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How Good Is The Water Quality In Streams In Your Community?  Take A Look, Then Act 

Sunday NewsClips

Sen. Laughlin: Drill On State Land To Fund School Safety

How Gas Well Impact Fees Pay Off For Delaware County

Editorial: Put Reforms In Pipeline

Scranton Transit Natural Gas Station Delayed

Erie’s Plastics Industry Could Be Helped By Shell Cracker

Plan Is Aimed At Stopping Bradenville Mine Subsidence

Volunteers Sought To Help Cleanup Upper Delaware River July 16-17

Slow-Moving Storms To Blame For Recent Flooding In Western PA

Lancaster Borrows $112M For Water, Sewer, Stormwater Projects

State Funds Boost Fight Against Tick, Mosquito-Borne Diseases

July 18 Westmoreland Seminar Offers Tips On Preventing Mosquito, Tick Infections

DEP Plans Information Booth At Monday Market In Wilkes-Barre

Lehigh Valley Farmers See Soybean Prices Dive As China Imposes Tariffs

Township Supervisors Upset With Lack Of Progress Ice Pond Dam Project

Yoga Along With River In Wilkes-Barre Chance To Be In Nature

Kummer: Independence Park’s Rose Garden Loses Its Bloom As Weeds Take Over

Vandalism At Cumberland County Park

Editorial: State Park System Real Diamond

Editorial: Public Spaces Can Help Heal Philly, Maybe The Country

Editorial: World Rallies To Rescue A Trapped Team Of Boys In Thailand

Sunday - The Feds

Pruitt’s Sole Act Of Service At EPA

Air

Legere: EPA OKs Repeal Of Western PA Summer Gasoline Blend, But Allegheny County Will Have To Wait A Little Longer 

Op-Ed: Keeping Nuclear Plants Open Is A Matter Of Life And Breath

Natural Gas Industry Aims To Stop Methane Leaks To Become Fuel Of The Future

EPA Finds PA, 19 Other States Don’t Need More Ozone Reductions To Be Good Neighbors

Alternative Fuels

EPA Plan To Roll Back Fuel Standards Could Cost PA Billions At The Pump

Awards & Recognition

Giant Bell Township Oak Near Pittsburgh May Be One Of Biggest In PA

Biodiversity/Invasive Species

Gardener Working To Save The Monarch Butterfly Population

Crable: Holtwood Park To Become State’s 1st Forest Pollinator Garden Planted On River Trail

Phillips: Spotted Lanternfly Battle Is On: Can PA Stop This Invasive Threat To Trees, Plants?

Barcaskey: Invasive Turtles Turning Up In Delaware Watershed

Northampton County Gets 24 Chestnut Saplings As Part Of Restoration Effort

Allegheny Front: Mulberry Trees Are A Sign Of Divine Providence In Western PA

Japanese Barberry May Be Banned By State Controlled Plant Committee

Tick Haven Shrub Could Be Banned In PA

Budget

Could Next PA Budget Include Fee On Large Users Of Surface, Groundwater?

Editorial: How Do You Fix Pennsylvania’s Democracy Deficit

Chesapeake Bay

Lancaster Farming: Plan To Plan For Nutrient Compliance

Bay Journal-Morelli: Scientists Scrutinize Virus, Contaminants In Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass Die-Off

Returning The American Eel To The Susquehanna River Basin (Video)

How Good Is The Water Quality In Streams In Your Community?  Take A Look, Then Act

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Citizen Action

How Good Is The Water Quality In Streams In Your Community?  Take A Look, Then Act

Climate

Frazier: A Year Ago Pittsburgh Challenged Trump On Climate, What’s Happened Since?

Natural Gas Industry Aims To Stop Methane Leaks To Become Fuel Of The Future

EPA Drafts Rule On Coal Plants To Replace Clean Power Plan

Conservative Group Urges Trump To Reject Refrigerant Ban

FERC Declines To Appeal Landmark Greenhouse Gas Case To U.S. Supreme Court

Coal Mining

DCED’s Denise Brinley On Developing Playbooks For Reusing Closed PA Power Plants

Mining For Badges: Boy Scouts Learn About Area’s Anthracite History

Op-Ed: Keep Coal And Nuclear Power Online

Trump Plan To Save Coal May Put Lives At Risk From Pollution

EPA Drafts Rule On Coal Plants To Replace Clean Power Plan

How FERC’s Unprecedented PJM Order Could Unravel Capacity Markets

Compliance Action

New Florence Man Gets Probation, To Pay $45K For Setting Wildfires

Delaware River

PennFuture Sends Notice Of Legal Action To Morris Iron & Steel On Delaware River

July 6 Delaware RiverKeeper RiverWatch Video Report

Barcaskey: Invasive Turtles Turning Up In Delaware Watershed

Drinking Water

WITF SmartTalk: is PA’s Drinking Water Safe? Turkey Hill, Farmers Team Up For Clean Water

Op-Ed: No Matter Their Zip Code, Pennsylvanians Deserve Clean Water

Some Cumberland, York County PA American Water Users Urged To Reduce Water Use

48-Inch Water Main Break Floods Philadelphia’s Center City

Philadelphia Water Main Break Sent 15 Million Gallons Rushing Thru Downtown

Cause Of Water Main Break That Flooded Philadelphia’s Center City Unknown

Work To Repair Broken Center City Philadelphia Water Main Could Take Months

Damages From Philly Water Main Break Expected To Exceed $500K Liability Limit

Peoples Gas Unveils Plans For Pittsburgh Water Authority Takeover

O’Hara Residents Seem Open To Peoples Gas Water Plant

PA American Water Eyes Pittsburgh Water Authority For Acquisition, Consolidation

Federal Tax Act Triggers Lower Bills For PA American Water Customers

Federal Tax Changes Trigger Lower Bills For Northampton PA American Water Customers

Economic Development

DCED’s Denise Brinley On Developing Playbooks For Reusing Closed PA Power Plants

Education

Mining For Badges: Boy Scouts Learn About Area’s Anthracite History

Sustainability Curriculum Workshop Coming For All Penn State Faculty

Energy

Sisk: Report: Attracting Solar Farms Vital To Bolstering Renewable Energy

DCED’s Denise Brinley On Developing Playbooks For Reusing Closed PA Power Plants

Editorial: Beware New Alternative Ratemaking Utility Law

Letter: Invest In The Electricity Grid Of The Future

Federal Tax Refunds Begin For PA Utilities; PPL Customers Will Receive Larger Refunds

About 100 FirstEnergy Employees In Greensburg Eligible For Buyouts

Surging Heat Fuels Power Demand Records In PJM, NYISO, ERCOT

Op-Ed: Keep Coal And Nuclear Power Online

Op-Ed: Keeping Nuclear Plants Open Is A Matter Of Life And Breath

Trump Plan To Save Coal May Put Lives At Risk From Pollution

FERC Rejects PJM Capacity Market Reform Proposals, Seeks Quick Resolution

How FERC’s Unprecedented PJM Order Could Unravel Capacity Markets

Oldest U.S. Nuclear Plant In New Jersey Closing Sept. 17

First New Westinghouse Nuclear Power Reactor Goes Online In China

U.S. EIA: 2017 Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Lowest Since 1902

Energy Conservation

Surging Heat Fuels Power Demand Records In PJM, NYISO, ERCOT

Environmental Heritage

AP: The Molly Maguires’ Real Story Still Attracts Interest

Mining For Badges: Boy Scouts Learn About Area’s Anthracite History

Farming

Lancaster Farming: Plan To Plan For Nutrient Compliance

WITF SmartTalk: is PA’s Drinking Water Safe? Turkey Hill, Farmers Team Up For Clean Water

Westmoreland Next Generation Summit Teaches Young Farmers Concepts To Remain Viable

Crable: Lancaster Farmers Give State Officials Ideas To Help Struggling Dairy Industry

Op-Ed: Could Part Of Philly’s Fairmount Park Become A Free Food Forest?

Phillips: Spotted Lanternfly Battle Is On: Can PA Stop This Invasive Threat To Trees, Plants?

Flooding/Storms

Heavy Rain, Flooding Wallop Pittsburgh’s North Hills

Storms Cause Flooding In Pittsburgh, North Hills Communities

Flooding Forces Closure Of Bridge In McKeesport

Aspinwall In State Of Emergency From Flood; Dumpsters, Volunteers Available For Cleanup

Storm Zap Power To Harmar Eagle Webcam

Flooding In Easton Caused By Clogged Drain

Crews Work To Clean Up, Restore Power In Philadelphia-Area After Storms

Severe Weather Hits Pittsburgh Area

Flood-Damaged Residences Assessed For Aid In Westmoreland

Rain Floods Basements, Closes road In Laurel Mountain Borough

Sinkhole Swallows Whitehall Road In Allegheny County

Cleanup Continues After Storms Decimate Parts Of Pittsburgh Region

Devastating Weather Has Tormented Pittsburgh Region In 2018

Storms Slam Greater Pittsburgh Closing Roads, Several Water Rescues, Power Outages

Roaring Run Trail Damage Causes Funding Concerns For Officials, Businesses

Pittsburgh Park Design That Holds Water

3 Allegheny River Boroughs Help Each Other With Ecodistrict Game Plan

Tornado Confirmed In Dauphin County

Torrential Rains Cause Flooding In Harrisburg

Flood Relief Sought For East Erie Neighborhood

Forests

New Florence Man Gets Probation, To Pay $45K For Setting Wildfires

Giant Bell Township Oak Near Pittsburgh May Be One Of Biggest In PA

Northampton County Gets 24 Chestnut Saplings As Part Of Restoration Effort

Phillips: Spotted Lanternfly Battle Is On: Can PA Stop This Invasive Threat To Trees, Plants?

Japanese Barberry May Be Banned By State Controlled Plant Committee

Tick Haven Shrub Could Be Banned In PA

Geologic Hazards

Sinkhole Swallows Whitehall Road In Allegheny County

Green Infrastructure

How Good Is The Water Quality In Streams In Your Community?  Take A Look, Then Act

Could Next PA Budget Include Fee On Large Users Of Surface, Groundwater?

Allentown Airport Files Lawsuit Against City Stormwater Fee As Illegal Tax

Lancaster Farming: Plan To Plan For Nutrient Compliance

WITF SmartTalk: is PA’s Drinking Water Safe? Turkey Hill, Farmers Team Up For Clean Water

Pittsburgh Park Design That Holds Water

3 Allegheny River Boroughs Help Each Other With Ecodistrict Game Plan

Land Recycling

Allegheny Front: Mulberry Trees Are A Sign Of Divine Providence In Western PA

Littering/Illegal Dumping

Litters Will Be Sentenced To Pick Up Trash

City Of Harrisburg OKs New Trash Code To Improve Recycling, Fight Dumping

Cleanup Effort Nets 800 Waste Tires In Armstrong

Mine Reclamation

Progress Made In Restoring Aultman Run Watershed

Oil & Gas

Maykuth: Appeals Court Gives Wayne County Frack-Ban Opponents Another Day In Court

Phillips: Federal Court Rules Fracking Advocates Will Get Their Day In Court

Hopey: Radium Found In Ohio Commercial Roadway De-Icing, Dust Suppression Brine

Natural Gas Industry Aims To Stop Methane Leaks To Become Fuel Of The Future

Homer City Company Expands To Assist Oil, Gas Industries

Editorial: How Do You Fix Pennsylvania’s Democracy Deficit

DCED’s Denise Brinley On Developing Playbooks For Reusing Closed PA Power Plants

Legere: EPA OKs Repeal Of Western PA Summer Gasoline Blend, But Allegheny County Will Have To Wait A Little Longer

Gasoline Price In Lancaster Drops For 5th Straight Week

Worley & Obetz Bankruptcy Trustee Looks To Leave Money For Creditors

EPA Plan To Roll Back Fuel Standards Could Cost PA Billions At The Pump

Pipelines

Hurdle: Sunoco Wants To Use Older Pipeline Where Mariner East 2 Pipeline Still Under Construction

2 Charged With Trespassing On Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Construction Site In Lancaster

FERC OK’s Risling Natural Gas Pipeline Project In Northwest PA, Northern Ohio

FERC Declines To Appeal Landmark Greenhouse Gas Case To U.S. Supreme Court

Radiation Protection

Op-Ed: Keep Coal And Nuclear Power Online

Op-Ed: Keeping Nuclear Plants Open Is A Matter Of Life And Breath

First New Westinghouse Nuclear Power Reactor Goes Online In China

Trump Plan To Save Coal May Put Lives At Risk From Pollution

How FERC’s Unprecedented PJM Order Could Unravel Capacity Markets

FERC Rejects PJM Capacity Market Reform Proposals, Seeks Quick Resolution

Oldest U.S. Nuclear Plant In New Jersey Closing Sept. 17

Recreation

Roaring Run Trail Damage Causes Funding Concerns For Officials, Businesses

Safety Improvements Made To Lackawanna Heritage Trail In Scranton

Crable: Holtwood Park To Become State’s 1st Forest Pollinator Garden Planted On River Trail

Schuylkill River Trail Locust & Race Streets Access Closed

Pittsburgh Council OKs Cap Park Over Crosstown Expressway

No Dog Swimming Advisories Posted For Erie County

Black Burial Site Discovered Under Philadelphia Playground

Op-Ed: Could Part Of Philly’s Fairmount Park Become A Free Food Forest?

July 6 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

Rangers: Stay Away From Venomous Snakes At Chickies Rock, Lancaster County

Sauro: Potential Raystown Lake Development Pits Ecology Against Economy

Here’s What Could Change About Raystown Lake, How Residents Are Trying To Stop It

The Future Of Raystown Lake To Be Decided

Month-Long No Wake Zone Coming To Raystown Lake

Frye: Low Head Dams A Killer To Avoid When On Water

Tick Haven Shrub Could Be Banned In PA

Recycling/Waste

Q/A With Lancaster Solid Waste Authority’s CEO Jim Warner On Buying HBG’s WTE Plant

City Of Harrisburg OKs New Trash Code To Improve Recycling, Fight Dumping

Keep Blair Beautiful Seeking Help With Battery Project

Editorial: Sustain Recycling Efforts

China Has Refused To Recycle The West’s Plastics, What Now?

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Bethlehem Landfill Over Sickening Odors

Renewable Energy

Sisk: Report: Attracting Solar Farms Vital To Bolstering Renewable Energy

Sustainability

Sustainability Curriculum Workshop Coming For All Penn State Faculty

Stormwater

Allentown Airport Files Lawsuit Against City Stormwater Fee As Illegal Tax

O’Neill: Sucked Into A Storm Sewer-- The Survivor’s Club

Retired Judge Takes Quiet Role As ALCOSAN Ambassador

Editorial: ALCOSAN’s Frontman Gets Cushy-Looking Post

Susquehanna River

Bay Journal-Morelli: Scientists Scrutinize Virus, Contaminants In Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass Die-Off

Returning The American Eel To The Susquehanna River Basin (Video)

Sustainability

3 Allegheny River Boroughs Help Each Other With Ecodistrict Game Plan

Wastewater Facilities

Retired Judge Takes Quiet Role As ALCOSAN Ambassador

Editorial: ALCOSAN’s Frontman Gets Cushy-Looking Post

2 Dauphin County Municipalities In Lawsuit Over Sewage Charges

Watershed Protection

How Good Is The Water Quality In Streams In Your Community?  Take A Look, Then Act

Lancaster Farming: Plan To Plan For Nutrient Compliance

WITF SmartTalk: is PA’s Drinking Water Safe? Turkey Hill, Farmers Team Up For Clean Water

O’Neill: Sucked Into A Storm Sewer-- The Survivor’s Club

Allentown Airport Files Lawsuit Against City Stormwater Fee As Illegal Tax

Could Next PA Budget Include Fee On Large Users Of Surface, Groundwater?

Pittsburgh Park Design That Holds Water

Progress Made In Restoring Aultman Run Watershed

Friends Of Minsi Lake Want To Raise Money For Fish Habitat

July 6 Delaware RiverKeeper RiverWatch Video Report

Frye: Low Head Dams A Killer To Avoid When On Water

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Wildlife

Bay Journal-Morelli: Scientists Scrutinize Virus, Contaminants In Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass Die-Off

Returning The American Eel To The Susquehanna River Basin (Video)

Frye: American Shad, The Nation’s Founding Fish

Fish For Free On Fourth Of July

Barcaskey: Invasive Turtles Turning Up In Delaware Watershed

Frye: Low Head Dams A Killer To Avoid When On Water

For Migrating Birds, Philly Skyline Can Be Deadly

Purple Martin Eggs Hatch At Ridge Center

Game Commission Saves Day For Peregrine Falcon

Free Birdhouses To 100-Plus SoWe Neighborhood Revitalization In Lancaster

Beech: Help Prevent The Spread Of Chronic Wasting Disease

Friends Of Minsi Lake Want To Raise Money For Fish Habitat

Rattlesnakes Spotted At Central PA Golf Course

Rangers: Stay Away From Venomous Snakes At Chickies Rock, Lancaster County

Development May Be Chasing Rattlesnakes Into Dauphin County Neighborhood

Dog Kills Rabies-Infected Groundhog In Mt. Lebanon

Gardener Working To Save The Monarch Butterfly Population

West Nile/Zika Virus

More West Nile Virus-Infected Mosquitoes Found In Central PA

West Nile Virus Mosquito Spraying Washington Twp, Dauphin County

Tick Haven Shrub Could Be Banned In PA

Other

Allegheny Front: Mulberry Trees Are A Sign Of Divine Providence In Western PA

Wildfires

California Fire Kills 1 As Heat Stokes Blazes In Western US

AP: California Wildfire Threatening 900 Buildings

AP: Exploding Wildfires In U.S. West Derail Holiday Plans

Evacuations Ordered As Wind Fuels Northern California Wildfires

Colorado Wildfire Destroys 3 Homes As Flames Menace West

Federal Policy

76 Federal Environmental Rules On The Way Out Under Trump

Embattled EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns, Policies Unlikely To Change

How The New Acting EPA Chief Differs From Scott Pruitt

Phillips: Pruitt’s Resignation Welcomed By Lawmakers From Both Parties

Pruitt Departure Could Boost Trump Deregulatory Agenda At EPA

FERC Rejects PJM Capacity Market Reform Proposals, Seeks Quick Resolution

 

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7/9/2018

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