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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
Jan. 2, 2012
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* Read About Hundreds Of Award-Winning Environmental Stewards From 2011
Individuals, businesses, farmers, schools, local governments, students of all ages, nonprofit groups and organizations just like you are doing great things to protect and restore Pennsylvania's environmental all the time and in every corner of the Commonwealth.

* Major Environmental Legislative Issues In 2012, Same As 2011

Following his 12 minute inaugural address last January, Gov. Corbett did not start his administration with the usual laundry list of "to-dos" like most Governors. He only had one-- bring in an on-time budget without raising taxes.

* Environmental Bills Signed Into Law In 2011

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule

* Sen. Mary Jo White Announces She Will Not Run For Re-Election

Sen. Mary Jo White (R-Venango), Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, announced Thursday she would not seek re-election in 2012.

* Governor's Environmental Excellence Award Applications Due January 30

* Foundation For PA Watersheds Sets Grant Application Deadlines

* PennVest, DEP Announce First Nutrient Credit Trading Auction For March 21

* York County Receives Grant For Integrated Water Resources Plan

* Spotlight- Student Intern Persuades Landowners To Protect Conewago Watershed

* Spotlight- Student Watershed Learning Project, Presentations Highlighted In Butler County

* DEP, PSATS Offer Stormwater Management-MS4 Training January-March

* Spotlight- Penn State Extension: Protecting Your Water Well

* Local Businesses Contributed More Than $600,000 To Flood Relief

* Sen. Casey Urges Support For Flood Forecasting Systems

* Philadelphia Unveils Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, Invites Public Comments

* Marcellus Shale Industry Statement On Pennsylvania, Federal Pipeline Safety Measures

* Penn State Extension Sponsors 4 Marcellus Shale Webinars

* DEP Accepting Host Municipal Inspector Grant Applications Until March 31

* State Parks Marking New Year With First Day Hikes Across PA

* Reminder: Complete Wissahickon Valley Park Survey Before February 28

* PCN Announces PA Farm Show Coverage January 7-14

* Brinley Leaving DEP Brownfields Program

* 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

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