Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.21.21

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: DEP: Issues Air Quality Action Day For Wednesday, July 21 In Southeastern, Lehigh Valley-Berks, Southcentral PA Due To Canadian Wildfires  

-- NRDC: How The Lack Of Regulation Of Oil & Gas Production Leads To Radioactive Waste In Our Water, Air And Communities [PA Included]

-- Rolling Stone: The Oil & Gas Industry Produces Radioactive Waste - Lots Of It [PA Included]


-- MCall: Wildfire Smoke Altering Appearance Of The Sun, Causing Air Quality Issues In Lehigh Valley, How Long Will It Continue?

-- MCall: When Is The Last Time Lehigh Valley Air Quality Was This Bad?

-- ScrantonT: Smoky Haze From Western Fires Blankets Northeast PA

-- Inquirer: Smoke From Pacific Northwest Wildfires Again Fill Skies Over Philly

-- PennLive: West Nile Virus Found In York County: Officials [West Nile Virus Positive Mosquitoes Found In 14 PA Counties]

-- DEP: Took Action On 671 Permits, 93% Meeting Deadline; Conducted 1,327 Inspections; Responded To 6 Environmental Emergencies In Last Week

-- StateImpactPA/Susan Phillips: Chester County Commissioners Ask PUC To Act As Mariner East Pipeline Construction Causes More Sinkholes

-- WESA: Limiting Carbon Emissions Could Eliminate About 90 Deaths A Year In Western PA By 2030

-- PA Business Report: Meeting Discusses Future Of Manufacturing, Decarbonization In PA

-- Mack Trucks, 30 Other Businesses Call On Pennsylvania To Accelerate Electrification Of Trucks And Buses [PaEN]

-- Take Action Now: To Urge Congress To Pass RECLAIM Act To Provide More Resources To Reclaim Abandoned Mine Land 

-- Clean Air Council: How Safe Is Safe Enough In Setting Standards For Toxic Air Pollution In Philadelphia

-- Times-Tribune Guest Essay: Old Oil And Gas Wells Spew Methane

-- DCED: CFA Approves $42,000 Grant For Natural Gas Pipeline Extension Project In Crawford County

-- Ohio River Valley Institute: Why The Appalachian Natural Gas Boom Failed To Deliver Jobs And Prosperity And What It Teaches 

-- PG/Anya Litvak: Door-To-Door Energy Sales May Resume, PUC Says

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Small Change In Solar Policy Will Create Huge Returns For PA   - GreenWorks Development

-- Susquehanna/Chesapeake RiverKeepers: Condemn Maryland Governor’s Move To Support License Of Conowingo Dam

-- TribLive: Bridgeville Receives Grant To Acquire, Demolish Flood-Prone Properties

-- AltoonaM: Residents Request Aid To Deal With Flooding In Altoona

-- CourierT: Will Lower Makefield’s Sewer Sale Effect Future Aqua PA Rates For Everyone?

-- WHYY: Media Borough Debuts Municipal-Wide Composting Program

-- WESA: Compost Bins, Stormwater Runoff Solutions: Students Reimagine A More Sustainable Monroeville Mall

-- Penn State College Of Agriculture/Ag Progress Days: August 10 - Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Economy.  1:00 p.m.

-- Penn State College Of Agriculture/Ag Progress Days: August 11 - Position Ag Businesses For Future Generations, Product Lines, Business Models. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

-- ErieT: Beekeeper’s Tens Of Thousands Of Honeybees Bring Joy, Income, Tourists To Erie County

-- DCNR: Announces New Conservation Measures In State Forests To Protect Bats [PaEN]

-- PRPS Park Maintenance Institute: Hosts Webinars On Managing Forest Ecosystems, Natural & Artificial Turf Management [PaEN]

-- Manada Conservancy: Native Plant Nursery Now Open In Dauphin County

-- LancasterOnline: How To See Lancaster County’s Top Flowers And Pollinator Plants, Plus Idea Gardens For Free

-- Partnership For Delaware Estuary: Perennial Pages - Gardens For Clean Water, Habitat Owners & Caretakers

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal/Ad Crable: Visit French Azilum, Where Nobles Fled To PA Wilderness

-- TribLive: Bike And Pedestrian Path In Pittsburgh’s Lawrencdville Completed

-- PG: Experts Still Searching For Answers To Songbird Disease; Native Plants Fill Gaps For Empty Feeders

-- TribLive/Mary Ann Thomas: DEP Suspects Pesticide Or Herbicide Caused Massive Fish Kill On Chartiers Creek

-- TribLive: New Leechburg Angling Club Promotes Fishing On Kiski River, Its Tributaries

-- ErieT/Brian Whipkey: First Day Of PA Trout Season Proposed In Early April

-- MCall: What Caused Death Of Bald Eagle Found In Lehigh County?

-- Marcus Schneck: How PA Wildlife Beats The Heat; Some Are Really Disgusting

-- Marcus Schneck: Oldest, Largest Bowhunting Festival Back On In PA This September


-- PA Cap-Star: As Congress Tries To Regulate PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Loca Water Systems Push Back

-- FracTracker.Org: Mapping PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Oil & Gas Operations

-- AP: Big Infrastructure Bill In Peril As Republicans Threaten Filibuster

-- The Guardian: Thunderstorms And Lightning Threaten To Spur More Wildfires In U.S. West

-- EPA, Forest Service: Release Improved Tools To Equip Public With Information And Resources On Wildfire Smoke

-- NYT: How Bad Is The Bootleg Wildfire In Oregon? Watch This Satellite Video

-- Financial Times: Biden Will Not Back Down On Climate Plans, Says Environmental Agency Chief

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[Posted: July 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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