Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.27.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 27, 28, 29

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


Note: The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee postponed action on a letter to urge the Independent Regulatory Review Commission to disapprove the Carbon Pollution Reduction Program covering power plants [RGGI] until at least July 28.  The Chairman scheduled a meeting before it had the regulation to consider.


-- TribLive Editorial: PA Supreme Court Is Right To Protect Oil & Gas Fund


-- PennVEST: Invests $97 Million In Clean Water Infrastructure, Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction Projects In 19 Counties [PaEN]

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Water Authority To Receive Nearly $24 Million In PennVEST Funding For Sewer Line Upgrades, Other Repairs

-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna River Sewer Authority Receives $2.3 Million State Loan To Eliminate Overflow Point

-- DEP: To Require Radiological Testing Of Leachate At Landfills, Including Those Accepting Drilling Wastes; Does Not Include Additional Testing Of Drilling Wastewater  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA/Reid Frazier: DEP To Require Landfills To Test For Radioactivity From Fracking Waste

-- ScrantonT: Wolf: Landfills Will Soon Be Required To Test For Radium

-- Ohio Capital Journal: Feds And States Not Taking Radioactivity From Fracking Seriously, Environmental Group Says

-- CourierT/Brian Whipkey: PA Trout Unlimited Volunteers Improve, Protect Waterways

-- EPCAMR: Reminder To Apply For Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Mine Reclamation Grant By July 31 

-- Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper: Susquehanna University Stream Ecology Institute; Building The Next Generation Of Ecologists 

-- Natural Resources Defense Council: Millions Of Leaky And Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells Are Threatening Lives And The Climate  [PA Included]

-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests: Conserves 528 Acres Of Forest Along Caldwell Creek, Warren County  [PaEN]

-- PA Sea Grant: Announces Lincoln Rehm From Drexel University Is One Of 74 Finalists For John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

-- WHYY: Philly Residents Survey Damage After Massive Water Main Break: ‘Like An Asteroid Struck’

-- WHYY: After A Pandemic Delay, Philly Is Opening 12 Community Composting Sites

-- LancasterOnline/Ad Crable: Pressure Resumes For Plastic Bag Bans

-- WESA: New Energy Map Of Commercial Buildings Could Help Pittsburgh Reach Sustainability Goals

-- Rite Aid: Releases Third Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

-- Manada Conservancy: August 17 - September 11 Native Plant Sales In Dauphin County

-- Vote Today! USA Today Nature Inn At Bald Eagle Best Eco-Friendly Hotel

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster Teen Jolie Abadir Places In Top 50 Of Age Group At USA Climbing Youth Nationals

-- Marcus Schneck: Northern Goshawk Headed To Endangered Species Status In PA

-- Marcus Schneck: Nearly All Huntable Species In PA Now Legal Game For Mentored Hunters

-- Game Commission: Names David Mitchell New Deputy Executive Director

-- Fish & Boat Commission Board: Proposes Single Opening Day Of Trout, Takes Other Actions At Meeting

-- Marcus Schneck: Single Statewide Opening Day For Trout Season Will Return Under Commission Plan

-- Help Wanted: Susquehanna River Basin Commission Communications & Outreach Specialist


-- EPA: Announces Intent To Bolster Limits On Water Pollution From Power Plants

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Expedite Cleaner Water With Tougher Power Plant Standards

-- The Guardian: At Least 85 Wildfires Torch 1.5 Million Acres Across Drought-Hit U.S. West

-- The Guardian: Record-Shattering Heat Becoming Much More Likely, Says Climate Study

-- NPR: Climate Scientists Meet As Floods, Fires, Droughts, Heat Waves Batter Countries

-- AP:  Warming Rivers In U.S. West Killing Fish, Imperiling Industry

-- AP: Senators, White House In Talks To Finish Federal Infrastructure Bill

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[Posted: July 27, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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