Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.25.22

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House returns to session April 25, 26, 27

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session May 23, 24, 25

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


TODAY 10:00 a.m.: Agenda Posted. DEP Oil & Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: Todd Wallace, 717-783-6395.  Click Here to read more about the agenda.


TODAY 8:30 a.m.: House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee holds informational meeting on a package of eight bills that attempt to address localized flooding problems by digging out stream channels and not through natural stream restoration techniques designed to prevent flooding and debris build up. Room G-50 of the Irvis Building.   Click Here to watch onlineClick Here to read more on the agenda.


-- April 25 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]


-- Attorney General’s Office Reported To Be Investigating Conventional Oil & Gas Operators For Illegally Road Dumping Drilling Wastewater  [PaEN]


-- Allegheny Conference Report: Decarbonization, Energy Transition Are Critical To The Future Competitiveness Of Pittsburgh Region  [PaEN]


-- Stroud Water Research Center, Academy Of Natural Sciences, Shippensburg University: Quantifying The Value Of Forest Protection For Clean Water, Impact Of Remote Working  [PaEN]

-- WKOK: Susquehanna University Freshwater Institute Awarded $625,000 Grant From Mellon Foundation 

-- PennLive Letter: New System To Rate Flood Risks Accurate And Fair - PA Assn. Of State Floodplain Managers 

-- Republican Herald: Guilford Employees, Schuylkill Conservation District Team Up On Flood Mitigation Plan In Pine Grove

-- Delaware Currents: Delaware River Flooding Concerns Spill Over At Upper Delaware Council Meeting

-- Post-Gazette - Laura Legere: Ask Me About… How Environmental Justice And Economic Opportunities Are Linked 

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: PA Landowners Have Dealt With Coal, Oil, Gas Land Rights, Now There’s Pore Rights [Related To Carbon Capture]  

-- Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater Goes Solar To Produce Clean, Renewable Energy In Fayette County  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette: Fallingwater Unveils Solar Panel Array To Help Power Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Fayette County House

-- Erie Times: Erie County Earns Top Grades In State Of The Air Report

-- PA Capital-Star: Pennsylvania’s Litter Program - The Numbers Racket

-- Western PA Conservancy Protects 289 Acres Of Forestland, Headwater Streams In Westmoreland County  [PaEN]

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Wildfire Fighters Train With Controlled Blazes In Parks Township 

-- MCall: Girl, 13, Killed In Berks County ATV Crash

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Researcher Part Of Team Documenting Elusive Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center Calling For Teams For Ambitious May Birdathon


-- LancasterOnline - P.J. Reilly: Penns Creek Trout Slot Limit Deemed BIG Success In Centre County


True Energy Independence Means Renewables

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

-- Reuters: U.S. Refiners Set For Strong First Quarter Earnings Due To Steep Dropoff In Refining Capacity, Crude Oil Supplies Tightening Due To Russia’s War With Ukraine

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

-- The Guardian: One Dead, Thousands Forced To Flee As Wildfires Sweep Across U.S.

-- The Guardian: Electric Car Cost Advantage Over Petrol Grows Amid Energy Market Turmoil

-- AP: China Promotes Coal In Setback For Efforts To Cut Emissions

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Cong. Scott Perry ‘Endorsed’ Plan To Send Right-Wing Extremists To U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 To Overturn 2020 Election Results

-- Post-Gazette: McKean County Woman Who Called For Members Of Congress To Be Hanged Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Make Arguments Outside The Facts Of Her Case, Feds Say

-- PennLive: Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Accuse Corman, Mastriano Of Waffling In Their Opposition To No-Excuse Mail-In Voting

-- WHYY: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Dave White Makes His Move

--Spotlight PA: Democratic Candidates For U.S. Senate To Debate Tonight At Dickinson College

-- The Economist: U.S. Senate Race In Pennsylvania Could Predict Republican Party’s Future

-- PennLive: Voters’ Guide To May Primary Election Candidates

-- TribLive Editorial: Candidate Debates Chance To Minimize Money’s Role In Election

-- TribLive: Westmoreland County Poised To Scale Back Mail-In Ballot Drop Boxes

-- TribLive: FDA Chief Lays Health Misinformation Battle On Universities, Health Systems During Pittsburgh Seminar

-- MCall: PA Cannabis Festival Focus On Legal Recreational Marijuana Use

--TribLive: Beaver County School District Warns Parents Man Tried To Kidnap Elementary School Student

-- Inquirer: Bucks County School District Drops Diversity Program, Black Families Say District Isn’t Acknowledging Racism

-- PennLive: Eastern PA Private Charter School Settles Grade-Rigging Lawsuit For $75,000

-- Inquirer: 5 Takeaways From Inquirer Investigation Of The Crisis In Philadelphia Jails

-- AP: Number Of Americans Collecting Unemployment At Lowest Level Since 1970

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[Posted: April 25, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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