Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 3.22.22

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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

-- A Voluntary Settlement Of An EHB Appeal By All Parties Requires Developers Of A Bradford County Liquified Natural Gas Facility To Apply For New Air Quality Permit  [PaEN]

-- AP: Bradford County Natural Gas Plant On Hold After Legal Challenge

-- Scranton Times Editorial: LNG Plant Settlement Gives NE PA Opportunity To Fight The Project On Public Safety Grounds

-- PUC Hosting March 24 Virtual Meeting Of PA Sustainable Energy Board  

-- Farm Conservation Excellence Grants Expanded To Seven Counties, $5 Million Awarded  [PaEN]

-- Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance Invites Farmers To Participate In Cover Crop Research; Upcoming Field Days In July; Farm Planting Guides  [PaEN]

-- NFWF Chesapeake Bay Program Offers Cost Share For Farms To Implement Split Applications Of Nitrogen  [PaEN]

-- DEP Chesapeake Bay Office: Healthy Waters March Newsletter Now Available

-- NFWF Now Soliciting Proposals For Chesapeake Bay Watershed WILD Grants, Due April 21  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Volunteer Water Testers Aim To Create Countywide Record Of Streams’ Impairment, Improvement In Lancaster County 

-- Warren Times: Conservation District Hosting ‘Bobbers And Buddies’ Event At Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area April 22

-- Gov. Wolf Announces $5 Million In Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds To Support Hurricane Ida Flood Mitigation; Applications Open April 1  [PaEN]

-- WHYY/PlanPhilly: PA Legislative Committee Evaluates Changing Tort Claims Cap That Shortchanges Victims Of Costly Water Main Breaks

-- WESA: Wastewater Offers Clues To COVID’s Next Move In Allegheny County

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Plastic Bag Ban Still Being Worked Out

-- Warren Times: PennDOT Seeks Volunteers For Adopt-A-Highway Program

-- TribLive: PA Tick Survey Turns Up Concentrations Of Rare Powassan Virus

-- DCNR Approves $631,000 Grant For Rolling Hills Aquatic Center, Peters Twp., Washington County; Apply Now For DCNR Grants

-- Reading Eagle: Conservationists Celebrate Women Who Helped Build, Maintain Appalachian Trail At Bingaman Nature Center

-- PG: Study Offers Preliminary Proposals For Turtle Creek Connect Trail Project

-- ReadingE: Reading’s City Park Playground Will Nearly Double In Size

-- PennLive: Hundreds Of Dirt Bikes, ATVs Swarm PA Streets To Menace Drivers, But Police Sound Helpless  

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Mentored Youth Trout Day March 27, Everything You Need To Know

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Pandemic Surge In First-Time Boat Owners Leads To Surge In Online Training

-- Fish & Boat Commission: Federal Funding Available To Lake Erie Fisheries Businesses Impacted By COVID Pandemic

-- PG: First Eaglet Of The Year Born At Hays Bald Eagle Nest In Pittsburgh

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA’s Livestreaming Peregrine Falcon Nests

-- KDKA: Deer Jumping To Their Deaths From An Overpass In Elk County

True Energy Independence Means Renewables

[Energy Independence Is NOT Letting Wars/Despots Continue To Set The Price For U.S. Oil/Natural Gas - No Matter How Much We Drill]

-- Reuters: EU Leaders Agree To Jointly Buy Natural Gas, LNG, Hydrogen Ahead Of Next Winter To Fill Storage From Qatar, U.S., Summit Draft Statement

-- Reuters: China To Boost Renewable Power, Balance With Oil, Gas To 2025

--TribLive: Biden Administration Again Encourages U.S. Companies To Harden Their Cyber Defenses Against Possible Russian Attacks

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


-- Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey: Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding For Projects In Northeast PA


Other States/National/International

-- Bloomberg Green: Five Key Takeaways From SEC’s Proposal For Climate Disclosures

-- Utility Dive: U.S. Dept. Of Energy Turns To Energy Storage To Build Resilience, Energy Affordability In Underserved Communities

-- Bloomberg Green: Finance Industry’s Climate Promises Leave Plenty Of Room For Oil And Gas

-- The Guardian: Rich Countries Must Stop Producing Oil And Gas By 2034, Says Study

-- WPost: Third Year Of Drought Strangling California’s Farming Industry

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: PA Supreme Court Rules Republican Inspection Of Voting Machines Must Be Done By A Laboratory That Has Specific Credentials 

-- TribLive Editorial: Redistricting Process Needs To Be Fixed Sooner Rather Than Later

-- MCall: Appeals Court Halts Certification Of Votes In Narrow Lehigh County Judicial Race During Appeal Over Mail-In Ballots

-- MCall Guest Essay: Battles For Democracy Rage In Ukraine And State Capitols - Lehigh County Controller

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Taxpayers Have The Right To See Expenses Claimed By House Members

-- MCall: Man In Charge Of Investigation Into The Assault On U.S. Capitol Raised In Lehigh Valley, An Allentown Teacher Inspired His Law Enforcement Career 

-- PG: Sharpsburg, Allegheny County Woman Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Woman Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- TribLive: Federal Prosecutors Seek Jail Time For Ross, Allegheny County Woman Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol  

-- Inquirer: Fact-Checking Republican Bill McSwain’s Campaign Ads, Statements As He Runs For PA Governor

-- PG: Republican Candidate For U.S. Senate Jeff Bartos Says Opponents Aren’t True Pennsylvanians

-- PennLive: Fmr President May Still Make Endorsement In Republican Primary Races

-- PG: Democratic Candidate For U.S. Senate Lamp Pushes White House To Extend Pause In Student Loan Repayments

-- PA Cap-Star: Outside Group Flood PA’s U.S. Senate Race With Cash

-- PG: Democratic Congressional Candidate Steve Irwin Turns Over Candidacy Petitions Following Forgery Allegations

-- PennLive: Republican Rep. Helm Will Not Seek Reelection

-- AP: PA Approves Stronger Private Charter School Regulations

-- Gov. Wolf Applauds Independent Regulatory Review Commission Approval Of Updates To Minimum Wage Regulations

-- Gov. Wolf Applauds Independent Regulatory Review Commission Approval Of Private Charter School Accountability Regulations

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Gov. Wolf’s Private Charter School Accountability Regulations Pass Regulatory Hurdle

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Democrat Proposes Study Of 4 Day Work Week For State Employees

-- Dept. Of Health Announces Public Comment Period For Proposed Skilled Nursing Facility Care Regulations

-- PG: Alzheimer’s Caregivers In PA Face Huge Burden

-- WHYY: She Wanted To Vaccinate Their Kids, He Didn’t, A Judge Had To Decide

-- WESA: Wastewater Offers Clues To COVID’s Next Move In Allegheny County

-- MCall: Air Products Plans To Pull Out Of Russia Because Of Ukraine War, CEO Announces

-- The Center Square: Independent Fiscal Office Update Casts Doubt On Wolf’s Rosy Budget Outlook

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Why It Would Be A Colossal Mistake For PA To Waive Its Gasoline Tax

-- YorkDR: Where Is The Gasoline Tax Money Going In PA?

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Staffing Crisis At PA State Prisons Is Creating Dangerous Conditions For Our Communities - Corrections Officers Union

-- WITF: PA Food Stamp Enrollment Climbing Toward Levels Not Seen Since The Early Pandemic

-- PG: Amazon Eyes Other Allegheny County Locations For Distribution Warehouse

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[Posted: March 22, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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