Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.24.21

returns to voting session Feb. 24

Senate Budget Hearings Start March 8

House returns to voting session March 15, 16, 17

House Budget Hearings Schedule

TODAY 2:00: House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on Powering PA -21st Century Energy Jobs. More/Watch: 

Keep PA Beautiful Kicks Off Pick Up Pennsylvania Litter Cleanup, Beautification Program March 1  [PaEN]

PA Conservation Districts Highlight Vital Services That Kept Pennsylvania Running In 2020 [PaEN]

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program Trained 609 Volunteers, Improved 1,160 Miles Of Streams, Reached 104,000 People Over 10 Years  [PaEN]

Times: DEP To Discuss Possible Mine Drainage Contamination On Little Schuylkill River

TribLive: Growing Greener Grant To Fund Green Stormwater Projects In Wilkinsburg

TribLive: O’Hara Seeking $770,000 From Allegheny County For Stormwater Upgrades

MCall: Lehigh Valley: How To Prepare And Prevent Flooding As Warmer Temps Arrive

PA Lake Erie Virtual Environmental Forum Set For March 23 [PaEN]

Rachel McDevitt: Climate Change Threatens PA’s Farmers; How Growers Treat Their Soil Could Help Them Adapt, And Benefit The Rest Of Us

Rodale Institute, Organic Farmers Assn. Small-Scale Organic Micro-Grants For Farmers Who Are Black, Indigenous, Or People Of Color [PaEN]

Op-Ed By Sen. Yaw Comparing Gov. Wolf's Energy Policies To Those That Caused The Blackout In Texas Is Simply Wrong [PaEN]

PA Solar Center: Recruitment Under Way For Solar Ambassadors To Tout Benefits Of Solar Energy; Feb. 24 Webinar [PaEN]

TribLive: Temps Fall, But Western PA Power Plants, Gas Lines Built To Operate During Big Chills 

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

PennFuture: Releases New Report That Shines Light On Fossil Fuel Subsidies In PA

ScrantonT Editorial: Prepare For Age Of Electric Vehicles

TribLive: Dozens Of Catalytic Converter Thefts Reported Around Seven Springs

ScrantonT: Sewage Treatment Plant In Scranton Replacing Odor Control System

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 698 More Permits, 1,762 More Inspections Since Last Week [PaEN]

Invasive Species Week: DCNR Blog: Newly Emerging Invasives In PA - Have You Seen These Plants? [PaEN]

Invasive Species Week: Help Stop Aquatic Invasive Species By Using PA Sea Grant's Reporting App [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Natural Gas Compressor Noise Slashes Nesting Success Of Nearby Birds, Study Finds

Inquirer: Poconos Ski Resorts See Best Season In Years Amid COVID Escapes, Lots Of Snow

Penn State Extension Hosts 3-Part Deer Impact Assessment And Mitigation Summit March 25, 30, April 1  [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Understanding And Managing Impact Of Deer Is Focus Of Penn State Webinars

Marcus Schneck: PA Develops Plan For 3.8 Million Acres For Bat Conservation

WHYY: How The Upper Delaware River Unites Many Into One Community

ScrantonT: Tired Of COVID And Snow?  Get Ready For The Cicadas

Interns Wanted: Penn State/The American Chestnut Foundation [PaEN]

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Dept. Of Health: Reports 76 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 2,786 New Cases-- 2.24.21

The Guardian: Rioters Who Assaulted U.S. Capitol ‘Came Prepared For War,’ U.S. Senate Hears In Testimony

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Utility Dive: FERC To Examine Potential Market Violations In Wake Of Massive Texas Power Outages; And Threat Climate Change Poses To Electric Reliability

AP: Board Leaders Of Texas Grid Operator Resign After Outages

Utility Dive: Climate Leaders Go ‘All In’ To Halve Emissions By 2030

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[Posted: February 24, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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