Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 5.18.22

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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


TODAY 9:00 a.m:  Agenda Posted. Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: Laura Griffin, Regulatory Coordinator,, 717-772-3277.  Click Here for more on the agenda.  [Note: Update on final Oil & Gas Methane Reg., Petition on Oil & Gas well bonding rates?]

TODAY 12:30: Agenda Posted. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: Keith Salador, Executive Director,   Click Here for more on the agenda.


TODAY 6:00 p.m.: Conservation Voters Of PA, Partners - Webinar: Learn More About Funding The Growing Greener Program For The Next Generation. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 


DEP NOTICE: Online Forms Unavailable TODAY Due To Scheduled Maintenance


-- EPA: U.S. Steel To Pay $1.5 Million Penalty, Make Improvements To settle Air Pollution Violations At Allegheny County Steel Plant  [PaEN]


-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: U.S. Steel Fined $1.5 Million For Violations At Pittsburgh Steel Plant


-- Post-Gazette: U.S. Steel To Pay $1.5 Million Over Air Pollution At Edgar Thomson Works


-- TribLive Guest Essay: What Would I Give Up For A Climate Emergency? - Dave Murray, Skeptical Westmoreland County Democrat


-- DEP Took Action On 773 Permits, 97% Met Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,337 Inspections; Responded To 6 Environmental Emergencies Last Week


-- Warren Times: Dozens Help In Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup


-- Scranton Times: 2 Towns In Rural PA Are Giving Remote Workers Free Housing For A Month, In Hopes They’ll Stay Longer


-- TribLive: Allegheny Health Network, County Create ‘Ecotherapy Trail’ In North Park


-- TribLive: Beekeeper From Fawn Shares Passion For Helping Pollinators


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Anglers, Boaters Can Look Forward To Several New Access Areas 


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

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

-- Scranton Times: UGI To Increase Natural Gas Rates By 7.4% On June 1

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: UN Floats Plan To Boost Renewables As Climate Worries Mount

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Election Results Webpage - Dept. Of State

-- AP: Mastriano Wins Republican Race For Governor, Republican U.S. Senate Race Too Close To Call

-- PA Capital Star: Rep. Carrie DelRosso Wins Republican Lt. Gov. Race

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: We Must Fully Reject White Nationalism And Hatred Before They Take Even Deeper Root Here

-- York Dispatch Editorial: We, As Voters, Must Accept Responsibility For Toxic Political Ads On Our Airwaves

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: A New Era Of Pennsylvania Politics

-- TribLive/AP: Shapiro Wins Democratic Primary For Governor

-- PA Capital Star: Rep. Austin Davis Wins Democratic Nod For Lt. Governor

-- MCall: Fetterman Wins Democratic U.S. Senate Primary

-- Gov. Wolf: Senate President Pro Tempore Corman To Temporarily Assume Duties Of Acting Lt. Governor Whilte Fetterman Recovers

-- Post-Gazette: Lt. Gov. Fetterman To Have Pacemaker Installed

-- York Daily Record: York Incumbent Republicans Stan Saylor  [Appropriations Chair], Keith Gillespie Lose House Seats By Narrow Margins

-- MCall: Republican Sen. Browne Leads In Primary By Handful Of Votes

-- MCall: Republican Sen. Browne’s Opponent Declares Victory, Browne Won’t Comment Until Results Are Final

-- LancasterOnline: Republican House Speaker Cutler, Sen. Aument Survive Primary Challengers

-- Post-Gazette: Narrow Contests Remain In PA Legislative Races In Western PA

-- TribLive: Rep. Abney Leads By Wind Margin In Pittsburgh State House Race

-- Post-Gazette: Steve Irwin, Summer Lee Race For Congressional Seat Too Close To Call

-- Spotlight PA: Despite High Vaccination Rates Among PA Prisoners, Some COVID Restrictions Remain In Place

-- Erie Times: In 2024, These 2 Groups Will Decide Which President PA Picks

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Printing Mistakes Means Two-Thirds Of Mail-In Ballots Won’t Scan;  Same Issue Happened In 2021 Primary Election

-- Scranton Times Editorial: School Funding From State Issue Beyond Mere Legality

-- TribLive Editorial: Confidentiality Agreements Are Counter To Transparency

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[Posted: May 18, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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