Thursday, April 21, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.21.22

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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: Agenda Posted. DCED PA Grade Crude [Oil] Development Advisory Council meeting. Technology Center, Room 243, 200 Innovation Blvd. in State College. 10:00 a.m.  Remote access by dial in to: 267-332-8737. Conference ID: 910 985 838#.  Contact: Adam Walters, or call 717-214-6548.  Click Here for more on the agenda, available handouts.


TODAY 10:30: DEP To Showcase Reading’s Local Climate Action For Earth Day. Reading City Park.


TODAY 11:00: DEP To Announce Environmental Education Grants For Northeast Region. Wyoming Seminary College, Kingston


TODAY 1:30: DEP To Announce Environmental Education Grants For Southcentral Region.  Greencastle, Franklin County


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Game Commission Creates Award Named For John Oliver Who Helped Preserved More Than 200,000 Acres In The State


-- TribLive Editorial: Earth Day Is No Time For Politics


-- PennVEST Invests $199 Million In 13 Water Infrastructure Projects In 11 Counties  [PaEN]


-- TODAY 9:30 a.m. WITF Smart Talk: EPA Is Watching PA’s Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts


-- Scranton Times Guest Essay: Seize The Rare Opportunity To Resolve Toxic Mine Drainage - by Robert Hughes, Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Poll Finds Voters Want Federal Rescue Plan Money To Beef Up PA’s State Parks, Forests


-- PA Capital-Star: 28 Groups Call On DEP To Strengthen Proposed PFOS Rule Ahead Of April 27 Deadline


-- WESA: Federal American Rescue Plan Dollars Go To Replacing Hundreds Of Lead Water Lines In Pittsburgh


-- TribLive: Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Expanding In McCandless


-- Warren Times: Spill Of Oil Products At United Refinery Tuesday Results In Multi-Agency Response


-- The Center Square: Despite Setbacks, Carbon Capture May Come To Pennsylvania


-- House Environmental Committee Meets April 26 To Consider Solar/Wind Energy Bonding, Windmill Interference Bills  [PaEN]


-- House Environmental Committee To Hold April 25 Info. Meeting On Republican Package Of Bills Attempting To Address Local Flooding  [PaEN]


-- The Allegheny Front: New Book Looks At Big Decisions Small Communities Had To Make When Shale Gas Fracking Came To Town


-- Post-Gazette: PA’s Most Unhealthy County [Fayette] Launches Program To Boost Resident Health


-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s Air Quality Is Improving But Still Among Worst In Country


-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Lancaster County Air Quality Fails In Annual Report


-- Westmoreland Conservation District: Hands-On Envirothon Returns For High School Students April 28  [PaEN]


-- PA Resources Council Offers Ideas To Go Green On Earth Day And Every Day! [PaEN]


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Sits Near Middle Of The Pack In Rankin Of ‘Greenness’


-- PennLive Guest Essay: Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet On April 30 [Prescription Drug Take Back Day]


-- TribLive: Final Tree Planting Set At Flight 93 National Memorial Friday, Saturday For Reforestation Project 


-- April 23: Celebrate Trails Day With Schuylkill River Trail Opening In Chester County


-- Post-Gazette: New Park To Link Carnegie With Its Library


-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Here’s Why You Should Visit Canoe Creek State Park In Blair County


-- Harrisburg Capitol Complex Will Participate In Lights Out Harrisburg To Assist Migrating Birds  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Blog: Wade Into Fly Fishing In State Parks, Forests


-- Wild Excellence Films Releases New Documentary: Golden Eagles: Witnesses To A Changing West  [PaEN]


-- Erie Times - Brain Whipkey: Bats Face Long Recovery From Fungal Disease


-- Fish & Boat Commission Urges Anglers, Boaters To Help Prevent Spread Of Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails


-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: Deer Farmers Work To Breed Deer Less Susceptible To Chronic Wasting Disease 


True Energy Independence Means Renewables

[European Energy Plans Call For Accelerating Renewables, Reducing All Natural Gas Use]

-- Reuters: U.S. Oil Refiners Planning To Increase Jet Fuel, Diesel Production Instead Of Gasoline 

-- Reuters: Rising Calls For U.S. LNG Revive Stalled Export Projects, But At Higher Costs

-- Bloomberg: European Electricity Trades At Highest This Year Driven By Natural Gas Price Increases

-- Reuters: European Union Counties Moving To Deal Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emission Thru Shared Reductions 

-- Bloomberg: EU Asks Citizens To Turn Down Heating, Lower Car Speeds To Cut Russia Energy Dependence


-- Financial Times: Germany Prepares For A Russian Natural Gas Embargo: ‘Worst Crisis Since The Second World War’

American Rescue Plan Funding


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Poll Finds Voters Want Federal Rescue Plan Money To Beef Up PA’s State Parks, Forests


-- $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


-- Scranton Times Guest Essay: Seize The Rare Opportunity To Resolve Toxic Mine Drainage - by Robert Hughes, Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation


Other States/National/International

-- NPR: Wildfires Are Increasingly Contributing To Unhealthy Air

-- AP: After Wildfires Scorched Trees Could Disrupt Water Supplies

-- Public News Service: You Can Recycle A Plastic Bottle, But What About Wind-Turbine Blades?

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Environmental Reviews Of Major Infrastructure Projects Crucial

-- AP: This Earth Day, Biden Faces ‘Headwinds’ On Climate Agenda

-- Financial Times: The Climate Game - Can You Reach Net Zero By 2050?

-- AP: Climate Change, Big Agriculture Combine To Threaten Insects

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: 6 Things To Know From PA’s Republican Debate For Governor

-- Erie Times/Courier Times: This Week On The Campaign Trail For PA  Governor, U.S. Senate: Polls, Debates, Pledges

-- PennLive - John Baer: In The Weird, Wacky PA Republican Race For Governor, Are Debates Useful?

-- Post-Gazette: Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates Fetterman, Lamb Will Square Off In Debate Thursday

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Republican Jeff Bartos Steps Off U.S. Senate Campaign Trail After Surgery

-- NPR: Ex-President’s Endorsement Of Dr. Oz Reframes PA Republican U.S. Senate Contest

-- MCall Guest Essay: We Are Taking Wrong Lessons From Racial Slur Video In Allentown

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: Here’s What PA Lawmakers Could Do If They Really Wanted To Protect Women And Girls [Transgender Sports Ban]

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-Area Film Workers Ask For Increase In PA’s Film Tax Credit Before Senate Panel

-- MCall: 40,000 Expected At PA Cannabis Festival In Kutztown This Weekend

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Crisis Through The Eyes Of those Experiencing It

-- Inquirer: As Philly’s Economy And Public Health Revive, Gun Violence Looms As Residents’ Chief Worry: Pew Report

-- WESA: Community Groups Call For End To Gun Violence In Pittsburgh

-- PennLive: State Police Shoot At Drivers Fleeing Traffic Stop, Raising Questions About Controversial Practice

-- Spotlight PA: To Successfully Use PA’s ‘Compassionate Release’ Law, He Had To Choose To Die

-- WITF: PA Needs Rental Assistance, Eviction Diversion Programs, Activists And Lawmakers Say

-- KDKA: State Struggles To Fix Pandemic Fraud Targeting Unemployed Pennsylvanians

-- WITF: With Increase Cyber Threats From Russian, Penn State Sharpens Its Security

-- Post-Gazette: NCAA: Merging State-Owned Universities Can Keep Individual Sports Programs

-- Post-Gazette: PA’s Most Unhealthy County [Fayette] Launches Program To Boost Resident Health

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[Posted: April 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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