Thursday, March 24, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 3.24.22

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House returns to session March 28 (NV), 29. 30

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session March 28, 29, 30

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

TODAY 10:00: DEP Celebrates Environmental Education Grant Program At Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Montgomery County.

-- EPA National, Regional Officials Tour PA Dairy Farms To Highlight Clean Water, Climate, Farm Benefits Of Corporate Partnerships  [PaEN]

-- PA Cap-Star: 18 Members Of Congress Ask Biden For New Chesapeake Bay Funds In 2023 Budget Proposal  Click Here for letter.

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: DEP Looks To Add 40 Staff To Oversee Water Programs

-- DCNR Blog:  Meet DCNR's TreeVitalize Staff - Planting & Maintaining Trees Where They’re Needed Most  [PaEN]

-- PA Sea Grant Hosts April 8 Webinar On Mapping Bluff Erosion Potential On The PA Coast Of Lake Erie  [PaEN]

-- ErieT: A Citizen Group Will Probe A Possible Erie Stormwater Fee, A Similar Move Aided Meadville

-- WHYY: Philadelphia, PA Receives Over $100 Million In Additional Hurricane Ida Aid, As Dozens Of Families Remain Displaced By The Storm

-- Partnership For Delaware Estuary: Christina River Watershed Cleanup April 2

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Pick Up PA Campaign Begins Spring Push To Remove Roadside Litter

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission: Recap Of March 17 Business Meeting

-- House Environmental Committee Sets March 28 Meeting To Vote On Bills Killing RGGI Regulations, Promote Natural Gas Pipelines Into NY, NJ  [PaEN]

-- Agenda Added: House Environmental Committee To Hold March 28 Infomercial On Oil & Gas Byproducts - Could We Live Without Them?   [PaEN]

-- Westmoreland County Holds Special April 9 Recycling Event For Scrap Tires; Volunteers Needed [PaEN]

-- CentreDT: How And Why Recycling, Trash Collection Will Change In Centre Region This Summer

-- PennLive - Paul Weigel: How To Garden In The ‘New Normal’ That Climate Change Is Bringing

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: 182 Acres Of Farms, Woods Preserved Off Chester County Creek

-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Lancaster Conservancy On Track To Make Largest-Ever Acquisition For Expansion Of York County Preserve 

-- Applications Now Being Accepted For Western PA Canoe Access Development Grants [PaEN]

-- Keystone Trails Assn: Spring Hiking Weekend Comes To Carlisle, Cumberland County April 30 - May 1  [PaEN]

-- ReadingE: Berks-Owned Pedestrian Bridge On Schuylkill River Trail In Need Of Repair

-- MCall: Allentown Forms Task Force To Tackle Dirt Bike, ATV Rider Issues On Lehigh Valley City Streets 

-- MCall Guest Essay: How River Pointe Logistics Center Could Hurt The Delaware Water Gap

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Spring Migration, Raptorthon, Weekend Programs April 1 - May 15  [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald: Schuylkill County Conservancy Treats Mahanoy Area Students To Live Reptile Show

-- Brandywine Conservancy Webinar April 13 On Uncovering Secrets Of The Forest With Tom Wessels, Author Of ‘Forest Forensics: A Field Guide To Reading The Forested Landscape’. 7:00 p.m. 

True Energy Independence Means Renewables

[Energy Independence Is NOT Letting Wars/Despots Continue To Set The Price For U.S. Oil/Natural Gas]

-- WPost: Biden, Europeans To Announce Major Plan To Redirect Natural Gas To Europe

-- Reuters: U.S. Energy Firms Want Pending Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Excluded From Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules  

-- Financial Times: Major Russian Pipeline Fully Halts Oil Exports, Sending Crude Prices Higher 

-- Financial Times: Top Oil Traders Warn Prices Could Breach $200 A Barrel This Year [$122/Barrel Wednesday]

-- Reuters: German Utilities Call For Natural Gas Market Early Warning System

-- Reuters: Canada Plan To Hike Oil Exports Will Not Compromise Climate Goals

-- Reuters: French Energy Company TotalEnergies Aims To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Oil Output

-- Reuters: Victoria, Australia Outlined Plans To Cut Natural Gas Consumption By 50% By 2030 As Part Of Net-Zero Emissions Plan

-- Reuters: Barclays: Regulatory Changes Over U.S. Oil & Gas Leases On Federal Lands Not Hampering Output 

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

-- Bloomberg Green: UN Sets 5-Year Goal To Broaden Climate Early Warning Systems

-- The Guardian: World’s Forests Store Carbon, Keep The Earth Cooler Protecting Us From Effects Of Climate Crisis

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WESA/AP: PA State House, Senate Races Take Shape After Redistricting Delay

-- PG: Republican Candidates For Governor Take Magic Wand Approach To Fix One Thing In PA

-- PennLive - John Baer: PA’s Republican Primary For Governor Is The Incredible Shrinking Race

-- TribLive Editorial: Republican Candidates For Governor Should Embrace Better Debates

-- PA Cap-Star: How PA  Teachers’ Pensions Fit Into The Feud Between Oz, McCormick

-- Inquirer: Hundreds Of Philly’s Elected Leaders Didn’t Vote Last Year, Others Don’t Live Where They Say They Do

-- WITF: Republican Rep. Cox Won’t Seek Another Term

-- WITF: Some Experts Want PA Lawmakers To Rethink Temporary Gasoline Tax Cuts

-- AP: PA Liquor Board Reverses Decision, Will Not Allow Beer, Wine Licensees To Seel Edible CBD Products

-- TribLive: 5 Pittsburgh Police Officers Terminated After Investigation Into Death Of Jim Rogers

-- TribLive: Mississippi Duo Scammed More Than $10,000 From Rivers Casino

-- AP: In First Full Year Of Pandemic, Biggest Metros Lost Residents [Pittsburgh]

-- MCall: Alvernia University Receives $2 Million For Campus In Pottsville

-- PA Cap-Star: Philly School District Launches Plan To Address Aging School Buildings

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[Posted: March 24, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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