Thursday, May 26, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 5.26.22

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

TODAY 10:00: DEP Participates In Allegheny College’s Creek Connections Trip To Gibson Park, Crawford County

-- Rep. Metcalfe: It Would Be ‘Irresponsible’ And ‘Neglecting Your Duty’ Not To Protect The Public From The Health Consequences Of Certain Businesses  [PaEN]

-- Republicans On House Committee Report Out Bill To Prohibit Communities From Moving To Clean, Cheaper Energy Sources To Address Climate Change  [PaEN]

-- Northcentral PA Conservancy Purchases Blossburg Property To Allow Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment Project Along Tioga River  [PaEN]

-- AP: $33 Million Allocated From Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law To Plug Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells On Federal Land, Including 18 In Allegheny National Forest

-- Health/Education/DCNR Announce Student Winners Of Tick, Lyme Disease Art Competition [PaEN]

-- Delaware Currents: PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Plague Chrosswicks-Neshaminy Watershed, PA Warns Against Eating Fish

-- 70 Groups Support Action To Get Lead Out Of School Drinking Water In Philadelphia

-- Inquirer Column: Philly Water Problems Won’t Be Solved By Continuing To Raise Rates; City Has Access To Federal Water Infrastructure Funding

-- Post-Gazette - Laura Legere: PA’s Environmental Justice Policy Gets Revamped, And Scrutinized

-- PA Resources Council, Groups Recommend Changes To Improve Recycling For All Pennsylvanians

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh, State Groups Make Recommendations For Increasing, Improving Recycling Statewide

-- TribLive: New Study Urges Pennsylvania To Improve Recycling Efforts

-- Pittsburgh City Paper: Elected Officials, Environmental Groups Call For Updates To PA’s Recycling Laws

-- Scranton Times: Residents Raise Concerns During DEP Hearing On Lackawanna Natural Gas Power Plant Air Quality Permit

-- Achieving Net Zero: Pittsburgh 2030 District Shifts Focus To Help Partners Meet Aggressive New Global Carbon Reduction Goals  [PaEN]

-- WESA: Pittsburgh’s Green Building Initiative Shifts Focus To Help Meet Global Carbon Reduction Goals By 2040 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh 2030 District To Shift From Energy Reduction To Carbon Reduction To Meet Climate Goals

-- Financial Times: PA-Based Vanguard Refuses To End New Fossil Fuel Investments

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Spotted Lanternflies Are Hatching Again, But How Far Do They Spread Each Year? 

-- Warren Times: Audubon Nature Center Hosts June 3 Invasive Species Documentary Program

-- Pocono Heritage Land Trust Announces June 5 Opening Of Pomeroy McMichaels Nature Preserve, Monroe County  [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Women Of Influence: Meet Catherine Qureshi, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

-- Public Source: Pittsburgh’s Uneven Canopy Begs Question: Can The City Achieve Tree Equity?

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: What Are The Most Reported Species On Popular iNaturalist Wildlife, Plant-Tracking App?

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: 3 Experts Highlight Best Opportunities To Catch Bass In PA


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

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

-- WSJ: Cost Of Natural Gas Surges 20% In May, Tripled Over Past Year 

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

-- Reuters: Global LNG Markets Brace For Unknowns Ahead Of Winter; Uncertain Whether Europe Can Build New LNG Facilities In Time

American Rescue Plan Funding


-- MCall: Allentown Residents Urge City To Spend Pandemic Relief Dollars On Affordable Housing, Youth Programming, Recreation, Public Safety


-- $11 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding To PA State Government, Local Governments Has Yet To Be Invested.  What’s Your Community Doing?


Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- AP: $33 Million Allocated From Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law To Plug Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells On Federal Land, Including 18 In Allegheny National Forest


Other States/National/International

-- NYT: The Rise And Fall Of America’s Environmentalist Underground; Climate Activists Again Flirting With Radical Ideas

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: Climate Change Is  Wreaking Havoc On Our Mental Health

-- Reuters: U.S. Oil Investors Back Company-Proposed Energy Transition Plans At Exxon, Chevron Shareholder Meetings

-- Financial Times: Shell Suffers Drop In Investor Support For Climate Strategy

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- York Dispatch: 2 York County Men, Including A Republican Elected Official, Charged With Crimes In Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Coleman Claims Republican Primary Win Over Budget Chair Sen. Browne, Browne May Seek Recount

-- BillyPenn: No Pressure, PA’s Josh Shapiro Being Painted As The Potential Savior Of Democracy

-- Courier Times: How Redistricting Flipped Primary Script On PA Republicans 

-- City & State PA: How Wolf’s Veto Tally Is Defining His Legacy

-- PennLive - John Baer: Can Anything Bring Some Normalcy To PA Politics? Yep

-- York Dispatch Editorial: Fix The Problems, But Keep Mail-In Voting

-- AP: PA House Votes Against Taking Up Bill Banning Assault Weapons After Texas Killings

-- Post-Gazette: PA House Democrats Fail In Their Attempt To Force Vote On Assault Weapons Ban

-- Gov. Wolf To Lawmakers: Enact Common Sense Legislation To End Gun Violence

-- PennLive: State-Mandated School Safety Protocols Aim To Protect Students In PA Schools

-- AP: Youth, 16, Charged With Attempted Murder In Coatesville School Stabbing

-- TribLive: Westmoreland School Officials Alerted To Possible Threat Against  Student, Employee

-- TribLive: Security Measures Heightened, In Western PA School Districts After Texas Shooting

-- Post-Gazette: How Do Pittsburgh-Area Schools Handle Security?  It Varies

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley School Districts Call For Prevention Efforts After Texas School Shooting

-- Citizens Voice: Luzerne County School Officials Confident Of School Security, Continue To Evaluate

-- AP: Police: Video Captures Man Shooting 4 Walking To Prom Party In Philadelphia

-- WHYY: Advocates Say Parents Play A Major Role In Stopping Youth Gun Violence

-- PA Capital-Star: Philly Black Clergy, Allies, Call For More Money For Gun Violence Prevention

-- Inquirer: What PA Voters Think About Gun Control, According To Polls

-- PA Capital Star - John Micek: Our National Pathology Over Guns Is No Longer Insane, It’s In human

-- TribLive Editorial: In Wake Of Texas School Shooting, Is There Any Hope Left?

-- Inquirer Editorial: American Loves Guns More Than Kids

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Yes To New Gun Laws, But The Crisis Is Deeper Than Firearms

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Start, At Last, To Revamp Gun Culture

-- Post-Gazette: Toomey Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Expanded Background Gun Checks Passing U.S. Senate

-- PA Capital-Star: PA House Bill Would Ban Sale Of Body Armor That Aided Buffalo, Texas Shooters

-- PA Capital-Star: Bill Allowing Fentanyl Test Strips Passes House Committee

-- Spotlight PA: Companies Blanket PA About How To Get Medical Marijuana Cards, But Doctors Are Silent

-- WHYY: Philly Giving Free COVID Tests To Party Throwers, Event Organizers

-- Post-Gazette: PA Long-Term Care Advocates Warn Of Another Crisis On The Way

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[Posted: May 26, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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