Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.16.22

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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: PA Professional Geologists: Webinar: Dust Suppression With Oil & Gas Produced Water Featuring Author Of Penn State Study Finding Increased Cancer Risks With Road Spreading.  1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


THURSDAY 9:00: Agenda Posted. DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board meeting.  16th Floor Delaware Room, Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: John Brakeall 717-783-9731 or


-- Growing Greener Coalition: Action Needed On Bipartisan Growing Greener III Proposals To Address Critical Water Quality, Recreation, Green Infrastructure Needs [PaEN]


-- WHYY: PA State Parks, Forests Need More Than $1.4 Billion In Infrastructure Repairs


-- New Chesapeake Bay Foundation Report Details Farming Practices That Cut Pollution, Fight Climate Change  [PaEN]


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: $1.17 Million USDA Grant To Help Buffalo Creek Watershed Landowners, Farmers


-- WBTimes: $11.5 Million In USDA Community Infrastructure, Resiliency Grants Announced For NE PA


-- Penn State Extension Feb. 23 Water Cooler Talk On Wetlands & Better Water Quality Future  [PaEN]


-- USGS Video: Nitrogen In The Chesapeake Bay Watershed - A Century Of Change


-- WHYY: Cobbs Creek School To Transform Asphalt Lot Into Green Space In Philadelphia


-- CourierT: In Bucks County, A Community Rebuilds After Historic Flood, But  Can It Happen Again?  [Spoiler - Yes]


-- CitizensV: Luzerne County Flood Authority Approves Agreement To Maintain Duryea’s Levee System


-- DEP Took Action On 812 Permits, 98% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,414 Inspections; Responded To 7 Environmental Emergencies Last Week


-- WPXI: Homer City Coal-Fired Power Plant Owners Say They May Deactivate Units By May 2023


-- WTAE: Millions Approved To Train Laid-Off Coal Miners, But 4 Years Later No One Has Been Trained


-- YorkDR: Residents Throw Shade At Dover Solar Project, But Solar Farms Are Cropping Up Across York County


-- Utility Dive: Advocacy, Trade Groups Urge PJM To Reject Bid To Bar Some Renewables From Pending Capacity Auction


-- PennFuture Responds To Latest Attempt To Stop PA Joining The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative


-- BeaverCT: Beaver County Borough Officials, Stakeholders Discuss Oil & Gas Zoning Ordinance


-- Fox News: EQT Says Natural Gas Prices Surging Due To Lack Of Adequate Pipeline Infrastructure [Tension Over Russia, Ukraine Leaves U.S. Natural Gas Prices At Risk Of Escalating - Which Is Good For EQT, Bad For Consumers]

-- PG - Anya Litvak: EQT Eyes Contracts To Ship Natural Gas Abroad

-- ErieT: Erie Sees $3.68/Gallon Gasoline As Prices Continue To Soar [Due To International Tensions/Energy Markets]


-- TODAY 9:30: WITF Smart Talk: ‘Strange Fire’ Author Joel Burcat Talks About His Latest Thriller


-- Penn State Awarded NIOSH Grant To Study Techniques To Reduce, Eliminate Toxicity Of Coal Mine Dust


-- TribLive Guest Essay: Biden’s Electric Vehicle Plan Driving Strong Economic Future In Pittsburgh, Beyond - Conservation Voters Of PA


-- Join PA Resources Council, DEP In Litter Prevention Campaigns  [PaEN]


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Wildfires In 2021 Remained Well Above What Had Been The Norm


-- PA Recreation & Park Society: Check Out Upcoming Events, Educational Opportunities


-- Brandywine Conservancy Announces Co-Directors, Staff Changes [PaEN]


-- Alliance For Watershed Education Of The Delaware River Seeks Delaware Watershed Fellows


-- The Nature Conservancy-PA: March 9 Webinar - Stewardship Practices In Action On TNC Preserves 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: What Is Snowmobiling Worth To PA’s Economy?


-- Game Commission: Snow Goose Migration Activity Heating Up At Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Warmer Temps Could Mean Big Weekend For Snow Geese At Middle Creek Wildlife Area


-- TribLive/Express-Times: Deer Hunting Popularity On Rise In Pennsylvania


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

-- PG/NYT: Republicans, Toomey Stall Critical Vote On Federal Reserve Nominees Over Climate Issues

-- AP: U.S. Could See A Century’s Worth Of Sea Level Rise In Just 30 Years

-- PG Editorial: Lawmakers Have No Business Trading Stocks [On Inside Information]

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: House, Senate Voting District Maps Draw Legal Challenge Over Dividing Butler County

-- City & State PA: How Pennsylvanians Are Trying To Bring Racial Equity To Drawing Voting Districts

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: PA’s Congressional Voting District Process Failed Again, Courts Have To Step In - Fair Districts PA

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Republican Lawmakers Are Abusing The Constitutional Amendment Process - PA Common Cause

-- AP: U.S. House Subpoenas Republican Candidate For Governor Sen. Mastriano In Fake Republican Electors Scheme

-- PA Cap-Star: U.S. House Subpoenas Republican Sen. Mastriano In Fake Electors Scheme

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Man Sentenced To 2 Years’ Probation On Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- City & State PA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Nche Zama Promises To Unite PA

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Republican Sen. Argall Rip Wolf Administration For Skipping Election Reform Hearing; Counties Tell Of Pressing Need For Election Funds, More Time To Process Mail-In Ballots [Counties Have Been Asking For These For Years]

-- TribLive: Mail-In Ballot Applications Sent To Voters As Questions Remain Ahead Of May Primary

-- WITF: Tech Issue Could Hinder Some PA Voters From Applying For Mail-In Ballot, Here’s What To Do

-- Gov. Wolf: Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman Departing; Mike Humphreys Named Acting

-- ScrantonT Editorial: ‘Shallow Dive’ By Independent Fiscal Office On Funding-Student Score Relationship Should Not Drive Policy

-- TribLive Editorial: Online Education An Important Part Of School Choice Discussion

-- PG: Slippery Rock University President Stepping Down, Cites Pandemic

-- State Police Responds To Recommendations From State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission

-- PennLive: Town Hall Offers Answers To Harrisburg Gun Violence That’s ‘Worse Than You Think’

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Some PA Cops Can No Longer Stop Vehicles For Minor Infractions, What That’s A Problem

-- AP: Dept. Of Aging Official Pressed Over Fate Of 3 Elderly Residents In Philadelphia

-- PA Cap-Star: New State Authority Meets To Tackle Broadband Expansion Across PA

-- LancasterOnline: March 1 Fasnacht Day - What’s A Fasnacht?  Historing, Meaning, Toppings

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[Posted: February 16, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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