Saturday, August 6, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.6.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

House returns to session September 12, 13, 14

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session September 19, 20, 21

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- AG Shapiro: Energy Transfer/Sunoco Convicted Of Criminal Charges Related To Construction Of Mariner East 2 & Revolution Natural Gas/Liquids Pipelines In PA  [PaEN]

-- AP: Energy Transfer/Sunoco Pleads No Contest To Criminal Charges Related To Mariner East, Revolution Natural Gas Pipelines

-- WHYY: Energy Transfer Pleads No Contest To Criminal Charges Related To Mariner East, Revolution Pipelines

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Energy Transfer Reaches Plea Deal With AG In Criminal Case Over Mariner East And Revolution Pipelines

-- Latrobe Bulletin: Study: Drilling Wastewater On PA Roads Dangerous To Human Health, Environment

-- Erie Times: Study: Spreading Drilling Wastewater On PA Roads Is Dangerous To Human Health, Environment

-- TribLive Guest Essay: EPA Must Address Natural Gas Leaks That Are Harming Our Children - By Kim Anderson, Evangelical Environmental Network  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: PUC Fines Peoples Natural Gas $195,000 For 2019 Gas Leak In Butler County

-- Stroud Water Research Center Honors Dr. Michael E. Mann, Climate Scientist & Author, With 2022 Stroud Award For Freshwater Excellence  [PaEN]

-- Federal Office Of Surface Mining Accepting Applications For Watershed Cooperative Agreement Mine Drainage Cleanup Grants  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Health Project: Public Health Impacts Of Blue Hydrogen Production, Health, Environmental Protections Needed -- By Alison L. Steele, Executive Director  [PaEN]

-- DEP Hosts Aug. 24 Virtual Hearing On Consol Bailey Coal Mine Expansion In Greene County  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posts 65 Pages Of Permit Related Notices; Pipeline Application; Cleanups Reports For Fmr Philadelphia Refinery, CNX Well Pad In Greene County  [PaEN]

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Aug. 5 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Call For Presentations: Partnership For Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Water Authority’s Water Reliability Plan Projects Underway With Construction At The Highland Reservoir

-- Scranton Times: Improvements To 7 Dams Shouldn’t Affect Water Quality, PA American Water Says

-- TribLive: Storms Hit Hard In Westmoreland County, Western PA Causing Flooding

-- Post-Gazette: Flooding Swamps Munhall, Other Areas Across Allegheny County

-- PennLive: Illegal Dumping Remains A Large Problem In City Of Harrisburg

-- Williamsport Sun: Short-Term Rental Properties Cause Controversy Along Pine Creek

-- Erie Times: First West Nile Virus Infected Mosquitoes Found In Erie This Season

-- Post-Gazette - John Hayes: George H. Block III - Outdoors Writer Established Legacy Of Conservation

-- WHYY: Philadelphia Trail Linking Schuylkill And Delaware Rivers Closer To Taking Shape

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest To Host Interpretive Nature Programs In August

-- August 5 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Largest Old-Growth Forest In PA In McKean County Recognized Nationally

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: DCNR Hopes New Trail Plan Will Bring Sustainability To Heavily Used Forest In Cumberland County

-- Warren Times - Audubon Community Nature Center: Monarch Butterfly Festival Aug. 26-27

-- Help Wanted: Berks Nature Place Facilities Manager  [PaEN]

U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill


-- Gov. Wolf Urges U.S. Senate To Pass Climate, Energy Compromise Bill


-- WHYY: PA Advocates Celebrate Progress On U.S. Senate Democrats’ Climate, Energy Bill


-- WSJ: Methane Tax Compromise Backed By Democrats Faces Industry Skepticism


-- WSJ: Republican Lawmakers Lobby Oil, Natural Gas Industry To Denounce U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill 


6th Oil/Natural Gas Spike: True Energy Independence Means Renewables

[There Is No Limit To What Oil/Natural Gas Industry Can Make You Pay]


-- Baker Hughes PA Natural Gas Rig Count Same As Last Week - 25

-- WSJ: Lower Gasoline Prices Threatened By Refinery Cutbacks Limiting Supplies

-- Bloomberg: Big Oil, Natural Gas Companies Paying Out Years Of Dividends In One Day Like ‘Broken ATM Spewing Out Cash’


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- $11 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding To PA State Government, Local Governments Has Yet To Be Invested.  What’s Your Community Doing?


Other States/National/International

-- U.S. DOE Announces $32 Million In Funding To Develop New Monitoring Tech To Reduce Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Wells

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Politico: Republican PA Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Threatens To Renege On Testifying Before U.S. House Panel Investigating The Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Inquirer: Republican PA Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Concerned About Clips Of Testimony Leaking From Appearance Before U.S. House Panel Investigating The Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Post-Gazette: Two More Men From Allegheny, Mercer Counties Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Libertarian Party Has Most Candidates For Legislature In 28 Years: ‘Sick And Tired Of The Two-Party System’

-- PA Capital-Star: Fetterman To Hold First Public Campaign Event Aug. 12 In Erie Since His Stroke

-- The Economist Podcast: What Wins U.S. Senate Elections In Pennsylvania?

-- City & State PA: Who’s Running For Congress In PA In 2022?

-- TribLive Editorial: Fix The Uncertainty Of PA Mail-In Ballot Dating

-- TribLive: Allegheny, Westmoreland Counties Move To High COVID Spread Level

-- MCall: Northampton County DA Seized More Than $245,000 In Ill-Gotten Gains From Drug Dealers Over Past Year

-- Inquirer Editorial: $20 Million Settlement Against Racist Mortgage Lender Should Just Be The Start

-- Courier Times: Parx Casino May Be Ready To Bring Hotel To Bucks County Complex

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[Posted: August 6, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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