June 12, 2015

June 15 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The June 15 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

A Chesapeake Bay Foundation review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s interim milestone assessment shows that Pennsylvania is falling dangerously short of meeting the commitments it made to reduce pollution and restore the Commonwealth’s waterways.

Pennsylvania hasn’t had a sustained, serious effort to address its nearly 20,000 miles of polluted streams and rivers in the last 12 years.

The following PA Environmental Council Blog post was written by John Wallizer, Vice President for Legal & Government Affairs for PEC--  With nearly 20,000 miles of streams in Pennsylvania not meeting federal Clean Water Act standards, the Commonwealth continues to face one of its most significant environmental challenges.

The Northeast Environmental Partners Tuesday announced the deadline for nominations for the Northeast Environmental Partnership Awards has been extended to July 1.

The PA Environmental Council wrote to every member of the House Thursday expressing its concerns with Senate Bill 562 (Gordner-R-Columbia) and House Bill 965 (Godshall-R- Montgomery) that it said would all Senate or House committees to delay regulations for an indeterminate amount of time for no apparent reason and reduce public information available on regulatory proposals.

The Professional Recyclers of PA have extended the deadline for nominations for the 2015 PA Waste Watcher Awards until June 30.

The Hershey Company was recognized for its continuing commitment to environmental stewardship in Newsweek’s 2015 Green Rankings. Out of the top 500 U.S. companies named, Hershey placed No. 6, moving up 40 spots from last year’s ranking.

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation Monday announced the results of their annual survey of 38 affiliated Chapter friends groups.

To read the Digest, visit: www.PaEnvironmentDigest.com.  Click Here to print the entire Digest.

PA Environment Digest is edited by David E. Hess, former Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and is published as a service of Crisci Associates.

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