agriculture Research Funding Awarded For Building Soil Health, Dealing With Invasive Plants, Spotted Lanternfly, Promoting Pollinator Habitat, Climate Change Impacts [PaEN]

Friends Of Rothrock State Forest Hold Deer, Forest Health & Hunting Program Nov. 21 In Centre County [PaEN]

Nov. 13 Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR [PaEN]

Nov. 15 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

Forests - Wildfires

PG&E Raises Wildfire Compensation Offer To $13.5 Billion As California Turns Up Pressure

Australian State Declares Emergency Due To Wildfires

Geologic Hazard

Harrisburg Park Replaces Neighborhood Swallowed By Sinkhole

Grants/Funding

DCNR Announces $24.5 Million In Community Conservation Partnership Grants Investing In 169 Local Recreation Projects Statewide [PaEN]

DCNR Announces $11.2 Million Investment In 37 Trail Development Projects Across The State [PaEN]

PA Land Trust Assn. Offering Regional Trail Workshop Grants [PaEN]

TreeVitalize Now Accepting Applications For Bare Root Tree Program [PaEN]

Nearly $1.3 Million In Agriculture Research Funding Awarded For Building Soil Health, Dealing With Invasive Plants, Spotted Lanternfly, Promoting Pollinator Habitat, Climate Change Impacts [PaEN]

Green Buildings

Dec. 3 Workshop On Performance Excellence In Electricity Rating Program For Green Buildings In Harrisburg [PaEN]

Green Infrastructure

Op-Ed: Legislators Need To Put Money Where The Boots Are -- On Farms

PA Public-Private Partnership To Plant 10 Million Trees By 2025

CBF-PA: Planting Trees Is Part Of Treating The Land Right At Drager Farms In Lancaster County [PaEN]

Nearly $1.3 Million In Agriculture Research Funding Awarded For Building Soil Health, Dealing With Invasive Plants, Spotted Lanternfly, Promoting Pollinator Habitat, Climate Change Impacts [PaEN]

Building A More Beautiful, Green Philadelphia One Tree At A Time

Green Infrastructure: The Solution To Pittsburgh’s Sewage Overflow, Increasing Rain Events

Penn State Extension Woods In Your Backyard Webinar Series January 29 To March 25 [PaEN]

Tree Tender Training Being Offered In Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Online [PaEN]

Central PA Watersheds Awarded Grants For Stream Buffers

Natural Lands, Tyler Arboretum Form Local Seed Collection & Propagation Partnership For Rare, Local Plants [PaEN]

Hazardous Sites Cleanup

Bagenstose: PA State Superfund Program Cleans Up Scores of Toxic Sites Across The State; It’s Going Broke

DEP Identifies Source Of PFAS Contamination At Ridge Run Hazardous Waste Site In Bucks County [PaEN]

Maykuth: Court: Philadelphia Will Get Seat At Table At Auction For Philly Refinery Bankrupt Refinery

New Owner Of Philly Refinery Could Be Decided As Soon As January

Hazardous Substances

Court: Republican Senators Lack Standing To Sue Environmental Quality Board Over Missed Deadline On Manganese Standard [PaEN]

Court: Senators Scarnati, Yaw Lack Standing To  Sue Environmental Quality Board Over Badly Missed Deadline On Manganese Standard

DEP Identifies Source Of PFAS Contamination At Ridge Run Hazardous Waste Site In Bucks County [PaEN]

DEP Names Bergey’s Tires As Source Of PFAS Contamination In Bucks County Wells

DEP Identifies Source Of PFAS Drinking Water Contamination In Bucks Neighborhood

Bagenstose: Military Isn’t Using EPA Safety Recommendations Study For Cleaning Up PFAS Chemicals From Water

Bagenstose: PFAS Contamination Remains A Problem In Bucks, Montgomery, Here’s What Lawmakers Are Doing About It

Allegheny Front: Clean Air Group Calls For Stronger Rules For Coke Ovens In Allegheny County

Philly School Knew About Lead In Drinking Water, But Kept Parents In The Dark

Land Conservation

DCNR Announces $24.5 Million In Community Conservation Partnership Grants Investing In 169 Local Recreation Projects Statewide [PaEN]

Willistown Conservation Trust Protects Harris Property In Chester County [PaEN]

Western PA Conservancy Acquires Easement On 309 Acres In Venango County [PaEN]

ClearWater Conservancy Preserves Smith Trust Property In Scotia Barrens, Centre County [PaEN]

Antis Twp Buys 92-Acres For Bellwood-Altoona Trail Development In Blair County

John Hayes: Western PA Conservancy Protects More Land In French Creek, Erie County

Rock Lititz To Pay $450,000 More Into Ag Preservation Fund So Expansion Can Proceed In Lancaster County

Natural Lands, Tyler Arboretum Form Local Seed Collection & Propagation Partnership For Rare, Local Plants [PaEN]

Land Recycling

Fmr Steel Site To See Aquaponics Facility In Duquesne

Lake Erie

AP: Judge Allows Lawsuit Seeking Action On Lake Erie Algae

Littering/Illegal Dumping

DEP, PennDOT, Keep PA Beautiful Announce Statewide Initiative To Reduce Littering, High Cleanup Costs [PaEN]

Mary Ann Thomas: Study: More Than 500 Million Pieces Of Litter Strewn Along PA Highways

Mine Reclamation

U.S. House Subcommittee Hears About Urgent Need For Reauthorization Of Federal Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fee/Program [PaEN]

Court: Republican Senators Lack Standing To Sue Environmental Quality Board Over Missed Deadline On Adopting Less Protective Manganese Standard [PaEN]

Court: Senators Scarnati, Yaw Lack Standing To  Sue Environmental Quality Board Over Badly Missed Deadline On Manganese Standard

Sen. Manchin Reiterates Need For Bipartisan FERC Pairing, AML Funding At Hearing On Dept. Of Interior Nominee

Ohio River

That’s Vinegar: The Ohio River’s History Of Contamination And Progress

Oil & Gas

You Are Looking At A Map Of Future Dumpsites For Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater If Road Dumping Is Approved By General Assembly [PaEN]

Tell Your Legislators Dirt Roads Are Not Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater Dumpsites - A Facebook Reader Of PaEN

AG Shapiro Declines To Confirm A Grand Jury Investigation Into Natural Gas Industry

Caruso: Wolf Breaks With Pittsburgh Mayor On Natural Gas Enraging Environmentalists

Letter: Wolf Taking Action To Curb Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Industry

Op-Ed: PA Has An Opportunity To Lead On Regulating Methane Emissions As EPA Falters

Citing Serious Concerns, CNX Resources Quits Allegheny Conference, Worries Energy, Manufacturing Being Marginalized

Letter: Pittsburgh Mayor Promotes City’s Long-Term Economy, Public Health

Op-Ed: Pittsburgh Mayor Right To Denounce Petrochemical Buildout In Western PA

Op-Ed: Southwestern PA Welcomes Energy Industry

Op-Ed: Elected Leaders Should Not Stem The Flow Of Natural Gas

Editorial: Solving The Ewing Sarcoma Mystery In Washington County

Cap & Trade Is Supposed To Solve Climate Change, But Oil & Gas Emissions Are Up

Commonwealth Court Upholds Westmoreland County Township’s Ordinance Allowing Natural Gas Drilling [PaEN]

Commonwealth Court Upholds Westmoreland County Township’s Ruling Allowing Fracking To Continue

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Royalty Case Moves To PA Supreme Court

Amid Opposition To Fracking, Plastices, Moderate Dems Walk Fine Line On Climate Policies

Toomey Talks Pro-Fracking Resolution, Impeachment At Pittsburgh Stop

Editorial: Toomey Correctly Pushes Against Fracking Ban

Editorial: Fracking Not The Only Presidential Power Issue Toomey Should Worry About

Report: PA Performance Contributed To Record Natural Gas Growth In 2018

Maykuth: Court: Philadelphia Will Get Seat At Table At Auction For Philly Refinery Bankrupt Refinery

New Owner Of Philly Refinery Could Be Decided As Soon As January

Maykuth: Bankrupt Philly Refinery Gets Interest From 15 Potential Bidders, Aims For January Auction

DEP Issues Notice Of Violations Over Gasoline Spill In Washington County

Pipelines

AP-Marc Levy: FBI Opens Corruption Investigation Into How Wolf Administration Approved Mariner East Pipeline

AP: FBI Opens Corruption Investigation Into How Wolf Administration Approved Mariner East Pipelines [PaEN]

Meyer: Wolf Says He’s Unaware Of Any Wrongdoing In Mariner East Pipeline Permitting

Maykuth: FBI Investigating Possible Corruption In How PA Approved Mariner East Pipeline

StateImpact: AP: FBI Investigating Wolf Administration’s Issue Of Mariner East Pipeline Permits

Thompson: Wolf Says He’s Got Nothing To Hide On Pipeline Permitting

StateImpact: Mariner East Pipeline’s Permit Problems, Investigations

Another Sunoco Pipeline Springs Leak In Middletown Twp., Delaware County

Testing Nears Completion On Meadville To Ohio Risberg Natural Gas Pipeline

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Pipeline Protests Go Too Far

Cong. Keller Touts Williams Pipeline, Visits Compressor Station

AP: Pipeline Company To Appeal PennEast Permit Rejection To U.S. Supreme Court

Keystone Pipeline Restarts 2 Weeks After North Dakota Leak

Permitting

Public Hearing Set For Jan. 8 [If Needed] On RACT II Air Quality Plan For Truck Accessories Group, Northumberland County [PaEN]

DEP Posts 52 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Nov. 16 PA Bulletin [PaEN]

PUC

PUC OKs Plan For PPL To Distributed Additional $44 Million In Federal Tax Reform Savings; Total Refunds To Consumers From All Utilities Top $400 Million

PUC Holds Be Utility Wise Consumer Utility Fair Nov. 21 In Delaware County

Recreation

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Council Meets Nov. 20 On State Forest Strategic Plan, Penn’s State Parks For All, PA Outdoor Recreation Plan [PaEN]

Learn How To Volunteer In PA’s State Parks, Forests

PA Land Trust Assn. Offering Regional Trail Workshop Grants [PaEN]

Outdoor Recreation Facility In Carbondale Helps Disabled Veterans, First Responders

Fly-Fishing, Friends & Family: How A House On Spring Creek Became A Home For Veterans

Northcentral Groups Honored For Growing Outdoor Recreation Economy, Nature Tourism

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Citizens Continue To Shape Pennsylvania State Parks [PaEN]

DCNR Announces $24.5 Million In Community Conservation Partnership Grants Investing In 169 Local Recreation Projects Statewide [PaEN]

DCNR Announces $11.2 Million Investment In 37 Trail Development Projects Across The State [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Citizens Have And Continue To Shape PA State Parks

10 Trail, Road Projects In Lackawanna County Get State Funding

Editorial: Getting To Presque Isle State Park To Be Safer For Pedestrians, Cyclists

High School Student Killed In 35-Foot Fall At World’s End State Park

Nov. 13 Resource Newsletter Now Available From DCNR [PaEN]

Nov. 15 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

Antis Twp Buys 92-Acres For Bellwood-Altoona Trail Development In Blair County

PA Filmmaker’s Documentary Honors Barefoot Cross-Country Hiking Activist

Pittsburgh Prepares Master Plan To Boost Bicycling On City Streets

Editorial: Pittsburgh Council Must Fulfill Promise Of New Park Tax

Editorial: No Mystery Why Scranton Parks On The Decline

Harrisburg Park Replaces Neighborhood Swallowed By Sinkhole

2nd Amendment Advocates Takes Issue With Whitehall Park Signs Barring Discharges Of Guns

New Leader Coming To Gettysburg National Military Park

Recycling/Waste

Senate Environmental Committee Meets Nov. 19 On Stream Cleaning, HHW, Violations Bills [PaEN]

You Are Looking At A Map Of Future Dumpsites For Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater If Road Dumping Is Approved By General Assembly [PaEN]

State Agencies Generate Nearly $1.1 Million Thru Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Programs [PaEN]

Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, Weis Markets Announce Student Poster Contest Winners [PaEN]

Huge Turnout Shuts Down Electronics Recycling Event In Lackawanna County

Altoona Water Authority Gets NOV From DEP On Debris Disposal

DEP Reviewing Altoona Water Authority Waste Disposal Practices

Could Invisible Barcodes Revolutionize Recycling?

EPA Relaxes Deadlines On Power Companies For Coal Ash Cleanup

Federal Judge Approves Deal Requiring Brunner Island Power Plant To Pay Record $1 Million Penalty For Coal Ash Pollution

Philly Trash Trucks Crashed 2,000 Times, Avoided Discipline, Cost Taxpayers $4.8 Million

Regulations

EPA Pushes Ahead With Effort To Limit The Science It Uses To Craft Regulations

Renewable Energy

PA Conservative Energy Forum Clean & Renewable Energy Symposium Dec. 9-10 In Harrisburg [PaEN]

Senate Appropriations Meets Nov. 18 To Consider Clean Vehicle Infrastructure Bill [PaEN]

Dec. 3 Workshop On Performance Excellence In Electricity Rating Program For Green Buildings In Harrisburg [PaEN]

Williamsport Region Using Renewable, Cleaner Energy Resources To Cut Costs

Op-Ed: Liz Robinson: Why She’s Energized About Solar Power

Understanding The Importance Of Solar Energy

Schuylkill River

Real World Concrete Cowboys Find New Home On Changing Schuylkill Riverfront

SRBC

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Meets December 5 To Consider Fee Changes [PaEN]

Stormwater

Green Infrastructure: The Solution To Pittsburgh’s Sewage Overflow, Increasing Rain Events

Building A More Beautiful, Green Philadelphia One Tree At A Time

Central PA Watersheds Awarded Grants For Stream Buffers

Susquehanna River

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Meets December 5 To Consider Fee Changes [PaEN]

Wastewater Facilities

Social Media Site Encouraging Public Participation In Proposed Sale Of Wilkes-Barre Sewer System

Higher Water, Sewer Rates On Tap In Allentown And Its Suburbs

Bethlehem Sewer Rates To Go Up, Water Bills May Not Be Far Behind

Erie Looks To Slash Millions In Debt Via Water Works Deal

Altoona Water Authority Gets NOV From DEP On Debris Disposal

Op-Ed: State, Local Leaders Need More Power Over Infrastructure, Congress Can Make It Happen - Governors Ridge, Rendell

Watershed Protection

Senate Environmental Committee Meets Nov. 19 On Stream Cleaning, HHW, Violations Bills [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Legislators Need To Put Money Where The Boots Are -- On Farms

South Mountain Partnership Announces 3 Water Related Workshops For Residents Of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin & York Counties [PaEN]

Penn State Extension Launches Master Watershed Steward Program In Cumberland County; Info Meetings Jan. 14 & 28 [PaEN]

CBF-PA: Planting Trees Is Part Of Treating The Land Right At Drager Farms In Lancaster County [PaEN]

Green Infrastructure: The Solution To Pittsburgh’s Sewage Overflow, Increasing Rain Events

Central PA Watersheds Awarded Grants For Stream Buffers

DEP Invites Comments On Draft Stream Evaluation Reports In Adams, Berks, Blair, Huntingdon Counties [PaEN]

Dauphin County Students Last To Visit Disappearing Classroom On Chesapeake Bay Island

That’s Vinegar: The Ohio River’s History Of Contamination And Progress

Real World Concrete Cowboys Find New Home On Changing Schuylkill Riverfront

AP: Judge Allows Lawsuit Seeking Action On Lake Erie Algae

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Wildlife

Ruffed Grouse (PA’s State Bird) Among Birds Expected To Be Extinct

Bay Journal: Scientists Raise Alarm As North American Bird Populations Plummet

Grant Will Fund Study Of Future Presque Isle Birding Visitor Center

Nature Watch: A Week For Owls At Presque Isle State Park

Appalachian Chapter Audubon Society Offers 3 Full Scholarships To Hog Island Teen Seabird Conservation Summer Camp [PaEN]

With PA Sunday Hunting Vote Looming, Game Commission Director Touts Advantages

Outdoors This Week: Will The Hunting Tradition Continue?

Marcus Schneck: Misinformation Widespread About Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer Management

Game Commission Seeks Feedback On Responding To Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer

PA Deer Hunters Spooked By Threat Of Chronic Wasting Disease

John Buffone: Central PA Woman Bags Rare Spotted Buck In Archery Season

Erie County Among Tops In Nation For Deer-Vehicle Collisions

Friends Of Rothrock State Forest Hold Deer, Forest Health & Hunting Program Nov. 21 In Centre County [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Early Hunting Seasons Pushing PA Bear Kill Toward Record High

West Nile/Zika Virus

Letter: Tiny Gnats Eating Warren County Alive, Do Something

Federal Policy

Op-Ed: State, Local Leaders Need More Power Over Infrastructure, Congress Can Make It Happen - Governors Ridge, Rendell

 

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11/18/2019

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