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October 11, 2010
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* House Misses Bus On Transportation Funding, No Severance Tax In Sight

It was another tough week for House Democratic Leadership. After failing to move any transportation funding bill, House Majority Leader Todd Eachus (D-Luzerne) finally announced Wednesday there are no further voting session days between now and the November 2 election in spite of a number of outstanding issues still being discussed with the Senate including a Marcellus Shale natural gas severance tax, pension reform and an independent fiscal office.

* CBF: Senate Inaction On Severance Tax Could Cost PA Taxpayers Billions To Cleanup Water

Matthew Ehrhart, Pennsylvania Office Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, sent this letter to all members of the Senate Friday saying if they don't meet their commitment to pass a Marcellus Shale natural gas severance tax in time to cleanup Pennsylvania's rivers and streams, it will cost Pennsylvania taxpayers billions of dollars.

* PA Environmental Council Urges Senate To Meet Its Commitment And Pass Severance Tax

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council sent this message to all Senators urging them to keep their written commitment to pass a Marcellus Shale natural gas severance tax to fund disappearing environmental programs--

* Gov. Rendell Urges Senate Action On Severance Tax

Gov. Rendell wrote to Senate leaders this week and urged them to deliver on their promise to enact a severance tax on natural gas extraction this fall.

* DEP Publishes Final NPDES Permit Fee Increase Worth $5.3 Million


* Stormwater Maintenance LLC Joins Professional Services Directory


* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee meetings showing bills of interest as well as a list of new environmental bills introduced--

* On The Governor's Desk


* Senate/House Bills Moving


* House Fails To Adopt Low Sulfur Heating Oil Standard To Save Consumers $86 Million/Year


* Many Voluntary Farming BMPs In PA Portion Of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Not Counted


* Fish & Boat Commission Presents Awards During Community Meeting

The Fish and Boat Commission this week formally recognized several waterways conservation officers, a local district attorney and four private citizens for their efforts in investigating a 2009 fatal boating incident on the Susquehanna River near Lock Haven, Clinton County.

* Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team Gets Website Upgrade


* Save The Date: Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2011


* Follow Ohio River Watershed Celebration-Port Of Pittsburgh Issues On Twitter

Now you can follow issues and events related to the Ohio River Watershed Celebration and Port of Pittsburgh issues on Twitter and Facebook.

* PEC Announces Winners Of 40th Anniversary Photo Contest

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council recently announced the winners of its 40th Anniversary Photo Contest showcasing some spectacular photographs of Pennsylvania landscapes.

* DEP Fines Marcellus Shale Driller For Illegally Filling Exceptional Value State Forest Wetland

 

* Penn State Animations Show Extent Of Marcellus Shale Development Over 3 Years

The pace and extent of Marcellus Shale development across Pennsylvania can be seen in animated maps produced by the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

* State Police Place 208 Trucks Out Of Service During Operation FracNET


* Lycoming College Poll Gauges Opinion On Marcellus Shale In Northcentral PA


* Hard To Recycle Collection Event In Pittsburgh October 16

The PA Resources Council, Allegheny County and other partners will hold a Hard To Recycle Collection Event On October 16 at The Mall at Robinson in Pittsburgh on October 16.

* Allegheny County Pharmaceutical Collection Event Set For October 23


* College & University Recycling Committee Meets November 16 In Philadelphia


* EPA Awards $1.5 Million In Environmental Education Grants, 1 In PA


* Elk County Visitor Center Holds Grand Opening This Week

At the peak of elk viewing season in the Pennsylvania Wilds, Gov. Rendell this week officially opened the new Elk Country Visitor Center. The facility showcases a region known for its magnificent natural resources, majestic scenery and many opportunities to get an up-close view of wildlife.

* Bear Run Trail Care Weekend With The Keystone Trails Assn. October 15-17

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Keystone Trails Association are sponsoring a Bear Run Trail work days October 15-17 and are seeking volunteers to clear brush and blowdowns, painting blazes, and install signage where necessary. 

* Management Of Natural Areas Workshop Set For November 16


* DCNR Acquires 664-Acre Tract For Addition To Delaware State Forest


* DCNR Seeking Members For Recreational Trails Advisory Board


* PA Preserves 1,434 More Acres Of Prime Farmland


* Largest Green Wall In North America Takes First Breath In Longwood Gardens


* EPA Awards $1.9 Million In Environmental Justice Grants, 4 In PA


* PPL: October Is Energy Awareness Month


* Drexel University Commits To 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Wind Energy


* Green-Certified Student Housing Opens At Penn State Harrisburg


* PA Sea Grant Program Hosts Climate Change In PA Webinar October 26


* Susquehanna University Hosts Special Lecture On Sustainable Higher Education Nov. 9


* Fall In PA: A Trillion Or So Trees Are Waiting To Say Hello

Every Fall, Pennsylvania puts on an unrivaled blaze of glory along its highways, country roads and coastline. With the touch of autumn's wand, rich and vibrant hues appear as far as the eye can see.

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