Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.15.21

returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session September 20, 21, 22

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- Bay Journal: Pennsylvania Counties Take The Lead In Water Quality Cleanup Plans  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Groups Submit Rulemaking Petitions To Environmental Quality Board Asking For Full-Cost Bonding For Oil & Gas Well Plugging  [PaEN]

-- DEP: Dedicates Public Drinking Water System To Leacock Township, Lancaster County  [PaEN]

-- EPA: Removes Butler Mine Tunnel, Luzerne County From National Superfund List  [PaEN]

-- CitizensV: EPA Removes Butler Mine Tunnel From Superfund List

-- PG: Federal Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Water Authority To Pay $500,000 Judgment For Polluting Allegheny River, False Reporting

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Water Authority Fined $500,000 For Clean Water Act Violations

-- DCNR: State Park Visitation Down From The Record 2020, But Still 3.9 Million Ahead Of 2019; Fall Foliage Reports To Begin Soon  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Laurel Highlands Ranks 8th In USA Today’s Top-10 Fall Foliage Spots; PA’s Pocono Mountains Was 3rd

-- PA Environmental Council: Getting Their Feet Wet - First Waves River Surfing Program

-- PA Environmental Council: Celebrating PA’s 2021 River Of The Year - The Shenango River

-- Keep PA Beautiful: Invites Businesses To Adopt A Road Or Area To Help Keep Communities Clean and Beautiful  [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council: Final Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event This Year In Allegheny County Oct. 2  [PaEN]

-- YorkDR: Plant That Converts Hard-To-Recycle Plastic Waste To Concrete Additive To Open In York

-- DEP: Acted On 540 Permits - 90% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Did 1,030 Inspections; Responded To 6 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- Republicans On Senate Committee Report Out Resolution Killing Final Power Plant Carbon Pollution Reduction Regulations [PaEN]

-- Sen. Yaw: Senate Committee Disapproves Wolf RGGI Tax On PA Energy Producers

-- University Of Pennsylvania Climate Week - September 20-24

-- Clean Air Council: Appeals Air Quality Permit For Beech Hollow Gas-Fired Power Plant In Washington County  [PaEN]

-- GASP: Allegheny County Council Votes To Approve Mon Valley Episodic Air Pollution Regulations

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Duquesne Light, Stakeholders Agree On Rate Increase, One Issue Remains Unresolved

-- Penn State: Software Tool Helps Farms Plan Locations For Conservation Practices, With Some Limitations

-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary: 2021 Experience The Estuary - Celebrating 25 Years Oct. 7  [PaEN]

-- Patch: Major Extension Of Chester Valley Trail To Link To Schuylkill River Trail

-- WITF Smart Talk 9:00 a.m.: Governor’s Advisory Council For Hunting, Fishing, Conservation Gains New Leadership - Derek Eberly

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Another PA City Goes Lights Out For Migrating Birds

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Everything You Need To Know About Goose Day In Juniata River Valley

Hurricane Ida

-- WHYY: Montgomery County’s Ida Relief Fund Launches With A $10,000 Donation

PA Politics

-- AP: Senate Republicans Want Personal Information For Each Person Who Voted In November: Names, Addresses, Driver’s License Numbers, 4 Digits Of Social Security Numbers, Method Of Voting [What Could Go Wrong When Politicians Have Your Personal Data?]

-- Spotlight PA: PA Republican Lawmakers To Subpoena Personal Information On Everyone Who Voted In November Election

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Ignore Sham, Heed Election Officials’ Needs

-- Rep. Rapp: Republicans On House Health Committee Issue Regulatory Review Act Challenge To Health Secretary’s School Mask Mandate

-- WITF: Challenging School Mask Mandate, House Republicans Tap Obscure Committee

-- PennLive: House Panel Seeks Ruling On Health Secretary’s Authority To Issue School Mask Order

--TribLive: Unvaccinated People Account For 94% Of New COVID Cases In PA; 97% Of Deaths Were In People Who Were Unvaccinated

-- PG: Unwelcome Guest Returns To Pittsburgh-Area Colleges - COVID

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Council Votes Down Mask Mandate

-- WPSU: State College Council Votes To Require Masks Inside Businesses, Offices

-- MCall: Grocery Shortages? Here’s Why Some Items Are Getting Tough To Find

-- Auditor General: DCED COVID Business Waiver Program Flawed, Urges Transparency, Accountability Reforms  [This program ended May 8, 2020

-- WITF: FBI Data: Hate Crimes In Pennsylvania Hit 14-Year High In 2020

-- AP: Free Rides Take $104 Million Toll On PA Turnpike Revenue

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[Posted: September 15, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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