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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
May 7, 2012
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* White House Honors Champions Of Greening Cities, Towns, Including 2 From PA

* Trout Unlimited Abandoned Mine Program Wins Governor's Award

* John Hines To Receive James McGirr Kelly Award For Excellence

* PEC, Dominion To Recognize 5 Western PA Environmental Programs June 28

* Fiscal Office: FY 2012-13 Revenue $1 Billion Higher Than Governor's Office Estimate

The Independent Fiscal Office said Tuesday its estimate of FY 2012-13 General Fund revenues is $1.02 billion higher than the estimate by the Governor's Office-- $28.16 billion versus the Governor's proposed budget of $27.14 billion.
           IFO and Governor's Office were closer in their estimates for the current FY 2011-12 fiscal year.  The IFO said the state would collect $27.05 billion in General Fund revenues in the current fiscal year and the Governor's Office estimated $27.095 billion.

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule

* Senate/House Bills Moving

* House Democrats Unveil Marcellus Compact To Fix New Drilling Law

* Aqua America Drilling Water Pipeline Saves Over 2,000 Truck Trips In First Month

* Symposium To Examine Legacy Of Rachel Carson On May 11-12

* New Study: Nutrient Trading Could Lower Cost Of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

* PA Conservation Districts Grants Support Innovative Pollution Prevention Projects

* Feature- Greening Of Lancaster Goes Through The Roof

By Rona Kobell, Chesapeake Bay Journal

* Fish & Boat Commission Hosts Williamsport Forum On Conservation Issues May 23

* Wissahickon Watershed Mother's Day Walk May 13

* 2012 Pennsylvania Envirothon May 22-23 In Johnstown

* Schuylkill Action Network Recognizes Students For Protecting Drinking Water

* Southwest PA Residents Can Mow Down Air Pollution In Lawn Mower Exchange

* Sign Up Now For Regional Air Quality Alerts

* EPA Designates Nonattainment Areas For 2008 Ozone Pollution Standard

* Save The Date: Pennsylvania's Energy Future 2.0 September 5-6

* DEP Fines RW Products $21,000 For Illegally Dumping Drilling Mud

* AG Charges Susquehanna County Business Owner With Illegal Sludge Dumping

* Centre County Collects Over 48,400 Pounds Of Household Hazardous Waste

* PRC, Partners Hold eRecycling Event On May 12 In Washington, Pa

* Corbett Cuts Ribbon On New Recycled Paper Plant In Lehigh Valley

* DEP To Offer Live Webcast Of Peregrine Falcon Banding Event May 9

* Pocono Forest & Water Conservation Assistance Mini-Grants Program

* Your Pledge Could Help PA Receive $50,000 For Conservation

* Artisans, Arts Businesses Invited To Apply For PA Wilds Artisan Trail

* Game Commission Accepting Applications For State Wildlife Grants

* DCNR Begins Implementing Michaux Forest Recommendations

* iConservePA Video Highlights Planting Urban Trees

* Western PA Conservancy Permanently Protects Land Along French Creek

* Get On The Water With Kayaks, Swan Boats At Penn's Landing Philadelphia

* Reporting Gas Industry Impacts On PA Trail Experiences

* Spotlight- Collaboration, Research Keys To Managing Plants And Wildlife In Pennsylvania

* PPL Electric Utilities Pushing The Green Button For Energy Savings

* FirstEnergy May 9 Webinar On Reducing Business Energy Costs

* DEP Employees Take (Scuba) Dive For Earth Day

* DEP Employee Finds Message In A Bottle Along Susquehanna River

* Help Wanted: Chester County Erosion Control Conservationist


* 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

No new regulations were published this week.  Pennsylvania Bulletin - May 5, 2012

* 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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