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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
May 21, 2012
(5/21/2012)
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* State Budget Deadline Less Than 20 Voting Days Away

The House has 19 and the Senate 17 voting days scheduled between now and the July 1 deadline to have a state budget and we have already seen lots of discussion in the media between Senate and House Republicans and the Governor on spending levels.

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced


* House Environmental Committee To Consider AEPS, Stream Clearance, Other Bills


* Senate Environmental Committee To Consider Mine Water Reuse, Recycling Bills


* Senate Bill Would Exempt 10-Year Old Vehicles, Others From Emissions Testing


* May Environmental Synopsis Now Available From Joint Conservation Committee


* Susquehanna River Basin Water Quality Monitoring Reports Available Online


* Water Resources Education Network Awards Grants To Support 15 Community Partnerships

The Water Resources Education Network (WREN) Project, a project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund, has awarded $65,000 in funding for the 2012 round to fifteen community partnerships across the state. 

* 8 Watershed Projects Receive PA American Water Environmental Grants


* Volunteers And Farm Work Together To Improve Local Water Quality, Habitat


* EPA Lauches College Competition For Innovative Stormwater Solutions


* Spring Creek Festival, 5K Race June 2 At Millbrook Marsh, Centre County


* Penn State Extension: Watch Out For Water Quality Scams


* Eureka Resources To Construct Drilling Water Treatment Plant In Bradford County


* Tennessee Gas Pipeline Drains Wetlands With Emerging Amphibians In Pike County


* Marcellus Shale Coalition Launches New And Improved Online Headquarters

The Marcellus Shale Coalition unveiled a new and improved website Friday which will serve as the online home to the region’s largest trade association. The revamped site was built to incorporate the latest technologies aimed at improving user experience.

* DEP Awards Keep PA Beautiful Nearly $450,000 To Deter Illegal Dumping Statewide


* PRC Hosts Household Chemical Collection Event May 19 In Johnstown

The PA Resources Council and its partners will host a Household Chemical Collection on May 19, at Concurrent Technologies Corporation, ETF Facility, 128 Industrial Park Road, Johnstown, PA, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $2 per gallon.  Click Here for the details on this and other similar events in Western Pennsylvania.

* 4th Annual Green Expo In Mifflin County June 9

The Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority and PA CleanWays of Mifflin County are hosting the 4th annual Green Expo on June 9 at the Mifflin County Youth Fair Grounds in Reedsville, Pa from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

* Western PA Residents Have Until June 15 To Mow Down Air Pollution


* DEP Announces X-Ray Registration Fee Amnesty Program


* DCNR Joins In Dedication Of New Riverfront Park Along Delaware River


* Lehigh River Sojourn Set For June 22-25, Register Now


* DCNR Hosting Bilblitz Inventory At Kings Gap Environmental Center


* May 20 Pine Grove Lecture Kicks Off South Mountain Speaker Series


* First-Time Campers To Find Special Deal At Many PA State Parks


* Game Commission Hosts PA Songbirds Workshop For Educators June 25

The Game Commission and its partners will host a Pennsylvania Songbirds Workshop for educators on June 25 at Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville, Pa.

* Project Wild Programs For Educators Offered By Game Commission


* Delaware Estuary Partnership Educators' Workshop July 9-13


* Chatham University Offers Summer Sustainability Course In July


* Pittsburgh Convention Center Achieves Platinum LEED Certification


* DEP Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Wins National Honors


* Electric Utilities, Experts To Brief PUC On Summer Electric Demand June 7


* PJM Region Shines With One Gigawatt Of Solar Power


* West Penn Power Whole House Energy Conservation Rebates Now Available


* DEP Holds Energy Building Code Workshops In Meadville, Concordville May 23, 31


* AFREC, Mid-Atlantic Energy Council Hosts Sustainability Summit May 31 In Hershey


* PJM Auction Secures New Generation, Demand Response, Energy Efficiency


* DEP Fines Crawford County Sand, Gravel Producer $33,065 For Waste Violations


* PA Council Of Professional Geologists Offer Training Courses


* 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 19, 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


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