Friday, May 27, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 5.27.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to session June 6, 7, 8 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session June 7, 8, 9 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- New Penn State Study Finds Runoff From Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Dumped On Unpaved Roads Contains Pollutants That Exceed Human-Health, Environmental Standards  [PaEN]

-- Lawrence County Farmer Challenges Local Ordinance Prohibiting Installation Of Solar Energy Facilities On Farms Under State’s Right To Farm Act; Attorney General Reviewing  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Influx Of Nearly 700 Renewable Energy Projects In PA Has Regional Grid Operator Planning For Future

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Green Groups Give Mixed Review Of Outgoing DEP Secretary 

-- TribLive: 17 Cars, Including Tank Cars, Derail Into Deer Creek After Train Hits Truck In Harmar; Road And River Traffic Halted

-- Post-Gazette: Train Strikes Truck In Harmar, Sending Derailed Cars Into Inlet Near Allegheny River

-- MCall: Powerful Pottstown House Explosion Kills At Least 4

-- Independent Fiscal Office Reports Lowest Quarterly Natural Gas Production In PA Since 4th Quarter Of 2020, First Decrease In Production Growth Since 2018  [PaEN]

-- DEP/Small Business Development Center EMAP Business Environmental Assistance Program Receives National Recognition [PaEN]

-- MCall: Fmr Bethlehem Steel Brownfield No Home To PA’s Largest Indoor, Vertical Farm

-- TribLive: Pine-Richland Selected To Serve As Pilot Program For Electric-Powered School Buses 

-- Allegheny College Creek Connections Involves 40 Middle School Students In Stream Quality Assessment, Crawford County  [PaEN]

-- Westmoreland Pollinator Partners, Penguin Court Invite Entries To Pennsylvania Pollinator Photo Challenge 2022  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: Gardening With Nature - Plant A Pollinator Contain For Youth Workshop, June 11 Cumberland County

-- Controlled Plant & Noxious Weed Committee Delay In Enforcing Sales Ban On Japanese Barberry

-- Save The Dates! Penn State Ag Progress Days August 9-11

-- WHYY/PlanPhilly: Advocates, Philadelphia Officials Suggest Recycling Overhaul To Address ‘Growing Waste Crisis’ In PA

-- WESA: Environmental Groups, Pittsburgh Officials Call On PA To Modernize Its Recycling System

-- PA Capital-Star: In Pittsburgh, Elected Officials, Environmental Groups Call For Updates To PA’s Recycling Laws

-- May 28 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- DCNR Preparing For Start Of Swimming Season On Memorial Day Weekend; Shares Tips On Visiting State Parks, Forests  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer: UV Index Around Philly This Weekend May Be About As High As It Gets

-- DCNR Snowmobile & ATV Advisory Committee Meets June 1

-- Governor’s Advisory Council For Hunting, Fishing & Conservation Meets June 6

-- Inquirer: Dirt Bike Rider Charged In Hit-And-Run Collision That Killed Philly Skateboarder

-- Allegheny Land Trust Raises Funding To Protect 90 Acres Of Green Space In Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA 2023 PA Greenways & Trails Summit Comes To Scranton, Stay Tuned For More

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Spring/Summer Issue Of Highlands Journal Newsletter

-- Republican Herald: Hawk Mountain To Host Benefit May 28 For Injured Chainsaw Carver

-- Penn State Extension Water Cooler Talk: Aquatic Invasive Species In PA Webinar June 29  [PaEN]

-- Nature’s Ways: Killdeer, An Inland Representative Of A Common Shorebird Family

6th Oil/Natural Gas Spike: True Energy Independence Means Renewables

[There Is No Limit On What Oil/Natural Gas Industry Can Make You Pay]

-- Reuters: Natural Gas Heads For Weekly Loss In Europe As Russian Supply Fears Wane 

-- Reuters: Natural Gas Tops $9 In The U.S. As Supply Crunch Concerns Mount  ==

-- Independent Fiscal Office Reports Lowest Quarterly Natural Gas Production In PA Since 4th Quarter Of 2020, First Decrease In Production Growth Since 2018  [PaEN]

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

-- AP: U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Block Biden Policy On ‘Social Cost Of Carbon’ Rules

-- NYT: How An Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies For Climate Action

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Recount Cranks Up In PA Republican U.S. Senate Primary

-- MCall: Why Is A Republican Candidate For U.S. Senate Siding With A Democrat From Lehigh County In Fight Over Counting Undated Mail-In Ballots?

-- MCall: Republican McCormick Loses Challenge To Some Votes In Berks County U.S. Senate Primary

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Why Does Pennsylvania Stink At Holding Elections?

-- ABC27: Republican Rep. Mike Jones Stripped Of Committee Seats After Endorsing Republican Incumbent Challengers Who Defeated Rep. Stan Saylor, Keith Gillespie

-- MCall - Bill White: PA Voters Reject Political Elites By Backing Mastriano, Fetterman

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Republican Cong. Scott Perry Objects To U.S. House Subpoena, Refuses Deposition On His Role In Assault On U.S. Capital, Overturning Nov. 2020 Election Results

-- The Center Square: Tax Credits For Film Production A Political Favorite, With Questionable Results

-- PA Capital-Star: Advocates For Black, Brown, LGBTQ, Women Call For ‘Meaningful’ Gun Reform

-- MCall Guest Essay: Racial Injustice Is On Trial In PA School Funding Case - Rev. Gregory Edwards

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County COVID Risk Level Moves From Medium To High

-- Erie Times: COVID Cases Surge In Erie County, Hospitalizations Rise Slowly

-- Centre Daily Times: Centre County Moved Back Into High Risk COVID Level

-- TribLive: Masks Required Again In Fox Chapel Schools As COVID Cases Rise

-- Post-Gazette: COVID, Higher Workforce Costs Cut UPMC Q1 Income

-- Inquirer: Philly-Area Hospitals Face Epic Wage Inflation Surge, Causing Losses In Millions

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Time To Rescind Anti-Social Prison COVID Rules

-- WHYY: Proposed Book Approval Process For Central Bucks Schools Vague, Unclear Some Parents Say

-- NextPittsburgh: What 23 Recommendations Were Made In Voter-Mandated Review Of Pittsburgh Police?

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Refine Rules To Reopen Court Records

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Business, Community Leaders Publicly Support University Of Pittsburgh Funding

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[Posted: May 27, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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