Saturday, April 30, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.30.22

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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


-- Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership: Outdoor Recreation Spending In PA Up 26%  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA Urges General Assembly, Gov. Wolf To Boost Conservation Investments - There Has Never Been A Better Time

-- DEP Now Accepting Applications For $17.9 Million In Growing Greener Plus, Section 319 Water Quality Improvement Grants  [PaEN]

-- Lancaster Farming Guest Essay: Growing A Greener Tomorrow - By Russell Redding, PA Secretary Of Agriculture  [PaEN]

-- Lancaster Clean Water Partners Announced $1.7 Million In Grants For Watershed Restoration Projects; Apply For Next Round Of Grants  [PaEN]

-- Reminder: Lancaster County Water Week June 3-11 

-- DEP Chesapeake Bay Office: Healthy Waters Partnership, Progress Newsletter

-- DCNR Wildfire Danger Map - April 30 

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Celebrating Arbor Day April 30 In Mellon Park

-- WHYY: On Arbor Day, Iconic Philly Tree Replaced With 3 New Ones

-- Republican Herald: Arbor Day Celebrated In Pottsville

-- Williamsport Sun: Arbor Day In Williamsport Brings Laughter, Joy, Memories

-- Warren Times: Arbor Day Highlights Role Of Trees In The Community

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Awards $6.6 Million In Consumptive Use Mitigation Grants  [PaEN]

-- May 19 Lower Susquehanna Source Water Protection Partnership meeting. SRBC Offices, Harrisburg or via Zoom. 9:00 a.m. to Noon

-- PA American Water Files Proposed 24% Rate Increase With PUC

-- Physicians For Social Responsibility Release 8th Compendium of Scientific, Medical, Media Findings On Risks, Harms Of Fracking And Oil & Gas Infrastructure  [PaEN]

-- WHYY - Susan Phillips: Clean Energy Advocates Say PGW Seeking To Block Transparency In Budget Proceedings

-- TribLive: Police Warn Of Uptick In Catalytic Converter Thefts Across Pittsburgh Region

-- Susquehanna Greenway: Communities Across The Susquehanna Unite To Collect Thousands Of Pounds Of Trash  [PaEN]

-- Dept. Of Drug & Alcohol Encourages Participation In National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 30

-- DCNR To Begin Spraying Forests In Spongy Moth Suppression Effort  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Prescribed Burns Provide Benefits To Forest Lands

-- May 13 South Mountain Partnership Spring Meeting. Lakeview Pavilion, Gifford Pinchot State Park, York County. 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

-- Registration Opens May 1 For 2022 Annual PA Firefly Festival, Glow & Know Campouts In Western PA  [PaEN] 

-- Philly Voice: ‘Aqua Marooned!’ Game Pays Tribute To Indigenous Flora, Fauna Of The Lenapehoking Region In The Delaware River Watershed

-- May 10 Chester County Planning Commission Open Space Summit. Springton Manor Farm, Glenmoore. 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

-- April 29 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - John Hayes: PA Is Poised For A Summer Of Ticks And The Diseases They Carry 


PA Politics


-- Politics PA: The Politics Of Hunting In Pennsylvania


True Energy Independence Means Renewables

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

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Appalachian Natural Gas Companies Aren’t Enjoying Those High Prices - Yet

-- NYT:  Why Americans Became More Vulnerable To Oil Price Spikes

[“No matter how often ‘drill, baby, drill’ is held up as a solution,” said Michael Greenstone, a professor of economics and director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, “the basic economics of it are the U.S. is still a small share of global capacity and global production, and therefore can’t affect the global price very much.”] 

-- Reuters: U.S. Petroleum Fills The Gap Left By Russian Exports: Kemp  

[“While the country has emerged as the supplier of last resort, that is not a role it can shoulder alone for every long without sharply higher prices.’]

-- U.S. EIA: 7th U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal Begins Production In Louisiana 

-- Bloomberg: Europe’s Fragile Energy Market Braces For Putin’s Next Move

-- The Guardian: Russia Doubles Fossil Fuel Revenues Since Ukraine Invasion Began [Oil & Gas Industry Fuels A Despot]

-- Financial Times: Exxon Triples Stock Buybacks, Chevron Posts Best Profits Since 2012

-- Bloomberg: Exxon, Chevron Will Spend More On Stock Returns Than Production

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

-- Reuters: U.S. EPA Issues Waiver To Allow Temporary Sales Of Summertime E15 Higher Ethanol Fuel

-- Utility Dive: Midcontinent Electric Grid Prepares For ‘Worst-Case Scenarios,’ Heads Into Summer With Insufficient Firm Generation

-- Bloomberg Green: World Lacks Time, Not Minerals For Climate-Saving Technology 

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Opening PA’s Primary Elections Would Help De-Radicalize Politics 

-- Inquirer: Republican Candidate For Governor Sen. Mastriano Leading In Primary, Insiders Trying To Stop Him

-- TribLive: Republican Candidate For Governor Sen. Corman  Vows To Undo Bridge Tolling Plan

-- Politics PA: The Politics Of Hunting In Pennsylvania

-- PA Capital-Star: Q/A With Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate Clarice Schillinger

-- TribLive Editorial: Domestic Violence And Public Office

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Cong. Scott Perry Votes Against Military Aid For Ukraine 

-- PA Capital-Star Editorial Cartoon: Meet The Chair Of The U.S. House Freedom (From Reality) Caucus - PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry

-- Gov. Wolf: State Police Prepared To Implement Stricter Ghost Gun Regulations

-- Inquirer: 9 Local Gun Shops Supplied 15,000 ‘Crime Guns’ In Philly, New Report Shows

-- Altoona Mirror Editorial: Bipartisanship Necessary On Gun Violence

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Houses Of Worship Receive State Grants To Enhance Security

-- AP: Fmr AG Kathleen Kane Jailed Again Awaiting Hearing On DUI Arrest 

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: The Perverse Logic Of Capital Punishment

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: PA Nursing Homes Still Fighting Pandemic, Need Fair State Funding

-- WITF: Dance Teachers Wanting Easier State Certification Get Lawmakers To Strut Their Stuff 

-- PA Capital-Star: Civil Rights Group Sues Harrisburg Over Public Gathering Restrictions

-- PA Capital-Star: Philly Council ‘Turns The Key’ On Affordable Housing Program

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Allegheny County’s Botched Spot Assessment Shows Need For Broader Approach

-- MCall: Pennsylvania Leads The Nation In Home Fire Deaths

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[Posted: April 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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