Saturday, October 30, 2021

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.30.21

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

-- PJM Adopts Temporary Manual Changes To Address Global Fuel Supply Issues With Coal  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: Coal Stockpiles At Power Plant Are Getting So Low, PJM Electric Grid Operator Is Worried About A System Reliability This Winter

-- Philadelphia, Partners Open Solar Training Lab At Frankford H.S. To Launch Young People Into Clean Energy Careers [PaEN]

-- Senate Passes Resolution To Block Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Regulations; Now Goes To House  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Where Is RGGI Now?  PA Could Join The Emissions Reduction Program Soon, But Obstacles Remain

-- Guest Essay: Faith And Science Mandate A More Aggressive Plan To Address Climate Change - Brandon Hoover and David Foster, Ph.D., Messiah University [PaEN]

-- Guest Essay: Heed The Warning - A Few Extremists Threaten PA's Energy Leadership - PA Manufacturers Association [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA: Central PA Organizations Form Unique Collaboration To Engage Community On Climate Change Challenges, Solutions

-- PA Business Report: Legislation Would Expand Solar Power Access Thru Subscriber Programs

-- Nacero To Build A Natural Gas - Renewable Natural Gas To Gasoline Production Plant in Luzerne County [PaEN]

-- WBTimes: Nacero To Build $6 Billion Natural Gas To Gasoline Plant In Luzerne County

-- CitizensV: Natural Gas Fuel Plant Will Bring 4,000 Jobs To Luzerne County

-- Sen. Corman: PA Manufacturing Tax Credit Leads To $6 Billion Investment In PA

-- DEP: Sets Final Deadline To Apply For Fast Charging, Hydrogen Fueling Grants Under Driving PA Forward [PaEN]

-- Inquirer: Fires In Electric Car Batteries Are Leading To Recalls, Lawsuits, Fear

-- EPA Recognizes 2 PA Companies With Top Environmental Performers and Leaders For Freight Supply Chain Efficiency  [PaEN]

-- PA Municipal League, Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Virtual 2021 Fall Sustainability Conference Nov. 16  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Invites Comments On How To Calculate Medium-Specific Standards For Lead In Land Recycling Program Cleanups  [PaEN]

-- Delaware River Basin Commission Virtual Hearing Nov. 10; Business Meeting Dec. 8  [PaEN]

-- DEP: Opportunity To Bid On Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project In Luzerne County  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posted 65 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Oct. 30 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- MCall: Thousands Without Power In Lehigh Valley As Wind Gusts Knock Down Trees

-- Inquirer: Flooding Shuts Down I-95 Ramp In Philadelphia

-- WESA: ALCOSAN To Increase Wastewater Rates In The New Year

-- AltoonaM: DEP Fines Altoona Water Authority $44,000 For 2 Violations

-- AltoonaM Editorial: PennVEST Funding Benefits Blair County Region

-- PUC Damage Prevention Committee Assesses $63,625 For PA One Call Violations

-- Register Now! PA Forestry Association Virtual Annual Symposium Set For Nov. 2 & 4  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Invites Trail Users To Fill Out Survey  [PaEN]

-- October 29 Take Five Fridays With Pam Now Available From PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

-- Triblive - Mary Ann Thomas: North Park Eagles Could Rebuild After Nest Tree Collapses, Game Commission Says 

Federal Budget Bill

-- UtilityDive: Biden Proposes $550 Billion In Clean Energy, Climate Spending With Build Back Better Framework

-- MCall: Here Are PA Billionaires Who Would Pay Biden’s Wealth Tax


-- AP: Earth Gets Hotter, Deadlier During Decades Of Climate Talks

-- AP: Climate Change Reshaped Earth With Extreme Weather This Year

-- The Guardian: Climate Experts Warn World Leaders 1.5C Is ‘Real Science’, Not Just Talking Point

-- NYT: U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case On EPA’s Authority To Limit Carbon Emissions

-- Financial Times: ExxonMobil, Chevron Profits Soar On Surging Oil And Natural Gas Prices

-- AP: Asian Spider Takes Hold In Georgia, Sends Humans Scurrying

PA Politics

-- WITF: Redistricting Groups Hope To Set Examples For Lawmakers With Publicly-Sourced Maps

-- MCall: Delaware County Mailed 670 Flawed Absentee Ballots To Voters With Wrong Addresses [Democrats control the county]

-- ErieT: Wealthy Donors Push Erie County Executive Race Over $1 Million Mark

-- PA Cap-Star: Mysterious Texts Discouraging Voters In Harrisburg Mayoral Race

-- MCall: Lawmakers Give Alcohol-Serving Restaurants Boost On Outdoor Seating, But Future Of Cocktails-To-Go Is Unclear

-- AP: NJ, PA Collaborate In Ghost Gun Case

-- PG: Silver Lining To Pandemic In PA: Booming Real Estate  Sales In Rural Areas

-- WESA: Allegheny County President Judge Asks PA Supreme Court To Extend Eviction Protections

-- MCall: Here Are PA Billionaires Who Would Pay Biden’s Wealth Tax

-- PG: Faculty At 2 State Universities Being Merged Receive Layoff Notices

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Faculty Job Cuts On The Horizon At 2 PA State Universities

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[Posted: October 30, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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