Saturday, June 5, 2021

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.5.21

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TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

Board Of Education Posts Education Standards Eliminating Environment, Ecology & Agriculture K-12 Academic Standards For Comment; Environmental Educators Oppose [PaEN]

Guest Essay: Why Environmental Literacy Should Be Part Of Pennsylvania’s Education Standards - Anna R. Pauletta, PA Student Member, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Board Of Trustees  [PaEN]

AP: Traumatized Veterans Heal Through The Power Of Nature

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Saturday, June 5 In Southwest PA Counties [PaEN]

Indiana Gazette: RGGI Supporters Say Initiative Could Provide Resources For When Coal-Fired Power Plants, Mines Close

Guest Essay: Together We Can Choose A Different Future For Appalachian Communities - Ohio River Valley Research Institute 

Senate Agriculture Committee Meets June 7 On Bill Establishing On-Farm Conservation Program, If Funded [PaEN]

Good Samaritan Proposal To Treat Abandoned Mine Drainage In Stewart Two., Fayette Country [PaEN]

PennVEST, DEP Invite Comments On Proposed Intended Use Plans For Federal Clean Water, Drinking Water Funds [PaEN]

Don Hopey: PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Show Up In State Public Water System Survey

ABC27: Lancaster Water Week Celebrates County’s Streams, Rivers With Educational Events

AP: PFAS Chemicals Found In A Third Of Public Water Supplies, State Says

KYW: Mess In Manayunk: Residents Say Raw Sewage, Stormwater Flooding Basements

DEP Publishes Section 401 Water Quality Certification For Revolution Pipeline In Western PA [PaEN]

Sen. Comitta To Introduce Bill Investing RGGI Proceeds In Helping Communities & Workers In Clean Energy Transition, Environmental Justice Areas, Promote Energy Efficiency  [PaEN]

Bay Journal: Adams County Township Rejects PA’s Largest Solar Energy Project [PaEN]

Rachel McDevitt: Planned Solar Energy Project Near Gettysburg Denied Key Township Permit

MCall: Wind Energy Company Closing Lehigh Valley Manufacturing Plant, Shifting Work To Mexico

Sustainable Pittsburgh: Meet Sustainability Insider Ash Andrews, Pittsburgh Center For Creative Reuse 

Inquirer: Demand For Green Home Features Continues Even In Today’s Competitive Market

The Express: Renovo Gas-Fired Power Plant Clear Permit Hurdle, Environmental Groups Appeal

Susan Phillips: Philadelphia Refinery Demolition To Take 4 Years, New Owner Hilco Says

Letter: PA Needs Protective Buffers From Fracked Gas Development

Allegheny Front: With Electric Vehicles, Ohio’s Steel Valley Remakes Itself As ‘Voltage Valley’

ErieT: Tesla Electric Car Showed Up For A Drag Race In Rural Northwest PA

WilliamsportS Editorial: Another Hack, More Pain For Consumers [Colonial Pipeline]

PUC Invites Comments On Proposal To Require Diversity Reporting By Public Utilities [PaEN]

Utility Dive: PJM Reliability Valuation Proposal Could Boost Energy Storage In Capacity Market, Group Says

ScrantonT: Scranton School Officials: Mechanicals Failures May Be Part Of Energy Project Under State Investigation

DEP Posts 67 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In June 5 PA Bulletin [PaEN]

ScrantonT: DEP Corrects Total Approved Capacity Of Keystone Landfill Expansion

Guest Essay: New Plant Won’t ‘Recycle’ Plastics, Just Perpetuate Pollution - Sierra Club Lake Erie Group

WHYY: First Outdoor Philadelphia Flower Show Kicks Off Saturday At FDR Park

Mary Ann Thomas: Kayaks To Be Provided For Kiski River Sweep Volunteers Saturday

PA Environmental Council In Case You Missed It In May [PaEN]

June 4 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

Reid Frazier: Western PA Conservancy Sells Land Along Clarion River To Allegheny National Forest

WITF: PA Sprays For Gypsy Moths In 19 Counties Hoping To Bring Down Spike In Leaf-Eating Insect

Game Commission Designates Warren County A Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area [PaEN]

WPost: Bird Lovers Grappling With Names Linked To Racists, Audubon Tops The List

State College: Long-Awaited Pollinator & Bird Garden Will Be ‘Magical’ Addition To Arboretum At Penn State

Fish & Boat Commission Awards $158,945 In Grants To Support Education Programs To Promote Fishing, Boating [PaEN]

Marcus Schneck: New Tech Poses Challenges For Fishing And Fish Management

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Dept. Of Health: Over Last Week: Percent Positivity Drops To 2.9; Percentage Point Increase In Adults Fully Vaccinated Less Than Half The Prior Week [Read more here]

Biden Infrastructure Plan

CNBC: Biden Rejects Newest Senate Republican Infrastructure Offer, But Will Meet Again

AP: U.S. Senate Republicans Reject Biden Infrastructure Plan, Prep New Offer


U.S. EIA: U.S. Energy Consumption In 2020 Increased For Renewables, Fell For All Other Fuels

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[Posted: June 5, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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