July 10, 2015

July 13 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The July 13 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

A federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals opinion released Monday upholds a lower court decision that affirmed the legality of the multi-state Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort.
The historic ruling found in favor of EPA, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and other interveners. It will ensure that efforts to clean up local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay will continue.

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday issued its 2014 Oil and Gas Annual Report which reported conventional oil and gas wells had three times the violations of unconventional wells and nearly three times the number of enforcement actions during 2014.

Fourteen Envirothon teachers from Pennsylvania and Virginia went paddling, turned over rocks, and studied forestry and soils during a two-day workshop this week, co-sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Lancaster County Conservation District.

The PA Resources Council partnered with a variety of local organizations at three high profile events in the Pittsburgh Region to reduce waste or reusing unwanted products.

The ACLU of Pennsylvania has sent a letter to a Butler County developer and its co-plaintiffs demanding that they drop their lawsuit against five Middlesex Township residents and two nonprofit organizations, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Clean Air Council, who oppose a local pro-drilling/fracking zoning ordinance.  

On Tuesday the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order finding that the  Department of Environmental Protection improperly withheld a series of comment letters and expert reports from the “record” submitted to the court for review.

Outdoor recreation on Pennsylvania’s waterways will be the topic of conversation this Sunday, July 12 on the next edition of “Environmental Focus,” a half-hour television talk show from the PA Environmental Council.

As part of its ongoing commitment to honey bee health, Bayer CropScience has partnered with Ernst Conservation Seeds in Crawford County to provide bulk seed to individuals and organizations that have pledged to become Feed a Bee partners and dedicate land to the establishment of pollinator habitat.

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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