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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
Jan. 30, 2012
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* Berks County Joins 350 Groups Supporting Renewal Of Growing Greener Program

* Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Lancaster Farmland Trust Join Growing Greener Board

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

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

* Bills On Governor's Desk

* Senate/House Bills Moving

* Rep. Bud George, Democratic Chair Of House Environmental Committee, To Retire

* Senate Passes Bill To Accelerate Utility Infrastructure Improvements

* Harper Bill Requiring Green State Buildings Passes House

* Registration Now Open For 2012 Great American Cleanup Of PA

* UPDATED: DEP Inviting Comments On Noncoal Mining, Dam Safety, Waterways Permit Fees

Proposals to increase fees for Dam Safety and Waterway Management Permits and permits related to noncoal mining were the subject of PA Bulletin notices on January 28.

* SRBC To Hold Hearing On Water Consumption, Withdrawal Requests Feb. 16

* PUC Invites Comments On Order Implementing New Gas Pipeline Regulatory Program

* Opinion- Pennsylvania Should Protect Its Remaining State Lands From Drilling

By Bob Pennell, Secretary, PA Council Trout Unlimited

* PA American Water Accepting 2012 Environmental Grant Applications

* PennVEST OKs $98 Million Water Infrastructure, Non-Point Source Grants, Loans

* Conewago Watershed Winter Farmers Meeting Set For February 3

* Penn State: Private Well Construction, Maintenance

* Common Waters Fund Forest-To-Faucet Initiative Completes First Year, Grant Apps Due

* Chester County School Plants Native Grass Meadow With Habitat, Stormwater Benefits

* Save The Date: Ohio River Watershed Celebration September 27

The 2012 Ohio River Watershed Celebration will held on September 27. Last year the Celebration attracted nearly 1,000 participants with lots of great education and networking opportunities taking place on two boats.

* Visit The NEW For The Latest On Stormwater Issues, Case Studies

GreenTreks Network, Inc. Tuesday announced a new and improved website designed to give municipalities, developers, watershed groups, homeowners and concerned citizens the tools and knowledge they need to deal effectively with stormwater management issues.

* Deadline Nipping At Heels Of Spokesdog Competitors In Delaware Estuary

* Center For Rural PA Still Accepting Comments On Stream Cleaning To Prevent Flooding

* CFA Announces $34 Million In Funding For Flood-Control Projects

The Commonwealth Financing Authority Thursday announced the approval of $34 million through the H2O PA program for the construction and repair of flood-control systems in five counties.

* Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2012 Western PA Environmental Awards

* Winners Of Governor's Awards For Environmental Excellence To Be Honored April 18

* Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility Available To PA Generators

Pennsylvania generators of low-level radioactive waste were notified in a letter from the Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact in November they have the option of shipping their waste to Texas for treatment, storage or disposal.

* DEP Awards NE-NC PA Radon Awareness Grant To American Lung Association

* PennTAP Seeking Industrial Clients To Participate In DOE's Save Energy Now Program

* New Statewide Coalition Lets Green Energy Buyers Choose PA Wind

* CFA Funds Clean Energy Projects In Six Counties

* Pittsburgh Climate Initiative To Convene In February

* Agricultural Lending Webinar Set For Feb. 22 By PA Economic Development Assn

* PA Parks & Forests Foundation To Recognize Award Winners May 1

* DCNR Announces Trail Projects In Laurel Highlands, Swatara State Parks

* Wild & Scenic Film Festival Comes To Chester County February 22-23

* Elk County Visitor Center Honored With Gold LEED Energy Conservation Rating

* DCNR Forms New Advisory Committee on Trails, Nominations Sought

* Opportunity To Bid On Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects In Mercer, Schuylkill Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice of the opportunity to bid on abandoned mine reclamation projects in Mercer County and Schuylkill counties.

* 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 Clips

* 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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