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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
Oct. 24, 2011
(10/24/2011)
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* Study: 3,000 Foot Presumption Of Water Well Pollution Liability Needed Around Gas Wells

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Friday released the findings of an unbiased and large scale study of water quality in private water wells in rural Pennsylvania before and after the drilling of nearby Marcellus Shale gas wells, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford), Center Chair.

* County Commissioners Drop Reservations To Corbett's Drilling Fee Proposal


* PA Townships Call Corbett Drilling Fee Proposal Bookkeeping Nightmare


* Centre County, 8 More Groups, Municipalities Join Renew Growing Greener Coalition


* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced


* Senate/House Bills Moving


* Northeast House Members Announce 4-Bill Disaster Package


* Sen. Corman Proposes Transportation Funding Package


* Budget & Finance Committee Issues Report On State-Owned Land, Including Mineral Rights


* October Environmental Synopsis Now Available From Joint Conservation Committee


* Senate Environmental Committee Meets To Consider Nonpoint Source, Water Trail Bills


* Still Time For Nominations For 2012 River Of The Year


* Wissahickon Stormwater Mitigation and Sediment Reduction Project Underway


* Swabia Creek Stream Buffer Planting Project Needs Volunteers October 27

The Wildlands Conservancy is seeking volunteers for a stream buffer planting project on October 27 along Swabia Creek, Lower Macungie Township in Lehigh County.  Click Here for details.

* Penn State: Controlling Erosion Damage On Streambanks


* Public-Private Partnership Delivers Public Water To Ease Well Contamination


* Lancaster Clean Water Consortium Adds Municipal MS4 Workshop November 15


* Brandywine Assn. Hosts Rain Gardens For Landscape Professionals Workshop Oct. 24, 25


* DEP Accepting Applications For Storm Relief Energy Efficiency, Pollution Prevention Grants


* Marcellus Shale Coalition Ends Second Annual Members Meeting, Releases New Video


* Lt. Gov. Cawley: Marcellus Shale Creates Jobs In Mount Joy


* Delaware Riverkeeper Withdraws From Upcoming Citizens Marcellus Commission Report


* Chester County Illegal Dumpsite Survey In Progress


* PA Recycling Markets Center Hosts Webinar Series On Sustainable Materials Management


* PRC, Partners Host Pharmaceutical Collection Event October 29 In Western PA


* Surplus Food Recovery Workshop November 30 In Middletown

On November 30 grocers and other food handlers can learn how to effectively use surplus food, learn about food banks, composting and other methods of food recovery in a special workshop on in Middletown near Harrisburg. Click Here for more information and to register.

* Met-Ed, Penelec Encourage Customers To Shop For Electricity Suppliers


* PA Parks & Forest Foundation Seeking Nominations For Annual Awards Program


* DCNR, Nature Conservancy Celebrate Expansion Of Kings Gap Environmental Center


* Appalachian Mountain Club Launches Recreation Guide App For PA Highlands


* Fish & Boat Commission: Public Meeting Nov. 1 On Improving Public Access In Erie


* 2 PA Projects Receive TogetherGreen Innovation Grants


* Municipal Tree Management Workshop November 2, 3 In State College

Penn State's Community Tree Management Institute is sponsoring a two-day Municipal Tree Management Workshop in State College on November 2 & 3. Click Here for more details.

* Your Online Vote Needed To Raise $5,000 For Wildlands Conservancy


* Opportunity To Bid On DEP Mine Reclamation Projects In Butler, Cambria Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice of an opportunity to bid on a mine reclamation project in Butler County and another reclamation project in Cambria County.

* Help Wanted: AmeriCorps At Parker Dam State Park


* 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.

* Quick Clips


* Marcellus Shale NewsClips


* Watershed/Flooding NewsClips


* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

The Public Utility Commission published notice of Marketing and Sales Practices for the Retail Residential Energy Market.

* 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


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