Thursday, February 24, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.24.22

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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 1:00: House Game and Fisheries Committee informational meeting on Fish and Boat Commission Annual Report.  Room 60 East Wing.  Click Here to watch liveRead More Here.

-- DCNR Posts Budget Hearing Materials


-- DEP Posts Budget Hearing Materials [Previously]


-- PG - Laura Legere: Carbon Pollution From PA Power Plants Is Rising, And It’s Not Just A Pandemic Bounce 


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Led Natural Gas Producing States In Production In 2021, Report Says [PA at the mercy of international energy markets for what it costs consumers]


-- TribLive: International Forces Costing American Drivers $375 Million More Every Day On Gasoline, Analyst Says  [PA at the mercy of international energy markets for what it costs consumers.] 


-- Warren Times: State DEP Monitoring United Refinery Tank Failure That Caused Release The Of Naphtha [Naphtha can irritate, burn skins and eyes, cause nausea and vomiting]


-- Warren Times Editorial: Strong Odor Incident From United Refinery Tank Failure Deserved More Urgency From Company


-- WaterNow Alliance: April 13-14 Tap Into Resilience Summit In Philadelphia


-- Inquirer: Victims Of Hurricane Ida Stuck In Hotels Six Months Later


-- City Of Philadelphia: Join The Air Pollution Control Board


-- Cumberland County Master Gardeners: March 15 Native Plant Expert To Teach Techniques For Eliminating Garden Pests

-- LancasterOnline: How You Can Help Honeybees, How Honey Can Help Your Health

-- Intern Wanted: Natural Lands Crow’s Nest Preserve Internship In Land Stewardship, Environmental Education In Chester County 

-- PA Forestry Assn. February News You Can Use Newsletter 

-- LebTown: DCNR Grant Helps Jumpstart John E. Wengert Memorial Park In Lebanon

-- Game Commission Delivers Annual Report To House Game & Fisheries Committee

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Hunters, Sport Shooters Spend More than $1.8 Billion On Their Sports: Report


-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Upcoming Educational Events, Activities In March


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- CitizensV: Luzerne County Levee Fee Will Be 10% Lower This Year, Thanks To 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: Citing Drought, Federal Officials Won’t Give Water To Farmers In California’s Central Valley

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: PA Supreme Court Picks New Map Of Congressional Voting Districts

-- PennLive: New Congressional Districts Map Has Keller, Meuser Vying For Same Seat

-- Inquirer: Is New Congressional Districts Map Better For Democrats or Republicans?  We Tested It

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Supreme Court Picks National Democratic Map For New Congressional Voting Districts

-- Gov. Wolf Statement On PA Supreme Court Ruling On ‘Fair’ Congressional Voting Districts Map

-- TribLive: New Congressional Districts Map Bring Change For Pittsburgh-Area Voters

-- LancasterOnline: Moderate Republican To Challenge Smucker For Congressional Seat [Smucker worked to overturn the Nov. 2020 election results]

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Being Subpoenaed By U.S. House Committee Investigating Assault On U.S. Capitol Shouldn’t Be A Badge Of Honor 

-- Inquirer: Sen. Corman Wants A Prosecutor To Probe Fellow Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Sen. Mastriano Campaign Finance Reporting

-- PA Cap-Star: Corman Asks For Investigation Of Republican Gov Rival Mastriano’s Campaign Finances

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: The Republicans Showed Us Who They Are With Challenge To PA House Voting Districts Map

-- PennLive - John Baer: Biden’s State Of The Union Address Could Impact PA’s U.S. Senate Race

-- York Dispatch Editorial: ‘If You Can Collect A Fare, You Can Collect A Vote’?  Respectfully No [York County’s New Elections Director Is Unqualified]

-- PA Cap-Star: Wolf, Legislature Begin Budget Talks With Different Views On PA’s Fiscal Future - To Spend Or Save?

-- Gov. Wolf: 95% Of Pennsylvanians 18 And Older Received At Least 1 COVID Vaccination

-- TribLive: PA Touts High COVID Vaccine Rate Using Questionable Data

-- Dept. Of Health Weekly Update On COVID Vaccinations, Cases And Hospitalizations

-- ErieT: Erie County Health Officials Recommend At-Risk Students Continue To Mask

-- PennLive: PA Truck Protest Convoy Fizzles

-- Spotlight PA: State Police Push Back On Panel Recommendation Requiring Independent Investigations When Troopers Kill, Injure

-- AP: Philly Police Union Sues Over Ban On Low-Level Traffic Stops

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: State Education Test Scores To Be Published Next Week, Education Secretary Says

-- TribLive: Westmoreland County School Director Critical Of A Teacher Assignment On Systemic Racism In American As Political Indoctrination

-- Inquirer Editorial: Philly Officials Should Steer Clear Of Cryptocurrency

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[Posted: February 24, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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