Saturday, August 21, 2021

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.21.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 27, 28, 29

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- Latest PA Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Increase In Emissions For 2nd Consecutive Year; Decrease In Electricity Generation, Transportation Sectors  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT Editorial: PA Senate Environmental Committee Ignores Evidence In Opposing RGGI Regulation

-- DEP: $1 Million In Small Business Grants Available For Farm Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Pollution Prevention Projects; Funding Source Goes Off Fiscal Cliff This Year  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: 5-Part Backyard Stream Repair Webinar Series Begins Sept. 7  [PaEN]

-- PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers: Hosts Sept. 8 Webinar On Water Testing Tools By The Water Rangers  [PaEN]

-- IndianaG: Indiana County Agency Joins Tree Planting Program To Curb Water Pollution

-- PA Resources Council: September Schedule Of Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Locations In Allegheny, Mercer Counties  [PaEN]

-- ReadingE: National Weather Service - Tornado Touched Down In Berks County

-- PennLive: NWS - Tornado Confirmed In Dauphin County; 1 Of 4 In Central PA

-- CourierT: 3rd Tornado In 3 Weeks Hits Bucks County

-- WESA: After Sighting Black Smoke, Flames, Environmental Groups Ask Authorities To Address Air Pollution At U.S. Steel Plant In Braddock, Allegheny County

-- CitizensV: DEP To Review Heating Oil Leak Site Near White Haven Center

-- MCall: PPL Electric To Lower Customers’ Bills Slightly Beginning Dec. 1

-- PPL Electric: Reaches Agreement To Lower Transmission Rates

-- Aug. 20 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Early History of Presque Isle State Park And Old Erie: 10 Things Every Visitor Should Know

-- CentreDT: Wetlands, Wildlife, Wellness: Explore Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

-- AP: Diver Takes You On His Adventures In The Delaware River

-- PG Editorial: A Site Dedicated To Pittsburgh Recreation Information

-- Berks County Living: Natural For All: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Now Accessible To those With Visual Impairments

-- Help Wanted: DCNR Director Of Outdoor Recreation

American Rescue Plan Funding

-- ErieT: Erie Officials Still Working On Plan To Spend $76 Million Of COVID Relief Funds

-- Bay Journal: Virginia Special Session Secures $300 Million For Clean Water From American Rescue Plan  [PA Lags Behind Again]


-- The Guardian: New England Braces For First Hurricane In 30 Years As Henri Barrels Toward Coast

-- AP: Explosive California Wildfires Could Burn Into December

-- The Hill: Republican To Leave Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Leaving It Evenly Divided

-- The Guardian: Millions Of Electric Car Batteries Will Retire In Next Decade, What Happens To Them?

-- The Guardian: A Billion Children At ‘Extreme Risk’ From Climate Impacts - Unicef

PA Politics

-- Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman Asks Conservative Republican Sen. Dush To Take Over Efforts To Audit Nov. Election Results

-- AP: Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman Orders New Senator To Take Charge Of ‘Election integrity’ Plan

-- PA Cap-Star: Republicans Reassigning 4 Of Sen. Mastriano’s Staff In Squabble Over Election Probe

-- AP: Fulton County Sues State Over Decertified Voting System

-- PG/MCall: 91% Of PA Residents Live In High Transmission Rate Areas; 2,128 Cases Added Friday

-- PennLive: Gov. Wolf Reinstates Mask Mandate For PA State Employees, Contractors

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry: PA Unemployment Rate Drops For 5th Consecutive Month To 6.6% In July

-- AP: PA Jobless Rate Down, Payrolls Up 29,000 In July

-- PennLive: Gov. Wolf: PA Will Welcome Afghan Refugees

-- WITF: Central PA Organizations Preparing For Afghan Refugee Arrivals

-- WPSU: State College Plans To Request A Census Recount, Suspecting Pandemic-Related Undercount

-- AltoonaM: Census Numbers Show Shrinking Districts In Rural Areas

-- PennLive: Republican Lawmaker Calls His School Choice Bill A ‘Game Changer” With Its Focus On Students, Not Systems

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[Posted: August 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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