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104 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Here are 104 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!

-- Former Employees Of Eureka Resources Oil & Gas Wastewater Treatment Company Ask For Criminal Investigation Of Eureka And An Audit Of DEP Over Alleged Workplace, Environmental Violations  [PaEN]

-- Public Herald: I Turned Blue - Workers Share Horrifying Experiences Treating Oil & Gas Wastewater

-- Williamsport Sun: Ex-Employees Seek Criminal Probe Against Eureka Resources Oil/Gas Wastewater Treatment Plant In Williamsport

-- NorthcentralPA.com: Former Eureka Resources Employees Ask Lycoming County DA Gardner For Criminal Investigation Of Workplace At Oil/Gas Wastewater Treatment Plant

-- Citizens Voice: Former Eureka Employees Ask Lycoming County DA For Criminal Investigation Of Workplace At Oil/Gas Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

-- Videos Now Available From PA League Of Women Voters, University Of Pittsburgh School Of Public Health Shale Gas & Public Health Conference; Dept. Of Health Pushing For Changes To Reduce Adverse Health Impacts  [PaEN]

-- TribLive Letter: For Natural Gas Industry, Concern For Health Should Trump Industry Profits

-- HEI Energy Hosts Dec. 18 Webinar On New Research On Community Exposures To Oil & Gas Development & Groundwater Contamination In Beaver, Greene & Washington Counties  [PaEN]

-- Lock Haven Express Letter: Who Does Senator Yaw Represent? - By Karen Elias

-- The Daily Item Letter: We Deserve A Refund, Too, From The Legislature [Pitt Shale Gas Health Studies]  - By Trey Casimir

 

-- House Hearing: Shapiro Administration Supports Expanding Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards; Renewables Lower Energy Costs; Increase Grid Reliability; More Work Needed To Improve Natural Gas Reliability  [PaEN]

-- PJM Makes Multiple Reliability-Focused Improvements To Prepare For Winter To Deal With 70% Natural Gas, Other Generator Nonperformance In 2022  [PaEN]

-- Utility Dive: North American Electric Reliability Corp Board Risks Missing Deadline For Adopting New Generator Winterization Standards To Ensure Grid Reliability  [Response To Winter Storm Elliot Problems]

-- Reuters: Extreme Cold Still Poses Reliability Challenge For North American Power Generators, Particularly Natural Gas Infrastructure - NERC

-- House Passes Bill Requiring Registration Of Cryptocurrency Mining Operations, Impact Study  [PaEN]

 

-- Carbon County Residents Urge DEP To Deny Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc. Request To Burn Tires To Fuel Its Cryptocurrency Mining Operation At The Panther Creek Power Plant  [PaEN]

-- Utility Dive: US Electricity Load Growth Forecast Jumps 81% Led By Data Centers, Industry

-- EPA/DOE Award DEP $44.4 Million To Plug Active, Conventional Oil & Gas Wells To Stop Leaking Methane  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Will Have 2 Years To Update Oil & Gas Facility Methane Emission Rules To Match EPA

-- Registration Open! Call For Presenters Extended!  Keystone Goldwater Conference Feb. 23-24 In State College  [PaEN]

 

-- Susquehanna University: Dam Good Engineering!  Beaver Dams The Blueprint For Conservation  [PaEN]

-- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Now Accepting Applications For Chesapeake Bay Watershed Innovative Nutrient & Sediment Reduction Grants; Webinar Jan. 8  [PaEN]

-- Lancaster County Community Foundation Awards $64,837 In Community Conservation Grants

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Groups Gain Nearly $65,000 For Clean Water Projects

-- York Dispatch: What York County Water Quality Projects Will Receive $1.8 Million In Grants?

 

-- Courier Express: Clearfield County Conservation District Awarded $200,000 Growing Greener Grant

-- Penn State Extension Ag Conservation Currents: New Director Of  Ag Conservation Training; Funding For Farm Conservation Practices Available; Ag Conservation Assistance Program; More!

-- EPA Names Martha Shimkin New Director Of Chesapeake Bay Program  [PaEN]

-- The Sentinel: Watershed Steward Program In Cumberland County Takes New Direction

-- EPA Proposes Water Quality Standards To Protect Aquatic Life In 3 Sections Of The Delaware River Upstream, Downstream Of Chester, Marcus Hook  [PaEN]

 

-- WHYY: EPA Proposes New Water Quality Standards For Fish Living In Sections Of Delaware River

-- Delaware RiverKeeper: EPA’s New Standards For Delaware River [Video]

-- PA Lake Management Society, Wilkes College Host Jan. 6 Lake Management Workshop In Wilkes-Barre, 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

-- Delaware Public Media - Jon Hurdle: Brandywine Flood Study Leaders Scramble To Prepare Watershed For Next Hurricane Ida

-- PA Capital-Star: House Committee Revisits Water Utility Privatization Law As Consumers Face Soaring Water, Sewer Bills

-- York Dispatch: Officials Crack Down On Water Thieves As York County Drought Continues Into Winter

 

-- TribLive/AP: EPA Begins Formal Review Of Vinyl Chloride, Toxic Chemical That Burned In Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- WESA: Officials Celebrate Landslide Remediation Investment On Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Looks To Prevent Landslides As Climate Change Brings More Rain

-- TribLive: $13 Million Project To Address Landslide Risks In Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington

-- PUC, DEP: PA Reached 1 Gigawatt Of Installed Solar Generation, Enough To Power A City The Size Of Pittsburgh With In-State Solar  [PaEN]

 

-- Beaver County Times: New Beaver County Solar Energy Facility To Fund Utility Assistance

-- Power Magazine: Community Solar Drives Energy Transition In Longtime Fossil Fuel Region  [Beaver County]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Beaver County Solar Energy Project Provides Help For Low-Income Households  [Read more here]

-- Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County Prison Considering Solar Power

-- Altoona Mirror: Logan Twp. Residents Concerned About Proposed Solar Energy Facility

 

-- WeConservePA Hosts Jan. 22 Webinar On Why Municipalities Should Consider A Utility-Scale Solar Energy Facility Ordinance  [PaEN]

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Legislators Should Come To Table For PA’s Energy Future - Mike Dunleavy & Jackson Morris, Co-Chairs Of Shapiro’s RGGI Work Group

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: RGGI Will Supercharge PA’s Economy, Especially For Small Businesses - By Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

-- PennLive Letter: Let’s Get To Work On PA’s Hydrogen Hubs, Develop Strong Standards - By Rep. Rabb (D-Philadelphia)

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: Everyone Has A Role To Play In Reducing Climate Change - By Greg Czarneki, DCNR

 

-- PUC To Hold Stakeholder Meeting Feb. 7-8 On Act 129 Statewide Evaluator Energy Efficiency Baseline Studies And The 2026 Reference Manual  [PaEN]

-- PA GreenGov Council, Penn State Sustainability Host 4-Part Sustainability Webinar Series Starting Jan. 12  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Analysis Says Federal Clean Energy Dollars Are Flowing Into PA, But Results Remain To Be Seen

-- LehighValleyNews: With $4.6 Billion In Federal Funding Up For Grabs, PA Environmental Officials Collect Climate Action Plan Suggestions

-- Citizens Voice: Hazleton Residents Tell State Manager Their Concerns About Climate Change

 

 -- WESA: Allegheny County Aims To Bring Cleaner Indoor Air To Communities Disproportionately Harmed By Pollution And Industry

-- Post-Gazette: Clairton Grandmother Crusades For Better Air: ‘We Have To Raise Our Voice And Tell Our Story’

-- Scranton Times: Physicians For Social Responsibility PA Seeks Volunteers To Place Air Quality Monitors At Homes Around Landfill, Power Plant

-- PA Capital-Star: Black Lung Benefits Should Be Easier For Coal Miners To Access, Lawmakers, Advocates Say

-- WESA: Casey Reintroduces Black Lung Legislation In Support Of Coal Miners

 

-- Keep PA Beautiful Welcomes Newest Local Affiliate- Keep Delaware County Beautiful  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - John Hayes: Western PA Photographers Take Top Honors For Shooting Trash In Statewide Contest

-- Pennsylvania Environmental Council Names Thomas Gilbert New President  [PaEN]

-- Budget Office Accepting Applications For Redevelopment Assistance Capital Projects Program Funding  [PaEN]

-- South Mountain Partnership: Registration Open For Winter Partnership Meeting Jan. 26

 

-- Nominations Now Being Accepted For Wildlife Leadership Academy Student Conservation Ambassadors Program  [PaEN]

-- PA Trout Unlimited: Partnerships Pave Way For Success At Muddy Paws Enviro Center In Centre County  [PaEN]

-- Bucks County Herald: Heritage Conservancy Brings Wildlife Tracking, Tree Guardianship To Bristol Twp. School

-- Warren Times: Audubon Nature Center To Hold Holiday Camps Dec. 27-28

-- Warren Times: An Appreciation Of Nature Words - By Katie Finch, Audubon Community Nature Center

 

-- Warren Times: Drake Well Museum Offering Summer 2024 Student Internships

-- PA Wilds: Julie Mader Offers Paint The PA Wilds Watercolor Kits, Paint Your Favorite PA Wilds View

-- DCNR To Celebrate 'Connecting More in 2024' During First Day Hikes Jan. 1 Across Pennsylvania Public Lands  [PaEN]

-- PittsburghUnionProgress.com: Pittsburgh Chosen For Park Outdoor Equity Program By Trust For Public Lands

-- TribLive: Sensory Classroom At Frick Environmental Center To Create Therapeutic Space

 

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh To Use Money From Anti-Violence Trust Fund On Parks, Recreation

-- Reading Eagle: Reading’s Newest All-Abilities Playground Officially Opened

-- TribLive: Steelers To Build Community Field, Youth Recreation Complex At Hazelwood Green, Former Steel Plant Site

-- Williamsport Sun: Experts In Parks, Green Infrastructure Hired In Williamsport

-- WNEP: Pocket Park Opens In Scranton

 

-- The Derrick: Brookville Trail Hub Seeks Board Members

-- TribLive: Tarentum, Cheswick Eyeing Regional Riverfront Development

-- In Memoriam: PA/NJ Chapter Of The American Chestnut Foundation Announces Passing Of Founder Dr. Bob Leffel  [PEN]

-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests - Loving The Land: Ray Blystone & Chris Peters Of Cambridge Springs, Crawford County - By Annie Maloney, Foundation for Sustainable Forests [PaEN]

-- Williamsport Sun: Caring For Forests In Pennsylvania’s State Parks

 

-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests: Fall/Winter Newsletter - Community Forest Grant; Conserving 851 Acres; Much More!

-- McCall: Whitehall Twp. Voters To Be Asked To Approve Open Space Tax; South Whitehall Twp. Considering Similar Proposal

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority To Offer Vacant Land To Urban Farmers

-- Bob Donnan Blog: Unleashing LNG Natural Gas Exports On Pennsylvania’s Habitat

-- Kittatinny Ridge: Explore The 2023 Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Plan - Strategy And Protection For This Critical Resource

 

-- North Branch Land Trust Announces Stephen Maakesta As New Board Chair  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Council Of Governments Talks Wildfire Response Planning After Sugar Bay Wildfire In Allegheny National Forest 

-- WESA: Non-Native Beetles, Flies Introduced In Effort To Save Hemlock Trees In Allegheny National Forest

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: New Regulations Start Jan. 1 For Boaters, Anglers To Guard Against Spread Of Invasive Species

-- Lancaster Farming: PA Senators Aim To Limit Wildlife Crop Damage Through Hunting

 

-- Republican Herald - Doyle Dietz: Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director Tim Schaeffer Says Agency Provides Help With Boating Facility Grants

-- Wilkes-Barre Times Letter: Transfer Of $150 Million From Game Commission Rightly Stopped - By Rep. Haddock

-- TribLive: Audubon Christmas Bird Count Adds Mon Valley Research Area For 2023  [Thru Jan. 5]

-- WESA: Audubon Society Expands Christmas Bird Count To Mon Valley This Year [Now Thru Jan. 5]

-- LancasterOnline: Christmas Bird Count Welcomes Veteran Birders, New Volunteers For Annual Census   [Thru Jan. 5]

 

-- Republican Herald: Birders Comb Western Schuylkill In 124th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

-- NorthCentralPA.com: Tiadaghton Audubon Society Seeks PA Bird Atlas Volunteers In Tioga, Potter Counties

-- PA Natural Heritage Program Update Highlights Hellbender Research, Piping Plover Restoration, Dragonflies, Invasive Species Education  [PaEN]

-- NPR: US Is Unprepared For Growing Threat Of Mosquito And Tick-Borne Viruses

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