Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.23.21

returns to voting session Feb. 23, 24

Senate Budget Hearings Start March 8

House returns to voting session March 15, 16, 17

House Budget Hearings Schedule

Wednesday 10:00: House Budget Hearing On Agriculture.  Watch Live: http://bit.ly/2VJz3SQ 

House Budget Hearing Fails To Address A Single Critical Budget Issue Faced By DEP Or DCNR [PaEN]

The Facts In Response To Republican ‘Takeaways’ From DEP Budget Hearing [PaEN]

DEP Budget Testimony: DEP Works Through The Pandemic, Public Demands Action To Address Climate Change [PaEN]

Cap-Star: House Appropriations Republican Chair Stan Saylor To DEP: What Assurance Do You Have PA Citizens ‘Aren’t Going To Die Like They Did In Texas?’ [Saylor Repeated Baseless Claim Frozen Windmills Were Cause Of Blackouts; PJM Already Said A Texas Blackout Is Not Likely Here]

FEMA Working To Set New Premiums For Flood Insurance; Premiums Could Increase 4.5 Times; Over 25,100 More Properties At Risk Of Flooding In PA [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Climate Change Could Place 25,000 More PA Properties At Flooding Risk, New Study Says

Southwest PA Water Network Sets Stakeholder Meetings For April 20, May 4 & 18 To Discuss Issues In The PA Ohio River Watershed [PaEN]

ErieT: Erie-Area Officials Have Resubmitted 2016 Application For Sanctuary Designation With NOAA 

PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts Awards 38 Pollution Prevention Mini-Grants To Conservation Districts [PaEN]

PACD Building For Tomorrow 2020 Conservation District Education Video Award Winners [PaEN]

Frye Family Farm Video Wins Westmoreland County First Place In PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts Contest [PaEN]

Op-Ed: Why Environmental Literacy Should Be Part Of PA Education Curriculum - Anna Pauletta, Penn State Student, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Trustee 

Rep. Isaacson: Leads Discussion On Protecting Delaware River Watershed

Allegheny Front: PA Sends A Lot Of Fracking Wastewater To Ohio, People There Want More Say In Where Injection Wells Go

Philadelphia Energy Co-Op: Swarthmore Combats Climate Change By Switching To Renewable Natural Gas [PaEN]

Post: Gas Industry Pushes Legislation To Preempt Local Govts From Requiring All-Electric New Buildings  [Sen. Yaw plans to introduce bill in PA]

PG: Report Under Review By University Of Pittsburgh Trustees On Future Of Fossil Fuel Investments

NextPittsburgh: Solar United Neighbors Offers Solar Co-Ops, Any Allegheny County Resident Can Join

PennTAP Hosts March 23 Northcentral PA Energy Efficiency Roundtable; March 18 Improving Food Processing Industry Energy, Water, Waste Efficiencies Webinars [PaEN]

Laura Legere: Advocates Want PA’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Program To Embrace Combined Heat And Power Facilities 

PUC Urges Consumers, Businesses To Contact Utilities Serving Them To Explore  Assistance Options, Address Overdue Balances [PaEN]

PennLive: Loss Of Online Raffles, Pandemic Creating ‘Terrible Struggle’ For Financially Strapped Fire Companies

ErieT: $3/Gallon Gasoline In Erie, Why And For How Long?

WBTimes: Work Of Litter Cleanup Volunteer Highlighted In Luzerne County

Letter: Let’s Keep PA Beautiful Instead Of Trashy

Allegheny Front: Study Finds Fewer Greenspaces In Historically ‘Redlined’ Cities

Inquirer: Why Ashley Gripper Is Teaching Philly Residents How To Heal As They Garden

WHYY: Valuing Wetlands As Places To Keep Intact, Not Build Over

WHYY: $1 Million Sinkhole On Schuylkill River Trail Finally Getting Fixed

WHYY: Philly Parks & Rec Tries To Come ‘Back To Life’ With Its First Esports Tournament

DCNR: Names Chad McKenrick New Manager Of Sinnemahoning State Park

Fish & Boat Commission: Recruiting New Class Of Waterways Conservation Officer Trainees

ErieT: Half-Male, Half-Female Cardinal Photographed In Erie Region 

Marcus Schneck: Do Robins In My Backyard Mean Spring Is Almost Here?

Letter: PA’s Wildlife Is Dependent On Us To Save It

Click Here For This Week’s PA Coronavirus NewsClips

Tuesday - PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 2.23.21-- Click Here

Dept. Of Health Reports 97 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 2,830 New Cases-- 2.23.21

National International

AP: EPA Changes Sides, Now Supports Ethanol Industry In Challenge To Biofuel Waiver Granted Oil Refineries

AP: Power Failure: How A Winter Storm Pushed Texas Into Crisis

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[Posted: February 23, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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