Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.13.21

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


-- Coalition Launches Initiative To Promote Safer Setback Distances From Oil & Gas Drilling, Infrastructure  [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh-based EQT Says More Pipelines, LNG From PA Could Help Ease Global Energy Crisis

-- PennLive - Letter: PA Senate Hearing Explored How To Expand Natural Gas Production - Who Will Protect The World For Our Children?

-- EPA Announces Appointment Of Adam Ortiz As Regional Administrator For EPA Region 3  [PaEN]

-- NFWF, EPA Announce $10 Million In Grants To Restore The Chesapeake Bay Watershed; Nearly $4 Million To Benefit PA  [PaEN]

-- Schuylkill Action Network: Abandoned Mine Drainage Virtual Work Group Meeting Oct. 19

-- Penn State, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Research New, Environmentally Friendly Method To Extract, Separate Rare Earth Elements

-- Delaware River Basin Commission: New Technology Allows Bacteria To Be Monitored In Near Real-Time In The Urban Corridor Of The Delaware River

-- Bay Journal: The Chesapeake Bay Is A ‘Sink’ For Plastic Pollution

-- Bloomberg Green: An Empire Of Dying Oil & Gas Wells - Diversified Energy In PA 

-- Penn State Launches New Consortium For Integrated Energy Systems

-- DEP To Hold Informal Public Conference Oct. 13 On Three Rivers Aggregates, LLC’s Surface Mine Permit Application In Lawrence County [PaEN] 

-- DEP Acted On 781 Permit Applications - 88% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,298 Inspections; Responded To 1 Environmental Emergency Last Week

-- Independent Conservancy Hosts Last Waste Tire Collection Event In Beaver County Oct. 23  [PaEN]

-- CitizensV: Environmentally-Friendly Dry Cleaning Business Opens In Wilkes-Barre

-- PG: 2nd Case Of West Nile Virus In 2021 Confirmed In Allegheny County

-- Penn State Extension Master Gardeners Support Bee-Monitoring Project In PA  [PaEN]

-- DCNR: Discusses Infrastructure Needs At Delaware Canal State Park, D&L Trail

-- PA Cap-Star: DCNR Says ‘No’ To Republican Proposal To Charge Visitor Fees To Fund State Park Infrastructure Repair Costs

-- PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers: Ohio River Basin Access Mini Grants For Canoes & Kayaks  [PaEN]

-- Manada Conservancy Hosts Oct. 26 Plants Rule! Harvesting The Sun For Climate Change Program [PaEN]

-- Cary Bohl And Kim Edward Miller Appointed To The Westmoreland Land Trust Board  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Hunters Have More Chances Than Ever To Kill A Bear In PA

-- PG - John Hayes: PA Is #8 In Deaths From Animal Attacks, But Don’t Blame The Bears

American Rescue Plan Funding 

-- AltoonaM: Altoona City Council Earmarks $4 Million In American Rescue Plan Funds For Stormwater Projects


-- Penn State Partners On Project To Help Protect Coastal Communities From Sea Level Rise, Impacts Of Extreme Weather

-- TribLive: Biden Expected To Sign Bill For Feds To Assist In 9/11 National Memorial Trail

-- DelawareVJ Guest Essay: Shutting Out Natural Gas Can Destabilize The Electric Grid - Llewellyn King

-- TribLive/Bloomberg: BP, Shell Leaders To Face Congress Over Alleged Climate Cover-Up 

-- The Guardian: Carbon Emissions ‘Will Drop Just 40% By 2050 With Countries’ Current Pledges’

-- Financial Times: IEA Warns Spending On Clean Energy Must Triple To Curb Climate Change

-- The Guardian: China Plan To Build More Coal-Fired Power Plants Deals Blow To Cop26

-- Reuters: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Calls On World Leaders For Honesty At Upcoming U.N. Climate Meeting

-- The Guardian: Cop26 Must Not Overshadow Kunming: We Need Joint Climate And Biodiversity Goals

PA Politics

-- Spotlight PA: PA Lawmakers Hand Out Millions In Public Contracts To Law Firms That Fill Their Campaign Coffers

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

-- Inquirer: AG Josh Shapiro (D) Says He’s Running For Governor

--WBTimes: Republican Cong. Meuser Passes On Run For PA Governor

-- PA Cap-Star: Democrat Val Arkoosh Vying For PA’s Open U.S. Senate Seat, Prioritizing Women In The Workforce

-- MCall: Jill Biden Visiting Allentown Wednesday

-- PG: As PA’s COVID Cases Rise, State Still Falling Short of Vaccination Goal It Hoped To Reach In June

-- WITF: Available ICU Hospital Beds In PA Dip To Lowest Point Since Start Of Pandemic

-- ErieT: COVID Cases Spike Among Erie County Children As Halloween Nears

-- YorkD: Central York Teacher Threatened To Shoot School Officials Over COVID Protocols

-- CitizensV: Lake-Lehman H.S. Stadium Hosts Anti-Mask Rally Attended By Hundreds

-- PA Cap-Star: New State Police Deputy Commissioner Makes History Again As First Black Woman To Serve In Role

-- TribLive: Confederate Attire Draws Ire For Westmoreland H.S. Homecoming Event

-- PG Editorial: FBI Calls On Citizens To Report Hate Crimes

-- WITF: Overriding Mayor’s Veto, Chambersburg Council Adopts LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Ordinance

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[Posted: October 13, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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