Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 3.26.22

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House returns to session March 28 (NV), 29. 30, April 11, 12, 13

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session March 30, April 4, 5, 6

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- Bills Added: House Environmental Committee Sets March 28 Meeting To Vote On A Laundry List Of Things Natural Gas Industry Has Wanted For Years  [PaEN]

-- Agenda Added: Senate Committees To Hold March 29 Hearing On Economic Impacts Of DEP Carbon Pollution Reduction Program Covering Power Plants  [PaEN]

-- PG - Anya Litvak: Natural Gas, Industry, Labor Coalition Has Some Advice For PA’s Next Governor [No RGGI, Faster DEP Permit Reviews] - 40% Of Gas Well Permits Go Unused  

-- U.S. EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2022: Renewables Fastest Growing Energy; Falling Costs Means Robust Competition With Natural Gas; Electricity Fastest Growing Energy Source In Buildings  [PaEN]

-- Washington & Jefferson College Hosts March 30 Webinar On Two Approaches To Reducing Natural Gas Methane Emissions  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer Editorial: Republicans In Harrisburg Are Using Ukraine To Promote A Climate-Denialist Agenda

-- DEP Hosts March 28 Webinar On Draft Environmental Justice Policy Changes  [PaEN]

-- PA Lake Erie Virtual Environmental Forum April 19 - PFAS Chemical Contamination [PaEN]

-- TribLive Letter: Invest American Rescue Plan Funds In Lands, Waters To Boost Economy

-- Governor’s Office Posts Updated Agency-By-Agency Agenda Of Regulations In Development [PaEN]

-- DEP Posts 92 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In March 26 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- Sustainable Pittsburgh: April 27 Webinar: Tapping Opportunities In The Circular Economy  [PaEN]

-- AG Shapiro Files Criminal Charges Against Pike County Man For Illegally Disposing Of At Least 60 Tons Of Sewage Sludge Waste  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: DEP Encourages Pennsylvanians To Join Local Litter Cleanup Effort

-- Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Blog: World Water Day Reality Check: We Need To Work Together To Tackle Overwhelming Issues In Watershed

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Watershed On Wheels Makes Splash At World Water Day Event  [PaEN]

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Making Virtual Waves In Watershed STEM Education

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Some Insights On Reforestation Methods - By David Wise

-- Stroud Water Research Center Scientist Testifies On Threats Of Road Salt To Fresh Water

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Where Passion Meets Purpose: Myriah Wadley On Environmental Science & Education

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Latest UpStream Newsletter

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone Extended To 11 More Counties

-- DCNR Announces State Park Campgrounds Will Be Open For Start Of Trout Season [PaEN]

-- March 25 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Blog: First Land Manager For Montour Preserve Reflects On Hurricane Agnes Impact, Other Memorable Moments

-- Reading Eagle: Two People Meet, Find Love Hiking The Appalachian Trail Start To Finish  

-- Altoona Mirror: Five-Year-Old Girl  Killed In ATV Accident

-- Game Commission Reports Avian Influenza Detected In Wild Bald Eagle In Chester County; Suspected In Wild Birds Found On The Border Of Clarion, Venango Counties [Report Sick Birds] 

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Bird Flu Detected For First Time In PA

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Deer Harvest In 2021-22 Season Fell 13%

-- PennLive: Harrisburg Announces Lights Out Campaign To Help Protect Migrating Birds

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: How To Give Birds Help On Their Long Journey Home

-- Post-Gazette: 3rd Eaglet Of 2022 Hatches In Pittsburgh, 18th In 10 Years

True Energy Independence Means Renewables

[There Is No Limit On What Oil/Natural Gas Companies Can Charge You]

-- White House: U.S., European Commission Announce Task Force To Reduce Europe’s Dependence On Russian Fossil Fuels [Diversifying LNG Supplies; Reducing Demand For Natural Gas]

-- White House: Joint Statement Between The U.S., European Commission On European Energy Security

-- Bloomberg Green: Biden Eyes Long-Term Hydrogen Breakthrough In Plan To Send Natural Gas To EU 

-- The Guardian: U.S. Plan To Provide 15Bn Cubic Meters of Natural Gas To EU Alarms Climate Groups

-- Reuters: Explainer: Could The U.S. Ship More LNG To Europe?  

-- WSJ: Europe’s Energy Woes Are Rerouting Global Natural Gas Flows 

-- WSJ: U.S. To Boost Natural Gas Deliveries To Europe Amid Scramble For New Supplies

-- Financial Times: EU To Buy Natural Gas Jointly In Push To Reduce Spiralling Prices As U.S. Offers LNG 

-- Reuters: EU Leaders Struggle To Find Short-Term Fix For Energy Market Crunch

-- The Economist: Three Big Uncertainties Cloud The Oil Market

-- The Guardian: Energy Efficiency: ‘It’s The Largest, Cheapest, Safest, Cleanest Way To Address The [Oil And Natural Gas] Crisis’ 

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

-- The Economist: The Transition To Clean Energy Will Mint New Commodity Superpowers

-- AP: Ice Shelf Collapses In Previously Stable East Antarctica

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WHYY: PA Latinos Want More Lawmakers From Their Communities, New Voting District Maps Offer That Chance

-- PennLive Guest Essay: It’s Time To Reform The Redistricting Process - Fmr Rep. Gene DiGirolamo

-- Politics PA: Nearly $50 Million Spent So Far In PA U.S. Senate Race 

-- City & State PA: 5 PA Women To Watch During The Midterm Elections

-- Independent Fiscal Office Reports Gov. Wolf’s FY 2022-23 Budget Proposals Will Result In General Fund Deficits Of Over $1 Billion Starting In FY 2023-24

-- TribLive Editorial: A Nomination Isn’t A Political Promise

-- MCall: Scant Oversight Of PA Constables Allows Those With Troubled Histories To Be Elected

-- MCall: COVID Updated: New Omicron Variant Up Tenfold In A Month; 4,224 Infections This Week

-- AP: Two PA Workers Charged With Abusing Residents Of Beaver County Care Home

-- PennLive: City Of Harrisburg Leaders Want Action After String Of Shootings: ‘It’s At A Point Where It’s Unstoppable’

-- PA Capital-Star: Philly City Council Members Sound Off On Gun Violence Efforts In Philadelphia

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reports February Unemployment Fell 0.3% To 5.1%; Nonfarm jobs Up 34,400

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[Posted: March 26, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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