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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
August 1, 2011
(8/1/2011)
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* SRBC Hosts 2 Hearings On Natural Gas Regulation Changes


* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced


* Rep. Baker Unveils Marcellus Shale Legislation


* Williamsport Hosts Marcellus Shale Industry Jobs Discussion


* EPA Proposes Air Pollution Standards For Oil, Gas Production


* Passive Mine Drainage Treatment Operation/Maintenance Assistance Now Available


* Wilkes-Barre School District Receives Watershed, AMD Curriculum Grant

The Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation was recently awarded a $7,500 Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Education Grant to work in partnership with the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.  

* Conservation Groups, Policymakers Team Up To Cool Upper Delaware


* Penn State: TreeVitalize Can Help With Riparian Buffers, Workshops Set


* Save The Date: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum September 30 to October 2

The 2011 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum will be held in Shepherdstown, WV September 30 to October 2. Click Here for more information.

* Aqua Pennsylvania Emlenton Water Plant Joins Safe Water Partnership

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. announced Tuesday its Emlenton water treatment plant has joined the Partnership for Safe Water—a voluntary cooperative effort between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Water Works Association and other drinking water organizations, representing more than 200 surface water utilities throughout the United States.

* Natural Biodiversity: Become An Earth Friendly School, Grants Available


* Penn State Drafting Strategic Plan For Sustainability, Seeks Ideas


* PUC Launches 2nd Phase Of Competitive Electric Market Investigation


* DEP Accepting Applications For Recycling Performance Grants


* Delaware County Collects Nearly 40 Tons Of Electronic Waste

On June 17 the Delaware County Recycling Program collected 78,461 pounds-- nearly 40 tons-- of electronic waste at a collection event at Delaware County Community College Campus.
            At the event, the County accepted not only computers and TVs (items accepted at our HHW Events) but also appliances such as microwaves, vacuums, stereos, toasters, coffeemakers, copiers, power tools, small electronic household appliances as well as electronic office equipment.   The only electronic items not accepted were large appliances and items containing mercury, gas or Freon.  

* Ohio Recycling Company To Open New Facility In Lehigh Valley


* DEP Orders Radon Contractor To Surrender Certification, Pay $58,875 Penalty


* Three Year Habitat Improvement Project Planned For Erie County Game Lands


* 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.

* State Agencies Changing Email Addresses For Employees

Effective July 29, the Commonwealth will be using @pa.gov instead of @state.pa.us in all email addresses for state employees.  Email addresses ending in @state.pa.us will continue to function so emails will never be interrupted, but please make a note of the change.

* Quick Clips


* Marcellus Shale NewsClips


* Watershed NewsClips


* 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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