Friday, August 27, 2021

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.27.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 27, 28, 29

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- DCNR: Celebrates Grand Opening Of Kury Point, Recognizing The Legacy Of PA's Environmental Rights Amendment At Shikellamy State Park [PaEN]

-- Gov. Wolf: Calls On Federal Emergency Response Officials To Lower Thresholds For Flood Aid  [PaEN]

-- PUC: Seeking Additional Comments On Electric Storage Policies To Increase Reliability And Resiliency  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: As Climate Change Urgency Grows, PA Still Working On New Standards For Teaching About It

-- Environmental Groups Appeal Air Permit Extension For Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Plant In Bradford County That Would Emit 1 Million Tons Of Greenhouse Gases A Year  [PaEN]

-- DEP: Proposes Policy On Prioritizing Review Of Oil & Gas Erosion & Sediment Control General Permits [PaEN]

-- DEP: Issues Final Guidance On Underground Coal Mining Adjacent To Unconventional Gas Wells  [PaEN]

-- DEP: Issues Air Quality Warning For Friday, Aug. 27 For Southeast PA Counties

-- PA Environmental Professionals: Now Accepting Nominations For Karl Mason & Walter Lyon Awards [PaEN]

-- Environmental Quality Board: Publishes Final Chapter 91 & 92 Water Quality Permit Fee Increase Regulation [PaEN]

-- DEP: Accepting Applications For Coastal Zone Grants Beginning August 30  [PaEN]

-- EPA: Announces $755,000 Is Available To PA To Improve Drinking Water For Underserved, Disadvantaged Communities [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PUC Stymies Philadelphia Green Energy Plan To Add Biogas To PGW’s Fuel

-- PUC: Strongly Encourages Consumers & Small Businesses To Contact Utilities About Options To Pay Past-Due Balances To Avoid Termination [PaEN]

-- PUC: Approves National Fuel Gas Plan To Return Additional $3.8 Million In Federal Tax Savings To Customers

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PUC Rejects PECO’s Pleas To Give It A Bigger Gas Rate Increase

-- Penn State PA Technical Assistance Program/PECO: Host Energy Efficiency Financial Assistance Webinar Sept. 16  [PaEN]

-- Triblive Guest Essay: Best Options For PA’s Coal Plant Communities [RGGI]

-- TribLive: Allegheny County, RIDC Ink Deal To Develop Carrie Furnace Site In Rankin

-- ErieT: Are Erie’s Stormwater Infrastructure Needs At A Breaking Point?

-- PA Resources Council: Sets Schedule Of Western PA Backyard Composting, Rain Barrel, Recycling Workshops In September  [PaEN]

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission: River Walk 50th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 17  [PaEN]

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Aug. 27 RiverWatch Video Report

-- EPA Appoints Philadelphia Council Member Gilmore Richardson To Local Government Advisory Committee

-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Lanternflies Still Abundant In Lancaster County As They Approach Egg-Laying Season

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation: Ready for Your Next Outdoor Adventure? There’s An App for That! [PaEN]

-- PG: Pittsburgh’s New CitiParks Website Puts Fun On The Map

-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Receives Great Greenway/Trail Designation

-- ReadingE: Blue Marsh Swim Beach Closed Due To Toxic Algae Bloom

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Snake-Killing Fungus Not New Attack On Endangered Snakes

American Rescue Plan Funding

-- AP: Pennsylvania Schools Making Plans To Spend Pandemic Windfall

PA Politics

-- AP: Nov. Election ‘Audit’ Sows Intra-Republican Fight, Attacks By Democrats

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Republican Sen. Dush Talks About Election Review, His Doubts About The Vote Count And How Trump ‘Is Watching’

-- Spotlight PA: Sen. Corman Resisted His Pro-Trump Wing For Months, Now He Wants A MAGA Makeover

-- AP: Republican Leaders Reject Wolf’s Call For Mask Mandate In Schools

-- PG: Sen. Costa, Democratic Lawmakers To Require Rental Assistance Application Before Eviction Proceedings

-- AP: U.S. Supreme Court Allows Evictions To Resume During Pandemic

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[Posted: August 27, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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