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September 7, 2017

Dan Fagin Talk and Book Signing at Point Park University

Join Point Park University’s Environmental Journalism Program at 7:00 p.m. on Sep 7, 2017 to listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and SEJ member/past president Dan Fagin speak on his career writing in environmental science. Free registration required.

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October 13, 2017

Tree Canopy Conference: Green Infrastructure in the Urbanized Environment

With an alarming spread of blights, infestations, and extreme weather affecting trees, Morris Arboretum at University of Pennsylvania is holding a one-day event in Haverford (a suburb of Philadelphia) to discuss the challenges facing and successful strategies available to communities responsible for maintaining a healthy tree canopy.

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"Governor Urges Trump To Drop Virginia From Offshore Drilling Plan"

"Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 08/18/2017

"Environmental Report On Pipeline Favorable For Developers"

"The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found."

Source: AP, 07/25/2017

Coal No Longer Fuels America. But The Legacy — And The Myth — Remain.

"Boone County claims to be the birthplace of America’s coal industry, the rich and abundant black rock discovered in these verdant hills almost three centuries ago. Coal gives name to nearly everything in these parts — the Big and Little Coal rivers, the weekly Coal Valley News, the wondrous Bituminous Coal Heritage Foundation Museum and the West Virginia Coal Festival, celebrating, as we arrive in town, its 24th year."

Source: Washington Post, 07/11/2017

Maryland Gov. Opposes Offshore Drilling As State Doubts Seismic Testing

"Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said last week that he is against gas drilling off Maryland’s coast, and as President Trump’s administration considers seismic testing to search for energy reserves, state officials are asking the federal government to more closely study its impact."

Source: Washington Post, 07/11/2017

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