Thursday, October 28, 2021

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.28.21

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

     -- Update: House Session Schedule For 2022

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


TODAY 10:00: Public Utility Commission to consider proposed $1 million penalty for the 2018 explosion of the new Revolution Natural Gas Pipeline in Beaver County.  Click Here for agendaClick Here for background. Meeting available by Conference Call: 1-888-917-8050, Passcode: 9570961# 

-- AP: AG Shapiro Breaks With Wolf Over RGGI Strategy On Climate Change

-- PA Cap-Star: Gubernatorial Candidate Shapiro Is Skeptical Of RGGI; Unclear If AG Shapiro  Will Do Something About It  

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Senate Moves Resolution To Block RGGI, Key Part Of Wolf’s Climate Plan; Resolution Now Goes To The House 

-- Senate Republicans Pass Bill To Prohibit Communities From Promoting Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency; House Republicans Move Companion Bill  [PaEN]

-- AP: Senate Aims Bill At Preventing All Electric Building Code

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Status Of Proposed Coal Mine In Allegheny County Got More Confusing This Week

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Green Building Alliance Oakland Energy Master Plan In Pittsburgh

-- DCNR Blog: Carbon Capture A Tool To Address  Cause Of Climate Change 

-- NextPittsburgh: Covestro’s THINC30 Youthquake Summit Helps Pittsburgh Students Become Climate Changemakers

-- CentreDT: ‘We’re Going Green’ Teaches Children No Act Is Too Small To Help Save The Planet

-- TribLive Editorial: The High Price Of Even Higher Gasoline Taxes

-- CourierT: Yardley, Upper Bucks Prepares As Delaware River Expected To Flood Thursday

-- House Committee Moves Bill To Control Overuse Of Fertilizer On Turf  [PaEN]

-- Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Announces 2021 Environmental Award Winners; Nov. 1-8 Celebration  [PaEN]

-- Lancaster Clean Water Partners Announce Over $2 Million In Grants To Support 15 Projects  [PaEN]

-- Ducks Unlimited, Coalition For Delaware River Watershed Celebrate $3 Million Tidal Marsh Habitat Restoration Project In John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge  [PaEN]

-- Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay: 4 Ways To Celebrate Riparian Buffer Month In October

-- Schuylkill Action Network: Nov. 3 Agriculture Work Group Meeting 10:00 a.m. To Noon

-- PA Resources Council Hosts Backyard Composting Webinars November 3 & 18  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Pine Keeps It Clean, Boosts Community Pride With Trolling For Trash Program

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Invites Nominations For 2022 Parks & Forest Awards  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Wellsboro Named Audubon Bird Town, What Does That Mean?

-- AP: U.S. Park Service, Tourism Group Partner To Highlight Tribes; Including On Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Starting In PA

-- Bay Journal Forum: Culverts Should Be Connections, Not Barriers, For Stream Life

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Fall Turkey Hunting Numbers Far Below Historic Levels

Federal Budget Bill

-- 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

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Infrastructure Bill

-- NYT: Old Power Grid Gear Slowing Use Of Clean Energy, Electric Cars 


-- EarthJustice: Groups Challenge Approvals For Mountaineer Natural Gas Storage Wells

-- PG/WPost: Big Insurance Companies Struggle Over Climate Approach

-- AP: Oil Company Chiefs Set To Testify Today At Landmark Congressional Hearing

PA Politics

New Franklin & Marshall Poll finds--

-- 55% oppose Republican “investigation” of 2020 election, 42% support

-- 64% favor masks in public schools

-- 56% favor employers requiring COVID vaccinations of employees

-- 51% favor businesses requiring proof of vaccinations from customers

-- 60% favor legalization of recreational marijuana, up from March

-- 54% favor more laws to regulate gun ownership

-- Gov. Wolf’s approval rating 42%, about the same

-- 30% believe state is headed in right direction, down from 37% in August

-- 20% believe politicians biggest problem facing PA, 10% unemployment

-- U.S. Senate race - Democrats: Fetterman 27%, Lamb 17%

-- U.S. Senate race - Republicans: Parnell 10%, Barnette 6%, Bartos 6%

-- President Biden’s approval rating 32%, down from 44% in August

Climate Change

-- 76% believe they are very or fairly well informed on causes of global warming

-- 82% believe they are very or fairly well informed on consequences of global warming

-- 76% believe they are very or fairly well informed on ways to reduce global warming

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-- PennLive: F&M Poll: Biden’s Job Approval Dropping In PA

-- PennLive: F&M Poll: Most PA Voters Support Masks In Schools

-- Spotlight PA: Despite Transparency Vows, Must Of PA’s Redistricting Still Takes Place Behind Closed Doors

-- PA Cap-Star: Committee Of 70 Has Oversight Plan For Philadelphia’s Redistricting Efforts

-- PA Cap-Star: State Court Judge Grants Requests To Join Lawsuit Against Senate Republican Subpoena, Election ‘Investigation’

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Justice For Sale? A $5 Million PA Supreme Court Race Illustrates What’s Wrong With How PA Picks Judges

-- MCall: PA Voters Who Choose Mail-In Ballots Have Different Experiences Depending On Where They Live

-- PA Cap-Star: Latest PA Voter Registration Data Shows A Strong Summer For Republicans

-- PennLive - John Baer: Election Day Is Looming, What’s A Voter To Do?

-- Inquirer: How The Mask Fight Continues To Play Out In PA Schools

-- TribLive: Woodland Hills School Officials Investigate Social Media Threats, Students Return To Remove Learning

-- WITF: State University System Merger Plan Is On Track, Needs Funding To Keep Going

-- MCall: House Passes Bill To Deny Unemployment Benefits Who Discourage Their Own Hiring

-- AP: House Moves Bill To Add More Seniors To Prescription Drug Program

-- TribLive: Federal Prosecutor Nominated To Become U.S. Attorney In Pittsburgh

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[Posted: October 28, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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