Friday, July 30, 2021

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.30.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 27, 28, 29

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- The White House: Fact Sheet On Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan - Includes Funding For Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Plugging Orphaned Gas Wells, Brownfield Remediation

-- PG/Daniel Moore: As Details Emerge, Bipartisan Support Solidifies Behind $1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal

-- Wolf: Praises President Biden, U.S. Senate for Actions On Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

-- Choose Clean Water Coalition: Infrastructure Bill Includes $238 Million For Chesapeake Bay Restoration

-- Coalition For Delaware River Watershed: $26 Million In Restoration Funding Included In Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Package

-- CBF: Freshwater Mussels Could Help Clean Up Pennsylvania's Rivers, Streams  [PaEN]

-- Fish & Boat Commission: Awards Grants For Sinnemahoning Watershed Restoration Projects In Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean Counties 

-- Lancaster Clean Water Partners: Newsletter Provides Summer Update On Actions To Implement County Clean Water Plan 

-- Audubon: Braided Meadows At John James Audubon Center In Mill Grove, Montgomery County 

-- Fox43: Green Infrastructure In Harrisburg Combats Flooding, Pollution

-- Shippensburg NC: Stream Of Consciousness: Cumberland County Master Watershed Stewards

-- TribLive: Loyalhanna Watershed’s Aug. 7 Harvest Dinner Features Outdoor Picnic Setting For 2nd Year

-- Delaware RiverKeeper: July 30 RiverWatch Video Report

-- PA Bulletin: Environmental Quality Board Invites Comments On Proposed Changes To Stream Designations For Dunbar Creek et al

-- WHYY: The Lenape Native Americans Seek A Return Home To PA: ‘We Just Want To Be Welcomed Back’ 

-- Wolf: Announces Availability Of Low-Interest Loans For Survivors Of Devastating July Flooding  [PaEN]

-- CourierT: Bucks County Flood Victims Eligible For Low-Interest Loans To Help Recovery

-- AP: Tornadoes Spur Injuries, Damage In Eastern Pennsylvania

-- Inquirer: Tornado Rips Apart Buildings In Bucks County As Storms Cross Philly Region

-- CourierT: 2 Tornadoes Touch Down In 80 Minutes Leaving Path Of Destruction In Bucks County

-- MCall: Forecasters Almost Issued A Tornado Emergency Warning Thursday; Would Have Been First One Ever In Mid-Atlantic States

-- PA Society For Ornithology: Inaugural Breeding Bird Blitz Raised $10,645 For Bird Conservation, Doubling Fundraising Goal  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna River Conservation Assn. BioBlitz To Provide Baseline Snapshot Of Biodiversity In Leggett’s Creek Greenway

-- TribLive: Scouts From Pack 184 Create Project To Increase Bird Population In Heritage Park In Monroeville 

-- YorkDR: In Face Of Devastating Blight, One York County Chestnut Tree Might Hold Key To Species Survival

-- Pittsburgh City Paper: Pittsburgh’s Air Quality On Pace To Have One Of Worst Years In Recent History 

-- Sen. Comitta, Rep. Herrin: Discuss RGGI Investments Act, Climate Change During Online Program [PaEN]

-- PennLive Guest Essay: The Ticking Time Bomb - Climate Change - Cumberland Valley H.S. Student

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Civilian Conservation Corps Times Comes, Again

-- Ohio River Valley Institute: Poll Finds PA Voters Want Tougher Regulation Of Natural Gas Drilling Wastes; Support Community Regulation Of Drilling; Favor Clean Energy Sources  [PaEN]

-- Delaware RiverKeeper: Aug. 18 Webinar- Radioactivity In Fracking - Too Hot To Handle With Scientist/Author Justin Nobel [PaEN]

-- PG/Anya Litvak: A Waste Coal-Burning, Crypto-Mining Pirate Ship Sets Sale In PA

-- PA Bulletin: Public Utility Commission Formally Publishes Order On Energy Supplier Door-To-Door And In-Person Marketing, Lifting Of Disaster Emergency

-- PA Bulletin - July 31, 2021

-- DCED: Announces $500,000 Grant For Environmental Cleanup At Former Rail Yard in Lackawanna County  [PaEN]

-- DCED: Announces $37,500 Grant For Aliquippa’s East End Redevelopment Site Environmental Assessment

-- DEP: Mosquito Spraying In Crawford County To Help Control West Nile Virus

-- PennLive/Marcus Schneck: Can You Pass The Tick Test?

-- Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, Delaware Valley University Pilot ‘Grow-Save-Repeat’ Project

-- WITF Smart Talk: Forest Fires Rage Across The Western U.S., How Vulnerable Is PA To Wildfire Risk?

-- DCNR: Accepting Application For ATV, Snowmobile Grants Starting August 2

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation: July 30 Take Five Fridays With Pam

-- First Lady Frances Wolf: Celebrates PA Tourism During Visit To Northeast PA

-- WeConservePA: Gail Farmer Appointed To WeConservePA’s Policy Advisory Committee

PA Politics

-- AP: Transportation Funding Panel Advancing A $15.6 Billion Package Of Recommendations

-- MCall: Here’s What A Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Fee Could Cost Lehigh Valley Drivers


-- CBF: Praises U.S. House Passage Of Legislation To Fund Priority Programs Next Year

-- Reuters: Big Oil’s Solution For Recycling Plastic Waste Littered With Failure

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