Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 3.23.21

returns to voting session March 23, 24

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

House returns to voting session March 23, 24

TODAY 9:15: Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 251 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) which sets standards for the application of fertilizer to turf, provides for the certification of professional fertilizer applicators and for labeling and an education program.  Watch LiveClick Here for more on the agenda.

TODAY 10:00: House Consumer Affairs Committee will hear testimony related to the 25th anniversary of the Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act from the Retail Energy Suppliers Association, Vistra Energy and PPL Electric. Watch live.  Click Here for more on the agenda.

TODAY 10:00: Sen. Yaw Hosts ‘Honest Conversation About Energy, The Economy, The Environment’ With State Geologist From Texas

Gov. Wolf Announces Major Commitment To Solar Energy To Supply Nearly 50% Of State Government's Electricity Needs [PaEN]

Frank Kummer: PA Plans To Generate 50% Of Government Building Energy Thru Solar

Don Hopey: Nearly Half Of PA Government Electricity To Come From Solar Power By 2023

Rachel McDevitt: Wolf Administration To Buy Half Of State Government’s Electricity From Solar

Cap-Star: PA Solar Energy Initiative To Supply 50% Of State Govt. Power By 2023

Bay Journal: PA Orders 7 Farmland Solar Sites, State Government To Be 50% Renewable By 2023

DCNR Blog: Forested Stream Buffers Grow Clean Water And Local Businesses [PaEN]

Laura Legere: Carbon Stored In Elizabeth Twp. Forest Will Help Pay For Its Preservation In Allegheny County  

Reid  Frazier: Group Worries New Air Permit Could Allow Clairton Coke (Coal) Works To Pollute More

PG Editorial: A Cautionary Tale In Greene County About Investing Drilling Impact Fee Revenue

Penn State Extension: Invites Your Response To Survey To Assess COVID Impacts On Stormwater Activities And Budgets [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: Citizen Scientists Invited To Participate In April 1 Training For FISH Stream Analysis Protocol 

Penn State: Becomes Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Consortium Partner [PaEN[

Sign Up Now For PA Master Naturalist Training This Fall In 7 Counties [PaEN]

Penn State Master Well Owner Network: Hosts Special Private Water Supply Education & Testing Webinar Series  [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: 8-Part Wednesday Water Webinars Start April 14 To Discuss Private Drinking Water Supply Issues  [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: A Closer Look at Vernal Pools: Unique Wetland Environments [PaEN]

MCall: The Lasting Legacy Of Nancy Shukaitis And Her Fight Against The Tocks Island Dam

Op-Ed: Philadelphia Should Fund Sidewalks Like It Does Streets - Clean Air Council

By Avoiding Ticks You Can Avoid Lyme Disease, Other Serious Illnesses; DEP Tick, Mosquito Surveillance Typically Starts In April [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: Pennsylvania’s Only Prairie Featured In New Documentary: Where To Watch It

Brodhead Watershed Assn. Hosts Online Native Plant Sale Now Thru May 21 In Monroe County [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: State Park Cabin, Cottage Reservations For 2021 Going Fast

AP: 3 Sent To Hospital After Ski Lift Line Chair Falls At Resort In Monroe County

PA Parks & Forests Foundation Launches New, Dynamic Website [PaEN]

PG: Frick Building Managers, Bird-Control Company Face Charges Of Animal Cruelty For Chemically Trying To Control Wild Bird Population

MCall: Check Out These 7 PA Wildlife Cameras Featuring Livestreams Of Eagles, Bears, Falcons, More

Marcus Schneck: Where Are The Best Trout Fishing Waters In PA

Marcus Schneck: Indoor Shooting Lanes Pull Student Archery Program Thru Pandemic

Intern/Help Wanted: Brandywine Conservancy Preserve Steward; Preserve Stewardship Intern [PaEN]

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NGI: West Virginia Bill To Establish More Natural Gas Well Permitting Fees Headed To Governor

AP: Report: California Wildlife That Killed 4 People In 2020 Sparked When Tree Hit Power Line

Post: It’s Been A Busy Offseason At National Hurricane Center; 2021 Hurricane Season Looks To Be An Active One

Reuters: Sustainability-Linked BondMarket To Swell Up To $150 Billion: JPMorgan ESG DCM Head

AP: Biden Eyes $3 Trillion Package For Infrastructure, Schools, Families

Post: White House Preps $3 Trillion Infrastructure, Jobs, Universal Pre-K, Free Community College, Climate Package

NYT: Biden Team Preparing $3 Trillion Infrastructure, Education, Work Force, Climate Change Package

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[Posted: March 23, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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