Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 3.30.22

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House returns to session March 30, April 11, 12, 13

     -- Committee Schedule

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

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- Senate Committees Hear Familiar Pro/Con Comments On Economic, Environmental Impacts Of EQB’s Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Program Covering Power Plants - RGGI  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Laura Legere: Republican Senators File For Injunction To Block Gov. Wolf’s Carbon Pollution Cutting Plan For Power Plants - RGGI

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Lawmakers Push Pro-Fossil Fuel Bills, Citing Russia’s War, Need For Energy Security

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Welcomes Increased Funding For Chesapeake Bay In Proposed Federal FY 2023 Budget  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette: ALCOSAN’s $2 Billion Stormwater Management Plan Facing Pushback, Up For Public Comment

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Mandate Stormwater Improvements 

-- Watershed Alliance Of Adams County Hosts Annual Meeting April 13  [PaEN]

-- Generation180, FedEx Team Up To Launch Solar For All Schools In Pennsylvania [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Hosts April 30 Household Chemical Collection Event In Beaver County [PaEN]

-- DEP, Rep. Bullock Highlight Environmental Justice For Pennsylvania

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Looks To Better Help Communities With High Pollution Burdens, Seeks Public Input

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Officials Seek Public Input On Changes To DEP’s Environmental Justice Permit Review Policy

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Big Water Companies Are Gobbling Up Public Water System, Why You Should Be Concerned

-- Courier Times: How Lower Makefield Is Spending $53 Million Received In Sewer Authority Sale

-- DEP Took Action On 886 Permits, 94% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,268 Inspections; Responded To 2 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- Penn State: How Would A Nuclear Winter Impact Food Production?

-- Penn State Employees Traveling In Lanternfly Quarantine Zone Must Take Training

-- Pittsburgh’s New $32 Million Urban Park Reconnects Historic Hill District Neighborhood With Downtown “Cap” Project Establishes Frankie Pace Park  [PaEN]

-- WITF: Chesapeake Mapping Initiative Uses Crowdsourcing Tool To Search For Historic African American Sites In PA

-- PA Recreation & Park Society/Park Maintenance Institute: Upcoming Professional Training Events

-- Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Brings International Paddling Film Festival To Lewisburg April 9  [PaEN]

-- Swatara Watershed Assn.: Registration Now Open For May 1 Swatara Creek Sojourn 

-- PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers: Watch For 2022 Sojourn Schedule

-- PA Environmental Council Podcast: PA’s New Director Of Outdoor Recreation

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Northern Long-Eared Bat Considered For Endangered Status 

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: My Dozen Must-Have Lures, Baits For First Day Of Trout Season

True Energy Independence Means Renewables

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

-- WSJ: E.ON, Australian Billionaire Aim To Replace Russian Gas With Hydrogen 

-- Bloomberg Green: Europe’s Decades-Long Effort To Replace Coal, Natural Gas With Wind, Solar and Batteries Has Become A Wartime Urgency 

-- Financial Times: Germany Takes Step Towards Natural Gas Rationing Over Payment Stand-Off With Russia 

-- Reuters: Germany Declares ‘Early Warning’ Of Possible Russian Natural Gas Cutoff

-- Reuters: Russia’s Top Lawmaker Warned European Union To Find Roubles To Pay For Natural Gas, Oil, Grain, Metals, Fertiliser, Coal And Timber

-- Reuters: Energy Transfer [Major PA Pipeline Owner] To Sell LNG To China

-- WSJ: Biden’s Global Quest For Oil Triggers Republican, Democratic Pushback

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


-- Post-Gazette: Long-Awaited Repairs For Emsworth Locks & Gams To Get $77 Million Boost In Federal Funds


Other States/National/International

-- U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture Secretary Statement On Proposed FY 2023 Federal Budget

-- Utility Dive: Proposed FY 2023 Federal Budget Includes Nearly $45 Billion For Climate, Clean Energy, A 7% Increase

-- American Lung Association: Transition To Zero-Emission Transportation, Non-Combustion Renewable Energy Will Save Lives

-- The Guardian: U.S. Transition To Electric Vehicles Would Save Over 100,000 Lives By 2050, Study

-- Financial Times: Global Banks Keep Up Pace With $742 Billion In Fossil Fuel Finance Despite Climate Pledges

-- AP: Advocates: Nations Must Move Faster To Protect Biodiversity

-- Bloomberg Green: Antarctica Heat Wave Brings Enormous Temperature Jump

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Capital-Star: Senate, House Set For A Makeover Amid Retirement Wave, Busy Primary Season

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Redrawn Districts, Incumbent Battle Highlight Primary Lehigh Valley Races For PA House, Senate Seats

-- AP: Republican Challenge To PA Congressional Districts Map Lawsuit Ends Quietly

-- Inquirer: Republican U.S. Senate Candidates Dr. Oz, McCormick Will Face Off Wednesday

-- Post-Gazette: Accused State College Man Charged With Crimes During Assault On U.S. Capitol Asks For More Time To Work Out Plea Deal

-- MCall: Antisemitic, White Supremacists Propaganda Found In Northampton County Yards, Driveways

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Leads On Acts Of Hate, Will Lawmakers Act Before Time Runs Out?

-- Spotlight PA: Public Could Gain Easier Access To Info About PA Lawmaker Expenses

-- AP: Republican Lawmakers Push Bill Targeting Transgender Girl Athletes

-- Post-Gazette: House Committee Advances Bill Requiring Transgender Youth To Play Sports Based On Sex Assigned At Birth

-- WHYY: Dispute Over Masks At Chester County School Culminated With A County Judge Ordering All Five Democrats On School Board To Be Removed From Office

-- WHYY: West Chester University Police Trained On Social Media Surveillance Using Controversial Group’s Course

-- Spotlight PA: Broken ‘Compassionate Release’ Rules Strand PA’s Sickest Prisoners As Costs To Taxpayers Soar

-- Reading Eagle: 7 Killings In 5 Weeks In Reading Raising Concern, Frustration

-- TribLive: Payments To Begin For UPMC Employees Who Fell Victim To Data Breach

-- TribLive Editorial: Less Recidivism Requires More Preparation For Inmates

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[Posted: March 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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