Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.23.21

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


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-- Allegheny County Conservation District Plants 3,000 Trees To Reduce Flooding; Celebrates 75th Anniversary  [PaEN]

-- Northeastern High School Students Plant 1,200 Trees Along Hartman Run In York County [PaEN]

-- Virginia Pilot: Streams Are Cutting Into Land In York County, Restoration Projects Aim To Slow Their Flow, Reduce Chesapeake Bay Pollutants

-- Hunters And Wildlife Enthusiasts In PA Are Finding Many Benefits In Streamside Forests  [PaEN]

-- Elizabethtown College, Alliance For Chesapeake Bay Partner On Lawn Conversion Project To Reduce Polluted Runoff  [PaEN]

-- Armstrong, Indiana & Westmoreland Master Watershed Stewards Plant Live Stake Nursery In Indiana County Park  [PaEN]

-- DEP Chesapeake Bay Office Update On Watershed Plan Implementation: Spotlight On County Action Plan Actions

-- Penn State Extension: Slow The Flow - Reduce Stormwater Running Off Your Property  [PaEN]

-- YorkDR: Hurricane Ida Swamped Their Home, Now They’re Thankful For The Volunteers Who Helped Them Recover

-- Allegheny County Conservation District Webinar: Dec. 7 - Streambank Stabilization For Residential Landowners. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

-- Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program Now Accepting Applications For 2022 Training  [PaEN]

-- Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Releases New Book: Sentinels Of The Susquehanna To Raise Awareness, Spark Collaboration  [PaEN]

-- Nov. 24 Penn State Extension Water Cooler Talk Webinar: Linking Surface And Ground Water In Cities  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: How Concentrated Water Flow Paths From Agricultural Fields Impact Land And The Environment

-- U.S.G.S. Issues Report On Greatest Opportunities For Nitrogen Reduction In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Thru 2050  [PaEN]

-- Dept. Of Agriculture: Butter Up!  Amateur Butter Sculpture Contest On Social Media Returns To 2022 Farm Show

-- DEP: PA Energy Storage Consortium Holds Virtual Meeting Dec. 7 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

-- PUC: Electric Utilities To Increase Cost Of Electricity They Provide To Non-Shopping Customers Dec. 1, Some As High As 50%; Increases Driven By Price Of Natural Gas  [PaEN]

-- IFO Reports PA Natural Gas Prices Increased 187.1% In Last Year, Higher Than Henry Hub Price  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: With Energy Prices High, Pennsylvanians Urged To Review Heating Bill Options With Utilities

-- NBC10: Proposed Elementary School To Be Steps Away From 20-Inch Natural Gas Pipeline In Delaware County 

-- Utility Dive: FERC Balks At PPL-led Utility Proposal To Profit From PJM Network Upgrades

-- AP: Keystone [Armstrong County], Conemaugh [Westmoreland County] Coal-Fired Power Plants To Close By 2028 As A Result Of EPA Wastewater Rule 

-- PG Editorial: Vulnerable In Move To Electric Cars - Source Of Batteries

-- PUC PA One Call Damage Prevention Committee Imposes $129,000 In Penalties For Safety Violations

-- State Releases First-Ever Litter Action Plan, Calls For Universal Access To Trash Disposal, Recycling, Extended Producer Responsibility, New Anti-Litter Funding  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: Keeping Plastics Out Of Our Waters Is Pivotal To Improving The Health Of Our Waterways

-- TribLive: Proposal Would Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags At Most Pittsburgh Stores

-- PG: What To Expect If Pittsburgh Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

-- John Nierer Partners With Heritage Conservancy To Protect 14+ Acres In Northampton County  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Lancaster Conservancy Saves 130-Acre Forest In York County

-- TribLive: Frankie Pace Park Dedicated Over I-579 As Connection Between Downtown Pittsburgh And Hill District

-- PG: Pittsburgh Council Passes Ordinance To ‘Tighten’ Guidelines For Parks Trust Fund

-- Senate Environmental Committee Information Meeting Dec. 8 On Tiadaghton State Forest ATV Pilot Connector. Tiadaghton State Forest Office, 10 Lower Pine Bottom Road, Waterville, Lycoming County. 10:00 a.m.

Hurricane Ida

-- YorkDR: Hurricane Ida Swamped Their Home, Now They’re Thankful For The Volunteers Who Helped Them Recover

American Rescue Plan Funding 

-- Gov. Wolf: Announces $1.2 Billion American Rescue Plan Funded Effort To Support Services For Medicaid Recipients [So What About Conservation Funding?]

-- PA Cap-Star: Wolf Spends $1.2 Billion In American Rescue Plan Funding To Support Services For Medicaid Recipients

-- ErieT: Erie County Township Pays Its 10 Employees $10,000 Bonuses From American Rescue Plan Money

National & International

-- AP: U.S. To Release 50 Million Barrels Of OIl To Ease Energy Costs

-- NPR: U.S. Emergency Oil Stash Is In The Spotlight As Gasoline Prices Surge, What To Know

PA Politics

-- WPost: Federal Judge Orders 2 Lawyers Involved In Republican Challenges To PA, Other Nov. 2020 Election Results To Pay $187,000 To Deter Others From Filing Frivolous Lawsuits

-- WHYY: State Lawmaker Hasn’t Become Governor In 70 Years, Republican Sen. Corman Hopes To Be The Exception 

-- PA Cap-Star: Activist Announces Run Against Rep. Anthony DeLuca, 20-term Western PA Democratic Lawmaker

-- MCall: Lehigh County’s Vote Count Remains In Limbo As Judge Considers Challenge To Mail-In Ballots

-- PA Cap-Star: Republican Candidate For U.S. Senate Sean Parnell Loses Highly Publicized Custody Battle For Children

-- AP: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Sean Parnell Suspends His Campaign After Losing Custody Battle

-- PG: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Parnell Drops Out Of Senate Race

-- Inquirer: PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry To Lead Far-Right Faction In Congress

-- MCall: Luzerne County Man Gets 60 Days In Jail For Charges Related To Jan. 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- MCall: Lancaster County Man Pleads Guilty To Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- ScrantonT: Latest PA COVID Surge Continues With No End In Sight

-- CourierT: PA COVID Cases Jump 18% Before Thanksgiving

-- TribLive: Franklin Regional School District Bans Using Schools For COVID Vaccination Clinics

-- PennLive: Defying A COVID Vaccination Mandate May Get You A Different Jab: $50 - $100 Testing Bills

-- Inquirer: Some States Know A Lot About Vaccinated People Who Got COVID, PA Doesn’t

-- ErieT: Go Inside An Erie Hospital’s COVID Units

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: York County DA Pledges Review Of Ex-Cop’s Crime Spree That Ended In Children’s Deaths

-- YorkDR: Criminal Complaint: York Regional Police Chief Put Stop To Emergency PFA Against Fmr Cop Who Killed His Daughters, Friend & Himself

-- WHYY: Philly Approaches 500 People Murdered In 2021: ‘Extremely Disturbing’

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Amid Spike In Shootings, Legislators Giving Us The Kinds Of Gun Laws We Don’t Need

-- Inquirer Editorial: Rittenhouse Acquittal A Lesson About Laws Allowing More Guns To Be Carried In Public

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: State University Leader Says Addressing PA’s Talent Gap Requires Bigger Investment In Higher Ed

-- MCall: First Berks County Casino Will Open In December

-- Inquirer - Rebuilding Philly: Using COVID As A Moment To Reboot Our Sense Of Empathy In Civil Discourse

-- WESA: 200,000 Pennsylvanians Who Collected Unemployment Surprised, Upset By Overpayment Notices

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Voters Must Wise Up To The Harms Of Government Spending - Commonwealth Foundation

-- TribLive Editorial: [Republican] Westmoreland County Commissioners Need To Rein In Spending

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