Friday, February 25, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.25.22

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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

MONDAY 10:00:  House Appropriations Committee budget hearing: Department of Environmental Protection.  House Floor.  Click Here to watch live.

WEDNESDAY: Senate Appropriations Committee state budget hearings: 10:00 - Department of Conservation & Natural Resources; 2:30 - Department of Environmental Protection. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.  Click Here to watch live.

WEDNESDAY 10:00: House Appropriations Committee budget hearing: Department of Agriculture.  House Floor.  Click Here to watch live.

THURSDAY 10:00: Senate Appropriations Committee state budget hearings: 10:00 - Department of Agriculture. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.  Click Here to watch live.

-- The Allegheny Front: Environmental Health Project Highlights Economic, Public Health Costs of Fracking

-- WJET24: United Refinery Naphtha Release In Warren Causing Headaches, Nausea, Strong Odor, Has Residents Seeking Answers - Video

-- WJET24: Naphtha Tank Repairs Continue At United Refinery In Warren - Video

-- TribLive: Russia’s Invasion To Hit Americans In Wallet At Gas Pump, Analyst Says [PA at the mercy of international energy markets]

-- ReadingE Guest Essay: U.S. Energy Policy Must Stop Empowering Russia - PA Chamber Of Commerce [Maybe it should stop putting PA at the mercy of international energy markets]

-- DEP Blog: DEP Explains Environmental Complaints And Emergencies

-- PA Solar Center: March 3 Virtual Lodestar Solar Energy Awards For Northeast PA. 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

-- PA Solar Center: March 11 Webinar - Meeting Peak Demand And Environmental Justice With Solar Energy. Noon to 1:15 p.m.

-- Utility Dive Guest Essay: How PJM’s ‘Fat Market’ For Electric Generation Capacity Fuels Environmental Injustice And Consumer Expense In PA, PJM Region  

-- DEP Environmental Justice Update: Your Environment, Your Voice

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Range Resources To Return To Drilling In Northeastern PA

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Expert Sees Western PA’s Huge Advantage In Hydrogen, Carbon Capture

-- Bay Journal Forum: Cleanup Deadline Is Near, The Chesapeake Bay Needs Action Now - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

-- GreenPhilly: Combining Art, Science & Community At Easton’s Nurture Nature Center 

-- ErieT: Lake Erie Isn’t Deep, But Has Depth Of Character Among The Great Lakes

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Feb. 25 RiverWatch Report

-- PUC Approves Settlements With Retail Energy Suppliers’ Sales & Marketing Practices

-- PUC To Investigate UGI Utilities Natural Gas Service Rate Increase

-- AP/MCall: Rhode Island Challenges $3.8 Billion PPL Deal Over Service Quality, Price Increases, Environmental Work

-- PG: Man Charged In Bogus $2 Million Green Energy Scheme In SC Pleads Guilty

-- PG: Global Developer Hired To Transform Old Hazelwood Coke (Coal) Works Into Robotics, AI, Life Sciences Hub

-- PG Guest Essay: Who Will Stand With Mon Valley Steelworkers And Communities?

-- February 26 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Feb. 26 PA Bulletin: EQB Proposed PFOA MCL Drinking Water Rule

-- Feb. 26 PA Bulletin: DEP Notice Of State Water Plan Regional Public Hearings On March 11

-- Feb. 26 PA Bulletin: DEP Request For Information To Develop New Grant For Medium, Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Pilot Program

-- PA Recreation & Park Society March 10 Meadow Management For Pollinators. Lancaster Farm & Home Center. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Has 2022 Snow Goose Horde Peaked At 150,000 At Middle Creek Wildlife Area?

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Here’s How To Know The Species Of Birds Seen In PA Backyards - Project FeederWatch

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Accepting Entries For Youth Art Month Contest Starting March 1  [PaEN]


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

-- The Guardian: PFAS Pollution Led To Contamination Of U.S. Drinking Water Wells In PA Other Eastern States, USGS Study Finds

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- MCall: Q&A - What The New PA Congressional Voting District Map Means For You, The 2022 Election

-- PA Cap-Star: New Congressional Districts Map Makes Swiss Cheese Of Swissvale, Complicating Pittsburgh Primary

-- ScrantonT Editorial: New Congressional Voting Districts Map Reflect State

-- AP: State Election Officials Argue Against Republican Bid To Use Old House Voting District Maps 

-- ScrantonT Editorial: House Republicans Can’t Stand Prosperity

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Republican Chester County Chamber CEO Suspends Campaign For Governor 

-- AP: Republicans Eye State Courts As Next Political Battlegrounds [PA Included]

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Dr. Oz, Other Republican Carpetbaggers Insult PA Voters By Skipping U.S. Senate Candidates’ Debate

-- Fox43: PA Republicans Silent As 85% Of All Bills Await Movement In Legislature: ‘Too Many Bills Are Garbage’

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Republican House Member Introduces Property Tax Elimination Plan That Taxes Certain Retirement Income, Expands Sales Tax To Food, Clothing 

-- Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvanians Need The General Assembly To Act On $1.7 Billion In American Rescue Plan Funding Now

-- PG: Tolling Bridges May Be Best Option To Fund Bridge Replacements, PennDOT Says

-- PG Guest Essay: Every Kid Deserves A Chance In Public Schools, Republicans Don’t Agree

-- Inquirer: Number Of Philly Teachers Quitting Mid Year Up 200%

-- City & State PA: Link Between Race, Solitary Confinement In PA Prisons

-- Sunbury Daily Item: Federal Court: Victims Of Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Can Seek A Judgment To Have $95 Million In Harrisburg Catholic Diocese Assets Transferred Out Of 2 Trusts And Moved To its Bankruptcy Estate 

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Symbol Of Toxic Politics, But Doesn’t Have To Be - Rep. Frankel (D)

-- York Dispatch Editorial: Change The Law To Get Ivermectin?  No, Just Get Vaccinated Already

-- Inquirer: Convicted Union Official Johnny Doc Gets Big Retirement Party

-- WESA: Pittsburgh To Get Its Own Edition Of Monopoly Game

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[Posted: February 25, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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