Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.16.21

returns to session Nov. 16, 17, Dec. 13, 14, 15

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session Dec. 13, 14, 15

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


TODAY 8:30:  House State Government Committee meets to consider House Bill 2069 (Cutler-R-Lancaster) Amend Article III, Section 9, to exempt the disapproval of a regulation by the General Assembly from the presentment requirement for the governor’s approval or disapproval; House Bill 2070 (Cutler-R-Lancaster) Amend Article IV, to add a new section providing that any executive order or proclamation issued by the governor, which purports to have the force of law, may not be in effect for more than 21 days, unless extended by concurrent resolution of the General Assembly.  Room 515 of the Irvis Office Building. Click Here to watch the meeting online.  Click Here for more on the agenda.

TODAY 9:00: Agenda Posted. Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  Contact: Laura Griffin, laurgriffi@pa.gov, 717-772-3277.  Click Here for more on the agenda. [Note: Petitions increasing bond amounts for oil and gas drillers.]


TODAY 12:30: Agenda Posted. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. Contact: Keith Salador, Executive Director, ksalador@pa.gov.   [Note: A portion of this meeting will be a joint meeting with DEP’s Environmental Justice Advisory Board.]  Click Here for more on the agenda.


-- Reminder: Nov. 16-17 PA League Of Women Voters Virtual Shale Gas & Public Health Conference; Including Efficacy Of Using Drilling Wastewater On Dirt Roads  [PaEN]

-- Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, FracTracker Alliance Call On Citizens To Report Dumping Of Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater On Dirt & Gravel Roads  [PaEN]

-- Trout Unlimited: What Do Pennsylvania's Dirt And Gravel Roads Have To Do With Trout?  [PaEN]

-- PA-Based Evangelical Environmental Network: Signing Of Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Good News For Our Children, Communities And Country [PaEN]

-- AP: Delaware County Community Appeals Ruling On Mariner Pipeline-Related Records

-- EPA Sets Nov. 30, Dec. 1 Hearings On Proposal To Cut Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Operations  [PaEN]

-- PA Wilds Center Seeks Public Meetings On Proposed Low-Level Combat Training Flights By Maryland National Guard; Asking Others To Sign-On To The Request [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: DCNR Advisory Council To Hear Plan For Low-Altitude Military Training Flights Over PA Wilds

-- ErieT Editorial: Protection From PFAS ‘Forever’ Chemicals Taking Forever

-- FirstEnergy Encourages Customers To Shop For Best Energy Deals As Fuel Costs Rise; Natural Gas Costs Driving Electric Rates Up  ​​[PaEN]

-- PennEnvironment: New Renewable Energy Reports Shows PA Lags Behind Other States In Solar, Wind Energy 

-- Guest Essay: Are We Prepared For Solar Energy Projects In Pennsylvania? - By Kathy Cook, League of Women Voters of PA  [PaEN]

-- Bay Journal: Chesapeake Bay Warming Faster Than Ocean Surface, Study Shows

-- DEP Releases Guidelines For Recycling In Your Community Booklet On America Recycles Day  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer: Nonprofit Comes To Philly To Recycle Clothing Waste Across The Mid-Atlantic

-- Keep PA Beautiful: Latest On Empowering Pennsylvanians To Keep Our Communities Clean And Beautiful 

-- Applications Now Being Accepted For Pennsylvania’s Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: PA Will Fully Ban Sale Of Japanese Barberry By Fall 2023

-- TribLive: Point State Park Holiday Tree Will Be Lit Once Again In Pittsburgh

Hurricane Ida

-- Inquirer: Brandywine River Museum Will Reopen For First Time Since Hurricane Ida Flooding

Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Bill

-- PA-Based Evangelical Environmental Network: Signing Of Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Good News For Our Children, Communities And Country [PaEN]

-- Casey Delivers Key Infrastructure Wins For PA In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law [Mine Reclamation, Plugging Oil & Gas Wells]

-- Gov. Wolf: Joins Biden At Signing Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill [Statement Does Not Mention Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation - PA’s #1 Water Pollution Problem, Plugging Oil & Gas Wells]

-- CBF: Enactment Of Infrastructure Legislation Major Victory For Chesapeake Bay

-- Conservation Voters Of PA: Passage Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill First Step In Achieving Climate Vision

-- PA Cap-Star: Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Bringing Billions To PA

-- WITF: PA’s Share Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Won’t Arrive For A While

-- PG: Pittsburgh-Based Battery Tech Researchers, Manufacturers Look To Grants In Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

--Inquirer: Republican Cong Fitzpatrick Facing Backlash From Fellow Republicans For Supporting Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Build Back Better Budget Bill

-- USA Today: Build Back Better Budget Bill Would Create CCC To Fight Climate Change


-- EPA Releases Recycling Strategy To Achieve A 50% Recycling Rate By 2030

PA Politics

-- AP: Republican Sen. Corman Emphasizes Experience In Run For Governor  [He worked to overturn the 2020 election results.]

-- PG Editorial: Republicans Must Stop Defending Ex-President

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: House [Republicans] To Try Again To Bring Sweeping Changes To PA Election Laws

-- Inquirer: Here’s What Really Happened In PA, NJ Elections In November

-- City & State: House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton’s Evangelical Upbringing Shaped The Way She Works

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Latest Republican Constitutional Amendment Further Evidence Of Utter Dysfunction In Harrisburg

-- ErieT: PA COVID Cases Surge 79%, Ranks 5th For Fastests Per-Person Spread

-- PG: PA Not Following Other States In Opening COVID Boosters To All

-- ErieT: Rising Number Of Erie County Schools Go Remote Because Of COVID Cases

-- MCall: School Funding Trial: Carbon County School Superintendent Says His Rural District Is Broke

-- WHYY: School Funding Trial: ‘75 Kindergartners, One Toilet’

-- PG: Bill To Allow Concealed Guns Without Permits Draws Protesters On Both Sides

-- PA Cap-Star: Bills That Fill Jails Are Harrisburg’s Version Of Bipartisanship We Can Do Without - Sen. Saval, Rep. Krajewski

-- PA Cap-Star: Democrats Stage Walkout Of House Hearing On Bills Tightening Public Sector Labor Laws

-- MCall/AP: Auditor General: Lottery Retailer’s Spouse Wins 17 Times Over 3-Year Period

-- PA Cap-Star: Auditor General - PA Lottery Needs To Keep Closer Tabs On Frequent Winners

-- PA Cap-Star: Why State Personal Income Is Up From Pre-Pandemic Levels, Despite Less Aid

-- Inquirer: Union Official John Dougherty, Councilmember Bobby Henon Found Guilty In Federal Bribery Trial In Philly

-- Inquirer: Rebuilding Philly: Here Are 6 Steps To Make Law Enforcement Fairer And More Equitable - Charles Ramsey

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[Posted: November 16, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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