Thursday, August 26, 2021

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.26.21

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 Consumer Affairs Committee hearing on solar energy in PA.  Penn State Brandywine Campus, Media, Delaware County. Click Here to watch live.

TODAY 10:00: PA Conservative Energy Forum: Ely Farm Solar Energy Tour In Bucks County. 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Click Here to watch online via Facebook.

-- ​​DEP Chesapeake Bay Implementation: 7 Conservation Districts Awarded $2.98 Million In Conservation Excellence Grants; Juniata County Farm Wins Sustainability Award  [PaEN]

-- Lehigh Valley News: Restoration Plan Aims To Improve Bushkill Creek, Monroe County

-- Crawford County Dairy Farmer Shares Ways To Control Energy Costs, Boost Efficiency In New Podcast  [PaEN]

-- DEP: Issues Air Quality Warning For Thursday, Aug. 26 In Southeast PA, Lehigh Valley-Berks County

-- Gov. Wolf:  Urges Public To Stop Costly, Unsightly Practice Of Littering, Illegal Dumping  [PaEN]

-- Keep PA Beautiful: Affiliates In Cambria, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties To Hold Special Collection Events  [PaEN]

-- WTAJ: Tire, Appliance Recycling Events To Be Held In Cambria County Sept. 11 & 25

-- PA Chapter Sierra Club & Others: Sept. 1 Conversation With PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro On Defending Our Environment. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  [Submit your questions ahead of the event]

-- WESA/Allegheny Front: Ohio Valley Communities Talk Gas, Plastics, Inequity With Federal Energy Officials

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: PA Closes In On Top Natural Gas Producing Spot, At Least Temporarily

-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Lancaster County Trash Authority Hopes For Industrial Development In Rural Conoy Twp To Use Steam From Waste-To-Energy Plant

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Mayor Introduces ‘Dark Sky’ Legislation To Reduce Light Pollution

-- ScrantonT: More Mosquitoes In Lackawanna County Found To Have West Nile Virus

-- ABC27: Remembering 9/11 - Fear At Three Mile Island

-- PG: At Kane Woods Nature Area In Beaver County, Volunteer Is Her Buzzers’ Keeper

-- WilliamsportS Editorial: 4-H Plays Role In Shaping Lives Of Young People

-- DCNR: Walk With A Doc - Advancing Wellness Through Nature

-- Audubon Society Of Western PA: Free Backyard Habitats, Pollinator Gardens Available For Residents In McKeesport, Glassport, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- PA Cap-Star: State Officials Throw Their Support Behind ‘Collaborative’ Efforts To Combat Invasive Species  - Agenda/Testimony - Video Of Hearing

-- Montgomery Media: Schuylkill Environmental Ed Center Intern Redesigns The Entrance Garden

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Disease That Blinded, Killed PA Songbirds Vanishes As Mysteriously As It Arrived

American Rescue Plan Funding

-- Pittsburgh Plans To Add 36 Electric Vehicles To Its Fleet Using American Rescue Plan Funding

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Infrastructure Bill

-- PA Cap-Star: Ahead Of U.S. House Vote, Stakeholders Urge Lawmakers In Appalachia To Pass ‘Once-In-A-Generation” Opportunity To Invest In Our Infrastructure

-- 62 Farm, Environmental, Rural Development Groups Urge Congress To Prioritize Climate Solutions For Agriculture In Infrastructure Bill


-- Financial Times: Pipeline Groups Attempt Reinvention With Carbon Capture Plans

-- PA Cap-Star: Biden Administration To Restart Oil And Gas Leasing

-- WPost: Can The Appalachian Trail Survive Its Pandemic Popularity?

PA Politics

-- PG: Allegheny County Residents Tell House Committee They’ll Be Watching How They Draw PA Congressional Map

-- LancasterOnline: PA Voters Maintain Support For Redistricting Reform, Advocates Hope To Finally Achieve It By 2030

-- PG: Republican Divisions On 2020 Election In Spotlight As Senators Laughlin, Mastriano Visit Pittsburgh Area

-- Spotlight PA: What We Know About The Renewed Push For a ‘Forensic Audit’ Of PA’s 2020 Election

-- PennLive - John Baer: Is PA Senate Boss Jake Corman On A Mission From God, Trump Or Himself?

-- AP: Wolf Asks Legislature For Law Mandating Masks In Classrooms

-- Spotlight PA: Wolf Asks Republican Leaders To Return To Harrisburg And Pass School Mask Mandate

-- PennLive: PA Reports One Of The Highest New COVID Infection Counts Since Spring

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley H.S. Football Has First COVID Cancellation Of Season: Here We Go Again

-- WESA: With No Action In Harrisburg, Eyes Turn To Allegheny County Health For k-12 COVID Mitigation

-- AP: Pennsylvania Allows Opioid Emergency Declaration To Lapse Without Action By General Assembly

-- MCall: 2 Years After Auditor General Recommended Gun Tracing System To Stem Violence, Police Depts. Rarely Use It

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[Posted: August 26, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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