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111 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Here are 111 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!

-- In Memoriam: Fmr State Sen. Noah Wenger, Longtime Lancaster County Farming, Chesapeake Bay Advocate Dies At 89

-- PA Conservation Districts Honor Sen. Wenger [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Honors Sen. Wenger With Lifetime Achievement Award  [PaEN]

-- Sen. Noah Wenger Honored By Susquehanna River Basin Commission [ PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Professionals Honor Sen. Wenger With Karl Mason Award  [PaEN]

-- Obituary: Noah W. Wenger

 

-- DEP: Oil & Gas Regulatory Program Will Be In The Red By Fall; All Sectors Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program No Go; Update On Permitting Reform  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Feb. 24 to March 1 - 11 More Abandoned Conventional Wells; Field Of Leaking Wells; Voluntary Plugging; No Cleanup Progress In Reno Spill [PaEN]

-- Latest DEP Inspection Shows No Progress By Petro Erie In Cleaning Up The Conventional Oil Well Wastewater Spill That Contaminated The Village Of Reno’s Water Supply In Venango County 6 Months Ago  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - March 2 [PaEN]

-- DEP Testimony Provides Overview Of Budget Request, Progress On Permitting, Environmental Justice, Infrastructure Investments, PFAS, Watershed Cleanup, Climate, Clean Energy Initiatives  [PaEN]

 

-- DCNR Budget Testimony Reviews Funding Requests, Need For Continued Investment In Recreation, Natural Resources, Workforce Development  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Forest Fridays: Inspirational Women In Botany

-- Choose Clean Water Coalition, Partners Release Newest PA Clean Water Legislative Briefing Book - Water Quality Issues, Legislative & Funding Solutions  [PaEN]

-- Saint Vincent College Professor's Internship Program Aims To Help Continue Cleanup Of Local Mine Drainage, Waterways In Westmoreland County  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Highlights Grants To Plant Trees In Overlooked, Underserved Committees As Part Of Community Conservation Partnership Grants  [PaEN]

 

-- Bradford Era: McKean Conservation District Awarded DEP AML Grant For Water Quality Assessment Of Scaffold Lick Run Watershed

-- TribLive: West Deer Twp. Considering Multi-Municipal Watershed Study In Allegheny County

-- Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership: 24 PA Trout Streams That Deserve Conservation Status Update

-- Pike Conservation District March 21 Contractor’s Workshop, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

-- Pike Conservation District: Controlling Erosion & Sediment With Rock Construction Entrances

 

-- 2023 Annual Report From The Pike County Conservation District

-- Penn State Water Community Conference Set For March 14-15 In-Person, Virtual

-- Erie Times: Erie County Has Lost Nearly 10% Of Its Farms In Last 5 Years

-- Reading Eagle: Kutztown University’s Organic Farming Program Gets $1.5 Million State Grant

-- PennLive: Cumberland County Leaders Question Food Waste As Farm Fertilizer

 

-- Penn State: Ladybug Scents Offer A More Ecologically Friendly Way To Protect Crops 

-- PAHomePage: Underground Mine Fire Concerns In Columbia County - Centralia 2.0?

-- PaHomePage: New Details On Underground Mine Fire In Columbia County

-- Scranton Times: Anthracite Heritage Museum To Open For Spring

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Water Utilities Increase Aid To Low-Income Customers, But Not Equally

 

-- PA Environmental Groups: New PUC Rules, DEP Guidance Victory For Increased Safety In Pipeline Construction And Operation  [PaEN]

-- Incomplete Application For CNX Midstream Slickville Fracking Wastewater, Natural Gas Pipelines Project In Westmoreland County Withdrawn By DEP  [PaEN]

-- The Allegheny Front - Reid Frazier: Permit Application For CNX Pipeline Project In Westmoreland County Withdrawn, Lacked Wildlife Permits

-- 40 Individuals File Appeals, Most Handwritten, Of DEP’s Permit For Catalyst Energy Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well In McKean County  [PaEN]

-- EPA Appeals Board Allows Protect PT, Three Rivers Waterkeeper Appeal Of Penneco Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well Permit In Allegheny County To Move Forward  [PaEN]

 

-- Chemstream Chemical Maker Agrees To Disclose Information About Its Proprietary Chemicals Used In Natural Gas Drilling  [PaEN]

-- PA Business Report: Chemstream Announces Radical Transparency Fracking Chemical Compliance Initiative

-- DEP: Clay-Like Material Polluting Marsh Creek Is Not Bentonite From Mariner East Pipeline Construction, But Naturally Occuring; Sunoco Cleanup Operation Finished  [PaEN]

-- Spotlight PA: Federal Money Supercharged PA’s Plugging Of Dangerous Conventional Oil & Gas Wells, But Critics Want More Oversight

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Report: Plugging Abandoned Conventional Oil & Gas Wells In Appalachia Could Create 16,000 Jobs

 

-- Guest Essay: The Conventional Oil And Gas Industry Isn't Taking Responsibility For Their Wells - By Rep. Greg Vitali, Majority Chair, House Environmental Committee  [PaEN]

-- PA Utility Law Project March 15 Webinar On Impacts Of LNG Gas Exports On Energy Costs For Pennsylvania Families; LNG Export Capacity To Double, Even With Permit Pause  [PaEN]

-- Reuters: European Union Receives Bids For Nearly 3 Times The Volume Of Gas They Need

-- Utility Dive: 2024 PJM Outlook - Tough Choices Loom On Capacity Market, Plant Retirements, Transmission Planning  [PJM To Process 230,000 MW Of New Generation Over 3 Years]

-- Utility Dive: Report Ranks PJM Grid Interconnection Process Worst Of Regional Grid Operators

 

-- PUC Vice Chair Borrow’s Resolution Supporting State Jurisdiction In Electricity Transmission Permitting Adopted By National Utility Commission Association

-- Microgrids Bringing Maximum Impact To PA’s Energy Landscape

-- Inside Climate News: A Company Planning A Drilling Spree In New York’s Southern Tier Goes Silent As Lawmakers Seek To Ban Use Of Carbon Dioxide To Produce Shale Gas

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Hits US Steel With $1.9 Million Fine Over Clairton Coke [Coal] Works Air Pollution

-- Post-Gazette: US Steel Fined $1.9 Million For Emissions At Clairton Coke [Coal] Works

 

-- Inside Climate News: Swarthmore College Breaking New Ground In Pursuit Of Clean Energy Campus

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Sustainable Pittsburgh Advances To Next Phase Of Clean Energy Workforce Funding

-- Tribune-Democrat: Trades Students Get Info On Weatherization Jobs At Somerset Career Expo

-- Planet Philadelphia March 1 Will We Have A Greener Future Or Stick With Old Industries?  4:00 p.m.

-- PA Solar Center Webinar: Feb. 29 How Solar Can Save Your Business, Organization Money, Noon

 

-- Audubon PA: March 3 A Voice For Birds, Solar Energy At The John James Audubon Center, Montgomery County  [PaEN]

-- Penn State EarthTalk: March 11 - Improving Models To Inform Urban Climate Risk Strategies, 4:00 p.m.

-- Washington & Jefferson College Hosts March 7 Webinar On The Future Of Carbon Capture [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: If You Made Clean Energy Upgrades In 2023, It Might Be Time To Claim Your Tax Credit

-- The Energy Age Blog: Number Crunching: Home Electricity, Gas, EV Expenses

 

-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council Meets March 12 On Cryptocurrency, Electronic Waste Recycling, ARCH 2 Hydrogen Hub  [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Panel: Washington County State Of The Economy Explores Impacts Of ARCH2 Hydrogen Projects

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Old Trees, Heavy Rain, High Heat Are Climate Concerns For Harrisburg Neighbors

-- EPA Announces Funding For New Superfund Cleanup Projects In Jefferson, Luzerne, Montgomery Counties  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: New Federal Funding To Speed Cleanup Efforts At Montgomery County Superfund Sites

 

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: 4 Toxic Sites In Montgomery County, South Jersey Will Get Federal Cleanup Money

-- Citizens Voice: Superfund To Treat Groundwater Beneath Old Chromatex Plant In Valmont

-- Environmental Quality Board Meets March 12 On Land Recycling Program Cleanup Standards For More PFAS Chemicals; Revised Standard For Lead; Rulemaking Petition For Fletcher Run, Greene County By CONSOL Coal  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: To Comply With New PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ Regulations, Shapiro Seeks More Funds For Drinking Water Testing At DEP

-- NextPittsburgh: Harmful PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Detected Near Pittsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plants

 

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster City Installs Fencing Around PFOA/PFOS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Contaminated Stream In Conestoga Pines Park

-- NextPittsburgh: Harmful PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Detected Near Pittsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plants

-- Inquirer: Federal Study Shows How Firefighter Gear Releases PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ On The Job

-- Penn State March 22 Virtual Water Cooler Talk: Algae And Microplastics Stick Together  [PaEN]

-- Clean Air Council: Feb. 28 Public Meeting On Encina Chemical Plastics Recycling Plant, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, 7:00 p.m.

 

-- TribLive: Imani Batts Creates Sustainable Fashion Line With Catherine Trendz In Pittsburgh

-- Republican Herald: Pine Grove Boro, Students Plan To Clear Dumped Tires

-- Inquirer: Philly Mayor Pledges Crackdown On Illegal Dumping, Abandoned Cars

-- MCall: 3 Norfolk Southern Trains Involved In Northampton County Derailment Sending 2 Engines Diesel Fuel, Plastic Pellets Into Lehigh River; Officials Say No Danger To Public

-- AP: 3 Norfolk Southern Trains Involved In ‘Collision And Derailment’ In Northampton County

 

-- KYW: Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Spills Diesel Fuel, Plastic Pellets Along Lehigh River Near Bethlehem

-- Post-Gazette - Mary Ann Thomas: Green Party’s Stein Slams Government, Norfolk Southern Railroad During Town Meeting In Beaver County

-- AP: Latest Freight Railroad Layoffs And Wall Street Pressure Renew Concerns About Safety And Service

-- Altoona Mirror: Blair County Hazard Mitigation Committee Hosts 4 Workshop Sessions On Community Hazards

-- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: Volunteers Make Jennings Environmental Ed Center Improving The Prairie Day A Success!  [PaEN]

 

-- PennLive: Game Commission Pitches Plan To Spend Surplus As Senators Review Lobbyist Hire

-- Frick Environmental Center In Pittsburgh Hosts March 14 Symposium On What Does Ecologically Responsible Land Stewardship Look Like?  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: March 22 Webinar - Forest Management & Climate Change - A Women's Perspective  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: Gardening And Climate Change

-- Western PA Conservancy: Reminder Community Vegetable Garden Grants Due March 15 

 

-- Warren Times: Tapping Into Best Of Natural World [Maple Tapping Season]

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: There’s A Way Forward For Butler Works, And For Essential Climate Regulations

-- Saint Marys, Elk County And Williamsport To Host Remote Workers For 2024 Wilds Are Working initiative; April 19 Deadline For Interested Workers To Apply  [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record: Come Have A Say In Future Of New Susquehanna Riverlands State Park Feb. 29

-- PA Environmental Council In Case You Missed It In February  [PaEN]

 

-- BNN: Friends Of The Pittsburgh Riverfront To Link Great Allegheny Passage With Westmoreland Heritage Trail

-- Pike Conservation Podcasts: Hidden Geocache Treasurers In Pike County

-- Tribune-Democrat: Somerset Lake Shoreline Site To Be Cleared For Nature Park

-- WeConservePA: Neighborhood Gardens Trust Preserves Peace Garden in North Philadelphia  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA: Manada Conservancy, Berks Nature Achieve First-Time National Accreditation

 

-- Berks Nature Earns National Land Trust Accreditation 

-- Chester County News: New Pollinator Project Nets PA Turnpike Diamond Award In Environmental Engineering

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Seeks Applications For Next Artist-In-Residence

-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: Birders Have Guarded Optimism On Plight Of Piping Plovers At Presque Isle In Erie; Watch For Their Arrival Begins In April

-- Republican Herald - Doyle Dietz: Visit To Middle Creek Wildlife Area Makes New Memories And Can Revive Old Ones

 

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: Lancaster’s North Museum Bird Collection Gathered Thanks To Generation Of Amateur Naturalists

-- York Daily Record: First Egg Laid At Popular Hanover Bald Eagle Nest

-- PittsburghUnionProgress.com: Great Expectations Return For US Steel Irvin Works’ Bald Eagle Nest

-- PittsburghUnionProgress.com: First Bald Eagle Egg Laid At Mon Valley Works Irvin Plant

-- Outdoor News - Tom Venesky: Wild Brown Trout No Reason To Scorn Stocked Trout In PA

 

-- Scranton Times: DEP Analyzing Roaring Brook, Lackawanna River Muddied By Water Company’s Reservoir Dam Project

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: Wildlife Often Find Themselves In Ecological Traps, Particularly Birds - By Jerry Hassinger, Fmr Director Of Wildlife Diversity, Game Commission  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center: How Does A Moth View Time?

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature: Spring Equinox Is What Determines Season

-- Republican Herald - Tyler Frantz: Tastes Of Winter: Wild Harvests Abound, Even In This Season Of Scarcity

 

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[Posted: March 3, 2024] 


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