Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.20.21

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

TODAY 10:00: PA Conservative Energy Forum: Solar Energy Permitting For Local Governments Webinar.  10:00 to 11:30 a.m.


-- Going, Going, Gone... Senate, House Have Little Time To Act On Funding For Local Flood Prevention, Watershed Restoration, Recreation Projects  [PaEN]

-- WilliamsportS: County Clean Water Action Plan Aims To Address Flooding, Pollution Across Lycoming County

-- Penn State Extension Watershed Winds Newsletter Celebrates Riparian Buffer Month With Focus On Buffer Maintenance [PaEN]

-- Chapman State Park Hosts Local Master Watershed Stewards In Warren County  [PaEN]

-- EQB Adopts Proposed Regulation Setting Compliance Schedules For Communities With Combined Sewer Overflow Problems  [PaEN]

-- Reminder: Register Now For 2021 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum Nov. 1-5  [PaEN]

-- Delaware River Basin Commission Report Finds Peak Water Demands Have Likely Already Occurred In Delaware River Watershed  [PaEN]

-- ScrantonT: Luzerne County Flood Authority To Study Duryea Levee Project

-- Coalition For Community Solar Access Honors PA Individuals Dedicated To Passing Bipartisan Legislation Enabling REAL Community Solar Energy  [PaEN]

-- DCNR: Since 2015 Green Energy, Sustainability Initiatives Will Save $30 Million, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 5,110 Tons A Year  [PaEN]

-- Ohio River Valley Institute/Edison Electric Institute Webinar: Oct. 20 - Coal And The Energy Transition.  Noon to 1:00 p.m.

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

-- PennFuture, Ohio River Valley Institute Webinar: Oct. 28 - Hydrogen Fuel In PA.  Noon to 1:00 p.m.

-- WITF Smart Talk TODAY 9:00 a.m.: Radon Gas Is Dangerous And Extremely Common In PA

-- EPA Now Accepting Applications For Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup Grants  [PaEN]

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Senate Passes Bill To Exempt Newer Vehicles From Emissions Test

-- MCall: Senate Votes To Exempt Newer Vehicles From Emissions Test, Lehigh, Northampton Drivers Would Benefit

-- Pennsylvania Teachers Invited To Participate In Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Litter Free School Zone Program  [PaEN]

-- DEP Acted On 762 Permit Applications - 96% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 971 Inspections; Responded To 2 Environmental Emergency Last Week  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Environmental Advisory Group Formed In Tarentum, Allegheny County To Focus On Green Space, Stormwater, Parks  [What’s An Environmental Advisory Council?]

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy: Winners Of Confluence - Land, Water, Wildlife Photo Contest, Gallery Exhibition [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Dillner Farm In West Deer Allegheny County Preserved As Farmland By State Investment

-- Save Pennsylvania’s Forests Webinar: Oct. 27 - Get To Know Forbes State Forest. Noon.

-- LehighValleyLive: Moving The Appalachian Trail, How Volunteers Finished A Lehigh Valley Job Long In The Making

-- The Post: Chester County Trail Inching Closer To Route 422 Bridge

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Conservancy Invites Families To ‘Enchanted Forest’ In Murrysville Oct. 23

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Penn State Master Gardeners Launch PA Bee-Monitoring Effort

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Sportsmen’s Forum Webinars Start Today On Waterfowl, Turkey, Trout And Deer

-- June 19-24 Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp Starts Accepting Applications Nov. 1  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Bald Eagle Nest In Hanover Gets New Livestreaming Setup

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Infrastructure Bill

-- ErieT: Here’s Some PA Projects That Could Benefit From Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

Federal Budget Bill

-- AP: Biden Focuses On Climate, Families In Trimmed $2 Trillion Plan

-- WPost: White House Doubles Down On Executive Action As Democrats Weigh Trimming Hill Climate Plan


-- CourierT: For Residents Near Horsham Air Base, Biden PFAS Plan Isn’t Enough

-- The Guardian: U.S. Senator Manchin’s Steady Stream Of Support From Oil, Gas, Coal Industries

-- AP: Study: Fossil Fuel Plans Would Far Overshoot Climate Goals

PA Politics

-- Gov. Wolf: PA Redistricting Advisory Council Postpones Listening Session In Scranton

-- Inquirer: Republican National Committee Chair: ‘Freedom Will Win’ In PA Judicial Elections Next Month

-- WITF: What You Need To Know About Postage For Mail-In Ballots

-- WPSU: Penn State Announces Harrisburg, 5 More Campuses Where Employees Must Be Fully Vaccinated By Dec. 8

-- PG Editorial: YouTube Finally Takes Aim At Anti-Vaxxers

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley School Districts Struggle To Feed Children Because Of Supply Chain Shortages

-- WESA/AP: PA Senate Committee Moves To Overhaul Probation System

-- WESA: Wolf Targets ‘Corrosive’ Sexual Violence At Colleges, Universities With Package Of Bills

-- Spotlight PA: Why $1 Billion In Rent Relief Isn’t Keeping Some PA Tenants Safe From Eviction

-- PA Gaming Control Board: Reports $415 Million In September Gaming Revenue, Up From $408 Million In August

-- TribLive: PA Casino Revenues Top $415 Million In September

-- CitizensV: Sports Betting Surges In September

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: It’s Time For Lawmakers To Enact A Retirement Savings Plan For PA Workers - State Treasurer Stacy Garrity

-- PG: University of Pittsburgh Faculty Vote To Unionize In Landslide Election

-- WPost: Rachel Levine, Openly Transgender Health Official, To Be Sworn In As Four-Star Admiral

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[Posted: October 20, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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