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-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- Let’s Pass Some Good Environmental & Energy Legislation In 2022 - Instead Of Just Dog Whistles  [PaEN]

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-- Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week  [PaEN]

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-- 35 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA  [PaEN]

-- This Week’s Examples Of Going The WRONG WAY On Environmental, Energy Issues  [PaEN]

-- Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students And Adults  [PaEN]

Top Stories In 2021

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- Let’s Pass Some Good Environmental & Energy Legislation In 2022 - Instead Of Just Dog Whistles  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Deliver NE PA Major Funding For Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Top Stories Of 2021: The Fight Over RGGI

-- Plan Philly: Philly’s Year In Environmental News And What’s Next: Carbon Pledge, Bag Ban, Tree Plan

-- ScrantonT: Keystone Landfill Expansion Leads Top Stories Of 2021

-- Pinchot Institute For Conservation: Lessons & Losses To Remember In The New Year

-- The Guardian: Floods, Fires, Freezes: How 2021 Made Biden A Climate Crisis President

-- The Guardian: The Climate Victories Of 2021 That Put Fossil Fuels In Check

Air

-- Harrisburg University: Research Suggests Methane Leak Detection, Repair Programs Reduce Emissions

-- S&P Global: Natural Gas Use May Affect Climate As Much As Coal Does If Methane Leaks Persist

Alternative Fuels

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- ReadingE: Reading’s First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Will Be At Albright College

-- ScrantonT: EV Charging Stations Available At Scheetz In Scranton

-- PG: Pittsburgh Opens Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Western PA

Awards & Recognition

-- Society Of American Foresters Honors Penn State Extension Forest Resources Educator David Jackson  [PaEN]

-- Westminster College 2021 Student Symposium On The Environment Winners; 100+ Participate  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Hempfield Students Take 2nd In Carnegie Science Center Competition

-- 30th Annual Environmental Quality Report On Pike County Streams Now Available  [PaEN]

-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary: A Quarter Century Of Progress

-- PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau Announces Winter Landscape Photo Contest

Biodiversity/Invasive Species

-- Save The Date: 2022 Forest Health, Insect, Disease Briefing March 15- In-Person, March 17-Virtual  ​​

-- DCNR Sets Feb. 1 Hearing On Wild Resource Conservation Program Funding  [PaEN]

-- AltoonaM: Game Commission Studying Predator Impacts On Fawns

-- The Allegheny Front: Why Dragonflies Found In The Ohio River Could Mean Good News For The Waterway

American Rescue Plan Funding

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Deliver NE PA Major Funding For Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Infrastructure Projects In PA Need More Private Sector Collaborations

Build Back Better Budget Bill

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: If You Know The Democratic Party, You Shouldn’t Be Surprised The Build Back Better Budge Seems Doomed [Until It Isn’t] - Philly Democratic Socialists

-- The Hill Guest Essay: Build Back Better Is Crucial To Boost Climate Action Without Leaving Coal Miners Behind

-- The Hill: Four Environmental Fights To Watch In Congress In 2022

-- ReImagine Appalachia Virtual January Strategy Summit January 11 & 12

Budget

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Deliver NE PA Major Funding For Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

Chesapeake Bay

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: This Week’s Good Things - Environmental Stewards

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Citizen Action

-- DEP Lists 84 Townships As ‘Waste Facilities’ Where Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Has Been Disposed Of By Road Spreading; Municipalities Need To Do Their Due Diligence [PaEN]

-- Conservation Effort Launches In Northern PA To Protect, Enhance Or Restore 1,675 Acres of Endangered Wetland Habitat By Ducks Unlimited, Partners  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Partners Restore Wetlands On 130-Acre Aquafarm In Mercer County As Migrating Bird Habitat  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Cargill Improve PA Public Land In Bradford County

-- WESA: Master Watershed Stewards To Monitor Road Salt Concentration In PA Streams & Water Supplies In Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland Counties

-- Pike County Conservation District Participating In Winter Salt Watch Practice Run  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: This Week’s Good Things - Environmental Stewards

-- DEP Invites Public To Submit Data For Stream Evaluations In Berks, Clearfield Counties  [PaEN]

-- DEP Took Action On 607 Permit Applications, 98% Met Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 892 Inspections Last Week

Climate

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Study: Flood Risk Rising Across PA As Climate Changes

-- WHYY: How Eastwick In Philadelphia Can Survive The Battle With Urban Flooding

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Top Stories Of 2021: The Fight Over RGGI

-- TribLive: Outgoing Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto Reflects On Time In Office, What’s Next

-- PG Editorial: U.S. Must Continue Fight Against Climate Change

-- Plan Philly: Philly’s Year In Environmental News And What’s Next: Carbon Pledge, Bag Ban, Tree Plan

-- ReadingE: Reading’s First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Will Be At Albright College

-- ScrantonT: EV Charging Stations Available At Scheetz In Scranton

-- PG: Pittsburgh Opens Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Western PA

-- Harrisburg University: Research Suggests Methane Leak Detection, Repair Programs Reduce Emissions

-- S&P Global: Natural Gas Use May Affect Climate As Much As Coal Does If Methane Leaks Persist

-- Voice Of America: Solar Power Projects See The Light On Former Appalachian Coal Land

-- USA Today - Kyle Bagenstose: Kentucky Tornado Latest In Growing Trend Of Twisters That Risk Ecological Disaster

-- The Guardian: Cost Of World’s 10 Most Expensive Natural Disasters Rises To $170 Billion, Aid Group Finds [Hurricane Ida Most Expensive In 2021]

-- E&E Daily: New $800 Billion Federal Defense Spending Bill Includes Provisions On PFAS, Climate Resilience, Net-Zero Energy  [Bill Summary]

-- The Guardian: Floods, Fires, Freezes: How 2021 Made Biden A Climate Crisis President

-- The Guardian: The Climate Victories Of 2021 That Put Fossil Fuels In Check

-- The Guardian Guest Essay: I’m A Climate Scientist, The Movie Don’t Look Up Captures The Madness I See Every Day

Coal Mining

-- Anthracite Heritage Foundation/King’s College Announce January Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Events  [PaEN]

-- Voice Of America: Solar Power Projects See The Light On Former Appalachian Coal Land

-- The Guardian: The Climate Victories Of 2021 That Put Fossil Fuels In Check

Compliance Action

-- DEP Took Action On 607 Permit Applications, 98% Met Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 892 Inspections Last Week

Conservation Districts

-- 30th Annual Environmental Quality Report On Pike County Streams Now Available  [PaEN]

-- Pike Conservation District Declares Groundwater Month - Groundwater 101  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Erie Conservation District: Why You Should Take A Winter Hike At Erie County’s Overlooked Public Park

-- WESA: Master Watershed Stewards To Monitor Road Salt Concentration In PA Streams & Water Supplies In Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland Counties

-- Pike County Conservation District Participating In Winter Salt Watch Practice Run  [PaEN]

DCNR

-- DCNR Invests $70 Million In 317 Recreation, Land Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Erie Zoo, Asbury Woods, Snowmobile Clubs Among DCNR Grant Recipients

-- ScrantonT: DCNR Grants For Parks, Trails, Forest Preserve In Lackawanna County

-- WBTimes: Over $600,000 In DCNR Grants For 2 Projects In Luzerne County

-- TribLive: Recreation, Conservation Projects In A-K Valley, Westmoreland County Receive DCNR Grants

-- DCNR Submits Comments Calling For A Full EIS, Comment Extension On Proposed Low-Altitude Combat Training Flights Over The PA Wilds  [PaEN]

-- The Express: Clinton County Commissioners Galvanize Opposition To Military Flights

-- DCNR Sets Feb. 1 Hearing On Wild Resource Conservation Program Funding  [PaEN]

-- ErieT - Brian Whipkey: Start The Year Off On The Right Foot - Take A Hike In A State Park

-- WHYY: PA Offers First Day Hikes Statewide To Get More People Outside, Active In New Year

-- ReadingE: First Day Hikes Are Back, Here’s Where To Find Them

-- AltoonaM: First Day Hikes Return For 2022

-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna State Park’s First Day Hike Kicks Off 2022

-- ErieT: Erie Conservation District: Why You Should Take A Winter Hike At Erie County’s Overlooked Public Park

-- ScrantonT: I Promised You’ll Enjoy This State Park - Promised Land

DEP

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Wolf Administration Says It Wants To Improve Environmental Justice Policy

-- DEP Sets Jan. 26 Hearing On Permits For LCT Energy Rustic Ridge #1 Mine Fayette, Westmoreland Counties  [PaEN]

-- CourierT: Rockhill Quarry Neighbors Urge DEP To Let Quarry Permit Lapse

-- DEP Invites Public To Submit Data For Stream Evaluations In Berks, Clearfield Counties  [PaEN]

-- DEP Took Action On 607 Permit Applications, 98% Met Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 892 Inspections Last Week

-- DEP Posts 51 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Jan. 1 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

Delaware River

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- Bay To Bay News Guest Essay: Delaware River Basin Commission 60th Anniversary Is A Story Of Our Shared Waters - By Steve Tambini, Executive Director

-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary: A Quarter Century Of Progress

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Contemporary Sees A Future With Fresh Water Mussels

DRBC

-- Bay To Bay News Guest Essay: Delaware River Basin Commission 60th Anniversary Is A Story Of Our Shared Waters - By Steve Tambini, Executive Director 

Drinking Water

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- Dept. Of Human Services Begins Accepting Applications For Federal Low Income Household Drinking & Wastewater Assistance Program Jan. 4  [PaEN]

-- WESA: Behind In Your Water/Sewer Bill? New PA Program Can Help

-- Reuters: EPA To Order Chemical Makers To Test PFAS Substances For Toxicity

-- E&E Daily: New $800 Billion Federal Defense Spending Bill Includes Provisions On PFAS, Climate Resilience, Net-Zero Energy  [Bill Summary]

Economic Development

-- DCNR Submits Comments Calling For A Full EIS, Comment Extension On Proposed Low-Altitude Combat Training Flights Over The PA Wilds  [PaEN]

-- The Express: Clinton County Commissioners Galvanize Opposition To Military Flights

-- Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Corridor: NE Trail Towns Economic Development Webinar Series Starts Jan. 31

-- Penn State Extension: Landscape Workforce Professional Development Courses

-- WESA: Pittsburgh’s Land Bank Needs Environmental Liability Shield Bill To Pass Legislature  [Why Can’t PA Do This?]

-- ReImagine Appalachia Virtual January Strategy Summit January 11 & 12

Education

-- Society Of American Foresters Honors Penn State Extension Forest Resources Educator David Jackson  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Invests $70 Million In 317 Recreation, Land Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Erie Zoo, Asbury Woods, Snowmobile Clubs Among DCNR Grant Recipients

-- ReImagine Appalachia Virtual January Strategy Summit January 11 & 12

-- Registration Open!  PA Assn. Of Environmental Education Virtual Conference March 21-22, In-Person Regional Events March 23  [PaEN]

-- Westminster College 2021 Student Symposium On The Environment Winners; 100+ Participate  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Hempfield Students Take 2nd In Carnegie Science Center Competition

-- Pike Conservation District Declares Groundwater Month - Groundwater 101  [PaEN]

-- CourierT Guest Essay: 10 Easy Steps To Help The Environment In 2022 - Avery Vaughan, Council Rock H.S. South, Bucks County

-- 30th Annual Environmental Quality Report On Pike County Streams Now Available  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: NWS Says Meteors Likely To Blame For New Year’s Day Boom In Pittsburgh

-- PA Horticultural Society: Tree Tenders Winter Basic Training Starts  Jan. 13

-- Anthracite Heritage Foundation/King’s College Announce January Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Events  [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Hosts Jan. 18 Recycling & Waste Reduction Webinar  [PaEN]

-- Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Corridor: NE Trail Towns Economic Development Webinar Series Starts Jan. 31

-- PA Forestry Association 2022 Conservation Banquet March 5 In State College

-- Save The Date: 2022 Forest Health, Insect, Disease Briefing March 15- In-Person, March 17-Virtual  ​​

-- Penn State Extension: Landscape Workforce Professional Development Courses

-- Fish & Boat Commission: PA League Of Angling Youth Winter Newsletter - Ice Fishing, A Winter Adventure For Everyone!

-- Help Wanted: Fish & Boat Commission Seasonal Fisheries Biologist Aide Positions [PaEN]

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Uses School Lunches To Take On Environmental And Labor Issues

-- AltoonaM: Writer Pat Farabaugh Captures Johnstown’s Resiliency Thru Historic Floods

-- The Allegheny Front: Long-Time Environmental Journalist Don Hopey Reflects On His Beat In Pittsburgh

-- The Allegheny Front: First Person: Denele Hughson, Grow Pittsburgh’s Executive Director

-- AP: Thanks To Help From Rodale Institute, A PA Collective Owned By Immigrants Provides Indigenous Corn To Make Tortillas

-- YorkD: Audubon Christmas Bird Count For Kids Contributes To International Tally In York County

-- TribLive: Franklin Regional Receives Grant To Expand Science Olympiad For Elementary, Middle-School Students

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Learn To Make Feathery Insect Imitations That Will Fool Fish

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Contemporary Sees A Future With Fresh Water Mussels

-- PA Forestry Association: December/January Connect Newsletter

Emergency Response

-- USA Today - Kyle Bagenstose: Kentucky Tornado Latest In Growing Trend Of Twisters That Risk Ecological Disaster

-- The Guardian: Cost Of World’s 10 Most Expensive Natural Disasters Rises To $170 Billion, Aid Group Finds [Hurricane Ida Most Expensive In 2021]

Energy

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Top Stories Of 2021: The Fight Over RGGI

-- PG Editorial: U.S. Must Continue Fight Against Climate Change

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Looking Out For The Many And The Few: A PUC Consumer Advocate’s Life Of Tension

-- TribLive: Gasoline Prices Falling After Setting New Christmas Day Record

-- Harrisburg University: Research Suggests Methane Leak Detection, Repair Programs Reduce Emissions

-- S&P Global: Natural Gas Use May Affect Climate As Much As Coal Does If Methane Leaks Persist

-- ReImagine Appalachia Virtual January Strategy Summit January 11 & 12

-- Voice Of America: Solar Power Projects See The Light On Former Appalachian Coal Land

-- E&E Daily: New $800 Billion Federal Defense Spending Bill Includes Provisions On PFAS, Climate Resilience, Net-Zero Energy  [Bill Summary]

-- The Guardian: Floods, Fires, Freezes: How 2021 Made Biden A Climate Crisis President

-- The Guardian: The Climate Victories Of 2021 That Put Fossil Fuels In Check

Environmental Health

-- DEP Lists 84 Townships As ‘Waste Facilities’ Where Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Has Been Disposed Of By Road Spreading; Municipalities Need To Do Their Due Diligence [PaEN]

-- Reuters: EPA To Order Chemical Makers To Test PFAS Substances For Toxicity

-- E&E Daily: New $800 Billion Federal Defense Spending Bill Includes Provisions On PFAS, Climate Resilience, Net-Zero Energy  [Bill Summary]

Environmental Heritage

-- Anthracite Heritage Foundation/King’s College Announce January Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Events  [PaEN]

-- AltoonaM: Writer Pat Farabaugh Captures Johnstown’s Resiliency Thru Historic Floods

-- PG: Is The Abandoned Century III Mall In Pittsburgh An Endangered Historical Site Worth Preserving?

Environmental Justice

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Wolf Administration Says It Wants To Improve Environmental Justice Policy

EPA

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- Reuters: EPA To Order Chemical Makers To Test PFAS Substances For Toxicity

Farming

-- AP: Thanks To Help From Rodale Institute, A PA Collective Owned By Immigrants Provides Indigenous Corn To Make Tortillas

Fish & Boat Commission

-- Fish & Boat Commission: PA League Of Angling Youth Winter Newsletter - Ice Fishing, A Winter Adventure For Everyone!

-- Help Wanted: Fish & Boat Commission Seasonal Fisheries Biologist Aide Positions [PaEN]

Flooding

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Study: Flood Risk Rising Across PA As Climate Changes

-- WHYY: How Eastwick In Philadelphia Can Survive The Battle With Urban Flooding

-- AltoonaM: Writer Pat Farabaugh Captures Johnstown’s Resiliency Thru Historic Floods

Flooding - Hurricane Ida

-- Inquirer: IRS Extends Tax Deadline To Feb. 15 For Victims Of Hurricane Ida

-- ScrantonT: Donations Flowing In For Kentucky Care-A-Van

-- The Guardian: Cost Of World’s 10 Most Expensive Natural Disasters Rises To $170 Billion, Aid Group Finds [Hurricane Ida Most Expensive In 2021]

-- The Guardian: Floods, Fires, Freezes: How 2021 Made Biden A Climate Crisis President

Forests

-- DCNR Submits Comments Calling For A Full EIS, Comment Extension On Proposed Low-Altitude Combat Training Flights Over The PA Wilds  [PaEN]

-- The Express: Clinton County Commissioners Galvanize Opposition To Military Flights

-- Society Of American Foresters Honors Penn State Extension Forest Resources Educator David Jackson  [PaEN]

-- Save The Date: 2022 Forest Health, Insect, Disease Briefing March 15- In-Person, March 17-Virtual  ​​

-- PA Horticultural Society: Tree Tenders Winter Basic Training Starts  Jan. 13

-- PA Forestry Association 2022 Conservation Banquet March 5 In State College

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: This Week’s Good Things - Environmental Stewards

-- Pinchot Institute For Conservation: Lessons & Losses To Remember In The New Year

-- WESA: Give Your Christmas Tree New Life When You Recycle It In Allegheny County

-- PA Forestry Association: December/January Connect Newsletter

-- PA Forestry Association Seeks Association Management Firm - Copy Of RFP, One-Page Summary: Proposals Due Jan. 16

Forests - Wildfires

-- TribLive/AP: Colorado Wildfires Burn Hundreds Of Homes, Force Evacuations

Game Commission

-- AltoonaM: Game Commission Studying Predator Impacts On Fawns

Grants/Funding

-- DCNR Invests $70 Million In 317 Recreation, Land Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Erie Zoo, Asbury Woods, Snowmobile Clubs Among DCNR Grant Recipients

-- ScrantonT: DCNR Grants For Parks, Trails, Forest Preserve In Lackawanna County

-- WBTimes: Over $600,000 In DCNR Grants For 2 Projects In Luzerne County

-- TribLive: Recreation, Conservation Projects In A-K Valley, Westmoreland County Receive DCNR Grants

-- TribLive: Franklin Regional Receives Grant To Expand Science Olympiad For Elementary, Middle-School Students

Green Infrastructure

-- DCNR Invests $70 Million In 317 Recreation, Land Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Erie Zoo, Asbury Woods, Snowmobile Clubs Among DCNR Grant Recipients

-- ScrantonT: DCNR Grants For Parks, Trails, Forest Preserve In Lackawanna County

-- WBTimes: Over $600,000 In DCNR Grants For 2 Projects In Luzerne County

-- Conservation Effort Launches In Northern PA To Protect, Enhance Or Restore 1,675 Acres of Endangered Wetland Habitat By Ducks Unlimited, Partners  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Partners Restore Wetlands On 130-Acre Aquafarm In Mercer County As Migrating Bird Habitat  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Cargill Improve PA Public Land In Bradford County

-- Plan Philly: Philly’s Year In Environmental News And What’s Next: Carbon Pledge, Bag Ban, Tree Plan

-- PA Horticultural Society: Tree Tenders Winter Basic Training Starts  Jan. 13

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: This Week’s Good Things - Environmental Stewards

Hazardous Sites Cleanup

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

Hazardous Substances

-- DEP Lists 84 Townships As ‘Waste Facilities’ Where Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Has Been Disposed Of By Road Spreading; Municipalities Need To Do Their Due Diligence [PaEN]

-- Reuters: EPA To Order Chemical Makers To Test PFAS Substances For Toxicity

-- E&E Daily: New $800 Billion Federal Defense Spending Bill Includes Provisions On PFAS, Climate Resilience, Net-Zero Energy  [Bill Summary]

Land Conservation

-- DCNR Invests $70 Million In 317 Recreation, Land Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Erie Zoo, Asbury Woods, Snowmobile Clubs Among DCNR Grant Recipients

-- ScrantonT: DCNR Grants For Parks, Trails, Forest Preserve In Lackawanna County

-- WBTimes: Over $600,000 In DCNR Grants For 2 Projects In Luzerne County

-- Conservation Effort Launches In Northern PA To Protect, Enhance Or Restore 1,675 Acres of Endangered Wetland Habitat By Ducks Unlimited, Partners  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Partners Restore Wetlands On 130-Acre Aquafarm In Mercer County As Migrating Bird Habitat  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Cargill Improve PA Public Land In Bradford County

Land Recycling

-- WESA: Pittsburgh’s Land Bank Needs Environmental Liability Shield Bill To Pass Legislature  [Why Can’t PA Do This?]

Mine Reclamation

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Deliver NE PA Major Funding For Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

-- Westminster College 2021 Student Symposium On The Environment Winners; 100+ Participate  [PaEN]

-- ReImagine Appalachia Virtual January Strategy Summit January 11 & 12

-- Voice Of America: Solar Power Projects See The Light On Former Appalachian Coal Land

Noncoal Mining

-- CourierT: Rockhill Quarry Neighbors Urge DEP To Let Quarry Permit Lapse

Ohio River

-- The Allegheny Front: Why Dragonflies Found In The Ohio River Could Mean Good News For The Waterway

Oil & Gas

-- DEP Lists 84 Townships As ‘Waste Facilities’ Where Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Has Been Disposed Of By Road Spreading; Municipalities Need To Do Their Due Diligence [PaEN]

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- AltoonaM: Tyrone Natural Gas Blast Survivor Dies

-- TribLive: Gasoline Prices Falling After Setting New Christmas Day Record

-- Harrisburg University: Research Suggests Methane Leak Detection, Repair Programs Reduce Emissions

-- S&P Global: Natural Gas Use May Affect Climate As Much As Coal Does If Methane Leaks Persist

Pipelines

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Changes To Mariner East 2 Pipeline Will Reap Rewards - Fmr. Republican Sen. Earl Baker

-- StateImpactPA - Susan Phillips: Mariner East Pipeline Set To Be Completed In 2022 After Years Of Environmental Damage, Record Penalties And Delays

Permitting

-- DEP Sets Jan. 26 Hearing On Permits For LCT Energy Rustic Ridge #1 Mine Fayette, Westmoreland Counties  [PaEN]

-- CourierT: Rockhill Quarry Neighbors Urge DEP To Let Quarry Permit Lapse

-- DEP Took Action On 607 Permit Applications, 98% Met Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 892 Inspections Last Week

-- DEP Posts 51 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Jan. 1 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

Public Participation

-- DEP Sets Jan. 26 Hearing On Permits For LCT Energy Rustic Ridge #1 Mine Fayette, Westmoreland Counties  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Public To Submit Data For Stream Evaluations In Berks, Clearfield Counties  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Sets Feb. 1 Hearing On Wild Resource Conservation Program Funding  [PaEN]

-- DEP Took Action On 607 Permit Applications, 98% Met Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 892 Inspections Last Week

-- DEP Posts 51 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Jan. 1 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

PUC

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Looking Out For The Many And The Few: A PUC Consumer Advocate’s Life Of Tension

Recreation

-- DCNR Invests $70 Million In 317 Recreation, Land Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Erie Zoo, Asbury Woods, Snowmobile Clubs Among DCNR Grant Recipients

-- ScrantonT: DCNR Grants For Parks, Trails, Forest Preserve In Lackawanna County

-- WBTimes: Over $600,000 In DCNR Grants For 2 Projects In Luzerne County

-- TribLive: Recreation, Conservation Projects In A-K Valley, Westmoreland County Receive DCNR Grants

-- DCNR Submits Comments Calling For A Full EIS, Comment Extension On Proposed Low-Altitude Combat Training Flights Over The PA Wilds  [PaEN]

-- The Express: Clinton County Commissioners Galvanize Opposition To Military Flights

-- ErieT - Brian Whipkey: Start The Year Off On The Right Foot - Take A Hike In A State Park

-- WHYY: PA Offers First Day Hikes Statewide To Get More People Outside, Active In New Year

-- ReadingE: First Day Hikes Are Back, Here’s Where To Find Them

-- AltoonaM: First Day Hikes Return For 2022

-- ErieT: Erie Conservation District: Why You Should Take A Winter Hike At Erie County’s Overlooked Public Park

-- ScrantonT: I Promised You’ll Enjoy This State Park - Promised Land

-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna State Park’s First Day Hike Kicks Off 2022

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Council Approves 6 Greenways As City Parks

-- Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Corridor: NE Trail Towns Economic Development Webinar Series Starts Jan. 31

-- PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau Announces Winter Landscape Photo Contest

-- Fish & Boat Commission: PA League Of Angling Youth Winter Newsletter - Ice Fishing, A Winter Adventure For Everyone! 

Recycling/Waste

-- DEP Lists 84 Townships As ‘Waste Facilities’ Where Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Has Been Disposed Of By Road Spreading; Municipalities Need To Do Their Due Diligence [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Hosts Jan. 18 Recycling & Waste Reduction Webinar  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT: Keystone Landfill Expansion Leads Top Stories Of 2021

-- CentreDT: Ferguson Twp. Takes First Steps To Ban Single Use Plastic Bags

-- WHYY: Philly Will Start Enforcing Plastic Bag Ban Next Year, Many Stores Not Ready

-- Plan Philly: Philly’s Year In Environmental News And What’s Next: Carbon Pledge, Bag Ban, Tree Plan

-- AltoonaM: State, Local Police Warn Of Catalytic Converter Thefts

Renewable Energy

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Top Stories Of 2021: The Fight Over RGGI

-- PG Editorial: U.S. Must Continue Fight Against Climate Change

-- ReImagine Appalachia Virtual January Strategy Summit January 11 & 12

-- S&P Global: Natural Gas Use May Affect Climate As Much As Coal Does If Methane Leaks Persist

-- Voice Of America: Solar Power Projects See The Light On Former Appalachian Coal Land

-- The Guardian: Floods, Fires, Freezes: How 2021 Made Biden A Climate Crisis President

-- The Guardian: The Climate Victories Of 2021 That Put Fossil Fuels In Check

Stormwater

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Study: Flood Risk Rising Across PA As Climate Changes

-- WHYY: How Eastwick In Philadelphia Can Survive The Battle With Urban Flooding

-- WESA: Master Watershed Stewards To Monitor Road Salt Concentration In PA Streams & Water Supplies In Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland Counties

-- Pike County Conservation District Participating In Winter Salt Watch Practice Run  [PaEN]

Water Quality

-- WESA: Master Watershed Stewards To Monitor Road Salt Concentration In PA Streams & Water Supplies In Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland Counties

-- Pike County Conservation District Participating In Winter Salt Watch Practice Run  [PaEN]

Wastewater Facilities

-- Dept. Of Human Services Begins Accepting Applications For Federal Low Income Household Drinking & Wastewater Assistance Program Jan. 4  [PaEN]

-- WESA: Behind In Your Water/Sewer Bill? New PA Program Can Help

Watershed Protection

-- In 2021 Initiatives By The Biden Administration, Congress Make Historic Investments In Cleaning Up PA’s Environment; How To Invest $11 Billion Remains Up In The Air  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Invests $70 Million In 317 Recreation, Land Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects  [PaEN]

-- Westminster College 2021 Student Symposium On The Environment Winners; 100+ Participate  [PaEN]

-- Bay To Bay News Guest Essay: Delaware River Basin Commission 60th Anniversary Is A Story Of Our Shared Waters - By Steve Tambini, Executive Director

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Study: Flood Risk Rising Across PA As Climate Changes

-- WESA: Master Watershed Stewards To Monitor Road Salt Concentration In PA Streams & Water Supplies In Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland Counties

-- Pike County Conservation District Participating In Winter Salt Watch Practice Run  [PaEN]

-- 30th Annual Environmental Quality Report On Pike County Streams Now Available  [PaEN]

-- Pike Conservation District Declares Groundwater Month - Groundwater 101  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Public To Submit Data For Stream Evaluations In Berks, Clearfield Counties  [PaEN]

-- The Allegheny Front: Why Dragonflies Found In The Ohio River Could Mean Good News For The Waterway

-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary: A Quarter Century Of Progress

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: This Week’s Good Things - Environmental Stewards

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Contemporary Sees A Future With Fresh Water Mussels

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Wildlife

-- Conservation Effort Launches In Northern PA To Protect, Enhance Or Restore 1,675 Acres of Endangered Wetland Habitat By Ducks Unlimited, Partners  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Partners Restore Wetlands On 130-Acre Aquafarm In Mercer County As Migrating Bird Habitat  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Cargill Improve PA Public Land In Bradford County

-- 30th Annual Environmental Quality Report On Pike County Streams Now Available  [PaEN]

-- AltoonaM: Game Commission Studying Predator Impacts On Fawns

-- DCNR Sets Feb. 1 Hearing On Wild Resource Conservation Program Funding  [PaEN]

-- Fish & Boat Commission: PA League Of Angling Youth Winter Newsletter - Ice Fishing, A Winter Adventure For Everyone!

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Contemporary Sees A Future With Fresh Water Mussels

-- YorkD: Audubon Christmas Bird Count For Kids Contributes To International Tally In York County

-- The Allegheny Front: Why Dragonflies Found In The Ohio River Could Mean Good News For The Waterway

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Learn To Make Feathery Insect Imitations That Will Fool Fish

-- Help Wanted: Fish & Boat Commission Seasonal Fisheries Biologist Aide Positions [PaEN]

Opportunities

-- Help Wanted: Fish & Boat Commission Seasonal Fisheries Biologist Aide Positions [PaEN]

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[Posted: January 2, 2022]


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