Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.16.21

returns to session October 18, 19, 25, 26, 27

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session October 25, 26, 27

     -- Committee Schedule

     -- Update: House Session Schedule For 2022

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- DEP Invites Comments On Notification Requirements For Spills, Discharges Threatening To Pollute Streams; Response To Bills Changing Definition Of Water Pollution  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: DEP Denies PennEnergy Resources Drilling Company’s Request To Draw Millions Of Gallons Of Water Per Day From Big Sewickley Creek In Allegheny County

-- AP: Court: Delaware County Township Must Disclose Emails With Mariner East Pipeline Owners

-- Senate Committee Meets Oct. 19 To Consider Bill That Prohibits Communities From Promoting Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency  [PaEN]

-- Agriculture Awards $2 Million+ Research Grants To Improve Soil & Water Quality, Control Spotted Lanternflies, Protect Pollinators, More  [PaEN]

-- Allegheny Front: New Documentary Chronicles The Rebirth Of The Little Conemaugh River In Cambria County

-- Inquirer: Hurricane Season Is On Pause, But Is It Over?  [Spoiler - No]

-- ErieT Guest Essay: Why Erie’s Infrastructure Needs A Stormwater Fee

-- DEP Sets Nov. 17 Hearing [If Needed] On RACT II Air Quality Plan For The Homer City Coal-Fired Power Plant, Indiana County  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posts 45 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Oct. 16 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster City Water Bureau Seeks 21% Rate Hike For Suburban Customers

-- TribLive: Duquesne Light Seeks 4.2% Rate Hike In January

-- PennDOT Accepting Applications For Green Light - Go Grants, Traffic Light LED Replacement  [PaEN]

-- Sustainable Pittsburgh: Nov. 10 CEOs For Sustainability Virtual 2021 Summit. 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

-- WBTimes: North Branch Land Trust Holds Fundraiser, Honors Retiring Executive Director Paul Lumia

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Poconos Foliage Reaching Peak Color, Foresters Say

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Experts Pick The Best Places To See Fall Foliage In Southwestern PA

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Any Day Now: Fall Leaf Colors To Pop Soon In Western PA

-- DEP Blog: Rake Less: Enjoy Fall More And Live In A Better Environment - By: Deborah Klenotic, Deputy Communications Director

-- October 15 Take Five Fridays With Pam Now Available From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- 2021-2022 Pennsylvania State Parks Calendar Now Available!  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Lackawanna County Wise To Explore ATV Park

-- PA Cap-Star: Philly Clergy, Residents Complain About Run-Down Rec Centers

-- PG Editorial: Species Loss Leaves Humans Poorer In Every Way

-- WBTimes Editorial: Beware The Buck And Doe - Deer-Car Accidents On The Rise This Time Of Year

-- Help Wanted: Western PA Conservancy/DCNR Regional Watershed Forestry Specialist [PaEN]

-- Help Wanted: Allegheny Land Trust - Conservation Associate, Development Director  [PaEN]

Hurricane Ida

-- CourierT: Bucks, Montgomery County Residents Report Slow Recovery After Ida

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Infrastructure Bill

-- USA Today: Biden’s Electric Vehicle Plan Includes Expanding Charging Stations, Is It Enough?

Federal Budget Bill

-- The Guardian: Biden’s Clean Electricity Program Could Be Dropped From Spending Bill - Report


-- NPR: Federal Flood Insurance Rates Are Spiking For Many To Account For Climate Risk

-- NYT: Huge Australian Iron Ore Mine Has Plan To Decarbonize By 2030   [A start to answering Sen. Gene Yaw’s often-said statement-- “You can’t have green energy without fossil fuels.”] 

-- AP: Climate Activists Resume Weeklong Protest At U.S. Capitol

-- The Economist: The First Big Energy Shock Of The Green Era;  Grave Problems With Transition To Clean Energy Power

-- The Guardian: ‘Ecological Civilisation’: An Empty Slogan Or Will China Act On The Environment?

PA Politics

-- PA Cap-Star: Wolf’s Congressional Redistricting Listening Tour To Begin Next Week

-- WESA: How Will Allegheny County’s Council Districts Be Reapportioned?

-- Inquirer Editorial: Public Input Crucial In Philly’s Redistricting Plan

-- Inquirer: West Chester Man Pleads Guilty To Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- PA Cap-Star Editorial Cartoon: What The PA Legislature Wants You To Know About Its Legal Fees

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: We Don’t Need An Election Audit; We Need Change

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Rep. Patty Kim Explores Run For Democratic Lt. Gov. Nomination

-- AP: Cash Flows To PA U.S. Senate Candidate Rivals Of MAGA-Endorsed Candidate

-- PG: Big Money Pouring Into Campaigns For U.S. Senate In PA

-- PG - Salena Zito: Does Erie County Executive Race Offer Preview Of Coming Elections?

-- CourierT: Number Of LGBTQ+ Voters Growing, What It Means In November Election

-- MCall: Berks County Voters Beware: Mail-In Ballots Require Extra Postage

-- Gov. Wolf: Highlights Grant Program To Support Community Outreach On COVID Vaccination

-- WilliamsportS: Geisinger COVID Intakes Are At Concerning Levels

-- ErieT: Erie County’s Weekly COVID Cases Decline For First Time In 14 Weeks

-- PA Cap-Star: State Prison Guards’ Lawsuit Against Wolf Over Vaccination Policy Thrown Out

-- WHYY: PA School Boards Assn. Leaves National Group After It Asks Biden For Help With COVID-Related Threats Against School Officials

-- PG: Federal Officials Concur With PennDOT’s Options To Address Funding Shortfall

-- PA Cap-Star: PA State University System Approves $550 Million Request For State Funding

-- TribLive Editorial: Is PennWest State University Name Really An Exciting Decision?

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Enrollment Drops At State Universities, Pressure Increases

-- Inquirer: Two PA State Treasurers Agree, PA School Employees Pension Fund Is Suppressing Information

-- WITF: Background Checks For Gun Purchases Fall After Three Quarters Of Record Requests

-- PG Editorial: Eradicate Hate Global Summit In Pittsburgh Has Lofty Goals

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[Posted: October 16, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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