Saturday, May 21, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 5.21.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

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 Declares Air Quality Action Day Saturday, May 21 In Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia Area, Central PA 


-- DEP, DCNR, PennDOT Employees Recognized With Governor’s Award For Excellence For Environmental Projects  [PaEN]


-- Forbes Trail Chapter Trout Unlimited: Ligonier Valley Middle School Students Wrap Up Outdoor Club Activities In Westmoreland  [PaEN]


-- Republican Herald: New Fertilizer Plant In Schuylkill County Will Use Acid Mine Water In Production Process


-- Villanova Stormwater Partnership Call For Presentation Proposals For Stormwater Symposium Oct. 12-13; Update On Revised DEP Stormwater Manual A Highlight  [PaEN]


-- PASA Sustainable Agriculture Accepting Presentation Proposals For 2023 Annual Conference In January, February  [PaEN]


-- Delaware Currents: Middle Delaware Basin’s Water Quality Is Better Than Many; Pocono Streams Face Stress From Development In PA 


-- Duquesne Light Releases Whitepaper On Electrification's Potential To Benefit The Environment, Economy, Local Communities  [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Pittsburgh Airport Brokers New Deals With CNX To Incentivize Drilling And, Possibly, Make Fuel From Natural Gas 


-- UGI Invests $70 Million In Farm-Based Renewable Methane Gas Project… In South Dakota


-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: We Must Strengthen Our Self-Sufficiency Regarding Energy

“But there is no reason our leaders cannot grow our gas and oil supply while also growing green energy domestically for household consumption — therefore over time becoming less dependent on fossil fuels.”


-- PennLive Guest Essay: Hydropower’s Future Is Clouded By Climate Change, It’s Also Essential To The U.S. Electric Grid - Penn State University Prof, Student


-- DEP Posted 64 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In May 21 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- NFWF Accepting Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Grant Applications; June 1 Webinar  [PaEN]


-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Appalachian Ecology Residential Camp For Teens Interested In Careers In Conservation  


-- Scranton Times: Wild Resource Conservation Fund At 40


-- The Reporter: Montgomery County Plan Seeks To Improve Trail Access For Underserved


-- PennDOT, Partners Tout Improvements, Safety, Opportunities For Bicycle Use


-- May 20 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- Wildlands Conservancy Highlights Upcoming Programs, Activities


-- WESA: Escaped Eagle Gets New Roost, Stronger Enclosure At National Aviary In Pittsburgh


-- ABC6: ATV Rider Killed After Traveling Wrong Way On Street And Colliding With A Vehicle


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

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

-- Utility Dive: FERC To Monitor Natural Gas, Power Markets For Manipulation As Summer Electricity Prices Jump Up To 233%

-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Producers Added One Drilling Rig During Past Week

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?

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Dr. Oz, McCormick Prepare For Recount In PA Republican U.S. Senate Race

-- Inquirer: There’s Another High-Profile Vote Count In PA, But PA Republicans Aren’t Objecting This Time [Spoiler- U.S. Senate Race]

-- TribLive/AP: Summer Lee Winner In 12th Congressional Democratic Race

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Losing Gracefully And Winning Patiently Are Necessary Democratic Norms

-- MCall/Post-Gazette: Fetterman Raises $1.6 Million Within 24 Hours Of Primary Victory

-- TribLive: Gisele Fetterman On Stepping Into Campaign After John’s Stroke: ‘I Didn’t Have To Think Twice’

-- Post-Gazette: Fetterman Testing Whether PA’s Backroads Can Take A Progressive Democrat To Washington

-- Inquirer: How The PA Republican Establishment Broke Itself Trying To Stop Mastriano

-- WPost: PA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Master’s Thesis Warned The U.S. Is Vulnerable To A Left-Wing ‘Hitlerian Putsch’

-- MCall: Federal Court Rules Lehigh County Must Count Mail-In Ballots Without Dates From Nov. 2021 Election

-- Erie Times: Franklin County Democrat Given Republican Ballot, Told The Democratic Primary Was On A Different Day

-- Altoona Mirror Editorial: Clock Ticking On Planning For State Budget

-- PennLive: With Rising PA COVID Cases, Officials Remind Public About ‘Being Prudent’ With Masks, Vaccines

-- WHYY: Mask Mandate Returns For Philly Schools

-- Erie Times: Erie School District Again Requires Face Masks

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Overdue Bill To Disclose Fees Paid By State Pension Funds

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reports PA Unemployment In April 4.8%, Down Slightly From March

-- AP: PA Jobless Rate Fell In April; Payrolls, Labor Force Up

-- PA Capital-Star: Thousands In Philly Have Arrests, Convictions Hurting Job Chances; Clinics Aim To Fix That

-- WESA: PA Will Delay Closures Of 2 Institutions For People With Intellectual Disabilities

-- TribLive: Butler County Gun Parts Supply Store Files Federal Lawsuit Opposing Ghost Gun Rules, Enforcement

-- MCall Guest Essay: Why I Put My Job In The Allentown Symphony On The Line To Not Pay Union Dues

-- WESA: PA WIC Family Skips Bills To Buy Infant Formula

-- Inquirer Editorial: Philadelphia Screwed Up Property Tax Assessments, Start Over

-- TribLive: On The Brink, With No Clear End In Sight To Population Declines, Fate Of Some Communities Could Be In Jeopardy

-- TribLive: Ghost Towns Dot Western PA, Pittsburgh Landscape And History

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[Posted: May 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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