Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 3.23.22

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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: Virtual, In-Person. DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building, Harrisburg.  Click Here to join the meeting online through WebExClick Here for more on the agenda.

-- DCNR Highlights How Allocation Of Federal American Rescue Funds Could Help With Urgent Infrastructure Repair Needs At State Parks, Forests  [PaEN]

-- Western PA Conservancy Celebrates 90 Years Of Conservation With March 31 Webinar With Tom Saunders, President & CEO  [PaEN]

-- PennFuture Now Accepting Nominations For 2022 Women In Conservation From Southeast PA  [PaEN]

-- DEP Took Action On 1,075 Permits, 98% Within Permit Decision Guarantee; Conducted 1,490 Inspections; Responded To 9 Environmental Emergencies Last Week 

-- Penn State Center Pittsburgh Offers Program In Green Stormwater Infrastructure  [PaEN]

-- PA Sustainable Agriculture, Partners Launch New Dairy Grazing Project To Improve Herds, Soil Health, Water Quality In Chesapeake Bay Watershed  [PaEN]

-- Rodale Institute Blog: It Takes A Village To Tend A Watershed - World Water Day 

-- Rodale Institute: Read, Set, Grow!  I Pledge To Grow Clean Water

-- Warren Times: U.S. Forest Service Forest To Faucets 2.0 Demonstrates Link Between Allegheny National Forest And Clean Water

-- Water Center At University Of Pennsylvania: March 23 Webinar On Building Relationships Around Infrastructure Funding For Southwest PA.  Noon.

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Pennsylvania Images Invited To Compete In CBF's Photo Contest  [PaEN]

-- Reuters: Company Uses Pennsylvania Coal Waste To Power Bitcoin Mining

-- Republican Sen. Langerholc To Introduce Legislation Allowing Bitcoin Mining On Oil And Gas Well Sites

-- Utility Dive: Coal Plant Owners Seek To Shut 3.2 GW In PJM In Face Of Economic, Regulatory, Market Pressures

-- WESA: Touring Glass Recycling Bin Will Return To Allegheny County Parks In April

--CentreDT: Penn State Trash To Treasure Program Ending, Here’s What Will Happen With Students’ Unwanted Items

-- Republican Herald: Friends Group Making Things Happen At 2 State Parks In Schuylkill County

-- MCall: Allentown Police Crack Down On Dirt Bikes And ATVs, Seizing 4 Vehicles, Arresting 2 People 

-- ErieT - Brian Whipkey: Work Continues On Sept. 11 National Memorial Trail

-- CitizensV: For This Endless Mountain Hiker, The Epic Adventure Many Dream Of

-- Brodhead Watershed Assn. Highlights Upcoming Events In Monroe County

-- DCNR Warns Of High Wildfire Danger As Seasonal Risk Increases [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Wildfire Danger On The Rise Across PA, DCNR Warns

-- PA Cap-Star: DCNR Urges Caution As Seasonal Risk Of Wildfires Increases

-- PA Environmental Council Blog: Vernal Pool Party

-- MCall: Allergy Season Getting Longer And Pollen Counts Are Higher, Studies Show

-- NextPittsburgh: 3 Women Entrepreneurs Want To Help Pittsburgh Gardeners Create An Outdoor Oasis

-- Lancaster Farming - Tom Venesky: Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer Populations Causes Groups To Clash

-- ErieT - Brain Whipkey: Pennsylvania Offers Year-Round Fishing

-- Reading Eagle - Mike Urban: PA Anglers Returning To The Sport Since The Pandemic Began

-- Pottstown Mercury - Letter: Wildlife Corridors Prevent Collisions With Vehicles

-- TribLive Editorial: Eagle Chicks Bring Welcome Respite Worldwide

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Timeline For Hummingbird Arrival In PA, How You Can Attract Them To Your Garden

-- MCall: This Giant Spider Expected to Hitchhike Parachute Into The Lehigh Valley

-- Help Wanted: Alliance For Chesapeake Bay PA Projects Associate, Sustainability Specialist  [PaEN]

-- Help Wanted: PA Sea Grant Program Climate Resiliency, Communications & Outreach Positions  [PaEN]

True Energy Independence Means Renewables

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

-- Bloomberg: Biden To Unveil New Russia Sanctions, Energy Aid In Brussels Thursday

-- Reuters: Biden Admin Confident Of U.S. Oil Production Boost By Year’s End

-- Financial Times: Russia Chokes Major Oil Pipeline In Further Threat To Global Supplies

-- Financial Times: Traders Warn Of Looming Global Diesel Shortage

-- FreightWaves: U.S. LNG Exports To Europe Increase From 30% To 70% Over Past 2 Months As LNG Prices Spike

-- Reuters: Dutch Bank ING Ends Financing For New Oil & Gas Projects; Sets Target Of 50% Increase In Lending For Renewable Energy

-- Bloomberg: Barclays Is “Determined’ To Pump More Money Into Renewables As War Adds To Urgency Of Moving Away From Fossil Fuels

-- Bloomberg: U.S. Renewable Gas Demand Seen Jumping 45% To Cut Emissions

-- Bloomberg: Occidental Will Sell ‘Net-Zero Oil’ To Korean Refiner; Emissions Offset By Carbon Removal

-- WSJ: High Gasoline Prices Have Consumers Thinking Electric Vehicles

-- WSJ: Koch Industries, Built On Oil, Bets Big On U.S. Batteries

-- Bloomberg: VW Sees $7.7 Billion Investment In Spanish Battery Supply Chain

-- WSJ: U.S. Rethinks Uranium Supply For Nuclear Plants; Much Of Global Supplies To Fuel Plants Is Controlled By Russia

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 Previews Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments In Northcentral PA

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA: What Makes A Voting District Map Fair? Here’s What We Learned During PA’s Redistricting Cycle

-- AP: Four Republican Candidates For Governor Set Rules To Join A Debate

-- WHYY: What’s Behind Republican Gubernatorial Candidates’ ‘Bizarre’ New Demand To Keep Debates Insular

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: 4 Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Set Unprecedented Rules For Their Participation In Debates

-- Inquirer: PA Republicans Running For Governor Want A Safe Space For Their Debates

-- PA Cap-Star: 4 Republican Candidates For Governor Demand Republican Moderator, No ‘Yes Or No’ Questions For Primary Debates

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Open Lehigh Valley Senate, House Seats Draw Nearly A Dozen Candidates

-- Politics PA: Special House Elections Just 2 Weeks Away

-- The Center Square: Democrats Outraised Republicans By 33% In PA House Races

-- TribLive: Democrat Steve Irwin’s Congressional Campaign Admits Some Petition Signatures Were Forged

-- TribLive Guest Essay: America Deserves A U.S. Supreme Court That Reflects The Diversity Of Our People - Rep. Joanna McClinton (D)

-- PA Cap-Star: PA Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan Plan To Prevent Abuse Within Guardianship System

-- MCall: Lehigh County DA Seeks To Remove Allentown Constable From Office, Alleges He’s A Resident Of NJ

-- WHYY/BillyPenn: Solutions Bubble Up In Philadelphia Neighborhoods Most Impacted By Gun Violence

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Transit Fired 4 People Over Vaccine Mandate, Disciplinary Hearings Continue

-- WPSU: Penn State Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate, Pauses Required COVID Testing

-- TribLive: Highmark Reports $22 Billion In Revenue

-- ScrantonT: Is The Push To Ban Smoking In PA Casinos Gaining Traction?

-- PA Cap-Star: Turnpike Officials Say Prepare For Toll Sticker Shock This Year

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Proposed Gasoline Tax Holiday Is A Bait-And-Switch As A Fiscal Crisis Looms - Commonwealth Foundation

-- PA Cap-Star Guest Essay: Will PA Ever Get Serious About Property Tax Reform?

-- Inquirer: PA’s Top Marijuana Regulator Decries Stubbornly High Retail Prices For Medical Marijuana

-- WHYY: Why Are Republican Legislators Backing Philadelphia Democrats Housing Bill?  Blight Is A Statewide Issue

-- PG: Grove City College Awaits Committee’s  Finding On Critical Race Theory

-- ScrantonT Editorial: Private Charter School Regs Further Necessary Reforms

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[Posted: March 23, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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