Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.27.21

returns to session Oct. 27, Nov. 8, 9, 10, Dec. 13, 14, 15 [No More In 2021]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session Oct. 27, 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 9:00: House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 251 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) which sets standards for the application of fertilizer to turf, provides for the certification of professional fertilizer applicators and for labeling and an education program.  ​​Room G-50 Irvis Building. Click Here to watch it live.  Click Here for more on the meeting.

TODAY 9:30: DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Conversation Series - Economics and the Outdoors. Register to watch online.

TODAY 9:00: WITF Smart Talk - Invasive Plants & An Overpopulation Of Deer Decimating PA’s Forests

TODAY 9:00: DEP Great Lakes Water Resources Regional Committee meeting.  Delaware Room 16th Floor Rachel Carson Building. Click Here to join by Microsoft Teams.  Conference Call: 267-332-8737, 633 133 266#.   Contact: Mark Matlock,

TODAY/TOMORROW-- Virtual. 2021 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Virtual Conference

TODAY Noon: Virtual. Penn State Extension Water Cooler Talk: Riparian Buffer Ecosystem Services Webinar.  Noon to 1:00 p.m.

-- DEP: Healthy Waters Newsletter Highlights Profiles Of 40 Clean Water Funding Programs, Local Clean Water Leadership  [PaEN]

-- Call For Presenters - Joint Keystone Goldwater Conference & American Fisheries Society Meeting Feb. 25-26  [PaEN]

-- Governor’s STEM Team Competition Now Accepting Registrations  [PaEN]

-- PennLive: Fire Destroys Historic Horn Farm Education Center In York County

-- Penn State Virtual GIS Day To Take Place Nov. 16

-- ScrantonT: Flooding Again Impacts Region As Nor-easter Hits Northeast

-- ErieT: Erie County Farmer Again Appeals Federal Case Over Wetlands

-- DEP Acted On 785 Permit Applications - 80% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,278 Inspections; Responded To 3 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- PG: RIDC Gets Approval To Develop More Land At Hazelwood Green, Fmr Steel Plant Site

-- WHP-TV: PA Senate Could Move To Stop Energy Transition [RGGI]

-- PG: Pittsburgh Announces $16 Million Streetlight Replacement Program With LEDs

-- CentreDT: Here’s The Plan For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 45% By 2030 In Centre Region

-- The Guardian Guest Essay: What The World Can Learn From [PA’s] Rachel Carson As We Fight For Our Planet

-- Dept. Of Health Awards $160.000 In WalkWorks Grants To Increase Community Physical Activity

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation: Beautiful Trails Near PA Creeks, Streams, Rivers

-- Penn State News: Erie Researchers Identify New Fungal Threat To American Chestnut Trees

-- The Late Jim Finley: Forest Protector, Private Forest Center Founder, Professor Emeritus

-- Keystone Trails Association Names Brook Lenker Executive Director  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Woolly Caterpillars, Laid-Back Squirrels Make Their Winter Predictions

-- ErieT - Brian Whipkey: New Chronic Wasting Disease Deer Detected Close To Wild Elk Range


-- Reuters: Dutch Pension Giant ABP To Dump $17.5 Billion In Fossil Fuel Holdings 

-- PG/Bloomberg: Big Oil Is About To Post Highest Cash Flow In More Than 13 Years 

-- Reuters: Investors On Board As U.S. Oil Majors Dismiss Wind And Solar Projects

-- AP: ‘Save Your Species’: UN Uses Dinosaur In Fossil Fuel Message

-- UN: Don’t Choose Extinction Fossil Fuel Message- Video 

-- The Guardian: WV Senator Manchin Pushes For Climate Cuts As West Virginia Battered By Crisis

PA Politics

-- WITF: State Redistricting Panel Now On Deadline To Draft Its First Voting Districts Map

-- ErieT: Wolf’s Redistricting Council Holding ‘Listening Session’ In Erie Wednesday

-- Gov. Wolf Urges General Assembly To Adopt Comprehensive Gift Ban

-- PA Cap-Star: Deep-Pocketed Donors Pour Money Into PA Supreme Court Race

-- Gov. Wolf: Continues To Call On Legislature For Meaningful Action To Address Gun Violence

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Gov. Wolf, Democrats Attack Republican Bill To Allow Concealed Carrying Of Guns Without A License

-- AP: PA Senate OKs Bill To Criminalize The ‘Legal And Constitutional Right To Run From Law Enforcement’

-- MCall: ACLU Suing Montgomery County, Saying They Have Been Illegally Jailing People Without Hearings

-- MCall: More Than 300 Survivors Of ‘Kids For Cash’ Scandal Tell Horror Stories In Civil Case Against Luzerne County Judges

-- PennLive: Republicans On House Committee Vote To Take Health Secretary To Court Over School Mask Order

-- PennLive: After Suffering Rare COVID Disorder, Bishop McDevitt Field Hockey Player Rebounds For Strong Season

-- Inquirer: Bonuses To Be Offered Substitute Teachers, Nurses Working In Philly Schools Amid Shortage

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Overdose Deaths, Suicides In PA Would Get Scrutiny From ‘Review Teams’ Under Lehigh Valley Lawmaker’s Bill

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: How Wolf Engineered A Way To Raise The Minimum Wage For Some PA Workers

-- TribLive - Deb Erdley: Western PA Colleges Struggle With Declining Enrollment

-- Inquirer: As Federal Probes Grind On, PA State Treasurer Holds Off Paying PA School Pension Fund’s Defense Lawyers

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Lottery Awards ‘Humongous’ 10-Year Contracts To Modernize Its Business

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[Posted: October 27, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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