Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday - PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.30.21

returns to session Dec. 13, 14, 15

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session Dec. 13, 14, 15

     -- Committee Schedule

-- Updated 2022 Voting Session Day Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- TODAY Is Giving Tuesday - Support The Nonprofit Groups Of Your Choice - Many Gifts Doubled Today Only


-- Vote Now For Pennsylvania's 2022 River Of The Year!  [PaEN]

-- Video Showcase Now Open For Westminster College, Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Student Symposium On The Environment  [PaEN]

-- Lackawanna College Announces Spring Session Of The Conservation & Natural Resource Certificate Program  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer: Rebuilding Philly: Spurred By The Pandemic, A Renewed Call To Protect The City’s Waterways

-- PA Environmental Council: Growing Freshwater Mussels For Healthier Waterways

-- WITF Smart Talk 9:00 a.m.: How Will Pennsylvania Use Infrastructure Money? [DEP, PennDOT, PA Chamber] 

-- House Committee Holds Dec. 15 Hearing On Bonding & Decommissioning Solar, Wind Energy Facilities  [PaEN]

-- PennLive Letter: We All Have A Right To Clean Air [RGGI]

-- Charleston Gazette-Mail: Watershed Cleanup Advocates Fear New Infrastructure Law Interpretation Will Limit WV’s Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Potential

-- PA Resources Council Announces 2021 Lens On Litter Photo Contest Winners  [PaEN]

-- PG Editorial: Bagging Up Throwaway Culture [Single-Use Plastic Bags]

-- DEP Posts Permits Automatically Triggering Use Of Environmental Justice Public Participation Policy  [PaEN]

-- DEP’s Environmental Justice Newsletter Spotlights EJ Champion Rashida Lovely From Scranton [PaEN]

-- PG: Pittsburgh City Council Set To Consider Lead Safety Law

-- Ohio River Valley Institute: Bitcoin Mining Breathes Life Into Zombie Coal-Fired Power Plants

-- Courier Times: Snipes Farm Continues Legacy Of Bucks County Farming While Working To Ensure Land’s Future

-- PG: Study: Great Allegheny Passage Trail Is ‘An Economic Highway’ That Generated $121 Million In 2019

-- TribLive: Archaeology Crew Sifting Thru Ohiopyle State Park’s Past In Search Of Cultural Treasure

-- Courier Express: Brookville Trail Hub Asks Jefferson County To Support ‘Missing Link’ Five Bridges Trail Project

-- Land Health Institute Blog: Tour Guide Of Philadelphia Greenspaces

-- Billy Penn: A Rare, Magnificent Mandarin Duck Is Paddling Around Pennypack Park In Philadelphia 

-- PA Wilds Blog: Something’s Fishy In The Forest - Reestablishing Fishers

-- WBTimes: State Reminds Motorists To Use Extreme Caution To Avoid Deer Collisions

Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Bill

-- WITF Smart Talk 9:00 a.m.: How Will Pennsylvania Use Infrastructure Money? [DEP, PennDOT, PA Chamber]

-- Charleston Gazette-Mail: Watershed Cleanup Advocates Fear New Infrastructure Law Interpretation Will Limit WV’s Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Potential


-- AP: In Shadow Of Texas Gas Drilling Sites, Health Fears Escalate

-- USA Today: Meet Biden’s ‘Climate Cabinet’ Tackling Climate Change

-- USA Today: Busy 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends Today

-- The Guardian: World’s Vast Networks Of Underground Fungi To Be Mapped For First Time

PA Politics

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Lawmakers’ Salaries To Rise Automatically By Nearly $5,000

-- Spotlight PA: PA Latinos Work To Turn Huge Population Gains Into Political Muscle, But Still Face Barriers

-- Inquirer: Dr. Oz Expected To Join PA’s Republican U.S. Senate Race

-- CourierT: America First Party Candidate Bradley Lanning Announces Challenge To Republican Cong. Fitzpatrick

-- MCall: Berks County Man Facing Charges From Assault On U.S. Capitol Wants Jury Trial

-- PG Editorial: U.S. Senate Ethics Panel Must Assess Republican Senators’ Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- WBTimes Guest Essay: Redistricting Doesn’t Give Us Fair Representation, Single Transferable Voting Does

-- PennLive: PA Warning System Shows Another Rise In COVID Infection Rate

-- PennLive: If Vaccine Works So Well, Why Is COVID Surging Again In PA?

-- York Dispatch: Omicron Variant Raises COVID Alarm As Vaccination Rate Declines

-- PG: New Omicron Variant Underscores Need For Vaccination, Pitt Expert Says

-- WHYY: How Philly Area Scientists Are Looking Out For The Omicron Variant

-- PG: With Omicron Looming, PA, Allegheny County Continue To Fight Against COVID, Delta Variant

-- AP: CDC Says Ages 18 And Up Should Get Booster Shot

-- MCall: Childhood COVID Cases Up 8% Statewide, 36% In Lehigh County; Adult Cases Down 25% Statewide

-- PG: CDC Is Fixing Its PA Vaccine Data After Reports Of Inaccuracy

-- TribLive: COVID Outbreak Hits Westmoreland Jail As Caseload Surges Throughout County

-- CentreDT: State College Borough Poised To Extend Masking Ordinance

-- House Republican Leader Rep. Kerry Benninghoff: Diagnosed With Breakthrough Case Of COVID 

-- House Republican Rep. Mark Gillen Tests Positive For COVID

-- Gov. Wolf: More Than 15,000 Small Businesses & Hospitality Businesses Received Over $480 Million In COVID Relief Funding

-- MCall: AG Shapiro: Opioid Settlement Funds Can Help Deal With Drug Treatment Staffing Shortages

-- WESA: Witnesses Testify In PA School Funding Lawsuit, Decision Still Weeks Away

-- York Dispatch: How Do We Fix York County’s Child Welfare Crisis? ‘A Sinking Ship’

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: Pennsylvania Is One Of 49 States With Citizen’s Arrest, Pro-Lynching Laws

-- YorkDR Guest Essay: PA Gun Debate Obscures The Fraught Racial History Of 2nd Amendment - Rep. Bullock (D-Philadelphia)

-- TribLive Editorial: Most Important Part Of Gun Ownership Is Responsibility

-- Inquirer Editorial: Are Any Of Philly’s Anti-Violence Tactics Working?  Without Better Tracking We’ll Never Know

-- PA Cap-Star: Bucks County Students Push To Make Hershey’s Kiss PA’s State Candy

-- PennLive: 11 Largest Private Companies In PA, According To Forbes

-- WHYY: Wawa Ranks As PA’s Largest Privately-Owned Company

-- PennLive: Many Weis Markets Employees To Get Appreciation Bonus

New COVID Variant

-- Financial Times: Moderna Chief Predicts Existing Vaccines Will Struggle With Omicron

-- AP: Nations Close Borders, But More Omicron Cases Emerge Globally

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[Posted: November 30, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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