Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 2.23.22

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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 Game and Fisheries Committee informational meeting on Game Commission Annual Report.  Room 60 East Wing.  Click Here to watch liveRead More Here.

THURSDAY 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.


-- New Abandoned Wells: DEP Records Show Abandoning Oil & Gas Wells Without Plugging Them Is Pervasive In Conventional Drilling Industry; Who Is Protecting Taxpayers?  [PaEN]


-- New Abandoned Wells: 256 Conventional Oil & Gas Companies Issued NOVs For Abandoning Wells Without Plugging Them [PaEN]


-- New Abandoned Wells: 60 Conventional Oil & Gas Companies Issued 10 Or More NOVs For Abandoning Wells Without Plugging Them In Any One Year  [PaEN]


-- Penn State Extension Beings 5-Part Backyard Stream Repair Webinar Series March 15 [PaEN]


-- Award-Winning Master Watershed Steward Projects From 2021 [PaEN]


-- Spotlight On A Busy Master Watershed Steward - Tom Price, Bucks County [PaEN]


-- Penn State Extension Drinking Water Team To Offer Water Testing In 18 PA Counties [PaEN]


-- Community Resilience Action Network Of Erie Inviting Public To Participate In Community Vulnerability Assessment  [PaEN]

-- IFO Reports Natural Gas Production Increased 6.8% In 2021 [PaEN]

-- PennLive: Gasoline Prices Could Get ‘Rather Ugly’ In The Coming Weeks With Tensions High Over Russia, Ukraine [PA Held Hostage By International Fossil Energy Markets]

-- WESA: New Energy Co-Op Aims To Make Switching To Solar More Affordable And Easy To Understand In Allegheny County  

-- PA Cap-Star: Dispute Over Schuylkill County Wind Farm Exposes Fissures In PA’s Push To Meet Renewable Energy Goals 

-- WESA: Advocates Say Stricter Air Permit For Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Could Help Ensure Air Quality

-- DEP Took Action On 794 Permits, 86% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,224 Inspections; Responded To 6 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- Lebanon Valley Conservancy Accepting Applications For Richard H. & Karen R. Light Student Scholarship Program.  Deadline April 1

-- YorkDR: York ‘Go Green In The City’ Event Returns For 14th Year, Vendors Needed

-- ReadingE: Get Growing For A Cause: Think Native Plants For Your Garden

-- PA Horticultural Society: How To Make Your Garden A Winter Oasis For Wildlife

-- Neighborhood Gardens Trust: Gardening Roots - The Glenwood Green Acres Story From Philadelphia

-- New PA Wilds Campaign To Encourage Relocation To, And Working From, Region's Communities  [PaEN]

-- Feature: Winter Mushrooming On The Susquehanna Greenway  [PaEN]

-- Lehigh Valley’s Wildlands Conservancy Highlights Educational, Other Activities In March

-- PennFuture President & CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo Announces Retirement; Matthew Stepp Named Interim President  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Mining Engineering Faculty Member Mohammad Rezaee Named A Henry Krumb Lecturer


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?


Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Parts Of Eastern PA To See Millions In Environmental Work From Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


Other States/National/International

-- AP: UN: Wildfires Getting Worse Globally, Governments Unprepared

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Federal Lawsuit Seeks Halt To PA Supreme Court Picking Congressional Districts Map, Have Members Of Congress Elected At Large

-- PA Cap-Star: Federal Suit Asks To Block PA Judges From Picking Congressional Districts Map

-- AP: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Sen. Mastriano Updates Campaign Cash, Spending Report In Late Filing [He actively worked to overturn the Nov. 2020 election results]

-- Inquirer: What We Learned From Republican U.S. Senate Debate That Oz, McCormick Skipped

-- LancasterOnline: Oz, McCormick, Wealthy Republican Candidates For U.S. Senate, Unleash TV Ad Blitz

-- Inquirer: Rep. Kenyatta Is Tired Of Being Told A Black Gay Man From North Philly Can’t Win PA

-- WHYY: Dr. Oz Wants Us To Know Why He’s In PA, Will Enough Voters Buy It?

--WBTimes: Lackawanna County Man Begins Federal Prison Sentence For Charges Related To The Assault On U.S. Capitol

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

-- PennLive: PA Physician General Pushes For Equity In Health Care

-- MCall: Sen. Boscola Proposes 2-Month Halt In State Sales Tax To Help Inflation-Slammed Consumers

-- MCall Guest Essay: We See The Effects That Fair And Unfair Funding Has On Our Students -- 55 PA School Board Members

-- MCall: PA State Police Cast Doubt On Annual Training To Prevent Bias, Despite Recommendation By Panel Set Up After George Floyd’s Death

-- Inquirer: Too Many Lockdowns To County: Gun Violence Has Touched Everything At One Philly School

-- MCall: Man Kissed Gun While Driving Past Crowded Allentown Park Before Firing, Police  Say

-- Inquirer: Philly DA Denounces Judge’s Decision To Dismiss Charges Against 2 Police Officers Charged With Beating Man With Special Needs

-- TribLive: Fmr Leechburg Police Chief Ordered To Prison For Failing To Register As Sex Offender

-- TribLive Editorial: Is Marijuana Marketing Proof Its The Next Big Pharma?

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[Posted: February 23, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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