Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.19.22

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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: DEP To Announce 2022 Black Fly Suppression Program. City Island, Harrisburg.


TODAY 12:30: Agenda Posted. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: Keith Salador, Executive Director, ksalador@pa.govClick Here to read more on the agenda.


-- Game Commission Recognizes John C. Oliver With Lifetime Achievement Award,  Renames The Award After Oliver  [PaEN]


-- EPA: State Plan To Clean Up PA's Part Of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Lacks Funding To Meet Water Pollution Reduction Goals  [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette - Laura Legere: EPA: Expect ‘Tough Love’ After PA’s Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plan Falls Short Again


-- WITF: PA’s Plan Fails To Meet Goal For Reducing Pollution In Chesapeake Bay; EPA Will Take Stronger Actions To Curb Water Pollution

-- Bay Journal: EPA Says PA’s Plan To Clean Up Its Portion Of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Still Comes Up Short - By Karl Blankenship


-- Williamsport Sun: State Representatives Discuss Need For Conservation Funding At Lycoming County Conservation District Dinner


-- House Republican Bills Would Address Local Flooding Only Thru Digging Out Stream Channels Year After Year, Not Natural Stream Restoration To Prevent Flooding  [PaEN]


-- Inquirer: Montgomery County Neighbors Mobilize Against Proposed Development Near Flood-Prone Tookany Creek


-- Altoona Mirror: Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee May Apply To National Fish & Wildlife Foundation For Streambank Stabilization Project


-- Citizens Voice: Wilkes-Barre Wins FEMA Appeal For Miners Mills Flood Map


-- Williamsport Sun: Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper To Host April 22 Event To Raise Awareness About River Issues At Montour Preserve


-- Warren Times: Warren County Historical Society Holds April 21 Event On Current & Future Of The Allegheny River


-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Vanguard Invests In Companies That Pollute The Delaware Valley


-- DEP To Host Online Information Event On Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Oil & Gas Well Plugging Program April 28  [PaEN]


-- The Philadelphia Citizen: Philadelphia Energy Authority Report: Installing Solar Panels On Schools Would Save $20,000 A Year In Energy Costs


-- Appalachian Voices: Appalachian Groups Urge Biden, Congress To Ensure Climate Action Helps Energy Transition Communities  [PaEN]


-- PA Capital-Star: Investing In The Future Is Not Radical Environmentalism, Pennsylvanians Deserve An Honest Dialogue About What Interests Are Really Driving Climate Debate - By Sen. Amanda Cappelletti (D-Montgomery)


-- Group Against Smog & Pollution: U.S. Steel Appeals Allegheny County Health Dept. $1.8 Million Penalty For Clairton Coke Works Violations 


-- PennLive Letter: Grant Twp. Is Fighting Back Against Oil & Gas Waste Injection Wells, Court Hearing April 20


-- Green Philly: Classroom On Wheels, How Stroud Water Research Center Is Changing Environmental Ed 


-- Harrisburg Area YMCA's Camp Curtin Branch Urban Garden Adds Native Plants To Help Vegetables Grow  [PaEN]


-- Exelon Foundation Announces Green Lab Grant Winners, 2023 Applications Open; Plans To Advance STEM Education In Under-Resourced Communities


-- TribLive - Deb Erdley: From Community Gardens To The Environment, Sisters Of Mercy In Pittsburgh Fulfill Various Missions


-- Citizens Voice: Earth Day Event For Kids Set For Friday In Nesbitt Park Along Susquehanna River


-- WHYY: Tree-Plantings And Trash Walks: Earth Day 2022 In Philly


-- WHYY: Delaware County Continues Contract With Waste-To-Energy Company COVANTA For Waste Disposal


-- AP: Federal Judge Orders FBI To Produce Records On Civil War Gold Hunt On State Forest Land In PA 


-- Bay Journal: Wild Abundance Awaits At New Glenroy Nature Preserve [Nottingham, Chester County] - By Ad Crable


-- York Daily Record: Photo Essay: An Early Spring Hike Along The Appalachian Trail Into Boiling Springs


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: With Bird Flu Spreading, What’s The Advice For Backyard Bird Feeders 


-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: The Kingfisher Is Often Heard Before Being Seen


-- Fish & Boat Commission Board Meets On April 25


-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Former Area Fish Warden Authors Book On 27-Year Career

True Energy Independence Means Renewables

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

-- Bloomberg: Updated: U.S. Natural Gas Prices Surge  To 13-Year High, Shale-Well Output Has Been Flat, LNG Exports Are Maxed Out On Strong European Demand

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

-- CNBC.com: Americans Are Paying Unnecessarily High Prices For Natural Gas Across The U.S., Says PA-Based EQT CEO [Yes we are]

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Falls To Lowest Since Russian Invasion Of Ukraine, Benchmark Futures Slump As Much As 12%

-- Financial Times: Can The EU Wean Itself Off Russian Natural Gas?

-- Bloomberg: Denmark Wants To Phase Out Natural Gas Entirely By 2030

-- Reuters: An EU Embargo On Russian Oil In The Works - French Minister

-- Reuters: National Grid Announces Plan To Eliminate Fossil Fuels From Its Heating Systems In New York, Massachusetts By 2050

-- Bloomberg: Russia’s War In Ukraine Puts Global Energy Transition At Crossroad

-- USA Today: Biden’s Dilemma: Pushing Fossil Fuels to Cut Gasoline Prices While Promoting Clean Energy Agenda

-- Reuters: U.S. Unveils Plans For June Oil And Gas Drilling Auctions On Federal Land

-- MCall Guest Essay: The U.S. Should Ramp Up Oil And Gas Production To Slow Russian Aggression - Fmr PA Cong. Don Ritter

-- Bloomberg: U.S. Is Set To Launch A $6 Billion Effort To Save Nuclear Plants

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


-- DEP To Host Online Information Event On Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Oil & Gas Well Plugging Program April 28  [PaEN]


-- Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Preview Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funded Projects In East Central Region


Other States/National/International

-- EnergyWire: Natural Gas Ban 2.0 - Building Wars

-- Post-Gazette/Bloomberg: Unregulated Energy Transfer Partners Natural Gas Pipeline In Texas Triggers Huge Methane Leak [Same guys that own the Revolution Pipeline that exploded in PA]

-- Reuters: Analysis: Soaring Battery Costs Fail To Cool Electric Vehicle Sales

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PennLive: Court Challenges Filed Seeking To Have Republicans Sen. Mastriano, Cong. Perry Removed From May Primary Ballot For Their Roles In Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Spotlight PA: Watch Republican Gubernatorial Debate Live Today From Gettysburg College

-- PA Capital-Star: Wave Of Republican Primary Challengers Seek Harrisburg Shakeup Over Mail-In Voting, Pandemic Response

-- PennLive: 2 Democratic Candidates For Dauphin County House Seat Removed From Ballot

-- WHYY: Across PA, Progressive Incumbent Democrats Aren’t Getting Party Endorsements

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Why PA Is Ripe For Conspiracy Theories About Dead People Voting

-- AP: U.S. Senate Republican Candidate McCormick Earned $22 Million As Hedge Fund CEO

-- PA Gaming Control Board: March Gaming Revenue Reaches All-Time High

-- Post-Gazette: A Big Jackpost: PA Casinos Produce Record Revenue In March

-- MCall: Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino Numbers Still Lower Than Before Pandemic

-- PennLive: PA Prison Union Says They Need To Fill 600 Guard Positions, Were Staffing Woes Self-Inflicted

-- Gov. Wolf Announces Acting Health Secretary Klinepeter To Depart; Names Dr. Denise Johnson As New Acting

-- WHYY: Doctors Oppose Bill To Let Pharmacists Continue To Vaccinate Children After Pandemic

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: As Long As Public Meetings Stay Virtual, Philadelphia Officials Can’t See The Burden Of the Mask Mandate

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: COVID Emergency Must End, But Some Measures Should Remain

-- WHYY: Following Violent Weekend In Philly, DA Points To COVID Impact On Crime Prevention Efforts

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Council Looks To Regulate Airbnb, Other Short-Term Rentals After Deadline Weekend Shooting

-- Erie Times: 7-Year-Old Erie Boy Dies After Being Shot In Head On Sidewalk

-- Inquirer Editorial: 50 Shootings Over The Weekend Warns Of Deadly Summer In Philly

-- TribLive Editorial: What Do We Do About Gun Violence?

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Supreme Court Case Challenges Parole Ban For Felony-Murder Convictions

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: On Jim Rogers Death Protests, Pittsburgh Police Got It Right, Wilkinsburg Police Didn’t

-- TribLive: PA Supreme Court Hosts, Art, Essay Contest For Students

-- TribLive: Westmoreland School District Approves Policy Guiding The Teaching Of Controversial Issues

-- PA Capital-Star: What Are School Book Bans Really About?

-- Altoona Mirror: Altoona School District Gives Update On December Cyber Attack

-- MCall Guest Essay: Private Charter School Funding Reform Could Save Allentown Taxpayers $5 Million

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Set Standard Tuition For Private Charter Schools

-- WESA: University Of Pittsburgh Fear Loss Of State Funding, Attacks On Fetal Tissue Issues With Redistricting

-- WHYY: Community College Of Philadelphia Expands Scholarship Program

-- Post-Gazette: Robert Morris University President Retires, Interim President Named

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[Posted: April 19, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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