Thursday, August 19, 2021

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.19.21

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 8:30: Agenda Posted. DCED PA Grade Crude (Oil) Development Advisory Council meeting. Contact: Adam Walters,, 717-214-6548.  Click Here for more on the agenda [new Penn State study on road dumping of drilling wastewater]

New Franklin & Marshall Poll Results--

-- 62 percent believe Pennsylvania should do more to address climate change

-- More believe climate change is causing problems now than in June- 59 percent

-- 39 percent personally experience problems related to climate change, up from 33 percent in June

-- 71 percent believe elementary and high schools should teach children about climate change

-- Republicans On Senate Environmental Committee OK Letter Disapproving Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Reg. Covering Power Plants [RGGI]  [PaEN]

-- PA Cap-Star: Republicans On Senate Environmental Panel Urge Opposition To Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

-- House Environmental Committee Meets Sept. 2 On Resolution To Kill RGGI Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulations  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA: DCNR’s 25-Year Plan For State Parks Stresses Need To Address Effects Of Climate Change

-- House Environmental Committee Fails To Discuss Poor Compliance, Record $55 Million In Penalties Imposed On Natural Gas/Hazardous Liquid Pipelines In Last 5 Years  [PaEN]

-- Center Square: Pipelines In PA Necessary Despite Shared Climate Concerns, Industry Says

-- Environmental Health News: Residents In Pittsburgh Suburb Demanding Public Hearings On 2 Proposed Natural Gas Wells

-- Save PA’s Forests Coalition: Hosts Aug. 25 Webinar On Watersheds And Wilderness At Risk From Natural Gas Development  [PaEN]

-- Conservation Voters Of PA/PennFuture: Sept. 1  Webinar With Attorney General Josh Shapiro On Protecting PA’s Environment. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

-- ErieT Guest Essay: What Environmental Price Will PA Pay For Bitcoin Mining?  - PennFuture

-- Register Now! South Mountain Partnership Fall Meeting Sept. 17 - Bringing Climate Issues To The Local Level [PaEN]

-- DEP: Latest Environmental Justice Update Newsletter

-- PA Cap-Star: Report: Aging PA Schools ‘Uniquely Vulnerable’ To Environmental Health Hazards

-- TribLive: Boil Water Advisory Likely In Effect Until Friday For Parts Of Fox Chapel

-- DEP: To Conduct Additional Mosquito Spraying In Crawford County To Help Prevent West Nile Virus

-- Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay: The Connecting Power Of The Susquehanna River Sojourn  By Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of DCNR  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Blog: PA Outdoor Corps Helps Connect Young People To Opportunities In DCNR And Beyond

-- DCNR: Announces Award Of $602,306 In Grants To Volunteer Fire Companies To Help Fight Wildfires  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: SW PA Fire Depts. Awarded Grants For Fighting Wildfires

-- ErieT: Probe Of Ginseng Records Leads To Indictment Of 2 Men In Erie Federal Court

-- Lebanon Valley Conservancy, Partners: Host Oct. 3 Tower To Town 10-Mile Trail Run

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Autumn Hawk Migration Update

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Infrastructure Bill

-- Appalachian Voices: What The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Means For Appalachia

-- Scranton Mayor: Calls On Congress To Pass Biden Infrastructure & Climate Plan During Virtual Roundtable


WPost: EPA Banning Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Linked To Neurological Damage In Young Children

PA Politics

New Franklin & Marshall Poll Results--

-- Concern Over COVID-19 Increased 10 percentage points since June to 17 percent

-- 63 percent support redistricting reform/ 65 percent favor an independent commission

-- 78 percent favor campaign finance reform

-- 80 percent support reducing the size of the General Assembly

-- 33 percent favor John Fetterman in Democratic U.S. Senate Primary race

-- 14 percent support Sean Parnell in Republican U.S. Senate Primary race

-- 85 percent thought the Jan. 6 assault on U.S. Capitol was bad for democracy

-- Paul Muschick: Overpaid PA Senators Will Be More Open About Their Expenses, Why That’s Not Enough

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Democrats’ Constituencies Are Growing, How Does That Impact 2022?

-- PA Gaming Control Board: Reports Record Revenue In July

-- WITF/PennLive: How Taxpayer Dollars Are Helping To Lure National Golf Tournaments To PA

-- LancasterOnline - Brad Bumsted: Why Were So Many Of The People Who Assaulted The U.S. Capitol On Jan. 6 From Pennsylvania?

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[Posted: August 19, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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