Saturday, June 25, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.25.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

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


-- 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]


-- New General Assembly-Mandated General Permit Allows Unconventional Oil & Gas Liquid Waste Processing Facilities To ‘Pop-Up’ Within 300 Feet Of You Without Notice  [PaEN]


-- New Muhlenberg Poll Finds 77% Of Pennsylvanians Believe Climate Change Is A Serious Problem; 55% Believe Human Actions Are To Blame [PaEN]


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Poll: 75% Of Pennsylvanians Accept Evidence Of Climate Change


-- DEP Issues Air Quality Action Day For Saturday, June 25 In Southeast PA, Lehigh Valley, Southwest PA, Mercer County, Susquehanna Valley


-- Sustainable Pittsburgh Blog: Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Unlocks Decarbonization Playbook -  By Tyler Sing


-- Energy Wire: PA Governor’s Race Portends Energy Future In Fossil-Fuel Heavy PA 


-- Doc Fritchey Chapter TU Setting The Pace In Restoring PA Coldwater Resources In Central PA  [PaEN]


-- DEP Opportunity To Bid On Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project To Be Developed Into A Solar Energy Farm In Luzerne, Schuylkill Counties  (PA Bulletin, page 3632)


-- DEP Opportunity To Bid On Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project In Susquehanna, Wayne Counties (PA Bulletin, page 3631)  


-- PA American Water Announces Winners Of Protect Our Watersheds Student Art Contest  [PaEN]


-- The Valley Advantage: 5 Questions With KPB Litter Hawk Youth Winner Amber Drozdis


-- DEP To Hold June 28 Public Meeting On Noncoal Surface Mining Permit In Westmoreland County


-- DEP Posts 40 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In June 25 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- Natural Lands Saving Land In Landenberg, Chester County To Protect Drinking Water  [PaEN]


-- June 27-- Senate 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.  12:30 p.m.  Click Here to watch online.


-- June 27-- 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,  Off the Floor.  Click Here to watch online.


-- DCNR Celebrates 2022 Ranger Trainee Graduates At Gifford Pinchot State Park - Thought About Being A Ranger?  [PaEN]


-- Feature - 27th Annual Delaware River Sojourn Highlighted Unique Geology Of Delaware River Basin - By Chris Mele for Brodhead Watershed Association, Monroe County  [PaEN]


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: $332,000 Olmsted Commons Park Planned For Vandergift’s Historic District


-- Scranton Times: Talking About Walking - Walkability Study For Scranton


-- DCED Highlights Bull Run Greenway Restoration Project At Hufnagle Park In Union County


-- MCall Guest Essay: Morning Call Editor With ALS - I Have Journeyed To The Mountains To Die


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

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

-- TribLive: PA Average Gasoline Price Dips Below $5

-- Reuters: Crude Oil Settles Up But Posts Weekly Declined On Recession Fears

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Posts 2nd Weekly Gain On Russia Supply Squeeze

-- Bloomberg: Germany Pushes For G-7 Reversal On Fossil Fuels In Climate Blow

-- WSJ: Europe’s Search For Natural Gas Runs Up Against Climate Goals

-- Financial Times Editorial: Russia’s Natural Gas Squeeze - A Moment Of Truth For Europe

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?


Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- Sustainable Pittsburgh Blog: Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Unlocks Decarbonization Playbook -  By Tyler Sing

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- York Daily Record: Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry Pushed Conspiracy Theory That Italian Satellites Changed Votes In Nov. 2020

-- Inquirer: Montgomery County Man Who Twice Entered U.S. Capitol During Jan. 6 Assault, Sentenced To 3 Weeks Behind Bars

-- WITF: Shippensburg Man Who Fought Police In Assault On U.S. Capitol Pleads Guilty 

-- MCall - Bill White: U.S. House Hearings Investigating Assault On U.S. Capitol Reveal True Patriots In The Republican Party

-- PA Capital-Star: As U.S. Senate Race Heats Up, Is Dr. Oz Distancing Himself From Ex-President?

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Make PA Presidential Primaries Consequential

-- PA Capital-Star Editorial Cartoon: Debate Over Third-Party Election Funding, Explained

-- AP: With Accounts Flush, State Budget Talks Come Down To School Aid

-- TribLive: U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Decision Places Higher Stakes On PA Election, Experts Say

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: PA Governor’s Race Personifies America’s New Path On Abortion - Let States Decide

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Politicians Ready To Respond To Roe Decision With Bills Protecting, Restricting Abortion Access

-- WESA: Abortion-Rights Advocates Say Voting Is Key To Preserving Abortion Access In PA

-- Gov. Wolf Reacts To Dismantling Of Roe V. Wade - ‘Elections Matter’

-- Inquirer: How A Proposed Change To PA Constitution Could Reshape The Future Of Abortion

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Overturning Roe Won’t Have Immediate Impact On Abortion Access In PA

-- Post-Gazette: Where PA Law Stands On Abortion, What Candidates For Governor, U.S. Senate Want For The Future

-- Post-Gazette: Less Than 1% Of PA Women Received Abortions [32,123] In 2020, According To Latest Data

-- TribLive: Dick’s Sporting Goods To Reimburse Travel Expenses For Employees Seeking Abortions

-- AP: With Roe Gone, Some Fear Rollback Of LGBTQ And Other Rights

-- AP: Congress Sends Landmark Gun Violence Compromise To Biden

-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: U.S. House Sends Bipartisan Gun Violence Bill To Biden, Republican PA Cong. Lloyd Smucker, Most Republicans Vote No

-- Inquirer: For PA’s Toomey, Bipartisan Gun Bill Caps Nearly A Decade Of Unlikely Work On The Issue

-- Gov. Wolf Statement On Federal Gun Law Passage; Urges Continued Momentum To Deal With Gun Violence At State Level

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Help A Penn Professor Get The U.S. To Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis

-- Energy Wire: PA Governor’s Race Portends Energy Future In Fossil-Fuel Heavy PA 

-- Post-Gazette: Pitt Chancellor Says State Funding ‘Still Without A Certain Outcome’

-- WHYY: Philly Renters Survey Shows 20,000 Illegal Evictions Each Year

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[Posted: June 25, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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