Saturday, August 28, 2021

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.28.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 27, 28, 29

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Assn. Highlights Partnership With Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition  [PaEN]

-- WPost/Bloomberg: Who’s Subsidizing This Bitcoin Miner IPO?  You Are

-- New Sensor Can Detect Valuable Rare Earth Elements In Mine Drainage, Other Non-Traditional Sources  [PaEN]

-- CBF Blog: What Is Regenerative Agriculture, And Why Is It Re-Emerging Now?  By Sudan Smith, CBF Communications Intern  [PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Council: Smarter Yards, Cleaner Streams [PaEN]

-- Farm Bureau, Solar Advocates Support Bipartisan Community Solar Legislation That Will Generate $1.8 Billion In Economic Benefits  [PaEN]

-- WBTimes: Wilkes University Gets Part Of $1.1 Million NSF Grant For Climate Change Study

-- ErieT Guest Essay: America’s Climate Leadership Rests In Appalachia - Marcellus Shale Coaltion

-- Gov. Wolf: PA-Task Force 1 Activated In Anticipation Of Hurricane Ida

-- National Weather Service State College: Probable Path Of Hurricane Ida Remnants Arrive In Central PA Middle Of Next Week

-- Inquirer: Yes, Tornado Counts In PA, NJ Are Abnormally High In 2021

-- Courier Express: Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority Taking Action Against Recycling Fund Transfers [By General Assembly]

-- 10th Annual Free Book Swap At Wayne County Fairgrounds Sept. 16, 17, 18 & 19  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: Spotted Lanternfly Collective Flights In Late Summer Not Dangerous To Public

-- Penn State Researchers: Find Surprising Gaps in Ecological Genetic Data That Holds Back Global Conservation Efforts

-- MCall: Cicadas Aren’t Killing Trees In Lehigh Valley

-- Aug. 27 Take Five Fridays With Pam Now Available From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Council: A Walk In Someone Else's Shoes - TrailOff Stories  [PaEN]

-- PA Recreation & Park Society, Park Maintenance Institute: Highlight Upcoming Education Programs  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Eagle Scout Project Improves Entry At North Huntingdon Park

-- SuburyDI: Doctor-Led Walk Draws Nearly 100

-- ReadingE: Reading Teens Among The First-Time Kayakers On 2021 Schuylkill River Sojourn

-- Bradford Era: New Covered Bridge Expected To Enhance Kinzua Valley Trail In Westline

-- WBTimes: Ribbon Cutting Held For D&L Trail Pedestrian Crossing At Middleburg Road

-- PA Home Page: Section Of D&L Trail In White Haven Gets Much Needed Upgrade

-- Penn State Extension: Hosts Sept. 9 Webinar On Mystery Songbird Disease: Knowns, Unknowns And Actions To Take  [PaEN]

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Dangerous Life Of Young Bald Eagles: McKeesport Eagle Electrocuted; Harmar Bird Injury Heals

-- AP: Could Saving The State Tree Help Fix Trout Fishing Troubles?


-- Reuters: Hurricane Ida Knocks Out More Gulf Coast Oil Than Katrina

-- U.S. EIA: 88.7 GW Of 317.6 GW Of Coal-Fired Electric Generation Capacity Retired Since 2011; 14.5 GW Natural Gas-Fired Units Built In PA, OH

-- The Guardian: EPA Is Falsifying Risk Assessments For Dangerous Chemicals, Say Whistleblowers

-- WPost: Many Measures Of The Earth’s Health Are At Their Worst Levels On Record, NOAA Finds 

PA Politics

-- Spotlight PA: PA’s Legislative Leaders Wield Extraordinary Power, And Election Audit Fight Proves It

-- Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Ready To Support Afghan Refugees

-- TribLive: 911th Airlift Wing Based In Pittsburgh Joins Afghanistan Evacuation

-- MCall: PA Citizens Head To Afghanistan Airport Friday To Attempt Escape Amid Tear Gas, Fear Of Attacks

-- Inquirer: Do You Speak Dari Or Pashto?  Philly Wants Your Help Welcoming Displaced Afghans

-- WESA: More Afghan Refugees Destined For Pittsburgh, Support Groups Promise To Help Them To ‘Feel At Home’

-- Scranton T: COVID Cases, Death Rates Rising Rapidly

-- ErieT: Erie Hospitals Saw 60% Spike In COVID Admissions Last Week

-- TribLive Editorial: Legislature Now Owns The Consequences Of Public Health Emergencies

-- MCall: U.S. Supreme Court Allows Evictions To Resume, Here’s What You Need To Know

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Sen. Saval, Gov. Wolf Call On PA Supreme Court To Halt Evictions

-- KYW: Child Dead, 2 Injured In Shooting After Academy Park-Pennsburg Football Game In Delaware County

-- MCall Guest Essay: Why PA Gun Owners Shouldn’t Need A License To Conceal Carry

-- PA Cap-Star: Commonwealth Court Rejects State School Employees Pension Fund Brief Because It had The Wrong Size Font, Misplaced Staples

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[Posted: August 28, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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