Thursday, October 14, 2021

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.14.21

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


TODAY 9:15 a.m.: Agenda Posted. DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting. 9:15 a.m. Contact: Kirit dalal,  [Note: Agenda Includes Outline Of Proposed Regulation Requiring Zero Emission Vehicles - Presentation]   Click Here to join online.


-- WARNING Issued: Do Not Eat Fish From Neshaminy Creek Watershed In Bucks, Montgomery Counties Due To High Levels Of PFOS Contamination  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: PA Warns Not To Eat Fish From Neshaminy Creek Due To PFOS Contamination

-- CourierT: PA Warns Against Eating Neshaminy Creek Fish Polluted With Chemical

-- DCNR Blog: Just What Is Green Infrastructure?  [PaEN]

-- Bay Journal - Karl Blankenship: $10 Million Awarded By NFWF For Chesapeake Bay Conservation Work

-- Bay Journal Forum: The Stream Game Is Best Played With As Many Players As Possible - Ryan Davis, Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Stronghold Digital Mining, PA’s Waste Coal To Crypto Company, Files For $90 Million IPO

-- Ohio River Valley Institute: New Report - Repairing The Damage, Cleaning Up Hazardous Coal Ash Can Create Jobs And Improve The Environment

-- Bay Journal - Jeremy Cox: Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Partners Pledge To Fight Global Warming, But Find Cool Reception

-- WilliamsportS Editorial: Levee Problem Requires Attention Of Many Leaders

-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: PA Brings Criminal Charges Against Mariner East Pipeline

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Accepting Nominations For 4 Annual Award Programs [PaEN]

-- Delaware River Basin Commission Seeking Members For Toxics Advisory Committee  [PaEN]

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance: Host Oct. 20 Webinar On Federal Build Back Better Proposal  [PaEN]

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Industry Deserves Some Credit For Better Air Quality In PA, Throughout The Country [In Particular Natural Gas] - PA Chamber

-- TribLive: Smart Growth Partnership Marks 20 Years Of Community Planning Efforts In Westmoreland

-- PA Cap-Star: Philly Summit Addresses Link Between Gun Violence, Living Conditions, Natural Environment

-- DEP Blog: Teaming Up To Battle Invasive European Frog-Bit  [PaEN]

-- Pocono Record: Delaware Canal State Park Needed $70 Million In Repairs Before Hurricane Ida, It Needs More Now; Proposal Would Use American Rescue Fund Monies 

-- DCNR's Conservation & Natural Resources Council Hosts Oct. 27 Economics And The Outdoors Webinar  [PaEN] 

-- Bay Journal Forum: Do We Have An Innate Love Of Nature? - Carly Starobin, Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay

-- Pilot Project Paves Roadway In Ridley Creek State Park With Recycled Plastic/Asphalt In Delaware County [PaEN]

-- AltoonaM: Biden Signs 9/11 Memorial Trail Bill Into Law

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Where And Why Is PA’s ‘Ghostly Getaway’ National Park?

-- WHYY: Philly Residents React To Dirt Bikers Defying City Ban

-- Audubon Society: Why You Should Experience A Hawkwatch [Hawk Mountain Sanctuary]

-- Help Wanted: Western PA Conservancy - Multiple Positions

-- Help Wanted: Sierra Club PA - Philadelphia Climate Works Program Coordinator


-- U.S. EIA Forecasts Winter Heating Fuel Costs To Increase Significantly: Heating Oil By 43%, Natural Gas By 30%, Electricity By 6%

-- The Guardian: 1,000+ Firefighters Battle Blaze Spreading Along California Coast

-- AP: Kerry Says Climate Talks May Miss Target

-- The Guardian: The Climate Disaster Is Here

PA Politics

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Redistricting Commission Hears Testimony On Racial Gerrymandering

-- Gov. Wolf’s PA Redistricting Advisory Council Invites Public To Comment On Congressional Redistricting

-- AG: Shapiro Declares Candidacy For Governor, Blasts Republicans

-- PG: AG Josh Shapiro Launches Gubernatorial Campaign: ‘I’ve Got Things Done’

-- NYT: In PA’s Governor’s Race, Josh Shapiro Focuses On Voting Rights

-- PA Cap-Star: The Democratic Establishment Is Behind Shapiro For Governor, Will PA Follow?

-- Spotlight PA: Full List Of Millions Paid To Outside Law Firms By PA Lawmakers

-- ScrantonT Editorial: No Defense For Secret Legal Bills By PA Lawmakers

-- Spotlight PA: Guide To PA’s 2021 Supreme Court Election And Other Appellate Judicial Races

-- PennLive - John Baer: PA Judicial Elections Are Back, But Voters Shouldn’t Snooze On Them

-- PennLive: Here’s What You Need To Know About PA Mail-In Ballots

-- MCall - Bill White: Zombie Apocalypse Overruns PA Republican Party

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Republicans Unveil Lobbying Reform Package, But No Gift Ban [But No Campaign Reform]

-- Gov. Wolf: 70% Of Pennsylvanians Aged 18 And Older Are Fully Vaccinated

-- ErieT: Erie County’s 2nd COVID Surge Finds More Children, Teens, Fewer Older People

-- TribLive: COVID Death Of Veteran Jeannette EMS Paramedic Declared To Be In ‘Line Of Duty’

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Penn State To Require Proof Of Vaccination Of Faculty, Staff At University Park

-- TribLive: Half Of Firms In Pittsburgh Region Don’t Require COVID Vaccines; Some Using Incentives

-- WESA: State Continues To Fight Fraud In Beleaguered Unemployment System

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Lawmakers Locked In Partisan Battle Over Release Of Disease Data Shielded By 1955 Law

-- MCall: First Lady Jill Biden Visits Allentown For Chat With Latinos, Preschoolers

-- AP: Case Against Accused Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Plods On

-- AP: U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over Supervised Drug Injection Sites

-- PA Cap-Star: Philly Summit Addresses Link Between Gun Violence, Living Conditions, Natural Environment

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[Posted: October 14, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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