Friday, May 13, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 5.13.22

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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


TODAY 10:00: DEP Visits Erie Bird Observatory Project Funded By Coastal Zone Grant


DEP NOTICE: DEP Online Forms Unavailable May 18 Due To Scheduled Maintenance


-- Guest Essay: PA's Low-Producing Conventional Oil & Gas Wells Are Leaking Too Much Methane, The Industry Needs To Take Care Of Its Own Trash - By Rev. Mitch Hescox, Evangelical Environmental Network  [PaEN]


-- Gov. Wolf: Low-Interest Loans Still Available For Businesses Recovering From Hurricane Ida


-- North Penn Water Authority, Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Hold May 20 Groundbreaking, May 21 Planting Day For Rain Garden Project In Skippack Twp., Montgomery County  [PaEN]


-- Westmoreland Pollinator Partners Host Pollinator Palooza Garden Tours Starting May 21; Bring Your ‘Passports’ & Cameras, Get A Free Native Plant  [PaEN]


-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Event Celebrates Opening Of Dallas Twp. Pollinator Garden


-- Erie Times: How Plants Play A Role In Perceptions Of Erie’s Public Spaces


-- Help Wanted: Western PA Conservancy/DCNR - 4 Regional Watershed Forestry Specialists  [PaEN]


-- Over 700 Students Participate In York County In-Person Envirothon Competition; Statewide Competition May 25  [PaEN]


-- Game Commission, DEP, DCNR Held Live Rachel Carson Building Peregrine Falcon Banding Event   [PaEN]


-- MCall: Southern Lehigh H.S. Trout In The Classroom Release With Lehigh Conservation District  [Photos]


-- PAEE Professional Development Programs On Tracking Life Cycles In A Warming World, Chronolog Citizen Science Project, Conservation Science Curriculum [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Man Released From Hospital After Falling Into Westmoreland County Abandoned Coal Mine Shaft


-- Inquirer: High Levels Of Toxic Benzene Recorded As Former South Philly Refinery Got Demolished 


-- The Guardian: U.S. Oil Refineries Spewing Cancer-Causing Benzene Into Communities, Report Finds [Including PA]


-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Workforce Development Grants For Clean-Energy Sector


-- PJM Interconnection Prepared To Meet Summer Electricity Demand  [PaEN]


-- PJM Interconnection Releases ‘Grid Of The Future’ Road Map To Handle Coming Renewables, Storage Wave  [PaEN]


-- Utility Dive: PJM Releases Road Map For Creating ‘Grid Of The Future’ To Handle Coming Renewables, Storage Wave


-- PUC Rejects Proposed Settlement With Columbia Gas Concerning Over-Pressurization Of Distribution Systems In Clarion, Franklin Counties


-- Inquirer-Andrew Maykuth: PUC Approves Aqua Water, Sewer Rate Increase, How Much, It Won’t Say


-- Delaware RiverKeeper May 13 RiverWatch Video Report


-- Erie Times: Walking Best Way To Experience Presque Isle State Park


-- Register Now! Delaware River Sojourn June 17-25 


-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Park Pool Will Not Open This Summer Due To Lifeguard Shortage


-- Scranton Times: Fire Crews Battle Brush Fire On West Mountain In Newton Twp.


-- Scranton Times Editorial: Step Up Fight Against Ticks, Lyme Disease


-- WHYY: Fees Proposed For Philly Developers Who Don’t Replace Trees They Take Down


-- Wilkes-Barre Times: May Is Prime Time To See Migrating Birds


-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Highlights Upcoming Events: World Migratory Bird Day, Native Plant Sale, Spring Moonlit Hike, Red Cross First Aid Training, More 


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: How To Attract More Hummingbirds To Your Back Yard 


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Bigfood Fans Can Celebrate His Large PA Footprint At These 2 Events

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: Living Costs In Outer Suburbs Would Be Slashed $5,000 A Year Under Plan To ‘Electrify Everything,’ Analysis Finds

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PennLive: PA’s Top Election Official Asks For Post-Election Patience, Says Results Likely To Take ‘A Few Days’

-- WHYY: PA’s Top Election Official Talks Mail Ballots, Drop Boxes Ahead Of Primary Tuesday

-- PennLive/AP: PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry Subpoenaed In House Investigation Of Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- AP: Republican Sen. Corman Drops Out Of Governor’s Race, Endorses Barletta

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Sen. Corman Drops Out Of Governor’s Race, Endorses Barletta In Effort To Halt Mastriano

-- WHYY: Where Are PA’s Candidates For Governor Getting Their Money?

-- Spotlight PA: Candidates For Governor Raised $12.8 Million In April Alone

-- WHYY: Martin’s Potato Roll Empire Backing Republican Sen. Mastriano For Governor, Philly Sandwich Slingers Are Concerned

-- WITF: Republican Governor Candidates Push For Parents’ Rights In Public Education

-- AP: Ex-President Scrambles To Fend Off Dr. Oz Challenger In PA U.S. Senate Race

-- Post-Gazette: Kathy Barnette’s Ascension Brings Scrutiny From Republican Rivals In U.S. Senate Race

-- Post-Gazette: Ted Cruz Vouches For McCormick’s Conservatism In Western PA Visit In PA U.S. Senate Race

-- NYT: Conor Lamb Had All The Makings Of A Front-Runner, So Why Is He Struggling?

-- MCall: Republican Sen. Pat Browne [Budget Chair] Faces First Primary Challenge In 30 Years

-- LancasterOnline: Republican House Speaker Faces Primary Challengers

-- Citizens Voice: Republican Candidate For House Arrested Last Year For DUI

-- TribLive: Bernie Sanders Stumps For Summer Lee At Pittsburgh Rally

-- Inquirer: Emails Shed New Light On Push By PA Lawmakers To Overturn 2020 Election Vote, Including Republican Candidate For Lt. Governor

-- AP: Man Who Fired Shots Into Democratic Party Headquarters In Montgomery County Gets Prison

-- Inquirer Editorial: We Wanted To Endorse In Republican Primaries This Year, We Can’t

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Does Buying Sets Of Daily Drawing Lottery Balls Qualify As An Emergency?  Conservative Republican Lawmaker Says No

-- MCall: PA COVID: 21,781 New Cases  Last Week, Hospitalizations Jump 40% In Lehigh Valley

-- Post-Gazette: COVID Cases Rising Steadily In Allegheny County, Across The State

-- Post-Gazette: Rising COVID Cases Force Closure Of Pittsburgh Public Schools Administrative Building

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Public Schools Require Masks Again For Some Buildings

-- Inquirer: Philly Area Home-Care Workers Often Cheated On Overtime, PA’s Medicaid Rules Don’t Help

-- TribLive: Lawsuit Alleges Pittsburgh’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Is Unconstitutional

-- WHYY: Philly Council Considering Measures To East Impact Of New Property Assessment

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[Posted: May 13, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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