Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.20.20

returns to voting session October 20, 21 or at the Call Of President Pro Tempore

House returns to voting session October 20, 21 or at the Call Of The House Speaker

TODAY 12:30: DEP Citizens Advisory Council hears update on Chesapeake Bay Program Implementation.  Available online or by phone.  Click Here for more.

TODAY Sometime: Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider House Bill 2293 (Quinn-R-Delaware) requires natural gas liquids pipeline operator to make emergency response plans available to PUC, PEMA and county emergency management directors in “high consequence area” (House summary).  The meeting will be called off the floor sometime after the Senate convenes at 11:00 a.m.

CANCELED Tuesday: House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee to consider Senate Bill 619 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) making fundamental changes to the definition of water pollution under the state Clean Streams Law.  Click Here for more.

UPDATED: Conservation Districts, Join Wildlife, Environmental Groups In Opposing Bill Redefining Water Pollution, Letting Companies Decide When They Report Spills [PaEN]

DEP Accepting Applications For Farm Conservation Planning Grants In Chesapeake Bay Watershed [PaEN]

Farmers Tell Why They Need An Agricultural Cost-Share Program To Support Conservation Practices Video46 Groups Want Farm Conservation Funding Bill Passed This Year

Westmoreland Conservation District Announces 2020 Conservation Award Winners [PaEN]

Bay Journal: On Chesapeake Bay Cleanup, Field Studies, Computer Predictions Don't Always Agree [PaEN]

Bay Journal: Use Of Switchgrass Growing In Popularity For Farm Conservation [PaEN]

Editorial: Lancaster’s Resilient Farming Industry Lessons Learned From COVID, Now Looks Ahead

Learn More About DCNR’s Converting Your Lawn To Meadow Or Woods Program, Funding [PaEN]

DEP October Newsletter Updates Chesapeake Bay Program Implementation [PaEN]

Lebanon County Group Reacts To Spotlight PA Reporting On Mariner East Emergency Plans--  Eye-Opening And Disturbing

Editorial: Pipeline Protection Needs Common Sense Update

Dam In Elk County To Undergo Mitigation Efforts

Twp. Officials Considering Options After Controversial Quarry Reclamation Project Receives Extension In Lackawanna County

Frank Kummer: Fastest Growing Consumer Plastic Isn’t Being Recycled, 2 Philly Area Companies Hope To Change That

Annual Centralia Cleanup Fills 20 Cubic Yard Dumpster

Allegheny Front: Climate Change Brings Up Hard Emotions, But There Can Be Joy In The Struggle

Developer Almono Will Operate Free Electric Shuttle Between Hazelwood And Oakland In Allegheny County

Western PA Conservancy: Partnering To Conserve & Protect The Casselman River (Video)

State Funds Will Help Renovate Great Allegheny Passage Trail In Mon Valley

Sean Sauro: Part Of Northwest Lancaster County River Trail Could Be Paved, Have Gardens As Part Of Marietta $437,000 Grant

Schenley Park Plan Touted As ‘Project Of A Generation” In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Skateboard Community Joins The Push For Racial Justice

PA Wilds Makers Market Oct. 24-25 Features Online Shopping, Live Demos, Tours, More [PaEN]

DCNR Dedicates Visitor Center At Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County

Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Continues To Grow In Cameron County [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Wildlife Winter Forecast Finds Confused Woolly Bears, Frantic Squirrels

Forecasters Calling For Mild Winter, Are Clues To The Season Visible Now In Nature?

A Puerto Rican Frog Comes To North Philly

Tom Purcell: You Know Politics Stinks When Stink Bugs Are An Escape

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Tuesday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 10.20.20 -- Click Here

Dept. Of Health Reports 33 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 1,557 New Cases -- 10.20.20


The Guardian: 75 Ways Trump Made America Dirtier And The Planet Warmer

NPR: What Would A 2nd Trump Term Mean For The Environment?

Editorial: HFC Ban Progress Model For More On Climate

Utility Dive: EIA: 2019 U.S. Wholesale Solar Prices More Than Double Wind, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear As Renewables Use Reaches Record Levels

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[Posted: October 20, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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