Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 1.13.22


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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


-- DEP: Thursday Air Quality Action Day: Susquehanna Valley, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia Area 


-- DCNR Blog: Message From The Secretary - 2021 In Review


-- PennWATCH: PA Plan To Meet 2025 Pollution Reduction Goals In Chesapeake Bay Watershed


-- EPA: West Penn Power To Pay $610,000 Penalty In Federal-State Settlement Over Coal Ash Landfills Discharge Violations In Allegheny, Washington Counties  [PaEN]

-- PG - Anya Litvak: West Penn Power Agrees To Fine, 2 New Pipelines To Reroute Coal Wastewater From Landfills 

-- Sen. Yaw: Override Necessary To Protect Pennsylvanians From Gov. Wolf’s Carbon Tax

-- Penn State Podcast Talks About Biofiltration, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

-- Bloomberg: Natural Gas Futures Climbed 14% To Bring Year-To-Date Advance To A Record 30% As Cold Hits East Coast 

-- PennLive: Mechanicsburg Naval Installation To Begin Testing Residential Wells For Cancer-Causing PFAS In Cumberland County

-- DEP Blog: Winter And Water Main Breaks - What To Watch For And What You Can Do


-- Daily American: Shade Twp. Approve Space For Shade Creek Watershed Association


-- DEP: Reminder - Feb. 2 Virtual Hearing On Water Quality Permit For Warehouse In Northampton County. 6:00 to 9:00  p.m.


-- Penn State Extension Webinar: Jan. 26 Water Cooler Talk: Microplastics And Environmental Health.  Noon to 1:00 p.m.  [PaEN]


-- NEW!  DCNR Now Accepting Applications For Aspiring Archaeologists, Preservationists For PA Cultural Resource Crew Members  [PaEN]


-- DCNR State Parks Offers Environmental Education Activities & Updates For January [PaEN]


-- Game Commission Offering Paid Internships Across PA In Summer 2022 + Video


-- TribLive: Sewickley Officials Seek Permanent Glass Recycling Site


-- Penn State Experts Clear Up Falsehoods About Spotted Lanternfly


-- Forests For The Chesapeake Bay: January Newsletter - Chestnut Oak, Seasonal Tree Maintenance, More


-- Inquirer: Upper Gwynedd Twp. Wants To Use Eminent Domain To Preserve 33 Acres In Montgomery County


--  WNEP: DCNR Funding To Provide Access Locations To Lackawaxen River In Wayne County


-- TribLive: North Park In Allegheny County To Expand By 2 Acres


-- LancasterOnline: 5 Top Lancaster County Winter Hiking Trails


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Popular PA Fishing Spot Among 10 Best Winter Fishing Destinations


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Why Did Robins Suddenly Appear In My Backyard In Winter?


-- Penn State: Noted Ornithologist Margaret Brittingham Retires After 33 Years


-- ErieT: Do You Know Where To Find Chipmunk Alley At Presque Isle State Park?


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


-- S&P Global: White House Rolls Out New Efforts To Boost U.S. Renewable Energy, Transmission


-- White House: Biden Administration Races To Deploy Clean Energy That Creates Jobs, And Lowers Costs

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Cap-Star: PA’s Bitter, Chaotic Effort To Redraw Congressional, State Voting Districts Likely To Reach Crescendo In Court

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Redistricting Puts Incumbents, Potential Challenges In Limbo

-- YorkDR Guest Essay: Another Republican Power Grab When ‘Find The Votes’ Turns Into ‘Draw The Lines’ - Rep. Bizzarro (D)

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: House Republicans Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Get Away With Their Latest Power Grab On Redrawing Voting Districts

-- Spotlight PA: House Republicans Approve Proposed Congressional Voting District Map As Court Challenges Loom

-- WITF: Republican-Favored Congressional Voting District Plan Passes House, But There’s A Long Way To Go

-- PG: House Republicans Approve New Congressional Voting District Map As Court Challenges Loom

-- WHYY: The Arcane, Unlikely Doomsday Redistricting Law Looming Over PA Congressional Voting District Map Impasse

-- CourierT Editorial: How Proposed State House Voting District Plan Will Hurt Bucks County

-- AP: Republican U.S. Senate Hopefuls Attack Carpetbaggery: ‘Why Lie To Me?’

-- WESA: Republican David McCormick Officially Joins U.S. Senate Race, Democrats Want Ad Spending Investigation

-- PennLive - John Baer: Don’t Be Surprised If Republican Sen. Mastriano Wins Republican Nomination For Governor [He Lead Attempts To Overturn The 2020 Election Results]

-- WBTimes: Republican Teddy Daniels Announces For Lt. Governor After Appearing At Rally For Sen. Mastriano [He Lead Attempts To Overturn The 2020 Election Results]

-- WITF: New Muhlenberg Poll Shows PA Voters Remain Divided About 2020 Presidential Election

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: It’s Up To Democrats In PA And DC To Defend Democracy, So Far That Isn’t Happening

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Farm Show Provides One-Stop-Shop For Campaigning Politicians

-- TribLive: Aide To Sen. Costa Announces Bid To Fill Rep. Gainey Vacant House Seat

-- Northeast Times: Democrats Pick Ward Leader Dillon For State Senate Special Election

-- MCall Guest Essay: Congress Must Focus On The Economy In 2022 - Cong. Susan Wild

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Taxpayers’ Pay High Price For Lawmaker Expense Secrecy

-- ErieT: Erie Hospitals See COVID Admissions Approach Record Levels

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia-Area Hospitals Are Overwhelmed, But Not Only By COVID Patients

-- AltoonaM: Region’s Hospital Admission Rates Rival 2020 COVID Peak

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Gov. Wolf, It’s Time To Declare An Emergency On COVID Omicron - Rep. Nelson (D) [Republicans In The Senate, House Blocked That]

-- Inquirer: CDC And Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia Guidelines For Schools Still Recommend Masks To Keep Students In Classrooms

-- CourierT: Central Bucks School Board Rejects New CDC COVID Rules, Keeps ‘Safety’ Plan Unchanged

-- PG: Debates Over School Mask Policies Intensify As COVID Numbers Spike

-- TribLive: Baldwin-Whitehall Schools End Week With Remote Learning Due To COVID-Related Staffing Issues

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Public Schools, Child Care Providers Grapple With Staffing Shortages

-- ReadingE: Berks County Schools Go Virtual Due To COVID-Related Staffing Shortages

-- TribLive: Conservative Republican School Board Member Wants To Bar CNN News For Students

-- PG: Transit Union, Pittsburgh Transit Authority At Odds Over Vaccination Mandate

-- MCall: COVID Omicron Exacerbates Uncertainty, Stress For Lehigh Valley Employers, Some Are Delaying Return To Workplace

-- TribLive: Student’s Rampage Caused Lockdown At Indiana County Senior High

-- PG: Pittsburgh Parishes Ask AG Shapiro To Get Involved In Jim Rogers Death Case

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Community Group Takes Concerns About Death Of Jim Rogers To AG Shapiro

-- PA Cap-Star: Sen. Flynn Wants Turnpike To Use Cash Apps For Tolls

-- WPSU: Bellefonte School Board Returns To Native American Logo And ‘Red Raiders’ Nickname At A Cost Of $100,000 

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[Posted: January 13, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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