Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.26.21

returns to session October 26, 27

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session October 26, 27

     -- Committee Schedule

     -- Update: House Session Schedule For 2022

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


TODAY 9:30:  House Local Government Committee meets to consider House Bill 1947 (O’Neal-R-Washington) which would limit the ability of communities to offer new and clean energy sources and energy efficiency programs by locking in the status quo, in particular natural gas [companion to Senate Bill 275 (Yaw-R-Lycoming)]  Room 515 Irvis Building. Click Here to watch the hearing online.

TODAY 9:00: Agenda Posted. DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting. Join via WebEx.  Contact: Lindsay Byron, lbron@pa.gov, 717-772-8951.

TODAY 1:00:  DEP Ohio Water Resources Regional Committee meeting. Delaware Room 16th Floor Rachel Carson Building.  Click Here to join by Microsoft Teams.  Conference Call: 267-332-8737, Phone Conference ID: 677 930 916#.   Contact: Mark Matlock, RA-StateWaterPlan@pa.gov

-- The Science Says: Spreading Conventional Drilling Wastewater On Dirt & Gravel Roads Can Harm Aquatic Life, Poses Health Risks To Humans - And It Damages The Roads  [PaEN]

-- Guest Essay: Communities Should Invest Federal American Rescue Plan Funds In Conservation - Andy Loza, WeConservePA [PaEN]

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Plan On Preventing Flooding, Reducing Water Pollution Needed In Lycoming County Region, But Costly  [Hint: American Rescue Plan Funds]

-- Ed Wytovich Discusses Catawissa Creek's Unique Potential, Threats It Faces, What's Needed  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog: Six Things You Didn’t Know About Trees

-- Delaware River Basin Commission Water Quality Advisory Committee Nov. 3 Meeting Agenda

-- New Poll: 65% Of PA Voters Want To Help Communities Affected By Transition To Clean Energy; 59% Would Vote For Candidates Supporting Reductions In Carbon Emissions  [PaEN]

-- Office Of Attorney General: Responds To Republicans On Review Of RGGI Regulation

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Advocates Call On Wolf To Uphold Promise To Cut Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Operations

-- PG: Pittsburgh Native Michael Keaton Talks About Making Green Investments In His Hometown

-- PG/Bloomberg: Natural Gas Price Surges As U.S. Forecasts Stoke Winter Supply Jitters [Note: Solar, Wind Energy Don’t Have Any Fuel Costs]

-- PA Resources Council Partners With Construction Junction In Pittsburgh To Provide 100% Recycled Office Paper On Demand  [PaEN]

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy: Fall 2021 Highlands Journal

-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Paddle A String Of Island At The Conejohela Flats In Susquehanna River National Heritage Area

-- Fish & Boat Commission Board: Approves Single Opening Day Of Trout Season, Takes Other Actions

-- Game Commission: Wildlife On Wi-Fi Program Recognized With Governor’s Award For Environmental Excellence

-- TribLive: Disease Management Areas Expanded, Created After Chronic Wasting Disease Positive Deer Found

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Deadly Chronic Wasting Disease Knocking On PA’s Elk Range

-- AltoonaM: Tour Of Alvira Shows Off Recreation Opportunities On State Game Lands In Lycoming County

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Why Is There Purple Paint On Trees Everywhere In PA?

American Rescue Plan Funding 

-- Guest Essay: Communities Should Invest Federal American Rescue Plan Funds In Conservation - Andy Loza, WeConservePA [PaEN]

-- ErieT: Why Isn’t Pennsylvania Spending Most Of Its Federal Stimulus Money?  Democrats Cry Foul

-- PA Cap-Star: Advocates Call On PA To Spend $40 Million To Fight Lead Poisoning In Kids

Federal Budget Bill

-- AP: White House Eyes New Climate Change Strategies In Biden Bill


-- AP: AP-NORC/EPIC Poll: Majority In U.S. Concerned About Climate

PA Politics

-- AP: Panel OKs Data For Redrawing Legislative, Congressional District Maps 

-- PA Cap-Star: Clock Is Ticking For Lawmakers To Draw PA’s Legislative Maps

-- WBTimes Guest Essay: National Solutions To Gerrymandering Are Legal, Necessary

-- SpotlightPA: Powerful Special Interests Pouring Millions Into PA Supreme Court Race

-- WESA/AP: PA Lawmakers Are Allowed To Accept Unlimited Gifts From Lobbyists, A New Bill Would Change That

-- TribLive: Fayette County Priest Pleads ‘No Contest’ To Sexually Assaulting Altar Boy

-- ScrantonT: Judge: Testimony In ‘Kids For Cash’ Damages Hearing ‘Disturbing’

-- PennLive: Lawmakers Push Again To Change Probation System, But Can They Get It Done?

-- TribLive: Republican Rep. Nelson, Parents File Lawsuit Against 4 Westmoreland School Districts Over Mask Mandate

-- Courier: Can Democrats Fend Off Republicans To Keep Control Of Bucks County Government?

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Lame Duck Takes Flight In 113th House District

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Introducing Rebuilding Philly, A Series On Creating A More Equitable City In The Wake Of COVID

-- Inquirer Rebuilding Philly: Fixing The Digital Divide Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

-- TribLive: Giant Eagle Holds Hiring Event To Fill More Than 1,000 Jobs In Pittsburgh Area

-- TribLive: What Can Be Done About Police Officer Shortage In PA

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Lawmakers Advance Bill Intended To Boost PA Breweries

-- WHYY: New Facility Opens In SW Philly To Help Prevent Gun Violence, Care For Victims

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[Posted: October 26, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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