Friday, April 29, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.29.22

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House returns to session May 23, 24, 25

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session May 23, 24, 25

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- Bay Journal: Volunteers Needed In PA To Help Maintain Trails Strained By Record Use - By Ad Crable  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Outdoor Recreation Contributes Nearly $60 Billion In PA, New Study Says

-- Westmoreland Conservation District: Norwin High School Team One Wins County Envirothon Competition  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: High School Students Dig Into Nature During Westmoreland County Envirothon

-- Erie Times: 650 New Trees Take Root In Erie’s Downtown, On Mercyhurst Campus On Arbor Day

-- Delaware RiverKeeper April 29 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Bay Journal Forum: Only Heavenly Waters Will Do For Eastern Hellbenders

-- Wilkes-Barre Editorial: Diamonds To Rockin’s The River’s Plans For 2022

-- Dept. Of Human Services Extends LIHEAP Low-Income Energy Assistance Deadline; Urges Pennsylvanians To Apply For Water, Sewer Assistance Programs  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: End Of Utility Shutoff Moratorium Concerns Consumer Advocates

-- PA Energy Development Authority To Meet May 3Click Here for more.

-- PJM Members Endorse Plan To Speed Up Approval Of Nearly 2,500 Generation Projects, 95% Renewable Or Energy Storage  [PaEN]

-- PennDOT Webinar On Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provisions Related To Electric Vehicle Charging

-- AG Shapiro, 15 Other States File Lawsuit Against Postal Service On Vehicle Acquisition Plan That Fails To Comply With Environmental Standards

-- AP: 16 States That Want To Electrify Postal Service Fleet File Lawsuits

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Everyone, Especially Lawmakers, Should Be For Cleaner Air In Lancaster County

-- April 30 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Courier Times: Fmr U.S. Steel Site In Falls Finds New Life As Massive Warehouse Park

-- PA Resources Council May Webinar Scheduled Includes Backyard Composting, Recycling, Rain Barrel Seminars

-- MCall: Emmaus Grad Opening 2nd Lehigh Valley Eco-Friendly Market

-- Williamsport Sun: Brush Fire Consumes About 10 Acres

-- Warren Times: Prescribed Fires Planned In Allegheny National Forest

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: National Deer Assn. Calls For Authority Over Deer Farms In PA To Move From Agriculture To Game Commission


True Energy Independence Means Renewables

[Listen To What European Allies Need, Not To What Our Natural Gas Industry Wants]

-- PA Council Of Churches: Don’t Let PA Lawmakers Use Ukraine War As Justification For New Fracking

-- NGI: Range Resources CEO Calls For Federal, State Support For Pipelines, Compression, LNG Terms To Increase Natural Gas Supply

-- WPost/Bloomberg: U.S. Shale Companies Aren’t Responding To High Prices As They Did In The Past, As They Prioritize Profits-Over-Volume  

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: CNX CEO Took Aim At Paris Climate Accord, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative For Hampering Natural Gas Industry

-- DEP Budget Hearing: Unconventional Natural Gas Industry Didn’t Drill 40% Of The Wells It Had DEP Permits For 

-- The Center Square: Surface Drilling On State Lands In PA Could Spur Hundreds of Millions In Royalties [No, 65% Of Current Shale Gas Leases On State Forest Land Are Undeveloped]

-- WPost: Europe Wants American Natural Gas, That Could Drive Up U.S. Prices

-- Renters: Oil Prices Rally On Report Germany Drops Opposition To Russian Oil Embargo

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: Fracking Boom Turns Texas Into Earthquake Capital Of The U.S.

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA: Complete Guide To May 17 Primary

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Allow Independents To Vote In Primary Elections - Sen. Boscola (D-Lehigh)

-- Inquirer: A Dark Money Group Set Up To Support Republican Candidate For Governor Lou Barletta Just Turned On Him

-- AP: Republican Candidate For Lt. Governor Hit With Protection From Abuse Order By Wife 

-- PA Capital-Star: What The Founders Meant By ‘Virtue’ And How It Could Save Our Politics Now

-- City & State PA: New Report Takes Stock Of Muslim Voter Participation In PA

-- TribLive: Butler County Twp Backtracks On Political Sign Ordinance

-- AP: An Algorithm That Screens For Child Neglect Raises Concerns In PA

-- Post-Gazette: Concerns Over Mass Shooting Response At Brashear H.S. Prompt Student Walkout

-- PA Capital-Star: How A Philly Man is Fighting City’s Gun Violence Epidemic One Drum Line At A Time

-- TribLive: Anti-Bullying Protest At Allegheny County School District Canceled Due To Bullying

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Man Who Complained Of Racist Comment At Luzerne County Golf Course Rejects Settlement Offer

-- Post-Gazette: Assessment Decree Could Be Boon For Homeowners, Bust For School Districts, Municipalities

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Mayor Scraps Pittsburgh’s Guaranteed Income Program

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[Posted: April 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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