Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 1.15.22


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House returns to session Jan. 24, 25, 26

     -- Committee Schedule

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

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- ​​Brubaker Farms In Lancaster County Receives Pennsylvania Leopold Conservation Award  [PaEN]


-- PA Environmental Council: Thomas Dolan IV - 1923-2021


-- DEP Proposes New, Limited General Permit For Processing, Beneficial Use Of Oil & Gas Liquid Wastes; No Chemical Concentration Limits Or Public Review Of Individual Permit Uses Are Included  [PaEN]


-- EQB Invites Comments On 2 Proposed Regulations: NPDES Water Quality Compliance Schedule; Municipal Waste Rural Transfer Facility Permit-By-Rule  [PaEN]


-- DEP Opens Comment Period On 2022 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring Report Jan. 15; Briefing Jan. 20  [PaEN]


-- DEP Posts 47 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Jan. 15 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: An Intern's Update - November 2021 Water Quality Summary - By Isaac Busler, Butler Senior High School  [PaEN]


-- USDA NRCS Now Accepting Proposals For $225 Million In Regional Conservation Partnership Grants  [PaEN]


-- Stroud Water Research Center: The Effects Of Road Salt On Our Streams, Rivers - Salt Levels Higher Than Seawater 


-- PUC Offers Safety Tips As Winter Storm Izzy Approaches 


-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Thousands Of Gallons Of Toxic Phenol Reportedly Spilled At Philly Chemical Plant


-- Sen. Yaw: DEP Must Address Skyrocketing RGGI Auction Prices [DEP Declined An Invitation To Testify At Jan. 18 Committee Hearing On The Issue]


-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Balancing The Environment, Energy Needs Should Be Led By Pennsylvanians, Not By 10 Other States [RGGI]  [Why Don’t Opponents Have A Plan Then Like Support A Clean Energy Standard?]


-- Inquirer Guest Essay: 3 Philly Experts On How The City Can Burn Less Fossil Fuel To Heat Homes


-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Good-Paying Philadelphia Gas Works Jobs Would Be Irreplaceable If Philly Moves Away From Natural Gas


-- PG Guest Essay: Oil & Gas Keep America, Pennsylvania Competitive - American Petroleum Institute - PA


-- Inquirer Editorial: Be A Climate City Or Own A Natural Gas Utility? Philadelphia Can’t Do Both


-- DEP Opportunity To Bid On Plugging 7 Orphan Oil & Gas Wells In Warren County  [PaEN]


-- DEP Accepting Applications For Host Municipality Inspectors Reimbursements  [PaEN]


-- DCED Awards $13,586 Environmental Assessment Grant For Site In Crawford County


-- Jan. 14 Take Five Fridays With Pam Now Available From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Names Robert Sweeney Manager For Chapman State Park In Warren County


-- Game Commission: Names David Gustafson Director Bureau Of Wildlife Habitat Management


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- ErieT: City Of Erie To Launch Application Process For The First $10 Million Of $76 Million In American Rescue Plan Funds It Has Available


-- $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


-- U.S. Dept. Of Interior Formally Extends Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Thru 2034  As Required By Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding To Benefit Bridges, Parks, Trails, Expansion Of Electric Vehicle Charging

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA: Voters Could Be Flooded With Proposed Changes To PA Constitution In 2023  

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: PA’s New House Voting District Map Can Fix Decades Of Gerrymandering

-- WilliamsportS: Local Leaders Question Redistricting Proposal

-- AP: PA Supreme Court Puts Hold On Republican ‘Inspection’ of County Voting Machines

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Giving Personal Data To Politicians ‘Investigating’ The 2020 Elections Is Dangerous

-- ScrantonT: Lackawanna NAACP Calls For Protection Of Voting Rights

-- AP: Michigan AG Asks Feds To Investigate Fake Republican Electors In 2020 [Includes References To Fake Republican Electors In PA] 

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: How Schools Should Teach About Jan. 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- YorkD Editorial: Sen. Toomey Can Be The One Republican Senator Who Can Make A Difference On The ‘Big Lie’

-- LancasterOnline - Brad Bumsted: Republican Sen. Corman Says He Has $3 Million To Fund Race For Governor 

-- WTAE: Fmr Republican House Speaker Turzai Running For Governor  

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Fmr Republican House Speaker Turzai Asks To Appear Before State Committee About Governor’s Race

-- PennLive - Fmr Republican Rep. Jeff Coleman Announces Campaign For Lt. Governor

-- USA Today: PA’s Candidate-Packed, Toss-Up Celebrity-Laden U.S. Senate Race Could Decide Control Of Congress

-- Inquirer: Dr. Oz Spending Millions On TV To Boost His U.S. Senate Campaign, He’s Not Along In Ultra-Wealthy Republican Field

-- ReadingE: 2 Republican Berks County Commissioners Endorse Jeff Bartos For U.S. Senate

-- WHYY: PA Republican Primary Candidates Warn Of Immigrant ‘Ghost Flights,’ But Lack Facts And Context

-- Inquirer: Republican Candidate For Governor Barletta Warns Of ‘Ghost Flights’ For Immigrants, Critics Call It A Political ‘Stunt’

-- MCall: 194,782 New COVID Cases Last Week, But Surge Is Slowing, Hospitalizations Set Another Record

-- TribLive: Experts Say Too Soon To Tell What Drop In COVID Countes Means For Western PA

-- TribLive: Allegheny Health Network To Require N95 Masks In All Facilities

-- PennLive: Look Up How Many COVID Patients Are In Your Hospital

-- YorkD: York County With A Population Of 456,000 Has Now Seen 100,000 COVID Cases

-- CourierT: Doylestown Health To Central Bucks School District: Change Your COVID Safety Plan, Our Hospital Is ‘Overwhelmed’ With Cases

-- ErieT: Why Erie County Executive Lifted School Mask Mandate

-- Inquirer: Most Philly Schools Returning To In-Person After MLK Day

-- ScrantonT: More School Districts Considering In-School COVID Tests To Keep Kids In Classrooms

-- WHYY: Philadelphia Extends Vaccine Mandate Deadline For City Workers

-- PG: With Campuses Nearly 100% Vaccinated, Pitt Says It’s Time To Rethink COVID

-- ScrantonT: COVID Pills In Short Supply At Local Pharmacies

-- WHYY: Start Ordering Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Starting Wednesday

-- TribLive Editorial: U.S. Supreme Court Decision On Vaccine Mandates Could Make Hospital, Nursing Home Jobs Harder

-- TribLive - Deb Erdley: Rep. Matzie To Introduce Bill Requiring Notice Sex Offenders Are Entering Long-Term Care Facilities

-- CitizensV Editorial: Lawmakers: Authorize Fentanyl Test Strips To Save Lives

-- LancasterOnline: Did All Of That Pandemic Baking Lead To More Competition At 2022 Farm Show? 

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[Posted: January 15, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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