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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
Feb. 6, 2012
(2/6/2012)
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* Updated: Environmental Programs Were Cut $1.5 Billion, Senate, House May Act On Marcellus Bill

Senate and House Republicans and the Governor's Office have reached an apparent agreement on Marcellus Shale legislation which includes a uniform, but county-adopted drilling impact fee and a set of more than a dozen additional environmental protection measures.

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* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced


* Bills On Governor's Desk


* Corbett Signs Bicycle Bill Into Law


* Democrats Lament Corbett's Lack Of Leadership On Transportation Funding

Noting the six months of inaction since Gov. Tom Corbett's blue ribbon transportation commission released its final report, Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) Tuesday joined county and legislative leaders in Pittsburgh to call on the governor to lead on transportation infrastructure and mass transit investment Pennsylvania.

* Senate GOP Policy Committee Sets Hearing Feb. 6 On Impact Of Refinery Closures


* Senate Environmental Committee To Address Potential Gasoline Shortage In Western PA


* House Changes Budget Hearing For DEP To February 29, DCNR Remains The Same


* DEP Awards 73 Grants to Protect, Improve Watersheds, But Growing Greener Is Broke


* Western PA Conservancy Receives Grant To Help Manage Stormwater Runoff

The Western PA Conservancy will receive a $703,525 state grant to plant approximately 850 trees and install landscape elements to control storm water runoff and pollution into Girty's Run in Millvale Borough, Allegheny County.

* PA American Water Opens Protect Our Watersheds Student Art Contest


* NFWF: Lancaster County Place To Watch On Reducing Pollution From Runoff


* PA Water Works Assn. Hosting The Great Lakes Summit Oct. 16-18, Call For Presentations


* Delaware River Basin Commission Unveils New Website


* Friends Of The Wissahickon Launches New Website

The Friends of the Wissahickon have launched a new website to make it easier to navigate, provide more information about the Wissahickon, allow visitors to report problems in the park more easily and share pages via social networks.

* Volunteers Need For Work Days By Friends Of The Wissahickon


* Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Offers Course In Ethanol Response


* Coca-Cola, Keep America Beautiful Accepting Recycling Bin Grant Applications


* Save The Date: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 28


* PA Resources Council Announces 2011 Lens On Litter Contest Winners

"Simple but powerful" are the words that best describe the winning photos and captions of the 2011 "Lens on Litter" contest winners sponsored by the PA Resources Council.

* Municipal Recycling Workshop Set For March 15 In Pittsburgh


* Tailgate Recycling Trio Offers Recipe For Success


* February E-PA Resources Council Newsletter Now Available

The February issue of the PA Resources Council electronic newsletter is now available.  This issue recaps the winners of the 2011 Lens on Litter Contest, Trailgate Recycling Success and the PRC "Don't Be A Litterbug" vehicle license plate available from PennDOT.  Click Here to read this issue.

* DEP Launches New, Improved Oil And Gas Webpage


* Wanted: HVAC Distributors, Learn About PGW's Energy Rebates For Your Customers


* West Penn Power Fund Soliciting Alternative Energy, Efficiency Proposals


* PUC: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts More Winter Weather, Act Now To Restore Your Heat


* DEP Seeks Information About Antique Medical Kit Containing Radium-226


* Audubon/Toyota TogetherGreen Accepting Applications For Fellowship, Innovation Grants


* DCNR Invites Students To Apply For Summer Environmental Careers Camp


* Wildlands Conservancy Schedules Educational Programs In February

The Wildlands Conservancy has issued its schedule of educational programs for students and adults for February.  Click Here for more information.

* PA-DE 47th Shade Tree Symposium In Lancaster February 26-28


* Pittsburgh TreeVitalize To Host Feb. 9 Workshop On Community Tree Planting


* Fish & Boat Commission Presents Annual Recognition Awards


* Property Transactions, Grants Highlight Fish & Boat Commission Meeting

At its 100th quarterly business meeting held Monday, the Fish and Boat Commission approved several property transactions, finalized new regulations for Lake Erie, and awarded two grants for projects on the Lehigh and Susquehanna rivers. Click Here for details.

* Game Commission Encourages Participation In Great Backyard Bird Count


* Eight Rural PA Business, Organizations Awarded PA Wild Grants


* Opinion- DCNR Remains Good Steward Of Land, Tax Money

By Richard J. Allan, Secretary, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

* Video: How Well Do You Know Your Trees? Or Visit The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show


* Save The Date: 10th PA Land Conservation Conference May 3-5


* Ridge Global Names James Seif To Lead New Energy Consulting Services Practice


* Executive Deputy John Hines Leaving DEP


* Help Wanted: Western PA Conservancy VP For Watershed Conservation


* 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

The Fish and Boat Commission published notice of proposed additions to the List of Wild Trout Streams and proposed changes to the List of Class A Wild Trout Waters.

* 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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