Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.29.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 27, 28, 29

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

TODAY 9:00: Discussion of Pre-draft PFOS MCL rule.  DEP Public Water System Technical Assistance Center Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00 a.m.   Contact: Dawn Hissner 717-772-2189,  Available online.

-- BREAKING NEWS!  Pennsylvania’s Envirothon Team Places 7th In International Envirothon Competition!  [PaEN]

-- FracTracker Alliance: Releases Digital Atlas Showing The Impacts Of Natural Gas Development In Lycoming Creek Watershed  [PaEN]

-- EPA: Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Community Advisory Group Wins Superfund Community Excellence Award  [PaEN]

-- HuntingdonDN: Huntingdon County Farmers Contribute To Ag Water Quality Action Plan

-- PA Conservation Districts Assn: July 26 Newsletter Highlights Westmoreland BMP Interactive Map, Bradford County 65th Anniversary

-- TreeVitalize Pittsburgh: Now Accepting Applications For Spring 2022 Tree Plantings Until Oct. 15 - Contact Jeff Bergman at 412-586-2396 or 

-- Penn State Extension: August 25 - Water Cooler Talk: Can Turf And Water Quality Co-Exist Webinar.  Noon to 1:00 p.m.

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal Forum: Farm Funding Our Best Shot To Reduce Pollution In Bay - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Issues Statement On 2020 Bay Grasses Survey Results

-- CourierT: PA Won’t Issue Disaster Declaration For Bucks County Flooding, Wolf Seeks SBA Assistance For Residents

-- MCall: 1,000s Of Gallons Of Fuel Oil Leaked Into Slate Belt Creek Since April, No One Seems To Know Where It’s Coming From

-- DCED, DEP: Invests $520,000 To Clean Up Ashley Rail Yard, Assess Fmr International Color Printing Plant In Luzerne County  [PaEN]

-- CitizensV: Wolf Announces $520,000 Grant To Clean Up Ashley Rail Yard In Luzerne County

-- Republicans On House Environmental Committee Urge Disapproval Of Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Reg. For Power Plants [RGGI]  [PaEN]

-- PA Cap-Star: What Can PA Learn From A Washington State Community’s Transition Away From Fossil Fuels?

-- The Guardian: Washington State County First In U.S. To Ban New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

-- PG/Anya Litvak: Getting Paid To Reduce Methane Emissions From Old Coal Mines, CNX Shows How

-- Public News Service: Sen. Casey’s Civilian Conservation Corps Could Help Fight Climate Change

-- WESA: Town Hall Calls Attention To Pittsburgh Air Quality Problems

-- Inquirer: Andrew Maykuth: Utilities Disconnect 116,000 PA Households After State Lifts Moratorium On Pandemic Shutoffs

-- MCall: Federal Lawsuit Alleges Son Of Charles Chrin Formed Competing Companies To Lure Customers Away From Family Waste Hauling Business

-- Inquirer: Activists Take Bags Of Litter To Philly Municipal Services Building To Protest Philly’s Trash ‘Epidemic’

-- PennLive: Lycoming County Likely To Acquire Fmr Allenwood Prison Camp To Expand Landfill

-- PennLive/Marcus Schneck: State Parks Cut Cigarette Butt Trash Nearly 70%

-- Penn State Technical Assistance: August 19 - Small Business Costs Savings And Energy Reduction Calculator Toolkits Webinar.  11:00 a.m.

-- Penn State Extension: Offers Tips On How To Manage Spotted Lanternflies On Ornamental Trees

-- Inquirer/Frank Kummer: PA Officials Warn Against An Increase In Disease-Carrying Ticks

-- Patch: New Hope Man Is Next Director Of Friends Of The Delaware Canal

-- ErieT/Brian Whipkey: Planning A Trip To See The Elk In PA?  Here’s What You Need To Know

-- Fish & Boat Commission: Highlights Of July Quarterly Board Meeting

-- TribLive: Fish Commission Considers Single Opening Day For Trout

-- CourierT/Brian Whipkey: Good Things Happening For PA Anglers - Somerset Lake

-- PennLive/Marcus Schneck: Allegheny National Forest Considers Ban On Wildlife Feeding

-- TribLive: U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Pittsburgh District Installing New Commander

PA Politics

-- PG: State Commission Finalizes Funding Plan For Transportation Eliminating Gasoline Tax

-- PennLive/Jan Murphy: Panel To Recommend PA Move To Mileage-Based User Fee As Gasoline Tax Replacement

--WHYY: Will This Round Of PA Redistricting Be Another All-Out War?  It’s All In The Details


-- Trout Unlimited: Urges Congress To Pass Good Samaritan Legislation To Promote  Cleaning Up Abandoned Mines Without Assuming Liability - Watch Hearing Here

-- NPR: U.S. Senate Ready To Move Ahead On $1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal

-- AP: Infrastructure Deal: U.S. Senate Suddenly Acts To Take Up Bill

-- The Guardian: Three Americans Create Enough Carbon Emissions To Kill One Person, Study Finds

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[Posted: July 29, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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