Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.28.21

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 10:00: House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting on cybersecurity in the PJM electricity grid region.  Room G-50 Irvis Building.  Click Here to watch live.

TODAY 1:00: House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting on letter to urge the Independent Regulatory Review Commission to disapprove the Carbon Pollution Reduction Program covering power plants [RGGI]. Room G-50 Irvis Building.  Click Here to watch liveRead more here.


-- PennLive: Third Crew Of DCNR Wildfire Fighters Heads West, This Time To Idaho

-- Fox43: Another Crew Of DCNR Wildfire Fighters Headed To Western U.S. To Battle Raging Wildfires 

-- AP: Western Wildfire Battles Aided By Weather But Losses Grow

-- PG Editorial: Climate Change Is Driving Extreme Floods, Wildfires And Heat.  Will The World Meet The Moment? 

-- WBTimes Editorial: Flood Management Strategies Need To Evolve, Especially With Impacts Of Climate Change

-- AltoonaM Editorial: Natural Gas Drillers Put Their Industry Over Your Health

-- ScrantonT Editorial: State Is Steward Of Public Land, Not A Developer

-- StateImpactPA/Rachel McDevitt: In Boost For Environmental Rights, PA Supreme Court Rules Drilling Revenue From State Forests Must Be Used For Conservation

-- NRDC: Regulation Is Too Weak For Radioactive Oil And Gas Drilling Wastewater Other Waste  [PaEN]

-- Sen. Muth, Rep. Innamorato: Call On DEP To Close Loopholes In Regulation Of Oil & Gas Industry Waste As Hazardous Waste

-- PG/Anya Litvak: Underground Drilling Wastewater Pipelines Can Be A Big, Unregulated Business In PA  [2019]

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: DEP Steamrolling Clinton County Natural Gas Power Plant Approval Is Out Of Step With Agency Rhetoric - Clean Air Council

-- Commonwealth Court Rules Against A DEP Request To Dismiss Delaware RiverKeeper PFAS Rulemaking Petition Challenge [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA/John Hurdle: DEP To Propose Limits On PFAS Family Of Chemicals That It Says Balance Coast And Public Health

-- DEP: Took Action On 596 Permits - 97% On Time; Conducted 1,302 Inspections; Responded To 2 Environmental Emergencies In last Week

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Water Authorities Push Assistance Programs For Low-Income Customers

-- ErieT: Erie Water Works Issues Boil Water Advisory For Harborcreek Township

-- PennLive/Marcus Schneck: How To Track A Single Raindrop From Your Backyard To The Ocean

-- Inquirer/Frank Kummer: Fuel Delivery Driver Charged By County DA In Gasoline Spill That Contaminated Delaware County School Grounds

-- WHYY: Delaware County DA Announces Criminal Charges In Brookhaven Fuel Spill

-- Green Building Alliance: August 3 - Solar Innovation At Hazelwood Green In Pittsburgh - In-Person Tour

-- ASES National Solar Tour October 2-3: Sign Up To Be A Stop On The National Solar Tour

-- Exelon: Joins Electric Highway Coalition; Encourages Electric Vehicle Adoption

-- FirstEnergy: Joins Electric highway Coalition To Enable Long-Distance Electric Vehicle Travel

-- MCall: Biden Coming To Lehigh Valley Today To Visit Mack Truck Plant

-- AP:  Can Biden’s Plans Manufacture More U.S. Factory Jobs?  [Lehigh Valley Visit]

-- PG: Evoqua To Bring Sustainability And Innovation Hub To Lawrenceville

-- Health, DEP, DCNR: Prevalence Of Ticks In Pennsylvania Is High, Take Steps To Prevent Tick Bites And Tick-borne Diseases  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: PA Officials Warn Of Uptick In Hard-To-Spot Ticks As Summer Wears On

-- PA Cap-Star: State Officials Push For Tick-borne Illness Awareness

-- Susquehanna Greenway Partnership: Announces Winners Of 10th Annual Photo Contest [PaEN]

-- Allegheny Land Trust: Protects Kincaid Street Garden In Pittsburgh’s Garfield Neighborhood  [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Quarterly: The Perfect Antidote, Appreciation Of Nature is Soaring And The Recreation Business Is Booming

-- PA Environmental Council: Public Lands Rides - PA’s Grand Canyon In Tioga State Forest

-- ClearWater Conservancy: Schedule Of August Tours Of Local Parks, Natural Areas In Centre County Area

-- TribLive/Mary Ann Thomas: State To Remove Peregrine Falcon From Threatened Species List 

-- PennLive/Marcus Schneck: Kids Who Pushed For Hellbender To Be PA State Amphibian Have New Target: Squashing Spotted Lanternfly

PA Politics

-- AP: PennDOT Funding Report Could Launch Years of Debate


-- The Guardian: Critical Measures Of Global Heating Reaching Tipping Point, Study Finds

-- The Guardian: New IUCN Green Status Tool Launched To Help Species ‘Thrive, Not Just Survive’

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[Posted: July 28, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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