Monday, June 20, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.20.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to session June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30  [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


TODAY 12:45: Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider House Bill 1780 (Armanini-R-Clearfield) extending the sunset dates for underground storage tank cleanup program from June 30, 2022 to December 31, 2027. Room 461.  Click Here to watch online.

-- June 20 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]


-- 20th Anniversary Of Quecreek Mine Rescue To Be Celebrated In July In Somerset County  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Sculptural Fountain At Philly’s Cherry Street Pier Is A 16 Inch Glass Bed Of Living Freshwater Mussels That Cleans Delaware River Water 

-- WPost: Hurricane Agnes And The Susquehanna: How Devastation Inspired Mitigation

-- TribLive: 50 Years Ago, Hurricane Agnes Left Indelible Mark

-- Reading Eagle: 50 Years Later, Agnes Flood Still Worst On Record In Berks County

-- Reading Eagle: Blue Marsh Dam Provides Some Protection From Flooding In Berks County

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Looking To Give 2nd Life To Old Electronic Devices Thru New Partnership

-- Centre Daily Times: Recycling: Spring Collection Events Produce Big Numbers In Removing Unwanted Waste

-- Post-Gazette: PennDOT Survey Seeks Input On Location Of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

-- WHYY: Northeast Philly Airport Could Go Solar

-- Courier Times Guest Essay: We’re Still Tilting At Windmills, We Should Be Using The Oil Under Our Feet

-- Scranton Times: Community Building At Nay Aug Park Undergoes Expansion

-- Scranton Times: Taylor Park Due For Major Upgrade

-- Citizens Voice: Coal Street Park Renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Park

-- Post-Gazette - Good Things: Nominate Remarkable Trees In Pittsburgh; International Canoeing Championships

-- PennLive: Now’s The Time Of Year To Try This New Spotted Lanternfly Trap

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

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

-- The Guardian: Fossil Fuel Firms ‘Have Humanity By The Throat’, Says UN Head

-- Why Are Refiners In The U.S. Still Exporting Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel; Exports Up 32% 

-- WPost: Refineries Are Making A Windfall, Why Do They Keep Closing?  [Philly Refinery Explosion]

-- Bloomberg: One-Third Of China’s Oil Refining Capacity Idle Even As Prices Soar 

-- AP: How Much For Gasoline?  Around The World, Pain Is Felt At The Pump

-- WPost: Germany Steps Up Measures To Conserve Natural Gas As Russia Slows Supply To Europe

-- Bloomberg: Austria Returns To Coal Era In Hedge Against Russian Power Play

American Rescue Plan Funding


-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Nonprofits Seek American Rescue Plan Funding In Luzerne


-- $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

-- WSJ: Metals Mining Firms’ Returning Profits To Investors, Cautious Spending Threatens Shift To Green Energy

-- Bloomberg Green: Big Oil Bets Green Hydrogen Is Future Of Energy

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: U.S. Supreme Court Justices Seem Poised To Hear PA/NC Elections Case Pressed By Republicans

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Christian Nationalists Like Republican Candidate For Governor Mastriano Are Throwing Away Constitutional Values

-- WITF/AP: Unlikely Duo - Shapiro, Fetterman - PA Democrats Aim For United Front

-- Inquirer: As More People Get Guns And Carry Permits, Philly Sees Sharp Rise In Homicides Ruled Justified 

-- Axios: What Happened When [PA’s] Dick’s Sporting Goods Took A Stand On Guns

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: The Case For Impeaching Philly DA Over Gun Violence

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Lawmakers Should Heed Those Calling For Commonsense Gun Safety Laws

-- PennLive Editorial: Arming Teachers Isn’t The Solution To Mass Shootings In Schools

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Leave Trial Locations To Courts

-- Post-Gazette: Butler County Nursing Home Operator Warns A Third Of Homes Could Close Due To Economic Crisis

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: We Need To Talk About Mental Health Impacts Of Full Liquor Privatization

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Harrisburg Must Fund Disability Programs Fully

-- TribLive Editorial: Funding Formula For State-Owned Universities A Pipe Dream

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[Posted: June 20, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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