September 23, 2017

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September 22, 2017

Sept. 25 PA Environment Digest Is Now Available

The September 25 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

Since the Senate and House are likely to be busy trying to reconcile the differences between the budget proposals passed by both chambers, it might be helpful to have in one place what each proposal contains.

Written By Sgt. Zane Craig, Fort Indiantown Gap
The Pennsylvania National Guard’s environmental office sustainability team at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County, staffed by both Pennsylvania National Guard members and Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs civilians, won the 2016 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for sustainability.

Walter N. Heine attended his last Citizens Advisory Council meeting at DEP on Tuesday after serving on the Council for 34 years.
Heine played a key role in shaping environmental policy in the regulation of mining operations in Pennsylvania as the Associate Deputy Secretary For Mines and Land Protection in DER from 1971 to 1977.
In 1977 President Jimmy Carter nominated Heine as the first Director of the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement after the passage of the first federal law to comprehensively regulate coal mining operations-- the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act-- that same year.  

Penn State University researchers are inviting stormwater practitioners to participate in a survey on current practices and implementation of green infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as well as attend an October 27 Chesapeake Stormwater Summit - Overcoming Barriers To Green Infrastructure Solutions in Harrisburg.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites schools in Pennsylvania to participate in the Litter Free School Zone Program, a comprehensive program that encourages young people to play an active role in protecting and improving our environment through recycling, litter awareness, and community stewardship.

The National Brownfields 2017 Conference is now accepting nominations for its Phoenix Awards to recognize exemplary brownfields redevelopment and revitalization.  The deadline for entries is October 4.

Laurel Hill State Park Hosts Salute To PA Outdoor Corps In State Parks, Forest Lands
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn Thursday joined Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), Department of Labor & Industry officials and Bureau of State Parks representatives in saluting contributions and successes of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps at Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County.

Department of Agriculture officials published notice in the September 23 PA Bulletin announcing the Spotted Lanternfly quarantine has been expanded into 26 more municipalities in  Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties. (formal notice)

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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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September 21, 2017

Franklin & Marshall PA Poll: Wolf 38%, Casey 37%, Trump 29%

New Franklin & Marshall Poll Thursday finds Gov. Wolf’s job approval rating is 38 percent, similar to his rating in May and comparable to Gov. Rendell at this point in his administration and better than Gov. Corbett’s. Gov. Ridge’s approval rating was 65 percent. U.S. Senator Bob Casey had a 37 percent approval rating.
About half those surveyed-- 48 percent-- felt the state was on the wrong track.  Asked which issue or problem was the most important, 30 percent said government and politicians, unemployment and the economy 16 percent, education 11 percent and taxes 11 percent.
President Trump’s job performance rating dropped from 37 to 29 percent from the May Poll.  49 percent rated him the best at dealing with terrorism, 50 percent gave him an “F” for improving health care, 47 percent gave him an “F” on dealing with climate change and 47 percent gave him an “F” for protecting the environment.

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New Franklin & Marshall Poll Thursday finds Gov. Wolf’s job approval rating is 38 percent, similar to his rating in May and comparable to Gov. Rendell at this point in his administration and better than Gov. Corbett’s. Gov. Ridge’s approval rating was 65 percent. U.S. Senator Bob Casey had a 37 percent approval rating.
About half those surveyed-- 48 percent-- felt the state was on the wrong track.  Asked which issue or problem was the most important, 30 percent said government and politicians, unemployment and the economy 16 percent, education 11 percent and taxes 11 percent.
President Trump’s job performance rating dropped from 37 to 29 percent from the May Poll.  49 percent rated him the best at dealing with terrorism, 50 percent gave him an “F” for improving health care, 47 percent gave him an “F” on dealing with climate change and 47 percent gave him an “F” for protecting the environment.
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