Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.18.22

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House returns to session [Budget Hearings]  March 21, 22, 23

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session [Budget Hearings] March 28, 29, 30

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- PA Environmental Council Podcast: Do Unto Those Downstream - Interfaith Partners For The Chesapeake  [PaEN]


-- EPA Announces $1 Billion Investment To Accelerate Cleanup, Restoration Of Great Lakes From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


-- ErieT: What Makes The Great Lakes Great?


-- Sheetz Convenience Stores/Gas Stations Invest In Solar Energy To Power 70% Of Its Pennsylvania Facilities  [PaEN]


-- WTAJ: Sheetz Convenience Store/Gas Stations Invests In Solar Energy To Power 70% Of Its Pennsylvania Facilities


--  StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: DEP Accepting Comments On Sunoco’s Plan To Clean Up Mariner East Pipeline Spill In Marsh Creek State Park Lake


-- Delaware Valley Journal: Mariner East Pipeline Construction Complete In PA, Company Says  [Article Leaves Out Record $24 Million In DEP Penalties; 48 Environmental Crimes Charges Brought By State Attorney General]


-- AP: Construction Wraps On Problem-Plagued Mariner East Pipeline


-- Wellsboro Gazette: Local Natural Gas Industry Booming, Needs Workers


-- PG - Laura Legere: Ripples Of Russian Conflict Send Western PA Gasoline Prices Higher [PA At Mercy Of International Energy Markets]


-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee Meets Feb. 22 To Hear About Federal Clean Energy Funding Opportunities, Climate Change & Public Health  [PaEN]

-- DEP Hosts 3 Energy Resiliency Webinars For Businesses On Improving Onsite Generation & Storage March 3, 9, 15  [PaEN]

-- PennLive: Thousands Left Without Power In Central PA As High Winds Could Continue Thru Mid-Morning

-- MCall: Potent Winds Bring Power Problems In Lehigh Valley

-- WHYY/NPR: How To Prepare For Russian Cyberattack; Federal Cyber Security & Infrastructure Agency Issued A ‘Shields Up’ Warning To U.S. Companies

-- Better Path Coalition: Feb. 23 Webinar - What The Hell Is Wrong With Pennsylvania Year In Review. 7:00 p.m.

-- City & State PA Guest Essay: Wolf’s RGGI Fixation Will Slow Pennsylvania’s Recovery - Commonwealth Foundation

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Residents Left Without Heat Or Answer After Water Main Break

-- ScrantonT: Jermyn To Begin Seeking Easements For Rushbrook Creek Flood Project

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Feb. 18 RiverWatch Video Report


-- February 19 PA Bulletin Now Available

-- ABC27: Nature Exploration Meets Conservation In Galapagos And PA


-- Community Advocate: Girl Scouts To Help Build Pollinator Garden At Shrewsbury’s Dean Park In York County  


-- PA Council Of Professional Geologists Accepting Entries For Student Research Poster Competition [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Western PA Residents Look To Preserve Region’s Mining History


-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Spotted Lanternflies In PA: Is Cooler Winter Weather Slowing Them Down?


-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Hosts March 24 Virtual Conservation Conservations Program On Land Preservation  [PaEN]


-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy: June 3 Foods Of The Delaware Highlands, Outdoors At The Settlers Inn, Hawley, Wayne County 


-- Penn State: World’s First Gene Editing Tools For Ticks May Help Decrease Tick-Borne Diseases


-- Game, Fish & Boat Commissions Present Annual Reports To House Committee Feb. 23, 24  [PaEN]


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Among Top States For Federal Fish, Wildlife Money


-- PG: Third Egg Laid By Bald Eagles In Hays, Pittsburgh


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- WHYY: Montgomery County Residents, Groups Submit Ideas For 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?


Other States/National/International

-- AP: Coal Miners, Families Testify Against WV Bill To Ax Injury Benefits  [Watch For It In PA]

NPR: Accusations Of ‘Greenwashing’ By Big Oil Companies Are Well-Founded, New Study Finds

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: House Republican Leader Asks PA Supreme Court To Throw Out House Voting District Map

-- PA Cap-Star: House Republicans Ask Court To Toss House Voting District Map, Reuse Current Lines In 2022

-- MCall -  Ford Turner: Allentown, South Whitehall Cited In House Republican Challenge To House Voting District Map

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Supreme Court Arguments In PA’s Congressional Voting Districts Map Begin Today

-- WITF: PA Supreme Court Set To Start Weighing New Congressional Voting Districts Map

-- LancasterOnline: U.S. House Subpoena Of Republican Candidate For Governor Sen. Mastriano Could Boost His Campaign

-- ReadingE: Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Sen. Corman Visits Berks County

-- Inquirer: Montgomery County Man Sentenced To 2 Weeks In Prison On Charges Related To The Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Inquirer: Conor Lamb (D) Campaigned With Indicted Union Official In Philadelphia

-- WESA: Republican U.S. Senate Contender McCormick Talks Crime, Immigration In Western PA

-- YorkD Editorial: Republican U.S. Senate Hopeful McCormick Fumbles With Super Bowl Ad

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Constitutional Amendment On Liquor Privatization - A Glass Half Full Or Half Empty? - Bars & Taverns

-- PennLive: Lawmakers Grapple With Fatal Overdose Rate Jump, Addiction Crisis Worsened By COVID

-- Inquirer: PA Hospitals See Dramatic Drops In COVID Patients

-- Penn State: Insights Into Why Gun Violence Increased In PA During COVID Pandemic  

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Man Charged In Shooting Outside Bar Treated City Street ‘Like It Was The O.K. Corral’

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program Draws Nearly 15,000 Applications

-- WITF: Students Consider Careers In Machining As Alternative To Increasing Expensive College Degrees

-- PG: Penn State Trustee Panel Proposes 3.5% Boost In Room, Board Charges 

-- WHYY: From Pupil Counting to Plagiarism, PA’s School Funding Trial Takes Twists During Republican Defense Phase

-- ErieT: Erie School Board Gets First Black Woman President

-- CourierT: Embattled Bucks County School Official Refusing Calls To Resign Over Anti-LGBTQ Political Flyer

-- MCall: State Unemployment Compensation, Other Systems To Go Down Temporarily Over The Weekend

-- Inquirer: WHYY Lost At Least Half Its Journalists; Many Complain About Pay, Morale And Lack Of Innovation

--AP: Native American Tribal Leaders Want Ancestors Remains From Carlisle Indian School Cemetery Brought Back To Their Land

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[Posted: February 18, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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