Friday, June 24, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.24.22

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Senate returns to session June 27, 28, 29, 30 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session June 27, 28, 29, 30  [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- Bay Journal: As 2025 Approaches, Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Goal Grows More Elusive - By Karl Blankenship


-- Lancaster County Approves $3.4 Million In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding To Support Lancaster Clean Water Partners Projects  [PaEN]


-- Bicycle Coalition Of Greater Philadelphia: Call To Action - Advocate For Growing Greener III Funding 


-- Inquirer Guest Essay: How To Fund Public Parks And Wild Places In PA [Growing Greener III Funding]


-- Take Action Now!  Tell Your Legislator NOW To Set Aside $500 Million From Federal American Rescue Funds To Support Local Environmental, State Park & Forest Projects


-- DEP Issues New Residual Waste General Permit WMGR163 Allowing Processing & Transfer Of Oil And Gas Liquid Waste At Temporary Facilities For Subsequent Beneficial Use In Fracking As Mandated By General Assembly


-- House Republicans Move Bill Conflicting With Federal Stormwater Requirements, Could Cost PA $7 Million In Federal Funding  [PaEN]


-- July 7-- Joint Hearing by Senate Labor & Industry and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees on the importance of PA waterways to energy and economic development.  Point Park University, Lawrence Room, Pittsburgh. 10:00 a.m.


-- Independent Fiscal Office: FY 2021-22 Revenue $48.15 Billion, $6.24 Billion Above Estimates; FY 2022-23 Revenue $42.32 Billion 


-- PA Resources Council: Glass Recycling Program Collects 420 Tons So Far This Year, Shattering Record [PaEN]


-- PA Resources Council Summer - Building A Pennsylvania Where Nothing Is Wasted


-- June 28 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available


-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission: Summary Of Actions At June 16 Meeting


-- Delaware RiverKeeper June 24 RiverWatch Video Report


-- Penn State Extension Host July 27 Water Cooler Talk On Pesticides And Water Pollution  [PaEN]


-- Wilkes-Barre Times Editorial: Diamonds To The Return Of Riverfest


-- Citizens Voice: Hurricane Agnes Documentary Premiers: An Anniversary To Observe, Not Celebrate


-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Hurricane Agnes Left Lots Of Marks On Harrisburg Area And Beyond


-- TribLive: Western PA Residents Continue Cleanup After Storms, Some Still Without Power


--WHYY: Large Water Main Break Floods Streets In North Philly Leaving Damaged Homes In Its Wake


-- AP: PA, East Coast Governors Team Up With Biden For Offshore Wind Power


-- Inquirer - Will Bunch: The Planet’s Alarm Clock Is Blaring But PA Politicians Hit The Snooze Button


-- Warren Times Editorial: Biden Solar Plan Is Step Back For U.S.


-- Sign On To The REAL Energy Freedom For Pennsylvania Petition To PA Lawmakers   [PaEN]


-- WHYY: Philly’s New Anti-Violence Plan Funds Policing, Youth Safe Havens And Environmental Improvements


-- PA Recreation & Park Society Releases 2021 Annual Accomplishments Report


-- DCNR Celebrates 2022 Ranger Trainee Graduates At Gifford Pinchot State Park


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: New Museum At Middle Creek Wildlife Area Allows Visitors Experience PA’s Conservation History


-- Scranton Times: Fitness Equipment Installed At South Abington Park


-- NextPittsburgh: Cool Off At These Free Pittsburgh Spray Parks And Fountains


-- MCall: Schuylkill County Woman Treated For Rabies After Being Bitten By Kitten That Tested Positive


-- Dept. Of Agriculture Reports 48 Cases Of Rabies In PA Since March


-- Reading Eagle: It’s 15th Anniversary Of First Nesting Of Peregrine Falcons In Downtown Reading


-- Scranton Times: Appreciate The Aquatic Critters In Upper Little Swatara Creek With ‘Porcupine Pat’


-- TribLive: Murrysville Library Otter Program July 9 For Families, Children


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

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

-- PennLive Guest Essay: America Can Achieve Energy Independence By Unleashing Oil, Natural Gas Production - By Dauphin County Commissioner Chad Saylor [And Make U.S. More Vulnerable To Energy Cost Spikes]

-- Citizens Voice Editorial: Suspend Gasoline Tax If… The $1 Billion Lost Can Be Covered

-- Chesapeake Energy Doubles Stock Buyback To $2 Billion [Rewarding Investors First Is Part Of International Trend] 

-- MarketWatch: Oil Industry Describes Emergency Meeting With Biden Administration As ‘Constructive’

-- U.S. DOE Readout On Meeting With Domestic Oil Refiners

-- Reuters: U.S. Weighs Lifting Summer Smog Rules To Lower Gasoline Prices

-- WSJ: Cost Of Ethanol Gasoline Additive Outpaces Crude Oil This Quarter

-- Reuters: Texas Repeatedly Raises Air Pollution Limits For Cheniere LNG Natural Gas Terminal

American Rescue Plan Funding


-- Lancaster County Approves $3.4 Million In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding To Support Lancaster Clean Water Partners Projects  [PaEN]


-- $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

-- Bloomberg: World’s Dirtiest Oil And Gas Fields Are In Texas, Russia And Turkmenistan

-- The Economist - Technology Quarterly: How To Fix The World’s Energy Emergency Without Wrecking The Environment - Safe Supply v. Safe Climate  

-- The Economist - Technology Quarterly: Electrifying Everything Does Not Solve The Climate Crisis, But It Is A Great Start

-- The Guardian: California’s Largest Reservoirs At Critically Low Levels Signaling A Dry Summer Ahead

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Capital-Star: U.S. House Lawmakers, Including PA’s Cong. Scanlon, Warned About Disinformation In Upcoming Campaigns

-- PA Capital-Star: U.S. House Committee Outlines How PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry Pushed To Restructure U.S. Justice Dept. To Overturn 2020 Election Results

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Fmr White House Staffer Names Republican PS Cong. Scott Perry As One Of Several Members Of Congress Who Asked About A Presidential Pardon

-- WPost: PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry Played Key Role In Promoting False Claims Of Election Fraud

-- WESA: Western PA Republicans Kelly, DeMarco Drawn Into ‘Fake Elector’ Controversies As Hearings On Efforts To Overturn 2020 Election Continue

-- Post-Gazette: Republican PA Cong. Kelly Denies Involvement In Transfer Of Fake Electors In 2020 Election

-- Inquirer: PA Republicans’ Role In Attempts To Overturn 2020 Election Draw Scrutiny In Congressional, FBI Probes

-- Post-Gazette: FBI Interviews Allegheny County Republican Chair About Attempt To Plant Fake Electors In Nov. 2020 Election 

-- City & State PA: Democratic Governors Assn. Calls On PA Republican Candidate For Governor Mastriano To Release Photos, Video He Took During Jan. 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Inquirer: Did Federal Donuts Drop Martin’s Potato Rolls Over CEO’s Donation To Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano?  They Won’t Say 

-- Inquirer: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Seeks To Mend Republican Rifts, Raise Money To Compete With Shapiro

-- Inquirer: Dr. Oz Moved To PA To Run For U.S. Senate, He Won The State, But Lost His New Home County

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican-Backed Effort To Expand Poll Watcher Access Advances In PA House

-- WESA: Shaffer Gets Stamp Of Approval From Top House Congressional Republican, House Republican Committee

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Certifies Primary Election Results, With Undated Mail-In Ballots

-- Independent Fiscal Office: FY 2021-22 Revenue $48.15 Billion, $6.24 Billion Above Estimates; FY 2022-23 Revenue $42.32 Billion 

-- Post-Gazette: Toomey Hails U.S. Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Gun Bill As A ‘Significant Step’

-- AP: Philly Mayor Sorry For Slain Filipino Killed In Philadelphia

-- Inquirer Editorial: End The Philly DA Impeachment Sideshow

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Ideological U.S. Supreme Court Shoots From The Hip On Gun Laws

-- PA Capital-Star: Hunger Strike To Protest Solitary Confinement At Southwest PA Prison

-- Spotlight PA: Wolf Pushes $91 Million For Nursing Homes To Offset Costs Of Proposed New Staffing Regulations

-- MCall: PA COVID Update - 12,326 Cases, 77 Deaths Last Week

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Sen. Baker Working To Help Military Spouses Collect Unemployment

-- The Center Square: Private School Education Voucher Program Expansion Works Its Way Thru PA Senate

-- TribLive: Scammers Steal $11,000 From Somerset County After Posing As A County Commissioner, Police Say

-- Scranton Times: Fmr Attorney General Kane Appeals Driver’s License DUI Suspension

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PHEAA Student Loan Agency Offers New Round Of Incentives To Keep Employees Til Year’s End

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[Posted: June 24, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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