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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
Dec. 5, 2011
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* Analysis: What We Stand To Lose If There's No Final Action On A Marcellus Shale Bill

* 8 More Organizations Join Renew Growing Greener Coalition

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

* November Revenue Collections Down 3.5 Percent, Deficit Now $345.3 Million, So Far

* Keystone Coldwater Conference Puts Out Call For Posters

* Reeds Run Restoration Project Dedication A Success

Over 30 volunteers and professionals braved a steady, cold rain, to dedicate the Reeds Run Restoration Project in Armstrong Township, Indiana County on November 15.

* Slippery Rock Coalition Adopt-A-Passive Treatment System A Success

Well it has been a long time coming! The Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition has finally established our volunteer water monitoring program called “Adopt-A-Passive Treatment System.”

* DEP Invites Comments On Revised West Branch Susquehanna TMDL

* Penn State Extension Water Resources Video Webpage Has Helpful Advice

* Spotlight- Marcellus Shale Drilling May Take Huge Chunks Out Of PA Forests

* Opinion- How House Bill 1950 Robs DCNR Of Its Ability To Protect, Preserve State's Public Forests And Parks

By John Childe, Esq., Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation

* Clean Earth Opens First Facility In PA For Reusing Drill Cuttings

* ExploreShale Website Launched By Penn State Public Broadcasting is a new public service media project by Penn State Public Broadcasting funded by the Colcom Foundation. The website is designed to enhance public understanding of the basic science surrounding the Marcellus Shale by providing a fact-based interactive learning experience.

* ChemSweep Provides Safe Pesticide Disposal In 20 Counties In 2012

* Mountaintop Area Elementary School Wins Recycling Competition In Centre County

* PRC, NHL Partner On Tailgate Recycling At 2012 Winter Classic In Philadelphia

NHL Green, the National Hockey League's sustainability program, will reunite with the Pennsylvania Resources Council to coordinate a tailgate recycling initiative for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in Philadelphia on January 2. 

* Football Fans + Recycling = A Winning Season For Everyone!

* PRC: Household Chemical, Pharmaceutical Collection Events A Success

* DEP Urges EPA To Revise Federal Interstate Air Pollution Rule

* Gamesa Ships 1,000th Windmill Nacelle From PA Plant

* DEP Issues Guidance On Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion Under Clean Vehicles Program

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday issued technical guidance clarifying that natural gas conversions are authorized under the Pennsylvania Clean Vehicles Program.

* DGS To Update Energy Efficiency Project Contract Guidelines

* PA Environmental Council Catalyst For Collaboration Newsletter Now Available

The December issue of the Catalyst For Collaboration, an online newsletter published by the PA Environmental Council, is now available.

* Verizon Awards Grants To Support PA Sustainability Initiatives

* Independent Peer Review Praises DEP’s Bureau Of Laboratories

* Agriculture Soliciting Applications For County Ag Land Conservation Grants

* Watch The Latest Video From The Coolidge's: Becca's Belt

* PA Parks & Forests Foundation Preserve Newsletter Now Available

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation November Preserve newsletter is now available online.

* Western PA Conservancy Gardens Receive Greening Awards

* Help Wanted: DEP Citizens Advisory Council Executive Director

* 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 NewsClips

* Marcellus Shale NewsClips

* Flooding/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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