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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
April 30, 2012
(4/30/2012)
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* Study Suggests Shale Gas Development Causing Rapid Landscape Change

As the Marcellus natural-gas play unfolds in Pennsylvania, several trends are becoming increasingly clear, according to researchers at Penn State.

* Renew Growing Greener: Help Rescue The Keystone Fund For Earth Week


* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule


* Sen. Ferlo To Push For Stronger Gas Drilling Law


* Joint Senate/House Conservation Committee Releases Annual Report


* CBF, Partners Call On Court To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Chesapeake Bay Cleanup


* Volunteers Give Facelift To Abandoned Coal Mine In Westmoreland


* Penn State: Responsible Yard And Garden Care Can Protect Water Quality


* EPA Legacy Sediments Workshop Set For May 9-10 In Lancaster


* Delaware River Source Water Protection Webinar May 10


* DEP Invites Comments On Proposed TMDLs In Columbia, Schuylkill Counties


* Large Blooms Of Rock Snot Discovered In Delaware River


* PennVEST Announces $115 Million In Funding For Water Infrastructure Projects


* Water, Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Conference May 8


* Marcellus Coalition Releases First Recommended Best Practices For Drilling


* PUC Delays Action On Drilling Impact Fee Final Action Due To Court Injunction


* SRBC Lifts Drilling Water Withdrawal Restrictions


* Opinion- Marcellus Shale Legislation Working


* Governor's Energy Executive Disputes PennFuture's Summary Of New Drilling Law


* Study: Minor Impact On Property Value, Tax Base From Marcellus Shale Development


* SRBC Sets May 10 Hearing On Water Withdrawal Requests


* DEP Fines Ultra Resources $40,000 For Illegal Tioga County Transfer Station


* Marcellus Shale Coalition Adds Experienced NE PA Community Outreach Manager


* PUC Approves Time-Of-Use Programs For Duquesne Light Residential Customers


* New Pennelec Program Pays Businesses To Reduce Electricity Demand


* DEP To Hold Energy Conservation Building Code Workshop In Allegheny County


* University of PA Wins Top Honors In EPA's Green Power Challenge, 16 Others Participate


* PA School Buses Contribute To A Healthy Planet, Reduce Fuel Consumption


* Four Pennsylvania Schools Earn National Green Ribbon Schools Honors


* Wildlife For Everyone: Waste Management Boosts Seedlings For Schools Program


* EPA Grants Funding For Greening Philadelphia School Neighborhood


* Lyme Light Youth Fashion Show By Montgomery County Lyme Disease Committee May 5


* Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2012 Heritage Partnership Awards


* West Chester Arbor Day Event Targets Invasive Emerald Ash Borer


* Nature Abounds Reschedules Forest Summit To May 19

With a cold, wet forecast predicted for this coming Saturday, Nature Abounds has rescheduled the Forest Summit until May 19. The event will be held at the SB Elliott State Park (I-80 Exit 111) from noon until 6 p.m.  For more information, call 814-765-1453 or send email to: forests@natureabounds.org.

* Landscaping With Native Plants In PA Webinar May 16


* Survey Shows Lebanon Trails Pumping Money Into Local Economy


* DCNR To Help Celebrate National Trails Day June 2


* Schuylkill Highlands Initiative Honored By Landscape Architects


* DCNR Invites Visitors To Enjoy Clarion River Corridor In PA Wilds


* PA Fishing License Is Your Ticket To Cabela's Contest


* Help Wanted: Fish & Boat Commission Seeks Conservation Officer Candidates


* Applications Now Being Accepted For New USDA Wildlife Program


* Game Commission Approves Habitat Lands Purchases, Exchanges


* Feature- Deer Hunter Survey Offers Interesting Perspectives


* Appeals Court Agrees To Toss $6.5 Million Verdict Against DEP Employees


* Opportunity To Bid On DCNR Projects

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources published notice of the opportunity to bid on projects in Clearfield, Cumberland and Tioga counties.

* Grants & Awards

This section gives you a heads up on upcoming deadlines for awards and grants and other recognition programs. NEW means new from last week.

* Budget/Quick Clips


* Marcellus Shale NewsClips


* Flooding/Watershed NewsCllips


* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits


* Calendar Of Events

Upcoming legislative meetings, conferences, workshops, plus links to other online calendars. Meetings are in Harrisburg unless otherwise noted.  NEW means new from last week.  Go to the online Calendar webpage.

* Stories Invited


* Supporting Member PA Outdoor Writers Assn./PA Trout Unlimited

PA Environment Digest is a supporting member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers AssociationPennsylvania Council Trout Unlimited and the Doc Fritchey Chapter Trout Unlimited.

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