Saturday, May 28, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 5.28.22

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

-- Penncrest High School Team, Delaware County Took Statewide Honors At PA Envirothon  [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council, Partners, Local Officials Announce Plan To Reduce Waste, Modernize Recycling In Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- Reading Eagle: Legal Battle Between Berks County, Conestoga Landfill Over Host Fees Ends

-- WESA: Harmar Train Derailment Hasn’t Impacted Local Drinking Water Or Fish, State Officials Day

-- TribLive: EPA To Test Allegheny River Water To Confirm No Petroleum Leaked From Harmar Derailment

-- Post-Gazette: Some Boating Restrictions Lifted As Crews Tackle Massive Cleanup Of Harmar Train Derailment

-- TribLive: Penn Twp To Address Flooding With PennVEST Loan: ‘You Could Ride A Raft Down There’

-- Delaware River Basin Commission Business Meeting June 8  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Philly Restarts Stalled Program To Power 22% Of City Buildings By Solar

-- PUC PA One Call Damage Prevention Committee Assesses $95,175 In Penalties For Striking Underground Utilities

-- SEEDS Offers FREE Home Energy Efficiency Assessments To Lackawanna County Residents  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Pottstown Home Explodes Leaving 5 Dead; Neighbors Say The Area Smelled Of Natural Gas

-- KYW: 4 Children Among 5 Killed In Pottstown Home Explosion

-- WESA/The Allegheny Front - Reid Frazier: Hydrogen May Be A Climate Solution, There’s Debate Over How Clean It Will Truly Be

-- York Dispatch: Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant Warning System Siren Test June 1

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: City Of Harrisburg Settles With ACLU Over Conditions For Climate Action March In June

-- Warren Times: No Simple Science With The Climate

-- DEP Posted 63 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In May 28 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- Courier Times: Lenni Lenape Native Americans Were Forced From Pennsylvania; Their Ancestral Remains Now Will Rest At Pennsbury Manor

-- King Family Partners With Lancaster Farmland Trust To Preserve 73 Acre Farm  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster Farmland Trust Raises $8.4 Million To Preserve Dozens Of Local Farms

-- DCED Announces $5 Million In Community Project Grants, Including Recreation Projects

-- DCNR Expanding Program Supplying Free Sunscreen At State Park Beaches Throughout PA

-- May 27 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- Pennsylvania Firefly Festival Newsletter: Participate In Lights Out For Lightning Bugs Campaign June 19-25 

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

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

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: Diesel Prices Are Soaring, It Jacks Up The Price Of Just About Everything You Buy

-- Reuters: Overall U.S. Oil & Gas Drilling Rig Count Falls By 2; Natural Gas Rigs Rose One

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

-- Reuters: U.S. Forest Service Says It Started New Mexico’s Largest Wildfire

-- Financial Times: Rightwing Mounting Backlash Against A Vision For Business That Looks Beyond Profits

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Capital-Star: Lawmaker Gift Ban Advocates Look To Circumvent Republican Leadership, Pressure Lawmakers

-- SpotlightPA - Stephen Caruso: High-Profile Republican Primary Losses Could Make Passing PA’s Next Budget Painful

-- City & State PA: With Budget Season Approaching, PA Business Leaders Want A Corporate Tax Cut

-- TribLive: Republican Primary Losses Could Make University Of Pittsburgh Funding A Target In PA Budget

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Dr. Oz Declares ‘Presumptive Win’ In PA Republican U.S. Senate Primary

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Federal Court Hearing Set For Tuesday On Counting Undated Ballots In PA’s Republican U.S. Senate Primary

-- LancasterOnline: Far-Right Group Pushes For Recount In Landslide Victory For Republican Sen. Ryan Aument

-- Inquirer: Republican Behind Potential Ballot Harvesting Effort In Philly Refuses To Testify, Takes The 5th Amendment

-- PA Capital-Star: Democrat Miller Claims Victory With 42-Vote Margin In Lehigh Valley State Senate Race

-- MCall: Here’s Why Federal Court Ruled Undated Lehigh County Mail-In Ballots Should Be Counted

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Which Ballots Should Count?  It Depends On Who They’re For

-- WITF: Here’s How Latino Candidates Did In The PA Primary

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: One Day After Texas School Shooting, Spineless PA Republican Lawmakers Endorse Assault Weapons 

-- WHYY: Gun Violence Activists Call For Stronger Legislation To Stop Mass Shootings, Street Violence

-- TribLive: Commonwealth Court Rules Against Pittsburgh Assault Weapons Ban

-- Post-Gazette: Commonwealth Court: Pittsburgh Can’t Enact Assault Weapons Ban

-- Erie Times: Sen. Casey - We Cannot Surrender To Gun Violence

-- PA Capital-Star: Reps. Gregory, Rozzi Call On Attorney General To Investigate Southern Baptist Child Sex Abuse

-- Republican Herald: Blue Mt. School PTO Mom Proposes Armed, Trained Volunteers In Schools

-- Newsweek: Texas Police Didn’t Enter School As ‘They Could’ve Been Shot’ - Lieutenant

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Stop Telling Me What Won’t Work To Address Gun Violence, Tell Me What Will Keep Me From Reliving Every Mother’s Worst Nightmare   

-- PennLive Editorial: We Don’t Want What Happened In A Texas School To Happen Here

-- WHYY: Praise For Philly Diversion Program Rooted In 2020 Civil Unrest

-- McCall: PA COVID Update: 29,664 Cases, Deaths Triple To 249 In Last Week

-- Centre Daily Times: All But 3 PA Counties Have High COVID Spread Risk

-- Post-Gazette: University Of Pittsburgh Reinstitutes Indoor Mask Mandate As COVID Risk Reaches High Level In Allegheny County

-- PennLive: Penn State To Require Face Masks Indoors At University Park, 13 Other Campuses

-- MCall: Mom Charged After 9-Year-Old Allegedly Brings THC-Infused Candy To Private PA Charter School In Chester, Shares With Students 

-- Warren Times: Republican Sen. Laughlin Proposes Bill To Allow Edible Medical Marijuana

-- PennLive Guest Essay: PA’s Students Deserve Equity, And We Can Deliver - Democratic Reps. McClinton, Bradford, Harris

-- MCall: PA Lawmakers Hear Testimony On Proposal To Inform Consumers On Selling Of Their Data

-- Warren Times: County Commissioners Receive Report On How Many Refugees Could Be Settled In County; Depends On Who They Are

-- TribLive Editorial: Apprenticeship Could Solve Workforce, Student Loan Problems

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[Posted: May 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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