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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
April 9, 2012
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* Counties With 68 Percent Of Marcellus Wells File To Adopt Drilling Fee

* Corbett Proposal To Permanently Eliminate Keystone Fund Faces Stiff Opposition

In February, Gov. Corbett proposed to permanently eliminate funding for environmental projects from the Keystone Recreation, Parks and Conservation Fund leaving a $36 million annual hole in the budget for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

* March Revenue Collection $94.7 Million Over Estimates, Still $386.9 Million Deficit

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

* Governor's Desk

* Senate/House Bills Moving

* House OKs Flood Recovery Package To Provide More Than $67.6 Million In Assistance

* House Finance, Environmental Committees Hold Hearing On Small Stream Flooding

The House Finance and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees held a hearing Wednesday on small stream flooding in response to the flooding events in September 2011.

* House Approves Public-Private Transportation Partnership Legislation

* House Passes Bill To Create Geospatial Coordinating Council

* Pennsylvania Submits Revised Phase 2 Chesapeake Bay Implementation Plan

* DEP Publishes Draft Water Quality Report, 80 Percent Of State Streams Meet Standards

* Wildlands Conservancy Now Accepting Nominations For Friend Of The Lehigh River Award

Wildlands Conservancy is now accepting nominations for its Friend of the Lehigh River Awards which annually recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, institutions, or government entities that deserve recognition for their commitment to preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Lehigh River and its watershed.

* Penn State: Building Your Relationship With Water

* CREP Landowner Networking And Pollinator Habitat Field Days April 17, 19

* DEP Invites Comments On Wolf Run Watershed TMDL In Lycoming County

* Black Fly Aerial Spray Program Begins On April 9

* NiSource Midstream Services Provides Update On 70 Miles Of Gas Gathering Pipelines

* Zero Waste Pittsburgh Holds Paper Recycling, Hard To Recycle Earth Day Events

* Reviewers Needed For Environmental Education Videos, Lesson Plans

* Online Video: Cosmo’s World 2 Video Series Educates Youth About Biodiversity And More

* Game Commission Accepting DMAP Deer Hunting Applications Until June 1

* 2012 Youghiogheny River Sojourn Set For June 9

* Vote For Presque Isle State Park As America’s Best Restored Beach

* DCNR To Designate Lehigh County School Tract As Wild Plant Sanctuary

* Fish & Boat Commission Says Bass With Black Spots Safe To Eat

* DEP Awards Small Business Advantage Grants To Nine Small Businesses

* PPL Urges Customers To Share, Compare Energy Use On Facebook

* PJM Implements Changes In Compensation For Demand Response

* York Citizens Climate Lobby Features NWF's Ed Perry On April 24

* Online Video: Science Afield, Impact Of Climate Change On Sugar Maples

* NRDC: Pennsylvania Among Best Prepared States For Climate Change

* Joe Feola Retiring, DEP Names Servidio As Southeast Regional Director

* In Memoriam: Gene Comoss

* 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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