Monday, January 24, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 1.24.22


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Senate returns to session Jan. 24, 25, 26; Feb. 7, 8, 9

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session Jan. 24, 25, 26; Feb. 7, 8, 9

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


TODAY 9:30:  House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee holds informational meeting on House Bill 1901 (Hershey-R-Juniata) allocating $250 million from federal American Rescue Plan to a new state Clean Water Fund, Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program to support farm conservation projects, a Municipal Stormwater Assistance Program and creating a controversial Clean Water Procurement Program [Read more here.].   Room 515 Irvis Building. Click Here to watch live.

TODAY 10:00 a.m.: U.S. Secretary Of Interior, Gov. Wolf Highlight Upcoming Investments In Abandoned Mine Reclamation Thru Bipartisan Infrastructure Law In Luzerne County.

TODAY Off The Floor: Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 806 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) further providing for a description of deductions from assessments of royalties paid to oil and gas mineral owners.  Senate Chamber.  Off the Floor.  Click Here to watch online.


-- January 24 PA Environment Digest Now Available [PaEN]


-- This Week’s Examples Of Going The WRONG WAY On Environmental, Energy Issues [PaEN]


-- PG - John Hayes: DEP Releases Biennial Waterways Report - 33% Of State’s Waterways Water Quality Impaired


-- Lancaster Farming: Lancaster County’s Brubaker Farms Receives Leopold Conservation Award


-- Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority: Most Recent Testing Shows Lead Levels Below Federal Standard For 3rd Consecutive Round Of Testing


-- WESA: Pittsburgh Water Authority Says Lead Levels In Compliance With National Standards


-- PG - Laura Legere: Push Is On To Switch To Energy Efficient Electrical Appliances; Each Flame Fed By Natural Gas, Propane Or Oil In Furnaces, Water Heaters, Stoves A Small Source Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions


-- PG - Anya Litvak: Smart Electric Meters Make Consumers Smarter, Electric Vehicle Drivers Make A Difference By Timing When They Power Up


-- PG - Laura Legere: Equity Issues Central To Getting Household Electrification Right ‘For Everybody’


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: DEP Gives $2.7 Million To Cleaner Transportation Projects, Including Ones Powered By Fossil Fuels


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: IFO Forecasts Rise In Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee Revenue After Natural Gas Prices Rose In 2021


-- WHYY: Common Chemical In Consumer Products May Affect Important Pregnancy Hormone, Study Finds


-- CitizensV: Parks And Streets Among Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s 2022 Priorities


-- Bay Journal - Karl Blankenship: Can Beavers Help Build A Better Chesapeake Bay? 


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- WBTimes: Luzerne County Council Set To Vote On $29.74 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding


-- $11 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding To PA State Government, Local Governments Has Yet To Be Invested.  What’s Your Community Doing?


Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- PG Editorial: Repairing Western PA’s Other Regional Superhighway: The Rivers

Other States/National/International

-- USA Today: Insurance And Aid Aren’t Covering The Cost Of Disasters In America, Is It Time To Relocate?

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- ReadingE Editorial: Local Impacts Of Redistricting Don’t Get Enough Attention

-- AltoonaM: Blair County Republicans Hosting Jan. 27 Gubernatorial Candidate Debate

-- TribLive: Federal Court Issues Injunction Ordering Upper St. Clair Schools To Keep Mask Requirement In Place

-- LancasterOnline: Large Majority Of Lancaster County Children Are Unvaccinated, Data Shows

-- PA Cap-Star: U.S., PA Students Getting More Diverse, Their Teachers Aren’t

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Gun Violence Requires Broad Response

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[Posted: January 24, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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