Friday, April 14, 2023

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 4.14.23

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House holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26

-- Committee Schedule

-- Updated: House Budget Hearing Schedule - April 14

Senate holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- How Chesapeake Appalachia Created Another New Shale Gas Brownfield In Bradford County; Timberline Energy Plugs Its Abandoned Conventional Gas Wells In Venango County  [PaEN] 

-- Beaver County Times: Strong Hydrocarbon Odors, Pollution Leave Residents Uneasy After Releases At Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County  

-- KDKA: Shell Says It’s Working To Eliminate What’s Causing A Putrid Smell From Beaver County Petrochemical Plant  

-- WTAE: Residents Voice Concerns About Strong Odor Near Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal: Proposed Encina Pyrolysis Chemical Plant To Break Down Plastic Waste Into Benzene, Toluene, Xylenes Proposed For Susquehanna River Shoreline In Northumberland County - By Ad Crable, Chesapeake Bay Journal  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Natural Gas Explosions, Pipeline Ruptures, Train Derailments - PUC Needs Utilities Experts, Not Politicos 

-- PA Not Just A Fossil Fuel State - 67 Examples Of Clean Energy, Including Crayola

-- Philadelphia Solar Energy Assn. Hosts May 4 Webinar - Solar Schools: New Incentives Make Now The Best Time To Go Solar  [PaEN]

-- PA Business Report: Diversified Energy Oil & Gas Driller Made Economic, Environmental Gains In Appalachia In 2022  [PA’s Largest Conventional Oil & Gas Well Operator]

-- DEP Invites Comments On Demonstration Of Attainment Of National Air Quality Standards In Indiana County Nonattainment Area

-- PA Resources Council Launches Initiative To Reduce Food Waste - Eat Well, Save Money & Waste Less  [PaEN]

-- Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Announces Litter Hawk Youth Award Program Poster, Video, Essay Winners  [PaEN]

-- Keep PA Beautiful, America250PA Now Offering Mini-Grants To Support Community Cleanups, Improvement Projects; Separate Liberty Tree Project Support Available  [PaEN]

-- Auditor General Audit Finds PennVEST Loan Of $51 Million To Lyme Timber To Purchase 60,000 Acres Of Forest Land As Nonpoint Source Water Quality Project Eligible; But Recommends Changes In Law  [PaEN]

-- EPA Awards $1.8 Million To Delaware Estuary Program, Including Support For Mussel Hatchery At Philadelphia's Bartram's Gardens  [PaEN]

-- Dept. Of Agriculture Seeking Research Grant Applications On Spotted Lanternflies, Water Quality BMPs, More.  Applications Due May 15

-- NRCS-PA Now Accepting Applications For 2023 Conservation Innovation Grants  [PaEN]

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Water Authority Outlines Stormwater Mitigation Draft Plan In West End

-- Pittsburgh Water Authority: Join A Stormwater Conversation Near You Discussing Stormwater Management Planning

-- Pittsburgh Water Authority Receives EPA’s AQUARIUS Award For Community Lead Response

-- PennFuture Blog: Commonwealth Court Decision Rules Local Stormwater Management Fee At Tax West Chester University Does Not Have To Pay

-- DEP Beings 2023 Black Fly Suppression Program In 37 Counties, Spraying 1,800 Stream Miles 

-- Delaware RiverKeeper April 14 RiverWatch Video Report

-- April 15 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Inquirer: Hot Times For Philly Region, Is Nature Skipping Another Season?

-- Altoona Mirror: Logan Twp. Imposes Outdoor Burning Ban

-- Williamsport Sun: Williamsport, Old Lycoming Twp. Ban Burning

-- The Center Square: Delaware Water Gap National Park Petition From Lenape Preserve Alliance Reignites Controversy

-- WHYY: William Penn’s Pennsbury Manor Estate In Bucks County Whispers The Noisy History Of The Lenape People

-- TribLive: Hampton Twp. Outlines 10-Year Plan For Parks, Trails, Open Space In Allegheny County

-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center Hosts Earth Day Volunteer Day

-- Cameron County Chamber Of Commerce: Sinnemahone Paddle Results Available; Register For Remaining Triple Crown Events

-- Natural Lands: May 20 Field Jam - Music Without Walls Series. Stroud Preserve, West Chester. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

-- French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust: June 11 - French Creek Iron Tour - Cycling For Open Space. Chester County

-- The Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University: Highlighting Biodiversity - Searching For Snails In The Delaware River

Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- Post-Gazette: To Stay Or To Go?  Two-Months After Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Residents Make A Tough Decision

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

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

-- Utility Dive: Electricity Prices, Driven By Natural Gas Price Spikes, Outrun Inflation, But Have Likely Peaked As Natural Gas Prices Plunge 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Equitrans Receives Key U.S. Forest Service Permit for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline, But Stock Suffers

-- Bloomberg: Former Texas Power Grid CEO Calls Plan To Use Billions In Taxpayer Money To Build New Natural Gas Power Plants ‘Dangerous’ 

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Decline With Start Of Storage Refill

-- Reuters: IEA: OPEC+ Cut Risk Oil Supply Deficit, Threaten Economic Recovery

Other States/National/International

-- EPA Requests Public Input, Data On PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ To Inform Future Federal Superfund Regulations

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Capital-Star: Sen. Yaw Again Proposes Taxing Tavern “Skill Games” Gambling, Calling Them Part ‘Of The Small Business Economy’

-- PA Capital-Star: F&M Poll: PA Voters Remain Uneasy About Unemployment, Economy

-- MCall: F&M Poll - Support For Mail-In Ballots Declined from 59% to 50%

-- Post-Gazette: Still Shaken From Active Shooter Hoax, Pitt Students Want University To Improve Communication

-- Spotlight PA: PA Medicaid: What You Need To Know To Keep Your Health Insurance Or Find Other Options

-- Scranton Times: Nursing Shortage Continues To Impact NE PA Facilities

-- WITF: Former Lebanon County Police Officer Could Face Prison After Criminal Charge Reinstated Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

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[Posted: April 14, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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