Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.28.22

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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

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

-- Budget Briefing: Senate, House Budget Hearings Should Talk About Once-In-A-Generation Investments In Cleaning Up The Environment; Oil & Gas Program At A Crossroads   [PaEN]

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.

-- February 28 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- This Week’s Examples Of Going The WRONG WAY On Environmental, Energy Issues  [PaEN]

-- PG - Anya Litvak: EQT Natural Gas Producer Putting Its Money Into ‘Energy Transition’ -- Fuel Cells That Chemically Produce Energy To Power Homes, Businesses 

-- Pocono Record: Proposed Rules Would Allow For Delaware River Water To Be Exported For Fracking

-- Penn State Researchers To Study Links Between Fracking, Water Contamination In Southwestern PA; Follows Similar Study In NE PA That Found Water Contamination  [PaEN]

-- Register Now For 2022 Shale Network Workshop In State College May 12-13  [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald: Help Available For Pennsylvanians Struggling To Pay Water, Sewer Bills

-- PennLive Editorial: State Must Find Money To Stop Sewage Flowing Into Susquehanna River

-- WESA: New Permanent Glass Recycling Stations Opening In Allegheny County Thanks To Partnership Of PA Resources Council, Municipalities

-- ScrantonT: Maple Syrup Season Nearing Peak Production

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: When Will Bald Eagle Eggs Hatch At Livestreamed Nests?

-- Warren Times: Wildlife Feeding Prohibition Remains In Place In Allegheny National Forest

-- Warren Times: Help Wanted: U.S. Forest Service - Allegheny National Forest

True Energy Independence Means More Renewables


-- True Energy Independence Means More Renewables, Not Letting Foreign Markets Or Despots Dictate What We Pay For Energy  [PaEN]


-- Reuters: Oil/Natural Gas Prices Soar As Russian Energy Supply Fears Intensify 


-- The Economist: If Russian Natural Gas Was Cut Off To Europe, Could LNG Plug The Gap? [Spoiler - Not From The U.S. Which Is Already Exporting At Near Full Capacity]


-- Reuters: Analysis: Russian Risks Stoke Fears For European Winter Natural Gas Supplies


-- WSJ: Russian Fossil Fuel Giants Gazprom, Rosneft Fuel Moscow’s State Coffers


-- Daily Mail: Missiles Hit Nuclear Waste Disposal Site In Kyiv


-- MCall: Ukraine Invasion Could Lead To ‘A Crippling Cyberattack On U.S., Lehigh Valley Political Leaders Warn


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

--IPCC: New UN Report Warns Of Deadly Climate Change Consequences

-- AP: UN Climate Report: ‘Atlas Of Human Suffering’ Worse, Bigger

-- WPost: Humanity Has A ‘Brief And Rapidly Closing Window’ To Avoid A Hotter, Deadly Future, UN Climate Report Says

-- NYT: Climate Change Is Harming The Planet Faster Than We Can Adapt, UN Warns

-- WPost Guest Essay: We Can Reduce Global Temperatures Faster Than We Once Thought, If We Act How - Michael E. Mann (Penn State), Mark Hertsgaard, Saleemul Huq

-- Reuters: China Sees Biggest Growth In Energy, Coal Use Since 2011

-- AP: U.S. Supreme Court To Weigh Limits To EPA Efforts On Climate Change

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WHYY: PA’s Legislative Redistricting Is Done, But Local Impacts Still Unfolding

-- TribLive: Western PA Republicans Blast New Congressional Districts Map; Democrats Invigorated By Changes

-- York Dispatch Editorial: Enforce U.S. House Subpoena Against Republican Sen. Mastriano On Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- AP: Many Trials Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol Hinge On First Trial’s Outcome [PA included]

-- WBTimes Guest Essay: General Assembly Needs To Act On $1.7 Billion In Federal Aid Now - Gov. Wolf

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: Wolf Drops State Police Fee In Budget Proposal, But The Problem Remains

-- Gov. Wolf Urges Liquor Control Board To Remove And Stop Selling Russian-Sourced Products

-- TribLive: LCB Removes Russian-Made Products From State Store Shelves

-- PennLive: Liquor Control Board Removes All Russian-Made Alcohol From Stores

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Liquor Control Board Will Yank Russian Products From Its Shelves

-- MCall: Ukraine Invasion Could Lead To ‘A Crippling Cyberattack On U.S., Lehigh Valley Political Leaders Warn

-- PennLive: $100,000 Club: Who Are State Government’s Top Wage Earners?

-- PG: Western PA Leaders And Activists See Hope In State’s Marijuana Hearings

-- LancasterOnline: Elizabethtown School Board Continues Discussion Of Book Ban

-- PG: Pittsburgh Schools’ Interim Superintendent Says District Is Exploring Options To Curb Unrest

-- Altoona Mirror: PA Supreme Court Scraps Procedures That Protected Minors Who Committed Murder From Life Without Parole

-- AP: PA Man Freed After Nearly 14 Years In Prison After New Trial, Charges Dropped

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Biden’s Supreme Court Pick Offers Lessons On Representation For PA Judiciary - Why Courts Matter-PA

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Police Can’t Investigate Themselves

-- PG Editorial: Venango County Killing Demands Attention, Clarity

-- Spotlight PA: PA Isn’t Likely To See More Local Health Depts Anytime Soon, We Found Out Why

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Learn From Failures Of Free COVID Testing Program For Schools

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Residents Tell Why They Quit Jobs During The Pandemic

-- ErieT: Erie Group Rolls Out Plan To Invest Millions In East Side Neighborhood

-- MCall: This Employment Agency Helps Companies Diversity Staff In The Lehigh Valley

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[Posted: February 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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