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Senate returns to session Jan. 4, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

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TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Fire At Energy Transfer Natural Gas Compressor In Butler County Occurred During Work On The Revolution Pipeline That Exploded In 2018 [DEP Fined Energy Transfer $30 Million For Those Violations]  


-- StateImpactPA - Susan Phillips: Mariner East Pipeline Set To Be Completed In 2022, After Years Of Environmental Damage And Delays 

-- Inquirer: Bucks Sewer Authority Agrees To $450,000 Penalty Over Raw Sewage Overflows

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Dec. 24 RiverWatch Video Report

-- The Environmental Magazine: Oil & Gas Companies Spreading Toxic Brine Across SE Ohio  [Road Spreading Also Done In PA]

-- December 25 PA Bulletin Now Available

-- American Planning Assn. Blog: Combating Climate Change Thru Vacant Lot Restoration - PA Horticultural Society, Philadelphia LandCare, National Wildlife Federation

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: How To Get The Biggest Bank From A Winter Walk In The Woods

-- ReadingE: Injured Bald Eagle Rescued By Berks Mother, Son

-- Gov. Wolf: Santa’s Reindeer Approved For Flight By State Veterinarian


Hurricane/Tornado Recovery


-- WHYY: PA Residents Affected By Hurricane Ida Can Still Receive FEMA Aid


-- Inquirer: Families Displaced By Hurricane Ida Spending The Holidays In A Hotel


-- Utility Dive: FERC Orders PJM To Change Reserve Market Rules, Delay Capacity Auctions

-- The Guardian: Coal Phaseout Pledges ‘Absolutely Not Enough’ Warn Experts

-- PennLive/TNS: Climate Change Causing Die-Offs, Melting Ice In Arctic: ‘It’s Like The Gates Of Hell Have Been Opened’

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Inquirer: 5 Takeaways From PA’s Proposed Senate, House Voting District Maps

--  TribLive Guest Essay: 30 Years Of Racial Inequity vs. PA’s Only Growing Populations - Salewa Ogunmefun [New Voting Districts]

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: PA Republicans Look To Ban Private, Nonprofit Election Grants [When They Don’t Provide Counties Funding For Elections]

-- AP: Hedge Fund Manager David McCormick Draws High-Level Support In Republican Senate Race

-- Courier Times Guest Essay: Republican Message To Taxpayers - Your Livelihood Isn’t As Important As The Culture War Issues - Cyril Mychalejko, Bucks County Teacher 

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: My Gift Wishes For The Naughty (Charged With Assaulting The Capitol, Dr. Oz) And Nice (Hospital Workers)

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Do Liquor Sales Belong In The State Constitution?

-- MCall/TNS: 732 PA Senate Staffers Get 5% Raise In New Year [Lawmakers Got 5.9%]

--  Inquirer: 19-Year-Old Will Be Charged In Carjacking Cong. Scanlon In Philly, 4 Other Teens Arrested

-- ScrantonT Editorial: PA Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers’ Pandering On Constitutional Amendment

-- The Guardian: U.S. Conservative Parents Push For Book Bans And Unintentionally Make Reading Cool Again [York County, PA] 

-- WPXI: PA Residents Still Struggling With Unemployment Compensation System

-- PennLive: PA Supreme Court Opinion Issued: We Voided PA’s School Mask Mandate Because The Health Secretary Circumvented The Law

-- AP: PA Supreme Court: Lack Of Emergency Order Or Regulation Doomed School Mask Mandate

-- ScrantonT: PA Surpasses 10,000 New COVID Cases In A Day

-- AP: Philadelphia Cancels Rapid COVID Test Giveaway As Supplies Wane

-- WilliamsportS: Lycoming County Grassroots Group Pushes Back Against Vaccine Misinformation

-- PG: 15% Of Pittsburgh’s Employees Did Not Comply With Faccine Mandate, Face Disciplinary Action

-- TribLive: Food Service Vendor Sues Pitt For $7 Million For Failing To Honor Contracts During Pandemia

-- WESA: PA Housing Finance Agency Applied For $350 Million To Help Struggling Homeowners

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Landlords Filed Fewer Than Half The Usual Number Of Evictions After Federal Moratorium Ended

-- Inquirer: Police In Philly Region Forging Partnerships With Social Workers To Better Handle Mental Health Crises

-- Inquirer: Delaware County Teacher Made A Black Muslim Student Kneel And Beg For His Cell Phone, Lawyer Says

-- Inquirer: PA, NJ See Strong Uptick In Health Insurance Signups

-- TribLive: Several Westmoreland Municipalities Sign On To Proposed Opioid Suit Settlement

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Lawmakers Getting Involved In Expanding Alcohol Sales At Dorney Park

-- MCall: eSports Becoming A Big Thing In Lehigh Valley High Schools

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[Posted: December 24, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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