Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 1.26.22

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

     -- Committee Schedule

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

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


TODAY 9:45: DEP To Announce Growing Greener Grant For Jim Thorpe Creek Restoration In Carbon County


TODAY 10:00: DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets With New Director Of Outdoor Recreation, Broadband, 2022 Priorities.  10:00 a.m. to Noon.


TODAY 11:00: DEP To Announce $1.7 Million In Growing Greener Grants In Erie Region


-- French Creek Named 2022 Pennsylvania River Of The Year  [PaEN]


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: French Creek Wins PA River Of The Year; 2nd Place monongahela Will Still Party On


-- PG - John Hayes: Biologically Diverse French Creek Lauded As PA River Of The Year


-- ErieT: French Creek Voted PA River Of The Year, But Public Acclaim


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


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


-- WBTimes Editorial: $3.8 Billion For PA Mine Reclamation A Big Win


-- NextPittsburgh: 35 Pittsburgh Environmental Groups Renew Commitment To Equity And Racial Justice 


-- DEP Announces $245,000 Growing Greener Grant For Kinney Run Watershed Improvements, Columbia County [PaEN]


-- In Memoriam: Gregory Wilson Donegal Trout Unlimited, Lancaster County


-- Lancaster Farming: How To Participate In 2022 Penn State Farm Conservation Practices Survey


-- Dept. Of Agriculture Encourages NE, SC PA Ag Businesses To Apply For Federal Disaster Recovery Loans 


-- Penn State Gets Grant To Teach Private Forest Owners At Adapt To Climate Change


-- MCall: Cancer-Causing Chemical In NJ Drinking Water Traced To Lehigh County Authority Waste Treatment Plant


-- YorkDR: 5 Provocative Fears Dover Solar Project Foes Shared At Hearing With Expert Responses


-- PG Guest Essay: Making Pennsylvania Critical Minerals Proving Ground  - Ned Rauch-Mannino, U.S. Dept. of Commerce 


-- WHYY: ‘Badlands’ To Green Homes: New Building Rises From Fmr Philly Drug Hotspot


-- NextPittsburgh: 16 Socially Responsible Companies Win RK Mellon Foundation Grants


-- AltoonaM: Norfolk Southern Cleans Up Fuel Leak Near Garfield Park


-- Times: State Treasurer Garrity Visits Lackawanna College School Of Petroleum & Natural Gas


-- DEP Recognizes Winners Of 2021 Radon Student Poster Contest  [PaEN]


-- DEP Teaching Green Environmental Education Newsletter Now Available


-- Wildlife For Everyone Foundation Accepting Applications For 4 College Scholarships [PaEN]


-- Keep PA Beautiful Issues Request For Proposals To Update Anti-Litter Education Materials  [PaEN]


-- PA Wilds Now Seeking Nominations For 2022 PA Wilds Champion Awards [PaEN]


-- Zeigafuse Family Partners With Heritage Conservancy To Permanently Preserve Land In Their Family For Four Generations, Northampton County  [PaEN]


-- Penn State Scientists Identify Bee That Can Aid Black Cherry Tree Recovery


-- Feature - Experiencing Winter On The Susquehanna Greenway  [PaEN]


-- Penn State: How Has The COVID Pandemic Affected Outdoor Recreation In America?


-- Western PA Conservancy Staff Members’ Favorite Moments Of 2021


-- YorkDR: Groundhog Day 2022: See If Punxsutawney Phil Will See His Shadow Feb. 2


-- PA State Park Volunteers Compile Cavity Bird Nesting Report: 8,964 Birds Fledged At 2,600 Boxes In 58 State Parks


-- Penn State Biologists Explore The Secrets Of The Warbler Genome


-- Fish & Boat Commission Reminds Anglers About Trout Season Changes, Awards Urban Fishing Grant In Pittsburgh


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Winter Dens Filling Up As PA Bear Population Nears 2022 Peak


-- YorkDR - Brian Whipkey: Red Tag Deer Program Starts Soon In PA To Prevent Crop Damage


-- TribLive: Dog Or Coyote? Animal Rescued In Fairfield Twp Perplexes Volunteers


-- PennLive: First Witness On Scene Of PA Monkey Truck Crash Falls Ill


-- PennLive: Who Does Animal Research In PA?  See Interactive Map


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


-- WBTimes Editorial: $3.8 Billion For PA Mine Reclamation A Big Win

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- TribLive Editorial: Just Draw The New Voting District Maps Already

-- Spotlight PA: Complete Guide To More Than 70 Proposed Amendments To State Constitution

-- PA Cap-Star: With Abortion Amendment To Constitution, PA Republicans Have Given Up On Legislating

-- PG Guest Essay: PA Constitution Getting The ‘Sharpie Treatment’ By Republicans Under Influence Of Special Interests And Dark Money Groups - Reps. Ryan Bizzarro (D)  & Pam Snyder (D)

-- CourierT: Rep. Wendi Thomas Won’t Seek Reelection

-- City & State: Rep. Austin Davis Scores SEIU Endorsement For Democratic Lt. Governor

-- AP: PA Republican U.S. Senate Hopeful Enlist Other Republican Stars

-- MCall: Sen. Ted Cruz Rallies Republicans In Lehigh Valley To Kick Off Candidate’s Bid To Replace Toomey

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Lancaster County Republicans Shouldn’t Align Itself With Disinformation-Spreading FreePA

-- PG: Fetterman Criticized For Skipping Black Clergy Forum

-- LancasterOnline/The Caucus: Fmr PA Treasurer Barbara Hafer’s PAC Collected $2.3 Million From Investments, Paid Daughter $500,000 Since She Left Office

-- WESA: Move To Privatize PA Liquor Sales Draws Familiar Opponents

-- Dept. Of Health Weekly Update On COVID Trends In Cases, Vaccinations, Hospitalizations

-- PG: New COVID Cases Drop By Nearly Half In Allegheny County

-- WHYY: Chester County Limits COVID Contact Tracing Amid High Community Spread

-- AP: General Assembly Fast-Tracks $225 Million More In Pandemic Aid To Hospitals

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Senate Approves Spending $225 Million To Recruit, Retain Nurses, Other Bedside Hospital Workers

-- WITF: With PA Hospitals Desperate For Nurses, ‘Travelers’ Make The Best Of A Bad Situation

-- PA Cap-Star: Patient Limits For Nurses Bill Has Majority Support, But Won’t Advance In Harrisburg, Why?

-- PA Cap-Star: PA’s Opioid Settlement Is Bad For Philly, DA Says, As He Waits For Another Deal

-- WESA: Need Help Paying Your Mortgage? New PA Program Opens Next Week

-- TribLive Guest Essay: PA’s Out-Of Control Spending Is Driving Away Residents - Commonwealth Foundation

-- Gov. Wolf Repeats Call For Private Charter School Reform Legislation

-- Spotlight PA: Massive Republican Tax Credit To Fund Private Schools Lacks Basic Accountability, Report IFO Finds [Diverting Funds From Public Schools]

-- Inquirer: 4 Highlights From Landmark PA School Funding Trial, As Plaintiffs Rest Their Case This Week

-- ErieT Guest Essay: A Quality Education… With A Side Of Fries [School Funding Trial]

-- WITF: Midstate School Districts Grapple With Substitute Teacher Shortage

-- WITF/AP: PA Lawmakers OK Veto-Bound Bill Aimed At Killing Local Gun Laws

-- Gov. Wolf Vows To Veto Republican Bill Preempting Local Gun Ordinances

-- AltoonaM: Blair County Eyes Gun Rights Sanctuary Language

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Republican House Members Call For Extending Attorney General’s Jurisdiction To Address Philly Gun Violence

-- LancasterOnline: ATF Agents Seize Illegal Guns From Leacock Twp. Property

-- TribLive: Accused Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Says Jury System Is Flawed, Wants Charges Dismissed

-- PennLive: ‘Intimidating’ Stickers Left On Jewish Center At Dickinson College

-- PennLive: Lawmakers Call For Anti-Discrimination Statute After Chambersburg Revokes LGBTQ+ Ordinance

-- TribLive: Civil Rights Activist And Pittsburgh Resident Alma Speed Fox Has Died

-- PG: Pennsylvania Gets Failing Grades On Tobacco Control

-- LancasterOnline: Elizabethtown College To Bridge Leadership Gap With Interim President

-- Inquirer: PA Horse Racing Officials Release New Plan For Reducing Fatalities At Tracks

-- Gov. Wolf Accelerate Deadline For $15/Hour Minimum Wage For State Employees

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[Posted: January 26, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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