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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
July 11, 2011
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* CBF: Settlement With DEP Expands Drilling Permit Reviews In Special Protection Waters

* Governor's Marcellus Shale Commission To Consider Final Recommendations July 15

* Did You Know You Can Search 7 Years Of Digests On Any Topic?

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule

* Bills On Governor's Desk

* Vote Now For PA's Tom Gettings For LL Bean's 2011 Outdoor Hero Award

Ten finalist were chosen for LL Bean’s Outdoor Hero Award including Lehigh Valley resident Tom Gettings. Now its time to cast your vote for the winner. Vote for Pennsylvania's Tom Gettings, Wildlands Conservancy’s director of special projects, and help a Keystone State conservationist win!

* Lackawanna College Receives $75,000 Grant For Drilling Cancer Study

* Partnership Formed To Find Alternative Uses For Marcellus Shale Gas

* Spotlight - Fish Hatchery Expands Business Through Marcellus Water Sales

A local trout hatchery has found a new business opportunity from an unexpected source—providing water for Marcellus Shale development. Chief Oil & Gas recently purchased more than 3 million gallons of trout hatchery overflow water from Sugar Hollow Trout Hatchery in Tunkhannock, PA-- excess water that would have otherwise been discharged into Bowman’s Creek.

* Chief Oil & Gas: Crystal Stroud Water Contamination Not From Drilling

* Lt. Governor: Marcellus Shale Creating Jobs In Western PA

* Marcellus Shale Coalition Hosts Roundtable In Western PA

* Spotlight - Wildlands Conservancy Helps Improve Water Quality Of Swabia Creek

This month Wildlands Conservancy will begin working to restore a 2,000-foot reach of the Swabia Creek in Lower Macungie Township. 

* Wissahickon Watershed Assn. Hosts Open House At Evans-Mumbower Mill July 17

Bring your family and friends to join the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association at the Evans-Mumbower Mill on July 17th between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.

* DEP Invites Comments On Mahantango Creek TMDL In Snyder, Juniata County

* Landowners Invited To Forestry Workshop July 28 In Conewago Watershed

* Public Meeting July 16 On Pine Creek Draft Fisheries Management Plan

* Emerald Ash Borer Found In Huntingdon, Wyoming Counties

* PRC, Zero Waste Pittsburgh Sponsor Hard To Recycle Event July 16 In Pittsburgh

* Exelon Submits License Renewal For Limerick Nuclear Power Station

* DEP Sets July 27 Hearing On Crawford Renewable Energy Air Permit

* New Alternative Energy Engineering Degree Draws Students To Penn State Hazleton

* Fish & Boat Commission Host Family Fishing Program At Point State Park July 15

* Grants & Awards

* Quick Clips

* Marcellus Shale NewsClips

* Watershed NewsClips

* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

The July 19 Environmental Quality Board meeting is canceled.  The next scheduled meeting is August 16.  (formal notice)

* 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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