Saturday, February 19, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.19.22

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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


-- Pennsylvania Envirothon Goes Hybrid In 2022!  [PaEN]


-- Bay Journal: Billions On The Way From Feds To Attack Abandoned Coal Mine Problems - #1 Water Pollution Problem In PA - By Ad Crable  [PaEN]


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Jo Ellen Litz, Past President Of Swatara Watershed Assn. Reflects On 30 Years Of Service


-- Penn State Extension 5-Part Webinar Series On Woodland Stewardship Starting March 2  [PaEN]


-- Penn State/DCNR Forest Health, Insect And Disease Virtual Update March 17  [PaEN]


-- DEP Opportunity To Bid On Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project In Armstrong County


-- AP: ‘Irreversible:’ No Easy Fix For Water Fouled By Natural Gas Driller In Susquehanna County  [DEP Confirmed At Least 380 Water Supplies Fouled By Gas Drilling] [DEP Received 1,049 Water Supply Complaints From Gas Drilling Since 2016]


-- StateImpactPA - Susan Phillips: Mariner East Pipeline Is Finished, After Years Of  Environmental Damage, Millions In Penalties, Criminal Charges, Construction Delays


-- House Republicans To Wolf: PA Has Energy Role On World Stage [Drill More, Build More Pipelines, Although PA Hasn’t Been The Problem]


-- 8th Annual PA Renewable Energy Summit March 14-15 In Harrisburg [PaEN]


-- Inquirer: Electric School Buses Coming To Philly School District, Which Plans To Replace Its Diesel Fleet In 10 Years


-- WHYY: Philly Couple Wrote A Children’s Book To Help Parents Have ‘The Climate Talk’


-- WJAC: Fuel Leak Impacting Quemahoning Creek In Somerset County


-- DEP Posts 65 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Feb. 19 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- PUC PA One Call Damage Prevention Committee Imposes $127,225 In Penalties


-- TribLive: Flooding Concerns Will Close Parts Of 2 Interstates In Pittsburgh


-- TribLive: Rains Cause Minor Flooding Along Allegheny River, To Continue Into Saturday


-- TribLive: Winds Leave 14,000 Residents Without Power In Western PA


-- KYW: Philadelphia Residents Still Without Heat, Running Water Week After Water Main Break


-- The Allegheny Front: Outdoor Recreation In PA Just Got A New Champion


-- Jennings Environmental Education Center Hosts Feb. 26 Cherry Pie Hike To Commemorate Washington’s Birthday & 1753 Journey Thru The Region  [PaEN]


-- Republican Herald: Hazleton Partnership Discusses Trail Repairs, Extension To Eckley Miners Village


-- Feb. 18 Take Five Fridays With Pam Now Available From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- PennLive: Thousands Of Snow Geese Arrive At Middle Creek Wildlife Area


-- Times Observer: Audubon Community Nature Center In Jamestown, NY Serving Warren County Accepting Photo Contest Entries, $1,200 In Prizes


-- ScrantonT: New Federal Legislation Could Hamper Transport Of Exotic Animals


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- TribLive: Murrysville Takes Public Input On Spending Federal COVID Relief Dollars


-- $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: Race Excluded As EPA Rolls Out Climate Justice Screening Tool

-- WPost: EPA Launches ‘Screening Tool’ To Help Identify Disadvantaged And Polluted Communities

-- EnergyWire: FERC to Consider Climate Impacts For New Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: PA High Court Eyes How To Pick Congressional Voting District Map

-- Spotlight PA: PA Supreme Court Weighs What Makes A Fair Congressional Voting District Map

-- WHYY: PA Supreme Court Justices Trying, Begrudgingly, To Pick New Congressional Voting Districts Map

-- ScrantonT: Republicans Responsible For Delays In Counting Ballots, Time To Listen To Local Experts

-- ScrantonT: Casey Officially Neutral But Has Deep Ties To Lamb In U.S. Senate Race

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: They Reported Unemployment Fraud, They Never Got A Response, Then Came The Tax Forms

-- PA Gaming Board: January Gaming Revenue Up 26% Over Last Year To $393.1 Million

-- MCall - Ford Turner: State, Federal Estimates Of PA Overdose Deaths Are Far Apart, Shapiro Points To ‘Historic’ Shortage Of Police

-- MCall: PA COVID Hospitalizations Ahead Of Last Year’s Rate Despite Falling Case Numbers, 20,898 More Cases Last Week

-- Inquirer: Philly Offering $100 To Get COVID Vaccination, Now It Just Needs Willing Residents

-- PG: Fmr. Acting PA Health Secretary Hired By UPMC

-- ScrantonT: Final Witness Expected To Testify Tuesday In School Funding Trial

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Penn State Sets 3.5% Hike In Room, Meal Rates For 2022-23 School Year

-- TribLive: Indiana U. Of PA Plans Tuition Break For In-State Undergrads

-- ScrantonT: Scranton Man Sent Email Threatening To Burn Down Wolf’s Home

-- The Center Square: Inflation, Workforce Issues Dominate PA House Budget Hearing

-- WHYY: Philly Is Poised To Be First U.S. City To Run Its Own Bank

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