Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.24.21

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


HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: PA Environment Digest will be closed through November 27.


-- Wildlife Leadership Academy Awards $2,500 In Ralph Abele Excellence In Outreach Scholarship Awards To 5 Students  [PaEN]

-- PUC Natural Gas Winter Reliability Reports - Heating Bills Will Be Significantly More Expensive This Winter [PaEN]

-- Forbes: America’s Biggest Natural Gas Well Operator Is Diversified Energy With 69,000 Conventional Wells In PA, Other States  [DEP’s 2019 Settlement With Diversified]

-- TribLive/AP: 2 Western PA Coal-Fired Power Plants To Close After New EPA Wastewater Rule

-- YorkD Guest Essay: PA Lawmakers Out Of Touch In Opposing RGGI Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program - Kathy Cook, PA League Of Women Voters

-- YorkDR Guest Essay: Charged Up For An Electric Vehicle Future In Pennsylvania - PennEnvironment

-- PG Editorial: Global Methane Pledge Offer Reason For Cautious Optimism

-- Register Now For Penn State Extension 9-Part Webinar Series Woods In Your Backyard Starting Jan. 19  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Seeking Proposals For Riparian Forest Buffer Preparation & Maintenance In Adams, Bedford, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York

-- PennLive Guest Essay: There’s No Quick Fix To Harrisburg Aging Water Infrastructure - Capital Region Water Authority

-- DEP: Took Action On 845 Permits, 97% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadline; Conducted 1,215 Inspections; Responded To 5 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- TribLive: Proposal Would Make It Illegal To Park In Pittsburgh’s Bike Lanes

-- ReadingE: Berks Master Gardeners - Why Are There More Acorns Some Years?

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Deer Hunting Season Begins Saturday, Everything You Need To Know

-- ABC27: Naked Power Grab?  PA Republican-Controlled Legislature Increasingly Pushing Constitutional Amendments To Get Their Way

American Rescue Plan Funding 

-- WilliamsportS: Brandon Park Fields Considered For American Rescue Plan Funding

-- MCall: This Is How Lehigh Valley Cities Plan To Spend Their American Rescue Plan Money

-- 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

-- LancasterOnline: Federal Stimulus Money Will Help Lancaster Avoid Tax Increase In 2022

Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Bill

-- Inquirer: Philly’s Eastwick Residents Want Biden’s Infrastructure Plan To Fund Philly’s First Climate Migration Project  


-- NPR: The Biggest Problem With The Electric Grid Isn’t Demand, It’s Climate Change

-- PG: NRC Hits Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant In Ohio With 5 Safety Violations

PA Politics

-- ABC27: Legislators From 39 States [Including PA] Sign Letter Outlining Possible Reversal Of ‘Corrupted’ 2020 Election [Republican PA Sen. Mastriano]

-- TribLive: Process Of Pending Republican Election Audit Remains Shrouded In Secrecy

-- AP: Questions Remain About Senate Republican Election ‘Investigation’

-- Inquirer: Confusion, Uncertainty, Conflict: What’s Happening In The Right Over PA’s Election System

-- YorkDR: Company Heading PA Election ‘Audit’ Vows To Protect Voters’ Information

-- ErieT Guest Essay: PA Republican Election Probe An Unnecessary And Wasteful Fool’s Errand - Rep. Bizzarro

-- TribLive Editorial: Why Is $270,000 Republican Contract On The Election Audit Going To Be Redacted?

-- ABC27: Naked Power Grab?  PA Republican-Controlled Legislature Increasingly Pushing Constitutional Amendments To Get Their Way

-- PG/AP: Republican Commonwealth Court Judge Drew Crompton [And Former Aid To Republican Sen. Scarnati]  Concedes After Recount

-- WHYY: Democrats Flipped Commonwealth Court Seat, Republican Concedes

-- WESA: Head Of State Ethics Commission Says ‘The Time Is Right’ To Enact Restrictions On Gifts To Lawmakers

-- Inquirer: 7 Takeaways From First Week Of PA’s Landmark School Funding Trial

-- Inquirer: One University Of Pennsylvania Benefactor Says He’s Pulling Donations Because Of National Anthem Protests

-- Inquirer: Racial Slur Discovered At Delaware County Elementary School

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Transit Driver Files Race Discrimination Suit Over Black Lives Matter Masks

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Make Safety Integral To Gun Culture

-- ReadingE: COVID Hospitalizations Continue To Spiral Upward In Berks, PA

-- Spotlight PA: Staffing Crisis At PA Child Care Centers Upending Family Routines, Slowing Economic Recovery

-- Inquirer: Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Videos On COVID Reach Millionaires, But Will They Persuade?

-- TribLive Editorial: Franklin Regional School District’s Vaccine Clinic Ban Seems Disingenuous

-- TribLive: UPMC On Pace For Record-Breaking Revenue In 2021

-- AP: Penn State’s Football Coach Agrees To $75 Million, 10-Year Extension

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