Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.30.20

returns to voting session Sept. 30, Oct. 1 or at the Call Of The House Speaker

Senate returns to voting session October 5, 6, 7 or at the Call Of President Pro Tempore

TODAY 9:00 a.m.: House Environmental Committee Meets To Exempt Some Public Water Supplies From Clean Water Standards, Require Recycling Of Solar Panels Thru Broken E-Waste Recycling Program. Info:  Watch Live: 

TODAY 10:00 a.m. (or right after 9:00 meeting): House Environmental Committee Holds Info Meeting On Bill Redefining Spills, Discharges To Streams As No Longer Pollution.  Info:   Watch Live: 

Trout Unlimited Opposes Senate Bill 619 To Redefine Water Pollution In PA Saying It Will Harm Aquatic Life, Human Health [PaEN]

PA Environmental Council, EDF Oppose ‘Sweeping And Unwarranted’ Changes In Definition Of Water Pollution In Senate Bill 619 [PaEN]

Audubon Society Of Western PA Hosts Online Buffalo Creek Watershed Riparian Buffer Workshops With Free Trees In Armstrong, Butler Counties [PaEN]

Centre County Senior Environment Corps Water Monitoring Teams Braving Pandemic

Op-Ed: Watershed-Friendly Ways To Wash Your Vehicle - Paul Racette, PA Environmental Council

Jon Hurdle: Delaware County Emergency Chief Says He Couldn’t Quickly Evacuate Everyone If A Major Mariner East Pipeline Leak Occurred

DEP Settlements Impose Total Of $427,650 In Penalties On EQM For Pipeline Construction Violations in Greene, Washington, Westmoreland Counties [PaEN]

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 633 More Permits, 1,815 More Inspections Since Last Week [PaEN]

Shell Ethane Plant In Beaver County About 70 Percent Complete

AP: Shell Plans To Cut Up To 9,000 Jobs As Oil Demand Slumps

Marcellus Shale Insight Conference Focuses On Fossil Fuels’ Impact On Economy, Tech, Election

Andrew Maykuth: Republicans Warn PA Shale Gas Industry Of Economic ‘Disaster’ If Democrats Win

NRDC: HB 2025 Is About Posturing, PA Needs Good Carbon Policy

Op-Ed: Why EPA Rollback Of Methane Rules Is Catastrophic

Joint Conservation Committee September Newsletter Highlands Landfill’s Effort To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions [PaEN]

How Green Are Pittsburgh’s Largest Buildings?  See The List Here

Old Etna Steel Mill Could Become 100,000 Sq. Foot Tech Flex Space In Allegheny County

Scranton School District Provides Update On Asbestos Removal

Dickinson College To Host Virtual Panel On Environmental Justice In PA Oct. 14

Editorial: Difficult Year Comes At Worst Possible Time For PA Dairy Farmers

PA Resources Council Has Conservation Workshops In October

Industrial Accident At Harrisburg Incinerator Leaves One Injured

Letter: Plastics Industry Should Invest In True Recycling, Oppose HB 1808

PUC Reminds Consumers Enhanced Disclosure Rules for Electric Generation Suppliers Take Effect Sept. 30 [PaEN]

Senate Democratic Policy Committee Holds Hearing On Electricity Outages, Reliability, Preparedness

Philly Extends Moratorium On Water Shut-Offs Thru April 2021

Dick’s Sporting Goods Commits To Eliminating Point-Of-Sale Retail Bags By 2025

West Nile Virus Found In Greensburg Mosquito

DCNR Adapts Comprehensive Plan For Increased Park Use Due To Pandemic

DCNR Announces $500,000 Grant For New Trail Park In Philadelphia [PaEN]

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Fall Is For Hiking

Collier Receives $200,000 DCNR Grant For Park Improvements

Vote Now... For Your Favorite State Park, State Forest Through The Seasons Photo! [PaEN]

Philly Hires Center City Landscape Firm To Create Urban Forestry Plan

The Guardian: A Historic Natural Pool In Philadelphia Was Trashed, Could Filling It With Rocks Save It?

Brodhead Watershed Assn. Welcomes Kelly Gallo As New Executive Director [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Wellsboro: Today’s Top Fall Foliage Spot In PA

Marcus Schneck: Kinzua Bridge State Park, Today’s To Fall Foliage Spot In PA

Marcus Schneck: Full Blue Moon, Mars At Its Brightest, Fireballs In The Night Sky Of October

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Dept. Of Health Reports 19 Additional Deaths Due To COVID-19; 1,153 New Cases 9.30.20

Reuters: In PA Coal Country, Miners Forgive Trump For Failed Revival


Both Major Political Parties Used To Love The Carbon Tax, So Why Are They Giving Up On It?

Trump Claims Credit for Electric Vehicle Incentives His Administration Opposes

Reuters: How A Biden Presidency Would Transform The U.S. Energy Landscape

The Guardian: America’s Year Of Fire And Tempests Means Climate Crisis Just Got Very Real

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[Posted: September 30, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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