Sunday, January 30, 2022

This Week’s Examples Of Going The WRONG WAY On Environmental, Energy Issues

While PA Environment Digest’s priority is to highlight positive examples of environmental and energy leadership, 2022 is an election year which demands accountability to voters.

Below are examples of going the WRONG WAY on environmental and energy issues from last week’s articles and NewsClips--

-- Witnesses Unanimously Support Allocating American Rescue Plan Funding For On-Farm Conservation Projects At House Committee Meeting; Rep. Metcalfe Calls It ‘Welfare’  [PaEN]


-- PA State Government Has Refused To Pay Stormwater Management Fees To Local Authorities Designed To Meet Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Obligations  [PaEN]


-- Chesapeake Bay Journal: EPA Declares 'No Confidence' In Cleanup Plan For Conowingo Dam Due To Lack Of Funding, Gives States 60 Days To Respond  [PaEN]

-- At The Request Of The Natural Gas Industry, House Republicans Pass Bill To Stop Communities From Adopting All-Electric Building Codes  [PaEN]


-- Guest Essay: The Empty Rhetoric Of Delaware River Watershed Fracking Ban - Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) [Information on conventional drilling wastewater is inaccurate, according to the industry’s own waste reports.  Yaw supports efforts to make road spreading of conventional wastewater legal.]


-- Republicans Move Bills Out Of Senate Committee To Redefine Water Pollution, Sell Off State Clean Energy Credits  [PaEN]


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Legislation Pits 2 Climate Efforts - Solar Energy Credits And Plugging Oil & Gas Wells Abandoned By Conventional Well Drillers- Against Each Other


-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: In Federal Court, Plaintiffs Say U.S. Steel Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Fire, Pollution Control Outage Was A ‘Complete Failure’


-- DEP To Conduct Hazardous Waste Site Investigation At Erie Coke (Coal) Plant Site In Erie  [Owner Left Property For Taxpayers To Cleanup] [PaEN]


Want to have a positive impact on issues like this?  Tell your Senate and House members they need to act to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s environment and support the tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who do-- not slide backwards.

Click Here to find your member of the state General Assembly.

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-- 1,198 New Articles In 2021 - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA  

[Posted: January 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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