Thursday, July 15, 2021

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.15.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 27, 28, 29

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- DEP: Issues Air Quality Action Day Warning For Thursday, July 15 In Southeastern Counties

-- Paul Muschick: I Applaud Gov. Wolf For Taking A Serious Step On Climate Change

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: Joining RGGI Will Strengthen PA’s Recovery - National Assn. Of Energy Service Companies

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Urges PA Municipalities To Invest Federal American Rescue Plan Funds To Improve Water Quality  [PaEN]

-- Agriculture Now Accepting Applications For $13 Million In Resource Enhancement & Protection Farm Conservation Tax Credits  [PaEN]

-- Bay Journal: Beyond Nutrients - Other Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Goals Falling Short

-- LehighVL: Bushkill Creek Restoration Project Aims To Improve Habitat, Bolster Recreation

-- GettysburgT: Partnering For Water Quality Protection In Adams County

-- CitizensV: Luzerne County Mulls Stormwater Fee Reduction Option

-- Land Health Institute: July 21 - Urban-Eco Wonderwalks: Summer At The Estuary In Philadelphia. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

-- U.S. Dept. Of Interior Secretary Tours Schuylkill, Northumberland County Abandoned Mine Restoration Sites To Discuss Proposed Federal Support For Reclamation Jobs 

-- WITF: Biden Administration Officials Eye More Money For Mine Land Restoration, Oil & Gas Well Plugging Projects In PA

-- AP: Report: Appalachian States Face Billions In Coal Mining Cleanup

-- Pittsburgh International Airport Operates First Microgrid With Natural Gas & Solar Energy To Power The Entire Facility  [PaEN]

-- Anya Litvak: Local Energy Energy Resources Now Power Pittsburgh International Airport As Microgrid Goes Into Operation

-- MCall: Mahoning Drive-In Theater Could Be Demolished If Solar Farm Plan Moves Forward

-- WHYY: SEPTA’s Cracking Battery Buses Raise Questions About The Future Of Electric Transit

-- PG: Allegheny County Health Dept. Adopts New Mon Valley Air Pollution Episode Rule

-- Reuters: Sweden’s EQT To Buy Covanta Waste Management Company In $5.3 Billion Deal

-- Clean Air Council: Washington County’s Beech Hollow Power Plant Air Pollution Permit Appealed For Allowing Unlawful Levels Of Air Pollution

-- Inquirer: 2 PA Constables Convicted Of Lesser Count In Mariner Pipeline Case

-- PittsburghBT: Robert Morris University Sees Big Economic Boost From Shell’s Ethane Plant In Beaver County

-- CourierT: Bucks County To Declare Disaster Declaration For 100-Year Flood Damages

-- WBTimes: Stormwater, Levee Fee Reductions Possible With Luzerne County Federal Funding Windfall

-- TribLive: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event July 24 Freeport Middle School

-- PG: RK Mellon Announces $1 Million Competition For Businesses To Make ‘Social Impact Investments’ [Including Conservation]

-- PittsburghNEXT: RK Mellon Foundation Launches $1 Million Competition For For-Profit Companies Making A Big Social Impact [Including Conservation]

-- Ursinus College: DEP Environmental Ed Funding Paves Way For Sustainable Initiatives For First-Year Students

-- MCall: Da Vinci Center Receives $3 Million In Federal Funding To Support New Science Facility In Downtown Allentown

-- WeConservePA: Westmoreland Conservancy Announces Preservation Of 52-Acre Thompson Reserve

-- PA Natural Heritage Program 2020 Annual Report Now Available  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Forests For The Bay July Newsletter Now Available

-- PennLive: DCNR Wildfire Fighting Crew Rerouted To Minnesota To Combat Wildfires In Superior National Forest

-- The Guardian: Wildfires Tear Through 1 Million Acres In U.S. West As 16,000 Firefighters Battle Onslaught

-- Penn State: Fire Operations-Prescribed Burning Combo Reduces Wildfire Severity Up To 72%

-- Western PA Conservancy: July 28 - Invasive Species Scavenger Hunt Webinar. 11:00 a.m. to Noon.

-- Ned Smith Center For Nature & Art Holds First Juried Photo Contest Of 2021  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: AHN Paramedics To Patrol, Provide Life Support Service At Presque Isle State Park

-- TribLive: Armstrong Trails Explores Converting 14-Mile Kiski Junction Railroad Into Recreation Trail

-- Observer-Reporter: Mysterious Illness Plagues Pennsylvania Songbirds

-- WilliamsportS Editorial: We Hope Bird Disease Is Not The Beginning Of Something More 

-- PA Cap-Star: Western PA Birders Question Game Commission Over Removal Of Protected Species’ Nests

-- WITF: Scott Weidensaul’s Book Looks At ‘Global Odyssey Of migratory Birds,’ Challenges From Climate Change

-- Brian Whipkey: In PA, Getting A Falconry Permit Takes A Lot Of Work

-- Game Commission: Alerts Hunters Of Slower-Than-Usual Deer License Fulfillment

-- Penn State: When Fawns Perceive Constant Danger From Many Sources, They Almost Seem To Relax

-- Mary Ann Thomas: Anglers Can Catch Fish of All Sizes At Racoon Creek State Park

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal/Ad Crable: Serving Up ‘Frankenfish’ For Food-Insecure Families

-- Marcus Schneck: With Brood X Mostly Back In The Ground, When Will Next Cicadas Appear? 


-- AP: Watching For Birds & Diversity: Audubon Groups Pledge Change

-- The Guardian: Urban Heat Island Effect Exacerbating Summer Heatwaves, Study Shows [Erie]

-- Reuters: EU Aims To “Give Humanity A Fighting Chance” With Catch-All Climate Plan

-- The Guardian: Amazon Rainforest Now Emitting More Carbon Dioxide Than It Absorbs

-- USA Today:  Brace For Coastal Flooding: A Moon  Wobble Is Coming, NASA Warns

-- Financial Times: Democrats Eye Carbon Border Tax To Help Fund $3.5 Trillion Spending Package

-- Bloomberg: Democrats Propose Tax On Carbon-Intensive Imports In Budget Deal

-- Utility Dive: U.S. DOE Initiative Seeks To Drop Long-Duration Power Storage Costs 90% In A Decade

-- S&P Global: Chesapeake Energy Moves To Certify Gulf Coast Natural Gas As Responsibly Sourced Gas By End Of 2021

-- The Guardian: Trillions Of Dollars Spent On COVID Recovery In Ways That Harm Environment

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[Posted: July 15, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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