Monday, February 14, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.4.22

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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


TUESDAY 9:00: Agenda Posted. Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: Laura Griffin, Regulatory Coordinator,, 717-772-3277.  [Oil & Gas Program Fee Report  Read more here.]

TUESDAY 10:00: House Appropriations Committee state budget hearings begin. 10:00-Dept. Of Revenue.  House Floor.  Click Here to watch live.

TUESDAY 12:30: Agenda Posted. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: Keith Salador, Executive Director, [Chesapeake Bay Program Update  Read more here.]

TUESDAY Noon: Virtual. Protect PT Webinar On Proposed Increase In Oil & Gas Well Bond Amounts So Taxpayers Don’t Have To Pay To Plug Wells Conventional, Unconventional Drillers Abandon.


-- February 14 PA Environment Digest Now Available [PaEN]


-- Scott Perry No Longer DEP Deputy For Oil & Gas Management [PaEN]

-- House Republicans Go Public With A Proposal To Reduce Carbon Pollution From Coal-Fired Power Plants, Help Communities, Workers Impacted By Plant Closures  [PaEN]

-- PG: Old Coal Town In Fayette County Watches Hospital Expansion Competition Play Out On Main Street


-- Beaver County Times Guest Essay: PA’s 2022 Energy Potential: What It Means For The Future Of The Keystone State [Boosting Investment In Natural Gas Infrastructure]


-- WHYY - Suisan Phillips: Emails About PGW’s Role In ‘Energy Choice’ Bill Pit Philly Council Member Against Utility’s CEO


-- ReadingE: Reading Science Center Exhibit Aimed At Encouraging Girls To Pursue Science


-- The Allegheny Front: An Indigenous Scientist Wants Us To Look At Conservation Differently


-- WHYY: Small Farm Battling With Upper Makefield Twp. To Stay In Business


-- AltoonaM: Communities In Blair County May Step Up Recycling Enforcement


-- PG - Laura Legere: Ask Me About - How Building A Compost Business Meant Falling In Live With Worms 


-- PG: Testing What We Flush To Track COVID In Western PA


-- ErieT: Arches, Bike Lanes, Roundabout - Have Your Say On Presque Isle Gateway Concept


-- AltoonaM: Dan Beyer Makes Most Of Winter Grooming Of Ghost Town Trail


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Bald Eagles Started Laying Their Eggs, Watch Live Online


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: UN To Finalize Science Report On How Climate Warming Hits Home Hard

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Democrats Eye Key Governors’ Races As Backstop Against Republicans [Including PA]

-- WBTimes: Bartos Says Grassroots Campaign For Republican U.S. Senate Nomination Favors Him Over ‘Two Political Tourists’

-- Inquirer: The Very Different U.S. Senate Campaigns Of Fetterman, Lamb

-- YorkDR: Republican Rep. Seth Grove Wants To Cut The ‘Political BS’ On Elections, Maps; Democrats Call BS On Him

-- PennLive Guest Essay: If You Participate In An Insurrection, You Can’t Hold Public Office - Mark Singel

-- PG: Pittsburgh’s Bridges On The Brink As Spans Decay With Little Help

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Legalizing Marijuana Could Compromise Public Health And Safety - Police Chiefs

--Spotlight PA: IFO Report Suggests No Correlation Between Money Spent On Public Schools And Standardized Test Scores 

-- TribLive: Suicide Prevention Programs Need To Utilize, Support Students

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[Posted: February 14, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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