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Here are 76 new stories in the PA Environment Digest about individuals, groups, local governments, farmers, businesses, watershed groups and many more working all across Pennsylvania to restore and protect the environment and show others the beauty that surrounds us.

Thank you for your leadership!

-- Moms Clean Air Force Blog: Happy Mother’s Day To My Growing, Badass Climate Community - By Alexandra Zissu

-- PA Wilds Center Announces Winners Of 2023 PA Wilds Champion Awards; Recognition Dinner July 27 [PaEN] 

-- Observer-Reporter: Canon-McMillian H.S. Team Wins Washington County Envirothon

-- Warren Times: Aletta Marie Summers Returns To PA Wildlife Leadership Academy As Wildlife Conservation Ambassador

-- LancasterOnline: Janus School Students Release Rainbow Trout Into The Wild 

-- Republican Herald: Tamaqua Area Students Learn About The Outdoors At Locust Lake State Park 

-- Observer-Reporter: Gone Fishin’: Trinity Elementary Students Head To Mingo Creek County Park For Nature Lessons

-- Dallas Youth Commit To Conservation With North Branch Land Trust In Luzerne County - By Melissa Lopez, North Branch Land Trust, Land Protection and Stewardship Coordinator  [PaEN]

-- Keep PA Beautiful: Young Ambassadors Of Pennsylvania Program Graduates Inaugural Class Of 2023; Sign Ups For New Class Start Aug. 1  [PaEN] 

-- Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force Children's Art Contest Winners Attend Commissioners Meeting To Accept Awards  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Students Craft Metal Selfie Frames At County Parks To Mark County’s 250th Anniversary 

-- University Of Pennsylvania, Drexel University Team 2nd Place Winner Of EPA Environmental Justice Video Challenge For Students To Help Solve Community Problems [PaEN]

-- PennLive: PA Bar Association Recognizes Terry Bossert, Former DEP Chief Counsel, With 50-Year Member Award 

-- Dept. Of Agriculture: PA Senate Confirms Russell Redding To Serve As Secretary Of Agriculture 

-- DEP: Widespread Presence Of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Fresh Water May Have Led To ‘Inadvertently’ Using Contaminated Water For Fracking Gas Wells In Washington County   [PaEN]

-- Spotlight PA: Federal Money Won’t Be Enough To Solve PA Abandoned Conventional Oil/Gas Well Problem, Current Well Owners Routinely Fail To Plug Their Wells

-- DEP: Seneca Resources Ignores NOVs On DCNR Shale Gas Well Pad Cleanup For 7 Months & Counting; Citizen Complaint Finds Homeowner Well Venting Gas; Multiple Tanker Truck Spills  [PaEN]

-- PA General Energy Announced It Will Plug Proposed Oil & Gas Waste Injection Well In Grant Twp., Indiana County  [PaEN] 

-- Inside Climate News - Jon Hurdle: Ohio Environmentalists, Oil Companies Battle State Over Dumping Of PA/OH Fracking Wastewater

-- TribLive: Class Action Lawsuit Alleges 123,000 Mon Valley Residents Due Compensation For Nuisance Caused By 2018 U.S. Steel Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Fire

-- Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County For Air Pollution Violations  [PaEN] 

-- AP: Environmental Groups Sue Shell Over Air Quality At Massive New PA Petrochemical Plant

-- Beaver County Times: Environmental Groups Sue Shell Petrochemical Plant For ‘Repeated Air Pollution Violations’

-- The Allegheny Front - Reid Frazier: Shell Petrochemical Plant’s Air Pollution Problems Have Some In Beaver County Questioning Its Ability To Be A Good Neighbor

-- WESA/The Allegheny Front - Reid Frazier: Shell Petrochemical Plant’s Air Pollution Problems Leave Some Beaver County Locals Concerned

-- Inside Climate News - Jon Hurdle: Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County Sued Over Air Emissions

-- Post Gazette: Shell Faces Lawsuits From Environmental Groups Over Pollution, Emissions At Its Beaver County Plant

-- Reuters: Shell’s Start Up At Beaver County Petrochemical Plant Slower Than Expected, To Take Rest Of 2023 

-- ABCNews: Microplastics In Lake Erie Highlight Growing Concern Over Potential Health Effects [Shale Gas Wells, Shell Petrochemical Plant]

-- New Jersey Monitor: Critics Of Gibbstown, NJ Plan For LNG Natural Gas Transport From Bradford County Warn Of Global Warming Impact

-- Harrisburg University Research Cited By 2 Federal Agencies In New Regulations To Fight Methane Pollution From Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities  [PaEN] 

-- NextPittsburgh: Solarpunk Envisions A Sustainable Future With Art, Innovation And Jobs

-- EPA Proposes New Carbon Pollution Standards For Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants To Tackle Climate Crisis, Protect Public Health

-- PA Capital-Star: EPA Again Proposes Power Plant Carbon Pollution Reduction Rules, Third Time The Charm?

-- The Guardian: New U.S. Rules Could Stem Emissions From Coal, Gas Power Plants

-- Bloomberg: EPA Plan To Cut Planet-Warming Pollution Spares Most Natural Gas Power Plants

-- Evangelical Environmental Network Applauds Proposed Federal Rule To Detect, Repair Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks

-- Young Evangelicals For Climate Action Applaud Proposed EPA Standards To Cut Pollution From Fossil Fuel Power Plants

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: House Lawmakers Examine Cryptocurrency’s Use Of Waste Coal To Generate Power For Data Mining

-- Capital & Main - Audrey Carleton: PA’s Largest Coal-Fired Power Plant Is Closing, What Would It Take To Transition The Site To Renewables? 

-- TribLive: Demo Crews Implode Former 510 MW Elrama Coal-Fired Power Plant In  Washington County [Neighbor: “I’m glad it’s gone. There would be constant soot.” Neighbor: “We’re Used To It.”  You Had To Scrub Your House Twice A Year.] 

-- WESA: Nearly Half Of PA’s Top 12 Greenhouse Gas Emitting Power Plants Are In Pittsburgh Region

-- WHYY: Power Plants Among The Largest Industrial Climate Polluters In PA

-- PA Capital-Star: Report: Pennsylvania Ranked Fourth Nationally In Greenhouse Gas Emissions In 2020

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: New Study Tracks PA’s Top 12 Polluting Power Plant, And Nearly Half Are In Pittsburgh Region

-- Tribune-Democrat: Report: Region’s Power Plants Among State’s Top Polluters 

-- MCall: Who Are Top Greenhouse Gas Polluters In Lehigh Valley?  New Report Provides Details

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Philly-Area Power Plant On Group’s List Of ‘Dirty Dozen’ PA Greenhouse Gas Polluters

-- Scranton Times: Invenergy’s Natural Gas Power Plant Among State’s 12 Worst Greenhouse Gas Polluters, Study Shows

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Home Energy Use Can Be Expensive, Contribute To Climate Change; New Programs Aim To Cut Bills And Emissions 

-- StateImpactPA: In PA, Climate Change Threatens The State Tree, Bird And Fish; Work Is Under Way To Help The Native Species

-- York Daily Record Guest Essay: Chesapeake Bay Lawsuit Settlement Focuses On Cleanup Efforts At Central PA Farms - By Julia Krall, Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA 

-- PA American Water Awards $75,000+ In Local Environmental Project Grants  [PaEN]

-- ​​PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers, Partners Host May 17 Webinar - Putting Water Quality Data To Work Locally, A Conversation Cafe  [PaEN]

-- York County Master Watershed Stewards Accepting Entries To Street 2 Creek Storm Drain Art Contest  [PaEN]

-- LebTown.com: Quittapahilla Watershed Group Spotlights Quittie Creek Stream Restoration Project

-- The News-Item: Little Shamokin Creek Watershed Assn. To Hold Day Of Fishing For Youth, Service Members, Veterans May 20

-- Penn State Fly Fishing Club Spotlights Community, Conservation  [PaEN]

-- Public News Service: Restoring Freshwater Mussels To Improve Delaware River Water Quality  

-- Allegheny County Conservation District May 20 Free Soil Lead Screening, Education Event In Braddock, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

-- EPA Announces Availability Of $30 Million For Great Lakes Environmental Protection, Restoration Projects In Underserved Communities

-- Communities Unite To Collect 29,000 Pounds Of Trash During Earth Week, Susquehanna Greenway Cleanup Week  [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record: York Man Pulled 26,000 Pieces Of Trash From Susquehanna River One  Boatload At A Time 

-- Observer-Reporter: Harry Enstrom Chapter Izaak Walton League Does Roadside Cleanup In Greene County 

-- TribLive Letter: Grateful For Clean Up Day Efforts In Monroeville 

-- TribLive: Hampton’s Recycle Rama Scheduled For May 13

-- DCNR, Aging, Health Highlight Physical, Mental Benefits Of Connecting Older Adults To The Outdoors 

-- WGAL-TV: Major Transformation Underway At Michaux State Forest

-- TribLive: Roaring Run Watershed Assn. Trying To Raise Money For Trail-Related Projects

-- DCNR, DCED Visit Priority Bicycles Company In Lycoming County To Highlight PA’s Growing Outdoor Recreation Economy 

-- Williamsport Sun: DCNR Touts Benefits Of Outdoor Recreation To Economy During Lycoming County Visit

-- Williamsport Sun: Lycoming Composite Mountain Bike Team Looks To Get More Kids On Bikes

-- TribLive: Local RV Dealers Still See Interest In Camping: ‘Only Getting Busier’

-- TribLive: Blaze A Trail With Family-Focused Fun Near Clear Creek State Park

-- Republican Herald: Tamaqua Area Students Learn About The Outdoors At Locust Lake State Park 

-- DCNR's New Woods And Meadows News Offers Tips, Examples On Lawn Conversions To Native Meadows, Woods  [PaEN]  

-- DCNR Let It Grow! Video Puts To Music The Benefits Of Native, Meadow Habitats by DCNR Environmental Educator Curtis Sherwood  [It’s great!]

-- DCNR Blog: One Of The Best Things You Can Do To Help The Environment - Plant A Native Tree! 

--  York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: Efforts Underway To Save Oak Trees From Spongy [Gypsy] Moths Across PA 

-- Warren Times - Josh Cotton: First Allegheny National Forest Supervisor Outlines How The Forest Came To Be - ‘Allegheny National Brushpatch’   [ANF 1923]

-- PennLive: Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatch In Nest On Rachel Carson Building In Harrisburg: ‘Remarkable Turn Of Events’ 

-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center: Making Memories With Nature

-- Courier Times: Beavers Return To Silver Lake Park In Bristol Township

Visit the PA Environment Digest website to learn more.

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Going The WRONG WAY:

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

[Posted: May 14, 2023]


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