Saturday, January 22, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 1.22.22


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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


-- MONDAY 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.


-- Senate Committee Set To Meet Jan. 25 On Bills To Redefine Water Pollution, Prohibit State From Owning Clean Energy Credits; Hold Hearing On Stormwater Fees  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Grant Application Round Now Open For Recreation, Conservation, Riparian Buffer Projects


-- Coldwater Heritage Partnership Now Accepting Applications For 2022 Coldwater Conservation Grants  [PaEN]


-- The Patch: Bucks County Audubon Gets $154,000 Growing Greener Grant For Watershed Restoration Project


-- WBTimes: Earth Conservancy Seeks Applicants For Free Environmental Job Training Program


--  TribLive: Olympus Energy Gas Well In Washington Twp On Hold As More Discussions To Be Scheduled


-- Protect PT Hosts Jan. 25 Lunch & Learn Program With CMU's Nicholas Muller On Cumulative Impacts Of Shale Gas Boom  [PaEN]


-- 5,000 Gallons Of Oil Dumped Into State College Wastewater System, Police Are Investigating


-- TribLive: Kentucky Firm To Dismantle Cheswick Coal-Fired Power Plant For Potential Redevelopment


-- YorkD: Solar Farm Proposal Could Power 12,000 Homes, But It’s Drawn Opposition From Neighbors


-- DEP Invests Over $2.7 Million In Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects To Improve Air Quality & Public Health, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  [PaEN]


-- Passive House Accelerator: Pittsburgh Sanctuary Saved By Passive Retrofit


-- Schuylkill Action Network - In-Person 2022 Water Utility Forum Feb. 25. Aqua Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


-- Three Rivers Waterkeeper, Izaak Walton League - Harry Enstrom Chapter: Feb. 3 Three Rivers Quest Virtual Roundtable Series. 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.


-- DEP Invites Comments On Changes To NPDES General Permit For Stormwater Discharges - PAG-03  [PaEN]


-- DEP Notice Of Availability For NPDES Water Quality General Permit For Discharges From Hydrostatic Testing Of Tanks and Pipelines (PAG-10).  Click Here for copies.


-- DEP Posts 48 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Jan. 22 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- Delaware River Basin Commission Hearing Feb. 9, Business Meeting March 9  [PaEN]


-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Hearing Feb. 3, Business Meeting March 17  [PaEN]


-- CourierT: Middletown Police Find 14 Catalytic Converters During Traffic Stop


-- Jan. 21 Take Five Fridays With Pam Now Available From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- ScrantonT: Carbondale Could Turn Former Hotel Into Riverwalk Park


-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Winter Artisan Program Series Begins Feb. 5


-- PG Editorial: Hunting For Better Representation On Game Commission Board


-- Carnegie Museum Of Natural History: We Are Nature - A New Natural History Experience.  Pittsburgh. 


-- Help Wanted: Grey Towers National Historic Site Pike County- Seasonal Employment : Custodial, Food Service


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


-- Sen. Casey Announces $857 Million For Upper Ohio River Navigation System From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


-- Sen. Casey Announces $31 Million From U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers For Philadelphia And Berks County Water Infrastructure Projects


-- Sen. Casey Announces $11 Million From U,S. Army Corps Of Engineers For Wyoming Valley Levee


-- Sen. Casey Announces $1.859 Million From U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers For Tionesta Lake, Cowanesque Lake, Hammond Lakes in PA Wilds From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


-- Sen. Casey Announces $1.4 Million For Beltzville Lake Dam In Carbon County From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


-- Sen. Casey Announces $1 Million For Indian Rock Dam In York County From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Other States/National/International

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Environmentalists Sue NJ Governor Saying He Hasn’t Done Enough On Climate Change

-- Utility Dive: FERC Orders PJM To Scrap ‘Adder’ Mechanism Seen Bolstering Capacity Prices

-- Utility Dive: 2022 Outlook: U.S. Solar And Wind Energy Boom Continues Despite Supply Chain Woes, Build Back Better Uncertainty

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WITF: Election Experts Say PA’s Voting Process Well-Protected From Ballot Tampering 

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Remember The Republican Plan To Tax Retirement Income In PA?  It’s Back 

-- AP: Trial Set For State College Man Charged With Assaulting Capitol Police Officer Who Died In Jan. 6 Insurrection 

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Group Holds Prayer Vigil For COVID Victims

-- TribLive: PA COVID Data Follows Recent International Trends, But Hospitals Remain Busy

-- ErieT: COVID Cases Drop Nearly 18% In Erie County, But Peak Might Not Have Passed

-- CentreDT: Centre County Sets More Daily COVID Case Records

-- TribLive: Federal Judge Rejects Request To Reinstate Masking In Upper St. Clair Schools

-- WHYY: Philly Again Delays Vaccine Mandate For City Workers Due To Union Disputes

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley Doctors Start Prescribing Antiviral COVID Pills, Supplies Limited

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Legislative Report Seeks Action On PA Primary Care Doctor Shortage

-- Spotlight PA: School Pension Fund Board Members Asked To Sign Secrecy Oaths

-- PG: Technology Glitches Fixed Saying 2,400 Pitt Students Owed Thousands More In Tuition

-- ErieT Guest Essay: Diversity Of Talent And Experience Tapped To Lead New Erie Community College

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Offers Free Credit Monitoring Services To Unemployment Claimants Amid Ongoing Fraud Investigation 

-- TribLive: Allegheny Health Network Patients Possible Victims Of Data Breach

-- AP: PA Sets State Record For Gambling Revenue In 2021

-- TribLive: PA Casinos Shatter Record, Generate $4.7 Billion In Revenues In 2021

-- Dept. Of Drug & Alcohol Programs Releases Report On Impact Of Interactive Gaming In PA - Half Exhibit At Least One Problem Gambling Behavior 

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Get State Out Of Liquor Business

-- TribLive: Court Won’t Force Pittsburgh To Turn Over Jim Rogers Taser Death Report To DA’s Office

-- WHYY: 3 Police Officers Fired After Being Charged In 8-Year-Old's Shooting Death In August

-- TribLive: Police: Woman Had Protection Order Against Ex Accused Of Killing Her With Her Own Gun

-- Inquirer: Family Believes Jamaican Immigrant’s Death From 9 Gun Shots In Venango County Was A ‘Modern-Day Lynching’

-- WESA: New Mayor Says Pittsburgh Need To Address Gun Violence Following Deadly Shooting Of 15-Year-Old

-- PennLive: Chambersburg Poised To Become First To Repeal LGBTQ Protections

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reports PA Unemployment Rate Fell 0.3% to 5.4% In December; Workforce Decreased Over 18,000

-- AP: PA Payrolls Grew In December Amid Labor Shortage

-- MCall: Untold Numbers Of Lehigh Valley Workers Have Joined The ‘Great Resignation,’ Here Are Their Stories

-- PG - Anya Litvak: PPG Details Supply Chain Difficulties - ‘If We Could Make Product, We Could Sell Product’

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[Posted: January 22, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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