Thursday, October 21, 2021

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.21.21

returns to session October 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

-- Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2022 Pennsylvania River Of The Year  [PaEN]

-- PennVEST Awards $186 Million In Funding To Support 33 Water Infrastructure Projects In 20 Counties  [PaEN]

-- WBTimes: Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Awarded $17 Million Loan For Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

-- House Committee Adds Oct. 27 Meeting To Vote On Bill To Control Overuse Of Fertilizer On Turf; Still Holds Oct. 25 Hearing  [PaEN]

-- EPA, USDA Announce Winners Of Next Gen Fertilizer Innovations Challenge - 2 From PA  [PaEN]

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Stronghold Digital Mining Begins Public Trading The Same Week That Bitcoin Sets New Record

-- Senate Committee Moves Bill To Prohibit Communities From Promoting Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency; House Set To Move Companion Oct. 26  [PaEN]

-- PA Senators Call For More Natural Gas Pipelines As Winter Heating Costs Expected To Increase Dramatically [Consumer Advocate Told The Senate Heating Costs Could Jump 20% In Gas-Rich PA]  [Note: Solar And Wind Energy Facilities Have No Fuel Costs That Fluctuate Wildly On International Markets.]

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

-- USA Today: What To Know About Hikes In Natural Gas Prices; Why Your Heating Bill Could Skyrocket This Winter

-- WilliamsportS: Activists Slowing Natural Gas Pipelines

-- City & State: Republican Legislative Leaders Question Legality Of RGGI Regulation, Ask Attorney General Shapiro To Intervene 

-- Penn State-Led Team Awarded $17 Million By DOE To Study Climate Risk, Adaptation Strategies Related To Natural Hazards  [PaEN]

-- Penn State’s Dr. Michael Mann To Receive Leo Szilard Lectureship Award From American Physical Society

-- Evangelical Environmental Network, Partners Webinar: Oct. 21 - Air Pollution - Public Health Impacts And Solutions For Pennsylvania.  Noon.

-- CitizensV: One Wilkes-Barre Flood Wall Project Done, Another Set To Begin

-- WESA: New Evoqua Research Hub In Lawrenceville Helps Remove Harmful Chemicals From Water

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Time To Invest In Dealing With The Environmental Health In PA Schools 

-- City & State: What Are The Statewide Impacts Of A Plastic Bag Ban?

-- Dept. Of Agriculture: To Canvass Southern Central PA Counties For Spotted Lanternfly Business Permitting Compliance

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Spotted Lanternfly Permits Meant To Control Destructive Pests, But Not All Businesses Comply

-- Allegheny Land Trust, Partners: 120-Acre Tract Of Woodlands/Meadows Preserved In Butler County  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: New Nature Reserve Opens At One End Of PA, 120 Headwater Acres Conserved At The Other

-- CourierT: Morrisville Residents Oppose Redevelopment Of Williamson Riverfront Park Into Apartments, A Hotel, Retail Shops

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Lancaster County Is Going To Run Out Of Farmland, Open Spaces If We Keep Building More Single-Family Houses On Large Lots

-- Wildlands Conservancy Hosts Carbon County & Conservation Nov. 18 At Lehighton Outdoor Center. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

-- Penelec Installs Equipment On Power Lines To Protect Eagles In Crawford County [PaEN]

Hurricane Ida

-- Gov. Wolf: Public Assistance Now Available In Dauphin, Delaware Counties To Recover From Hurricane Ida Damage

Federal Budget Bill

-- AP: Big Changes In White House Ideas To Pay For $2 Trillion Budget Plan, Clean Energy, Climate Initiatives

-- The Guardian: ‘No More Time To Waste’: Chair Of House Climate Panel Warns Ahead Of Cop26


-- UtilityDive: Close To $16 Billion In Natural Gas Investments Could Be Stranded With A Net-Zero By 2050 Timeline, Report Finds [PA Already Bailed Out Power Plants Once In Transition To A Competitive Market In 1996] 

PA Politics

-- AP: AG Shapiro Reports $10 Million In Campaign Cash For Gubernatorial Run

-- ErieT: AG Shapiro Tells Erie Crowd He’s Ready For ‘Next Big Fight’ As Governor

-- MCall: Berks County Voters Received Spanish Instructions For Mail-In Ballots With Wrong Election Date

-- PA Cap-Star: Republican Senator Vowed Transparency, But Negotiations For Election Probe Are Private

-- Gov. Wolf: PA Is Ready For COVID Vaccines For Children Ages 5-11

-- ErieT: Erie Hospitals Seeing More Breakthrough COVID Patients

-- AP: Commonwealth Court Takes Up School Mask Challenge

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Private Charter Schools Blast Proposed State Accountability Rules

-- PennLive - John Baer: School Board Races Are The Tinderboxes Of Today’s Partisan Politics, They Shouldn’t Be

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Supreme Court Allows Lawsuits Over Local Gun Ordinance To Move Forward

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[Posted: October 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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