Monday, June 27, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.27.22

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Senate returns to session June [27- canceled], 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


CANCELEDSenate Transportation Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 1249 (Comitta-D- Chester) establishing a Pollinator Habitat Program Fund and Program in PennDOT [Read more here.].  Room 461 Main Capitol.  Click Here to watch online.

CANCELED: Senate Appropriations 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, House Bill 1598 (Boback-R-Luzerne) reassigning floodplain management responsibilities to PEMA from DCED.  Click Here to watch online.


-- June 27 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers, Hunters, Anglers, Farm, Environmental, Recreation Groups All Working Together, Down To The Wire, To Bring Home A Win On Growing Greener III Funding [PaEN]


-- Most UNwanted List: Lookout For Bad Environmental, Energy Provisions During Final Budget Week  [PaEN]


-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Wolf, Lawmakers Struggle To Forge 2022-23 Budget Despite $12 Billion Financial Cushion


-- Sen. Bartolotta: 27% Of All County, Municipal Distributions Of Act 13 Drilling Impact Fees For The Entire State Goes To One Republican State Senate District - Greene, Washington, Beaver Counties  [Marcellus Shale Coalition]


-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: Fracking Is Bad For Public Parks And The People Who Use Them - Forest Hills Resident


-- York Daily Record: Lush Meadow Overtakes Empty Lake Bed As Massive Prep Under Way For New Lake Williams Dam


-- Stroud Researchers Find New Connection Between Riparian Zone, Water Density, Water Quality


-- Lackawanna College Environmental Ed Center Accepting Applications For Fall Conservation & Natural Resource Certificate  [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette: Remembering Hurricane Agnes’ Impact On Pittsburgh, 50 Years Later


-- Citizens Voice: Luzerne County Farm Joins County’s Farmland Preservation Program


-- WESA/The Allegheny Front: The Warhol Connects The Exhibit Of Paola Pivi With Conservation And Environmental Art 


-- Post-Gazette - John Hayes: Study Confirms Walley Prefer Certain Colors 


-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Sharp Eyed Walleyes And The Pleasures Of Nature We Share


-- Penn State Researchers Reveal Secrets Of Reptile And Amphibian Aging


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

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

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: What To Do If Your Philadelphia Natural Gas Works ‘Weather Normalized’ Bill Is Not Normal

-- Bloomberg: Natural Gas Jumps As Europe Struggles To Fill Russian Supply Gap

-- Reuters: EU Ministers Seek Deals On Climate Laws, Reducing Use Of Natural Gas As Economy Woes Test Green Pledges

-- Bloomberg: G-7 Expected To Agree On Exploring A Price Cap On Russian Oil  [Why Just Russian Oil?]

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

-- WSJ: Tesla, Ford, GM Raise EV Prices As Costs, Demand Grow

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: The Republicans Who Said No To Ex-President And Paid For It

-- AP: More Than 1 Million Voters Switch To Republicans In Warning For Democrats [Includes PA]

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Wolf, Lawmakers Struggle To Forge 2022-23 Budget Despite $12 Billion Financial Cushion

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: We Need Help For Working Families, Not Corporate Tax Cuts - Allegheny College Professor

-- Spotlight PA: Conflicting Reports, Gaps In Data Obscure True Number Of PA Law Enforcement Agencies

-- TribLive: Safe Use Of Firearms, Responsible Gun Ownership Focus Of Free Training

-- Inquirer: Philly Will Spend Nearly A Billion Dollars On Policing And Violence Prevention

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: People Die Daily From Gun Violence In PA, We Need Solutions, Not Excuses - Rep. Darisha Parker (D-Philadelphia)

-- TribLive Editorial: Does The U.S. Supreme Court Believe In States’ Rights Or Not?  [ Roe, NY Gun Law Decision

-- Erie Times: PA Supreme Court To Decide Whether Open Records Law Applies To PIAA?

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: In A Time Of Racial Division, Remembering The Multicultural Focus Of Bucks County Nobel Prize-Winning Author Pearl S. Buck

-- TribLive: COVID Variants Inevitable As Long As Virus Continues To Spread, Doctors Say

-- PA State Fire Commissioner Urges Caution With Fireworks Ahead Of July 4 Celebrations

-- Post-Gazette: ATI’s Relocation A Blow To Pittsburgh’s Self-Esteem, But Not Necessarily PA’s Coffers

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[Posted: June 27, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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