Saturday, May 14, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 5.14.22

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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


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


-- DEP Sets June 28 Hearing On Response To PFOA/PFOS Contamination Around University Park Airport, Centre County  [PaEN]


-- Sen. Casey, DEP Highlight Importance Of Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding To Address Abandoned Mine Reclamation In Visit To Northumberland County  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Blog: Whiskey Springs ATV Trail, Clinton County To Close 4 Days A Week To Allow Work On 3 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects  [PaEN]


-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Awards Design Contract For Tioga River Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment Project  [PaEN]


-- EPA Announces 2022 State Water Revolving Fund Grants Funded By Bipartisan Infrastructure Law; PA Share Is $240.1 Million  [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette: Below The Surface, Pittsburgh’s Water System Getting A Massive Makeover


-- EPA Announces Brownfields Cleanup, Assessment Funding; 8 Grants In PA Totalling $7.3 Million [Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Included]  [PaEN]


-- Scranton Times: Two Sue Throop Over Remediated Land Near Marjol Battery Site


-- TribLive Editorial: PA Should Require Meth House Disclosure


-- Black Appalachian Coalition, Emerald Cities Collaborative Host May 17 Listening Session On Justice40 & What It Means For Black Communities. 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.


-- Guest Essay: Climate Change Demands Southwestern PA Transition To A New Low-Carbon Energy Reality - By Hilary Mercer, Shell Polymers/Pennsylvania Chemicals Project & Kevin Walker, President/CEO Duquesne Light [PaEN]


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: McKinsey Report Outlines Steps Southwest PA, U.S. Can Take To Meet Climate Goals


-- PA Awards $2 Million In Clean Energy Workforce Development Grants [PaEN]


-- PA Capital-Star: PA Awards $2 Million In Clean Energy Workforce Development Grants


-- DEP Highlights Impact Of Coastal Zone Grants At Erie Bird Observatory [PaEN]


-- DEP Invites Comments On Proposed Changes To NPDES General Permit PAG-06 - Combined Sewer System Overflow Discharges  [PaEN]


-- PA Resources Council Awarded Foundation For Delaware County Grant For Stream Stewards Student Education Program  [PaEN]


-- Gettysburg Times: Watershed Alliance Of Adams County, Adams Conservation District Distributed Nearly 10,000 Trees In Adams County


-- FEMA Region 3, Silver Jackets Host Hurricane Agnes50 Virtual Seminar Series Starting May 18  [PaEN]


-- Inquirer: Hurricane Ida Ruined $80,000 Of Help Drying In Couple’s Basement, They’re Still Fighting The Insurer 8 Months Later


-- Altoona Mirror Editorial: Residents Deserve Voice In Flood Plans


-- Local Organization Selected To Host Organization For Southwest PA Water Network  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Awards $320,866 In Wild Resources Conservation Grants; Deadline For Next Grant Round July 8  [PaEN]


-- StateImpactPA-Jon Hurdle: As PA Candidates For Governor Push More Natural Gas Production, Report Collects Studies Show Fracking Harms 


-- Grist: Ohio Residents Fight To Get Radioactive Oil & Gas Wastewater Off Their Roads


-- WPost: The Dangerous Business Of Dismantling America’s Aging Nuclear Power Plants


-- PUC Seeks Comments On Proposed Settlement With Peoples Natural Gas On Leak, Service Outage In Allegheny County


-- DEP Opportunity To Bid On Mine Reclamation Project In Fayette County (PA Bulletin, Page 2910)


-- DEP Posted 68 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In May 14 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- DEP Now Accepting Calendar 2021 Recycling Performance Grant Applications Thru Dec. 30 


-- York Dispatch: Railway Gives Hope Trash Will Be Cleaned Up, And A Warning To Trespassers


-- Republican Herald: West Nile Virus Monitoring Starts In Schuylkill County


-- Williamsport Sun: Forest Fire Burned Out Of Control For Hours In Lycoming County


-- LancasterOnline: Zion Lutheran Church Hosts Warwick To Ephrata Rail Trail Church Services Twice A Month


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Landslide Dumps Dirt, Trees On 40 Foot Stretch Of Butler-Freeport Trail


-- May 13 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- Central PA Conservancy: June 12 Spring Garden Gallery - A Celebration Of The Arts 7 Conservation. Letort Spring Garden Preserve, Carlisle. Noon to 3:00 p.m.


-- Wildlife For Everyone Foundation 7th Annual Great Outdoor Picnic June 25Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park, Centre Hall, PA.  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

[Putin Controls The Price You Pay For Oil/Natural Gas, Regardless Of Where It Comes From]

-- PUC Office Of Consumer Advocate Urges Consumers To Know Their Options In Face Of Rising Energy Prices

-- Utility Dive: Electricity Prices Jumped 51% In PJM Interconnection; 85% In New England Due To Rising Natural Gas Prices

-- NYT Guest Essay: Drilling To Solve The Energy Crisis Leaves America Exposed

“Thanks to a remarkable oil and gas boom, the United States has achieved the long-sought goal of energy self-sufficiency: We now produce more oil and refined products, natural gas and coal than we consume.

“Yet look at prices at the pump, and you’ll see why we can’t drill our way to true energy security.”

-- Yahoo!News: EU Plan To Boost Renewable Energy To Get Off Russian Fossil Fuels Will Help Climate Change Fight, Experts Say

-- Reuters: Analysis: Europe In High-Cost Race To Replenish Natural Gas Stocks

-- The Guardian: Largest Oil & Gas Producers Made Close To $100 Billion In First Quarter Of 2022

-- Reuters: Russia To Cut Electricity To Finland Due To Lack Of Payment

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

-- Post-Gazette: More Research Links Air Pollution Exposure And COVID Risk

-- The Guardian: ‘Everything Was Orange,’ U.S. Wildfires Burning At Furious Pace Early This Year

-- Financial Times: Climate Graphic Of The Week: Record Carbon Dioxide Levels Alarm Scientists

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WITF: Every PA Republican Governor Candidates Campaigns On Election Disinformation, Here Are The Facts

-- TribLive: Republican Melissa Hart Drops Out Of Governor’s Race, Endorses Barletta  

-- Post-Gazette: McKeesport’s Rep. Austin Davis Thinks He Has A Shot At Winning Democratic Nomination For Lt. Gov [Only 1 Opponent]

-- Inquirer: Philly’s Democratic Establishment And Progressives Again Facing Off Over House Seats

-- NYT: For Many Pennsylvania Voters Devoted To Ex-President, Less Swayed By His Guidance  [Dr. Oz]

-- The Guardian: Can This Offbeat Tattooed Democrat Flip A PA U.S. Senate Seat?

-- Erie Times: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Carla Sands Voted By Mail Twice In 2021, But Now Wants To Outlaw Mail-In Ballots

-- Post-Gazette - Brandon McGinley: Republicans Sen. Mastriano, Kathy Barnette Exemplify Politics In A Time Of Apocalypse

-- PA Capital-Star: State Officials Report More Than 910,000 Requests For Mail-In Ballots

-- Spotlight PA: Unmarked Postcards Sent To Pennsylvanians Tell Them ‘Whether You Vote Is Public Record’

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Chaotic Republican Primaries Show Need For New Primary System

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Pennsylvanians Should Hope Republican State Treasurer Is Better At Counting Their Money Than She Is At Counting Their Votes

-- TribLive: Allegheny County COVID Cases Rise, Pittsburgh Schools Reinstate Mask Mandate

-- Inquirer: Philly Schools Launching ‘Mask To Stay’ COVID Policy

-- Penn State: ‘Stop The Bleed’ Training Saves Lives Of Gun Violence Victims, In Other Emergencies

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: State Senators Push Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Reforms

-- MCall: 79-Year Old, 19-Year Old To Graduate From Kutztown University

-- WESA: Baby Formula Shortages Have PA Parents Scrambling

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[Posted: May 14, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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