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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
April 16, 2012
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* Bradford County Adopts Drilling Fee, 97 Percent Of Marcellus Wells Now Covered By Fee

* Judge Temporarily Halts Zoning Limits In Drilling Law

* Growing Greener Coalition Stop The Cuts Petition Drive Collects 5,000 Signatures On Day 1

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

* Bills On Governor's Desk

* Governor Signs Bill To Post State Air Quality Plans Online

* Sen. Yaw: DEP, Agriculture Secretaries Visit Flooded Sites In Lycoming, Sullivan Counties

* Hearing Focuses On Natural Gas Distribution Lines In Rural PA

* Rep. George Introduces Injection Well Moratorium Bill

* House Speaker: Drilling Law Chemical Disclosure Requirement One Of Strongest In Nation

* Philadelphia, EPA Sign Green City, Clean Waters Partnership Agreement

* WHYY To Air GreenTreks Documentary On Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters

* EPA, American Rivers Award Grants To Restore Potomac Highlands, 2nd Round Due

The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers Thursday announced the six recipients of $1,373,119 in environmental grants to benefit communities, and protect rivers and clean water in the Potomac Highlands region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

* Conewago Creek Association Sponsors 4th Annual Earth Day Celebration April 21

* Loyalsock Creek Community Greenway Cleanup Event April 28

* AgroForestry Training Workshops Set For May 15, 17 In Centre, Juniata Counties

* Sustainability Specialization Coming Soon At Delaware Valley College

* Wissahickon Watershed Native Plant Sale April 21

* Weis Markets To Hold What Earth Day Means To Me Student Contest April 22

* Keep PA Beautiful, DEP Invite Schools, Students To Join Fight Against Litter

* PRC Holds Household Chemical Collection May 5 In Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Resources Council and partners will host the first Household Chemical Collection of 2012 on May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in North Park at the North Park swimming pool parking lot in Pittsburgh.  Click Here for details.

* Appliance Recycling Program Opens In West Penn Power Territory

* Aqua Pennsylvania Cuts Ribbon On Largest Water Treatment Plant Solar Farm

* PUC Encourages Electric Utilities To Participate In Federal Green Button Initiative

* Phipps Center For Sustainable Landscapes To Feature PPG Glass

* West Penn Sustainable Energy Fund Grant To Increase Hospital Energy Efficiency

* Philadelphia Cuts Ribbon On Wastewater Geothermal Heating Project

* SRBC Releases Baseline Water Quality Monitoring Information

* Penn State: New Marcellus Shale Electronic Field Guide Available

* EPA Fines Clearfield County Brine Disposal Well Company $160,000

* Marcellus Shale Support Firm TRC Engages Ridge Global As Strategic Advisor

* DEP Launches Online Mining Service Center

* Auditor General Wagner Urges Passage Of Transportation Infrastructure Bill

* DCNR Warns Anglers, Others Of High Woodland Fire Danger

* Wildfire Fighters Grapple With A Very Busy Week

* Boyce Mayview Park Wins Green Park Award In Allegheny County

* Friends Of The Wissahickon, Valley Green Bank Present Valley Talks

Sustainability and the importance of open space are issues that are putting Philadelphia on the map and defining the City's future. These important topics will be discussed during Valley Talks this spring, sponsored by Valley Green Bank and the Friends of the Wissahickon

* Game Commission Helping World Connect With Wildlife Thru Webcams

* Awards Presented At Fish And Boat Commission Quarterly Meeting

* Highlights Of Fish & Boat Commission Meeting

At its quarterly business meeting held Thursday, the Fish and Boat Commission approved property transactions in York, Erie and Columbia counties, authorized a natural gas agreement in Lycoming County, and adopted several changes to boating and fishing regulations. Click Here for details.

* Musician Paul Winter Performance To Benefit John J. Audubon Mill Grove

* Help Wanted: Executive Director, Air & Waste Management Association

The Pittsburgh-based Air and Waste Management Association is seeking candidates for Executive Director for a three-year renewable term. Application deadline is May 4.  Click Here for the job announcement.

* 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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