Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.31.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 27, 28, 29

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

September 1-- Agenda Posted. Independent Regulatory Review Commission meets on final Carbon Pollution Reduction Program covering power plants [RGGI].  10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live online.   Click Here for comments received by the IRRC.   Click Here for more information on the issue.

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Study Finds Drilling Wastewater No Best Option For Road Treatment

-- Warren Times: Conventional Drillers Advisory Group Talks Road Dumping Of Brine; DEP Willingness To Permit Spreading Of Brine On Roads

-- 19th Annual York Watershed Week Set For September 16 to 25  [PaEN]

-- York Conservation District Holds Annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser Sept. 17 To Benefit York County Envirothon  [PaEN]

-- Save The Date: Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum & Science Symposium Set For Nov. 19-20  [PaEN]

-- Brodhead Watershed Assn: Members & Friends Celebration Sept. 24 At Shawnee’s River Sanctuary

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal: Trends In U.N. Climate Report Point To An Altered Chesapeake Bay

-- ReadingE:  Reading Will Drain Bernhart Dam Due To Hazard Risk

-- PPL: On Track To Achieve 70% Reduction In Greenhouse Gases By 2035, 80% Reduction By 2040 On The Way To Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050  [PaEN]

-- PG - Anya Litvak: With So Much Utility-Scale Solar On The Horizon, PA Landowners Learning About A New Type Of Lease 

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Westinghouse Won’t Be Prosecuted Over Failed Nuclear Project, Will Pay Out Over $21 Million

-- PUC PA One Call Damage Prevention Committee Imposes $62,650 In Penalties  [PaEN]

-- CourierT: Why Has PFAS Health Study Been Delayed In Bucks County?

-- NextPittsburgh: Carrie Furnace Could Go From Industrial Site To Film Studio

-- ReadingE: Fmr Titus Generating Station In Berks Sold For $200,000 To Be Turned Into Plastics Waste Processing Facility

-- YorkDR: Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Colder, Drier Winter With Normal Snowfall

-- iHeartRadio: Plant Harboring Deer Ticks With Lyme Disease Growing In PA - Japanese Barberry

-- WITF Smart Talk: DCNR Launches Park Access And Management Plan Laying Out Course For Next 25 Years

-- YorkDR: New Walking Trail Will Connect 2 Parking Lots At Rocky Ridge County Park In York County

-- PG: With e-Bike Use Growing, Pittsburgh Transit Will Allow Them On Transit Vehicles

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Kury Point Susquehanna River Observation Area Opens At Shikellamy State Park

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: To Host Fall Native Plant Sale Sept. 11; Fall Migration In Full Swing  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: If It’s Not Labor Day, When Is The First Day Of Fall?

Hurricane Ida

-- National Weather Service - State College: Updated Rainfall Forecast

-- DEP: Storm And Flood Recovery Fact Sheets And Information [PaEN]

-- PUC: Offers Safety Tips As Remnants Of Hurricane Ida Approach  [PaEN]

-- Gov. Wolf: Remnants Of Hurricane Ida Expected To Bring Rain, Flooding To Much Of PA

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Ida Expected To Bring Heavy Rain, Flash Floods To PA

-- Inquirer: Ida Remnants May Threaten Philly With First Significant Delaware River Flooding In 10 Years

-- TribLive: Remnants Of Hurricane Ida To Bring Heavy Rain, Potential Flooding To Western PA

-- AltoonaM: Bedford County Braces For Heavy Rains From Ida

-- WBTimes: Flood Gates Closed At Riverfront Park In Wilkes-Barre

-- CitizensV: Luzerne County Closes Flood Gates Along Susquehanna River

-- U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers: To Draw Down Reservoirs At Francis E. Walter Dam, Blue Marsh Lake In Advance Of Hurricane Ida

-- NPR: How Climate Change is Fueling Hurricanes Like Ida


-- CitizensV: Cartwright, Brown Advocate For Congress Investing In Climate Change

-- AP: Wildfire Evacuees Flood Lake Tahoe Roads In Rush To Flee

-- WPost: Federal Judge Throws Out Waters Of U.S. Rule Allowing Filling Of Streams, Wetlands

PA Politics

-- WITF: House Lawmakers Get An Earful On How To Redraw PA’s Congressional Maps: ‘Do No Harm’

-- WHYY - Katie Meyer: Republican Senators Push Forward With Vague Idea of 2020 Election Audit

-- AP: Pennsylvania To Mandate Masks In K-12 Schools, Day Cares

-- PennLive: More Than 9,000 New COVID Cases Reported In PA Over The Weekend

-- PennLive: Cumberland County Schools Tell Dozens To Quarantine After School Open One Week

-- WITF/AP: Extra Federal Unemployment Aid Ending For 640,000 Pennsylvanians

-- PA Cap-Star: Despite U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, Philly City Courts’ Orders Delaying Evictions Remains

-- PG: PA State System Universities Will Offer Emergency Aid Of Up To $1,000 To Students

-- PG: As PA Schools Struggle With Student Mental Health Needs, Lawmakers Look To Remove Barriers

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Legislature Overdoses On Politics And Opioid Epidemic

-- AP: Fmr Rep. Rick Saccone To Run For Republican Nomination For Lt. Gov

-- MCall: Republican Candidate In Northampton County Says He’ll Bring ‘Strong Men’ To Confront Pro-Mask School Board

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