Saturday, September 18, 2021

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.18.21

returns to session September [20-canceled], 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- DCNR: Begins Fall Foliage Reports Sept. 30; Experts Available For Fall Foliage Tips For Residents, Travelers  [PaEN]

-- CentreDT: PA Parks & Forests Foundation: More Funding Needed For State Parks, Forests

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Engages English Language Learners In Watershed STEM  [PaEN]

-- Stroud: Hosts Major Events: Wild & Scenic Film Festival Sept. 24; Water’s Edge Gala- Award Presentation Nov. 4; Intersection Of Art & Science Storyteller Carolyn Finney Nov. 18  [PaEN]

-- CBF: August Dead Zone Is Bad News For Chesapeake Bay

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Water Authority Completes Sale Of Water To Drilling Site In Upper Burrell

-- NYT Guest Essay: They Couldn’t Drink Their Water, And Still, They Stayed Quiet About Natural Gas Drilling [Lycoming County]

-- MCall: Slate Belt Mulch-Grinding Business Wins 7-Year Fight For DEP Permit, Promises To Be Good Neighbor

-- DEP Posts 59 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Sept. 18 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- PA Bipartisan House/Senate Legislative Climate Caucus: Lists Climate Week Events Sept. 20-26  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Fall Is Getting Warmer In Philly, Here’s What That Means For Trees, Ticks, Birds

-- The Guardian: World’s First Battery-Electric Freight Train Unveiled [PA’s Wabtec]

-- ErieT: Wabtec Sells FLXdrive Battery Locomotive To Australian Company

-- LancasterOnline: Forest Preservation Efforts To Benefit From $10,000 Gift To Lancaster Conservancy From Lancaster County Grocer

-- Sept. 17 Take Five Fridays With Pam Now Available From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Council: Receives $50,000 Grant From Appalachian Regional Commission To Study Feasibility Of New Rail-Trail Corridors In NE PA

-- TribLive: Park Hopper Challenge Highlights Westmoreland County’s Recreational Opportunities

-- WBTimes: Earth Conservancy Donates To Wilkes-Barre Special Needs Playground Project

-- DCNR: Provides Guidance On Harvesting Wild Ginseng In PA

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Wildlife Corridors Help All Species

Hurricane Ida

-- PA Cap-Star: General Assembly’s Disaster Response Faces First Test With Hurricane Ida

-- Gov. Wolf: Encourages Individuals Impacted By Ida To Register For Disaster Assistance; Business Owner Help Available Thru Virtual SBA Recovery Center  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer: Here’s Where FEMA Centers Are Open For Philly-Area Ida Victims


-- WPost: Wildfire Threatens historic Trees At Sequoia National Park In California; Fireproof Blankets Are The Defense

-- BBC: Biden Urges World Leaders To Cut Methane Gas Emissions 30% Below 2020 Levels

-- WPost: As Climate Pledges Fall Short, U.N. Predicts Globe Could Warm By Catastrophic 2.7 Degrees Celsius

PA Politics

-- WHYY: Election Security Experts: PA Republicans Trying To Play ‘Russian Roulette’ With Voters’ Personal Information

-- AP: PA Senate Democrats Sue Republicans Over Election ‘Investigation’

-- AP: Bipartisan Election Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: House To Vote On Extending Rule Allowing Members To Participate Remotely; Senate Is Not

-- Inquirer: Rural PA Counties Saw Big Loss Of Population In 2020 Census, Impacts Funding, Political Clout

-- YorkDR: WellSpan Health Official Calls Recent COVID Surge ‘Completely Avoidable’

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Advocates: Mask-Wearing Is Not Child Abuse, And Saying So Minimizes Real Problems

-- AP: Thousands Of PA Students Request Mask Exemptions

-- WESA: Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital Adds Tent To Increase Emergency Care Capacity

-- ErieT: Erie County Sees Rise In COVID Cases Among Children

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry: PA Unemployment Rate Down Slight In August To 6.4%

-- AP: PA’s Labor Force Shrank, Payrolls Flat In August

-- LancasterOnline: Afghan Refugees To Be Resettled In Lancaster In Coming Weeks

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[Posted: September 18, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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