Friday, November 19, 2021

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.19.21

returns to session Dec. 13, 14, 15

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session Dec. 13, 14, 15

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- PUC Imposes $1 Million Penalty On Energy Transfer Company For 2018 Revolution Pipeline Explosion In Beaver County [PaEN]

-- PG - Anya Litvak: PUC Approves $1 Million Penalty In Settlement Over Revolution Pipeline Explosion

-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: PUC Approves $1.975 Million Settlement With Energy Transfer For PA Pipeline Blast

-- TribLive: $1 Million Settlement Approved By PUC In 2018 Pipeline Explosion In Beaver County

-- PUC Orders More Than A Dozen Actions To Improve Safety In Construction, Operation Of Mariner East Pipelines; Sunoco Must Pay $2,000 Penalty [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Victim's Family Sues Philadelphia Gas Works Over Fatal 2019 Explosion

-- DCNR Signs Oil & Gas Lease Agreement For 198.5 Acres Of Publicly-Owned Streambeds In Wyoming County For $794,000 + Royalties [PaEN]

-- DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Requests Public Meetings On Proposed Very Low-Level Combat Training Flights By Maryland National Guard In PA Wilds  [PaEN]

-- DEP Advisory Committee Supports Adopting Science-Based Water Quality Criteria For Toxic Manganese To Protect Public Health, Environment And No Change In Point Of Compliance For The Standard  ​[PaEN]

-- PG - Laura Legere: PA Proposes Rules To Limit ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Drinking Water

-- Grist: Reinventing Coal Country: Reclaiming America’s Abandoned Mine Lands [PA examples]

-- Allegheny County Conservation District: 500 Volunteers Planted 17 Acres Of Native Trees In 11 Municipalities To Improve Water Quality; Now It’s Your Turn 

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Midstate Universities Plant Forest Buffers To Clean Water From Campuses

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Horse-Drawn Manure Injector Designed To Entice Plain Sects, Reduce Polluted Farm Runoff

-- YorkDR Guest Essay: PA Communities Should Invest American Rescue Funds In Conservation - Andy Loza, WeConservePA

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Use Federal Funds To Stop Sewage Overflow Nightmare In Harrisburg - Lower Susquehanna RiverKeeper

-- The Allegheny Front/Environmental Health News: Pollution’s Mental Toll: How Air, Water And Climate Pollution Shape Our Mental Health 

-- AP: Federal Regulators Seek To Suspend Rule Allowing Railroads To Transport Natural Gas

-- Delaware RiverKeeper: Block Rule Shipping LNG Natural Gas By Railroads

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: From Scranton, A Reminder Of The Perils Of Toxic Fracking Waste -  Dunmore Borough Council Member

-- DEP Blog: Ten Tools To Take On Climate Change In Pennsylvania [PaEN]

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: PA Can Build A Clean Electric Vehicle Future,  Wolf, Lawmakers Must Embrace It - PA Budget & Policy Center

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Nov. 19 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Recycling In Philly Has ‘Improved Significantly’; Now Officials Ask To Get Back To Sorting Our Trash

-- Wildlife Leadership Academy Accepting Nominations For Student Conservation Ambassadors [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh-Based Landforce: Read One Person’s Story About His Journey At Landforce

-- MetroPhiladelphia: City Of Philadelphia Opens Application Process For Environmental Justice Commission

-- PG: Greene County May Pleads Guilty In $2 Million South Carolina Green Energy Power Plant Project

-- PUC Approves Utility Plans To Return Nearly $62 Million In Federal Tax Savings To Customers

-- PUC Seeks Comment On Proposed Settlement With Green Mountain Energy For Unauthorized Enrollments Of Customers

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PUC Approves 6.6% PECO Electric Rate Increase

-- Penn State Extension: Professional Pest Managers School Dec. 6 Grantville, Dauphin County. 8:30 a.m.

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: How To Extend The Use Of Old Pumpkins For Wildlife And In The Garden

-- PG: Pittsburgh Fish Store Owner Gets Probation For Federal Charges Related To Selling Endangered, Invasive Fish

American Rescue Plan Funding 

-- YorkDR Guest Essay: PA Communities Should Invest American Rescue Funds In Conservation - Andy Loza, WeConservePA

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Use Federal Funds To Stop Sewage Overflow Nightmare In Harrisburg - Lower Susquehanna RiverKeeper

Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Bill

-- PA Cap-Star: It Might Take Years Before PA Communities See Impact Of Federal Infrastructure Bill

Build Back Better Budget Bill

-- The Guardian: House Readies Friday Vote On Build Back Better Budget Proposal


-- The Guardian: Federal Legislation Banning ‘Forever Chemicals’ Far From Certain As Senate Fight Looms

-- EPA, Corps Of Engineers Take Action To Return To Pre-2015 Definition Of Waters Of The U.S. [Makes no difference in PA]

PA Politics

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Election Reform Standoff: Republican Lawmakers, Democrats Led By Gov. Wolf Remain At Odds

-- WITF: House Republicans Could Vote On Broad Election Law Changes Next Month

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Senate Republicans Identify Vendor To Conduct ‘Investigation’ Of Nov. 2020 Election

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Why Undated Mail-In Ballots Should Not Be Counted

-- ABC27: Fmr Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai To Enter Gubernatorial Race

-- City & State: Democrat Josh Shapiro Frames Himself ‘The Fighter’ For The Governorship

-- PG: Pair Of Advocates Lining Up To Run For Rep. Gainey’s House Seat In Pittsburgh

-- City & State: Influence Of Latino Vote In PA Is Growing

-- AP: Top 2 PA School Pension Fund Execs Out Of Jobs

-- PG: As 6 State-Owned Universities Merge, What Happens To Student Costs?

-- PG: COVID Cases Continue To Climb In PA, Most Hospital Patients Are Not Vaccinated

-- WBTimes: Anti-Maskers Accuse Luzerne County School Board Of Communism

-- WilliamsportS: PA Republican Cong. Keller Opposes Federal Vaccine Mandate

-- Inquirer Editorial: Philly Needs Stricter Vaccine Mandate For City Employees

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Nurses Could Get Up To $7,500 Of Student Loans Paid Off Thanks To COVID Relief Dollars

-- TribLive: Several Dozen UPMC Workers Demand Right To Unionize In 1-Day Walkout

-- Inquirer: Narcan Dispensers To Be Installed In South Philadelphia By End Of Year To Reverse Opioid Overdoses

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: How Could One PA Lottery Player Win Big 155 Times?  The Auditor General Has A Theory

-- WHYY: 4 Teens Charged With Ethnic Intimidation For Attacking Asian Classmate On SEPTA

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[Posted: November 19, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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