Friday, October 29, 2021

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.29.21

returns to session Nov. 8, 9, 10, Dec. 13, 14, 15 [No More In 2021]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, Dec. 13, 14, 15 [No More In 2021]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- DRBC Posts Draft Regulations Covering Discharges Of Wastewater From High Volume Hydraulic Fracking Oil And Gas Drilling Operations; Bans Road Dumping Of Wastewater & Co-Products  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Program: Unusual Weather Conditions Continue To Impact Chesapeake Bay Water Quality  [PaEN]

-- Adams County Conservation District: Carroll Valley Park Riparian Forest Buffer

-- Lancaster Clean Water Partners Host Tree Planting In Manheim Township Park [PaEN]

-- ABC27: Tree Planting At Manheim Twp Park Aims To Protect Waterways, Habitats

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Oct. 29 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Gov. Wolf, Legislative Black Caucus Members Announce Actions To Prioritize Environmental Justice [PaEN]

-- PA Cap-Star: Nearing End Of His Term, Wolf Issues Order To Bolster Environmental Efforts

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Here Are 3  Ways PA Can Help Prevent Lead Poisoning In Children

-- ErieT Editorial: Time To End Childhood Lead Poisoning In PA

-- House Environmental Committee Sets Nov. 8 Info Meeting On “Economic Consequences of PA Adopting California’s Regulation On Diesel Emission Controls for Large Trucks.”

-- PennLive: City Of Harrisburg Workers Remove 28 Tons Of Trash From Single Illegal Dump Site

-- Inquirer: Climate Campaign Pressures PA-based Vanguard Investment Firm To Act Faster On Fossil Fuels

-- PG: State College Solar Energy Company Targets Fmr Westinghouse Plant For Expansion

-- PA Solar Center Hosts Nov. 4 Online Lancaster County Lodestar Awards Program [PaEN]

-- PennTAP Hosts Nov. 3 Southwest PA Energy Efficiency Roundtable Webinar  [PaEN]

-- YorkDR Guest Essay: Faith And Science Mandate A More Aggressive Plan To Address Climate Change - Brandon Hoover & David Foster, Messiah University Professors

-- PG Guest Essay: Carbon Tax Can Pay Off For Working Families - PA’s Citizens Climate Lobby

-- PG Guest Essay: Why Do We Encourage People To Live In Flood Zones?

-- PUC: Marks November As National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month

-- PUC: Approves 7.1% Rate Increase For UGI Electric Customers

-- PUC: Approves Settlement With Clearview Energy Related To Sales & Marketing Practices

-- PUC: Seeks Comments On Proposed Settlement Agreements With Greenlight Energy, Discount Power

-- PennLive: All-Day Rain Could Cause Flooding In Parts Of PA; Hazardous Weather Outlook

-- DCNR’s 5th Fall Foliage Report: Weather Conditions Lengthening Peak Fall Color  [PaEN]

-- Agriculture: Every Spotted Lanternfly Egg Mass Not Destroyed Is 50 More Next Spring - ‘That’s Scary’  ​​[PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Ghostly Encounters In PA State Parks Defy Logic

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Fall Newsletter Features Native Peoples, Paths, Places In State Parks & Forests  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA: Seeking Proposals To Host 2025 PA Greenways & Trails Summit  [PaEN]

-- River Stewards: Millersville University Students Embrace The Beauty Of The Susquehanna River On A Kayaking Trip

-- DCNR Plans Whitewater Release Into Tohickon Creek In Bucks County For Annual Boating Event

-- Brodhead Watershed Association: Nov. 7 Mystery Mushroom Tour In Monroe County

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Poised To Turn Hays Woods Into Newest City Park

-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Lancaster Conservancy Targets 90 Acres In Elizabeth Twp For New Nature Preserve

-- ErieT: How Presque Isle Helped Solve Early Erie’s Typhoid And Drinking Water Problems

-- Pennsylvania Wilds: ‘Boom To Bust’: How The PA Wilds Survived Intense Logging

-- Pocono Record: Why Are Abandoned Resorts In The Poconos So Thrilling?

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Meet Eagles Up Close Nov. 6; Peak Golden Eagle Migration Time  [PaEN]

-- Game Commission: Watch Out For Deer Crossing Roads More Frequently 

American Rescue Plan Funding 

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Commissioners Told To ‘Do The Right Thing’ With $105 Million In COVID Relief Money

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Infrastructure Bill

-- ReImagine Appalachia: Updated Build Back Better Framework Sets Stage For Job-Creating Investment in Healthier, More Prosperous Future for Appalachia   [PaEN]

Federal Budget Bill

-- ReImagine Appalachia: Updated Build Back Better Framework Sets Stage For Job-Creating Investment in Healthier, More Prosperous Future for Appalachia   [PaEN]

-- NPR: What Stays And What’s Gone From Biden’s Spending Bill (So Far)

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Smaller Build Back Better Framework May Impact Priorities Biden Hyped In Scranton Last Week

-- Gov. Wolf Praises President Biden’s Revised Build Back Better Plan

-- White House: Announces Revised Build Back Better Framework

-- White House: Build Back Better Framework Outline

-- AP: Biden Announces ‘Historic’ Deal, Asks Democrats For Votes

-- WPost: Biden Unveils New Spending Package Aimed At Attracting All Democrats

-- WPost: What’s In The $1.75 Trillion Biden Budget Plan

-- Reuters: Biden Pushes New $1.75 Trillion Spending Plan In Last-Minute Congress Visit


-- AP: ‘Everything Is At Stake’ As World Gathers For Climate Talks

-- AP: A Look At The Top Issues For UN Climate Summit

-- NPR: Biodiesel Is Booming, It May Help The Climate, But There’s A Big Environmental Risk

-- AP: Oil Giants Deny Spreading Disinformation On Climate Change

PA Politics

-- PennLive Guest Essay: A Petition To PA Senate Republicans To Stop Destroying Democracy, Costing PA Voters Money - PA Disinformation Task Force

-- Inquirer - Will Bunch: A Montgomery County Mom, A ‘Whiteness’ Book, And The Republican Scheme To Rock The 2021 Vote

-- WPost: Chief Federal Judge Says ‘The Rioters Were Not Mere Protesters’ That Assaulted U.S. Capitol On Jan. 6

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Don’t Be Tricked Into Believing PA Lawmakers Are Finally Giving Up Their Treats

-- AP: Republican PA Supreme Court Candidate Changes Ad After Complaint From Opponent

-- CitizensV Editorial: PA Bar Assn. Should Enforce Ad Rules For Judicial Candidates

-- Inquirer: 2 Swing Counties In PA- Erie, Northampton- Could Offer Clues For Future Elections

-- Inquirer: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Parnell Tries To Squelch Negative TV Ads, Rivals Make That An Issue Too

-- AP: Berks County Botches Spanish-Language Ballot Instructions  [Republican Controlled County]

-- WITF: Leaders Call On Berks County To Honor Incorrect Voting Deadline Sent To Spanish-Language Voters In The County

-- Spotlight PA: Last-Minute Guide To Essential PA Voter Prep For 2021 General Election

-- Gov. Wolf’s Redistricting Advisory Council To Hold Listening Session In Scranton Nov. 4

-- CourierT: Bucks County YWCA Honors Fmr PA Elections Chief Kathy Boockvar Over Objections Of Lawmakers

-- ErieT: COVID Surge Forces Meadville Hospital To Use Trailer As ER Waiting Area

-- CourierT: COVID Cases In Bucks County Schools Showing Downward Trend

-- PennLive: Lycoming County School District Parents Fight Mask Mandate, Worry Vaccine Requirement Will Follow

-- WESA: Parents Sue State Officials, UPMC Because They Can’t Get Mask Exemption For Kids

-- MCall: ‘A Crisis Situation’: Lehigh Valley School Districts Grapple With Substitute Teacher Shortage

-- The Center Square: Republican Senator Introduces Bill To Expand Castle Doctrine Self-Defense Gun Law

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: I’m A PA Student, I Shouldn’t Have To Worry About Being Shot, But I Do. Everyday

-- YorkD: Halloween And COVID: How It Can Be Done Safely

-- PG: 98% Meet Carnegie Mellon Mandate To Get Vaccinated

-- Inquirer: Penn Students Face Penalties For Failure To Comply With COVID Rules

-- PG: Poll: COVID Still Keeping Fan Away From Pittsburgh Sports Venues

-- Inquirer: PA School Employees Fund Chief Counsel Steps Down As Board Approves Contested Lawyer Fees

-- AP: University Of Pittsburgh Issues Inclusive Language Guide

-- CourierT: With Plenty Of Emergency Rental Relief Available, Why Are Some Predicting An Eviction Crisis?

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: After Winning $600 Million Contract, PA Lottery’s Longtime Partner Says It’s Selling  Its Lottery Business To Another Firm

-- Inquirer: Philly To Pay $2.5 Million To Walter Wallace, Jr’s Family To Settle Claims Over His Killing By Police

-- CentreDT: Plans For Fmr Prison Near Philipsburg To Become ICE Facility Face Legal Challenge

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[Posted: October 29, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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