Monday, November 29, 2021

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.29.21

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


-- November 29 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]


-- Fox News: PA Braces For Huge Energy Price Hikes [Due To Natural Gas Price Increases] As Winter Looms

-- WHYY: SEPTA Moving To Zero Emissions Future

-- WBTimes/AP: Community Systems Offer Alternative Paths For Solar Energy Growth [Legislation Would Authorize Community Solar Systems In PA - Read more here.]

-- YorkDispatch/AP: Solar Power Makes Inroads As A Community Resource [Legislation Would Authorize Community Solar Systems In PA - Read more here.]

-- PG: Pittsburgh Street Project Receives $963,000 State Grant To Reduce Stormwater Impact

-- PennLive Editorial: We Must Find The Money To Stop Raw Sewage From Flowing Into The Susquehanna River

-- YorkDispatch: Horn Farm Center For Agricultural Education Begins Rebuilding Process After ‘A Difficult Year’

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

-- WBTimes: Wolf Administration Releases First-Ever Statewide Litter Action Plan

-- DEP Posted 36 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Nov. 27 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- WESA: Since The Pandemic Began, Protecting Urban Green Spaces Has Become Even More Important In Pittsburgh

-- WHYY: Delaware County To Buy 213-Acre Former Catholic School Property That’s Mostly Open Space

-- DelcoT: Delaware County Continues Open Space Investment By Allocating $3.4 Million In Darby, Upland, Upper Providence Twps

-- PG: Neighbors Meet In Sharpsburg To Plan Riverfront Park In Allegheny County

-- PA Outdoor Sports: Retirement Hasn't Slowed John Away, For Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director

-- ReadingE: Changes To PA’s Hunting Schedule Have Drawn More People To The Sport

-- WJAC: 71-Year Old Hunter Killed By Minor Relative In Cambria County


-- WilliamsportS Editorial: High Gasoline Prices Need Long-Term Strategy

-- WSJ: Nissan To Spend $17.6 Billion On Battery-Powered Vehicles Over 5 Years

-- NYT: Hunt For The ‘Blood Diamond Of Batteries’ In Congo Impedes Green Energy Push

PA Politics

-- WHYY: PA Lawmakers Prepare For A Month Of Intense Redistricting Negotiations

-- York Dispatch Editorial: Senate Republicans ‘Audit’ Choice - Good Money After Bad Idea

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Senate Republicans - Don’t Redact Anything From Election ‘Audit’ Contract

-- ReadingE: Berks County Officials Say Distrust In Elections Is Damaging The Process

-- PennLive: Implicit Racial Bias Is Another Barrier To Quality Health Care

-- WHYY: As PA School Funding Trial Resumes, Here’s A Cheat Sheet On What’s Happened So Far

-- TribLive: Cyberattack Forces Closure Of Butler County Community College Monday, Tuesday

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Faculty Retirements At State Universities Double Typical Year

-- PG: Allegheny County Grapples With Another Year Of Triple-Digit Homicides

-- PennLive Guest Essay: We Can Solve The Opioid Crisis That COVID Made Worse [Republican General Assembly Ended PA’s Opioid Emergency Declaration On Aug. 25]

-- PG: Grim Outlook For Gravestone Manufacturers Amid Supply Chain Squeeze

-- WilliamsportS: Wolf Works To Push Up Worker Pay, Minimum Wage

-- PA Cap-Star: Junior Achievement Of Western PA Teaches Career Skills To Fayette County Students

-- PA Cap-Star: Report - PA Ranks 39th For Condition, Cost-Effectiveness Of Its Highways

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Philly Is 44% Black, Yet Black Companies Get Less Than 12% Of City Contracts

New COVID Variant

-- Reuters: Omicron COVID Variant Poses Very High Global Risk, World Must Prepare - WHO

-- WPost: Omicron Variant Now In North America As First Cases Found In Canada

-- The Guardian: Dr. Fauci - U.S. Could Face ‘Fifth Wave’ Of COVID As Omicron Variant Nears

-- AP:  What We Know And Don’t Know About New COVID Variant

-- WPost: U.S. Focuses On Booster Shots As Best Strategy Against New COVID Variant

-- Fox5: New York Governor Directs Nursing Homes, Adult Care Facilities To Make COVID Booster Shots Available To All Residents  [Republican General Assembly Ended PA’s COVID Emergency Declaration On June 15]

-- AP: Wary, Weary World Slams Doors Shut In Face Of New Variant

-- WSJ: Stock Futures, Oil Rise As Investors Weigh New Variant

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[Posted: November 29, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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