June 5, 2015

June 8 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The June 8 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

Penncrest High School in Delaware County placed first in 2015 Pennsylvania State Envirothon competition, scoring 572 points out possible 600, and earning the honor of representing Pennsylvania in upcoming North American competition.

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy and Finance Committees held a hearing Monday on natural gas severance tax proposals and their impact on the gas industry and Pennsylvania’s economy.

The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft assessment Thursday on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities which shows that while hydraulic fracturing activities  in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources, there are potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water.

By Harry Campbell, Director of the Pennsylvania Office, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Crab cakes. Crab soup. Crab Imperial. Encrusted with a favorite seasoning or lightly broiled as cakes, by the pound or by the bushel, we love our crab meat.
Blue crabs are one of the tastiest and more resilient species that come from the Chesapeake Bay and their fate is the hands of Pennsylvanians.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Tuesday announced it is accepting applications for the 2015 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grants. Applications are due July 31.
Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania is designed to provide community groups with paint and painting supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease.

Sunbury-based Weis Markets Monday announced it is the recipient of the 2015 “Retail Sustainability Award from Produce Business magazine for its overall corporate sustainability initiatives.

The Bureau of State Parks—and Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Northampton County—in particular enjoyed the limelight May 7 when C. F. Martin & Co. Inc. hosted its fifth Bi-Annual Wood Summit at the company's headquarters in Nazareth.

The Wild Resource Conservation Program in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is now accepting applications for grants to protect the state’s native biodiversity.  Applications are due June 30.

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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