Conservation research and activities are on hold due to the pandemic. Plus, some are calling changes to the federal stimulus program a “stealth bailout” for the oil and gas industry. An alliance of stakeholders in the Ohio River watershed is looking to get things like clean water projects funded, just like in the Great Lakes.
- Green Energy Industry Slowed by COVID-19, But It Should Bounce Back - Energy companies work to ensure hospitals are ready to respond. Meanwhile, the solar industry has been hit hard.
- Oil and Gas companies Asked, Then Received Changes to Coronavirus Stimulus Program - These companies can use federal stimulus dollars to pay off existing debt, a move critics are calling a "stealth bailout."
- River Alliance Charts Coordinated Path for the Ohio Watershed - The Ohio River Basin Alliance has several goals for the 15-state watershed like being a world-class destination for outdoor recreation.
- Coronavirus Delays Conservation Efforts in Pennsylvania - From bird banding to monitoring fragile habitats, groups are postponing critical conservation research and activities.
- Report: Poultry Farming Sends More Pollution to Chesapeake Bay Than Previously Thought - The Environmental Integrity Project says about a million more pounds of nitrogen pollution are getting into the bay. Half of Pa. land drains into the Chesapeake.