Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.17.21

Senate
returns to session October 18, 19, 25, 26, 27

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session October 25, 26, 27

     -- Committee Schedule

     -- Update: House Session Schedule For 2022

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

 

-- 31 New Stories - REAL Conservation And Environmental Leadership In PA  [PaEN]

 

-- PA Environment Digest: Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults  [PaEN]

 

-- PA Capitol News: Top 10 Stories From Harrisburg Last Week  [PaEN]

 

-- Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Advisory Council Critical Of DEP For Working With Penn State On Independent Studies Of Road Dumping Drilling Wastewater They Had Been Aware Of Since August, 2020  [PaEN]


-- CONSOL Energy Sets Goals Of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 50% By 2026, Achieve Net Zero Emissions By 2040; Coal Mining Produces More GHG Emissions Than Natural Gas Production In PA  [PaEN]


-- Inquirer: Fighting Climate Change Down On The Farm In Pennsylvania; State Seeks $737 Million Chesapeake Bay Resilient Farms Initiative

-- WHYY: Boosting Northeast Philly’s Green Canopy By Planting Trees And Giving Them Away

-- WESA/Allegheny Front: Don’t Rake Those Leaves, New Group Wants To Help You Make Your Yard More Wild

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Latest UpStream Newsletter - One Farmer’s Journey To Planting A Better Buffer; Explore New Leaf Pack Network; Volunteer Events, More

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: DEP Orders Dangerous Farm Bridge On Cocalico Creek To Be Demolished

-- CentreDT: Recycling: Answering Your Questions About Plastics, Bulk Waste Collection, More

-- MainLine Today: Preserving A Piece Of The Brandywine Battlefield In Chadds Ford

-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Celebrates 30 Years, Looks To The Future

-- CentreDT: Climate Change is Affecting Hunting And Fishing, What Can You Do About It?

National/International

-- The Guardian: More Than 120,000 U.S. Sites Feared To Handle Harmful PFAS ‘Forever’ Chemical In New EPA Report  [Oil & Gas Operations Lead The List Of Industry Sectors EPA Says May Be Handling PFAS Chemicals]

-- AP: Bitcoin Mining Power Plant Raises Ire Of Environmentalists

-- Financial Times: Ford Selected Tennessee & Kentucky For New Electric Vehicle Factories In Part Because Of Access To Sustainable Energy [A start to answering Sen. Gene Yaw’s often-said statement-- “You can’t have green energy without fossil fuels.”] 

PA Politics

-- PennLive Guest Essay: It’s Time To Make Redistricting Independent Of Political Influence - Mark Singel

-- PG Editorial: Listen Up Republicans: Pittsburgh Benefits From Contested Elections

-- PG Editorial: Time To Rein In Quid Pro Quo Culture Of Harrisburg  [Legal Expenses, Contracts]

-- Inquirer: PA Residents ‘Outraged, Frustrated, And Scared,’ Ask Authorities To Protect Their Data From Republican Election Review

-- CourierT: Mock Ballot Box Left In Bristol Borough, Bucks County, But County Says It Wasn’t An Attempt At Voter Fraud

-- PA Cap-Star: Shapiro: ‘Not A Chance’ He Resigns As Attorney General Amid Run For Governor

-- MCall: PA U.S. Senate Candidates Filed Their Latest Fundraising Reports; Who’s Getting The Most, Spending Their Own Millions?

-- TribLive: Nursing Homes Fall Short Of Vaccination Mandates For Staff

-- MCall: Fewer People Masking And Social Distancing In Lehigh Valley

-- WBTimes Editorial: It’s Time To See Both Sides Of The Mask Debate

-- TribLive: Local Colleges Played On During Pandemic Despite Millions Of Dollars In Loses

-- PG: Global Summit Positions Pittsburgh As Leader In Anti-Hate Movement

-- PA Cap-Star: Philly Attorney Continues To Challenge Statewide Anti-Bias Rule

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[Posted: October 17, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

32 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

Here are 32 new stories in the
PA Environment Digest about individuals, groups, local governments, farmers, businesses, watershed groups and many more working all across Pennsylvania to restore and protect the environment and show others the beauty that surrounds us.

Thank you for your leadership!


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Some Democrats Call For Halt To Mariner East Pipeline Following Charges, But Don’t Expect Action From Legislature


-- Coalition Launches Initiative To Promote Safer Setback Distances From Oil & Gas Drilling, Infrastructure  [PaEN]


-- Proposed DEP Regulation Would Require 22% Of Passenger, Light Duty Vehicle Fleet Offered For Sale In PA Be Zero Emission Vehicles Starting In 2025  [PaEN]


-- WESA: DEP Gives McKeesport Company Money To Convert Buses To Cleaner Fuel


-- DOE's Roosevelt Project Case Study Shows How Southwestern PA Can Thrive In A Low-Carbon Energy Future  [PaEN]


-- CONSOL Energy Sets Goals Of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 50% By 2026, Achieve Net Zero Emissions By 2040; Coal Mining Produces More GHG Emissions Than Natural Gas Production In PA  [PaEN]

 

-- Allegheny Front: New Documentary Chronicles The Rebirth Of The Little Conemaugh River In Cambria County


-- Ohio River Valley Institute: New Report - Repairing The Damage, Cleaning Up Hazardous Coal Ash Can Create Jobs And Improve The Environment


-- Keep PA Beautiful: Over 60,000 Volunteers Participated In Spring Pick Up PA Cleanup Program  [PaEN]


-- Independent Conservancy Hosts Last Waste Tire Collection Event In Beaver County Oct. 23  [PaEN]


-- 10th Annual SEEDS Free Book Swap In Wayne County Attracts Over 30,000 Books, Breaks Records  [PaEN]


-- CitizensV: Environmentally-Friendly Dry Cleaning Business Opens In Wilkes-Barre


-- Inquirer: Fighting Climate Change Down On The Farm In Pennsylvania; State Seeks $737 Million Chesapeake Bay Resilient Farms Initiative


-- WHYY: Boosting Northeast Philly’s Green Canopy By Planting Trees And Giving Them Away


-- ReadingE: Volunteers Plant Trees To Spruce Up Reading’s City Park


-- ​​Lancaster Cemetery Community Tree Planting & Clean Up Set For Nov. 6  [PaEN]


-- Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Assn: Fall 2021 Newsletter - Greenway Trail Study, Tree Plantings This Fall Pollinator Festival In Cumberland County  [PaEN]


-- WESA/Allegheny Front: Don’t Rake Those Leaves, New Group Wants To Help You Make Your Yard More Wild


-- DEP Teaching Green: Will Education Standards Still Eliminate EE? Radon Poster Contest, Education Grants, Success Stories [PaEN]


-- Dept. Of Agriculture Preserves 1,999 Acres Of Farmland On 21 Farms In 13 Counties [PaEN]


-- CitizensV: Luzerne Preservation Program Keeps Development Off Farmlands


-- MainLine Today: Preserving A Piece Of The Brandywine Battlefield In Chadds Ford


-- LancasterOnline - P.J. Reilly: Game Commission Deserves Praise For 12,000 Acres Of Unbroken Furnace Hills Hunting Ground


-- WBTimes: North Branch Land Trust Holds Fundraiser, Honors Retiring Executive Director Paul Lumia


-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s Van Scott Nature Reserve Opens in Beach Lake, Wayne County, PA  [PaEN]


-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Celebrates 30 Years, Looks To The Future


-- AltoonaM: PSU Altoona Alum Angie Spagnoli Makes Global Mark In Conservation


-- WITF Smart Talk: The 2021 ‘Great Places In PA’ Award Winners


-- TribLive: Smart Growth Partnership Marks 20 Years Of Community Planning Efforts In Westmoreland

 

-- Public News Service: Report - How COVID, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Impact Pennsylvanians' Relationships With Parks [PaEN]

 

-- Penn State Extension Master Gardeners Support Bee-Monitoring Project In PA  [PaEN]

 

-- LancasterOnline - P.J. Reilly: Hunters Sought For Study To Identify Contaminants In Local Ducks And Geese


Visit the PA Environment Digest website to learn more.

Conservation Leadership:

-- 32 New Stories - REAL Conservation & Environmental Leadership In PA

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-- 233 Stories: These Conservation Leaders Gave Us Cleaner Water, Land & Air In 2020! They Deserve Our Thanks, Our Support!

[Posted: October 17, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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