Thursday, June 30, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.30.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to session June 30, July 1, 2, 3 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session June 30, July 1  [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

Note: Senate, House are adding voting session days to move budget bills implementing a final budget agreement-- unless things change, of course.

-- Bay Journal: Penn State Study: Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater Spread On Pennsylvania Roads Bad For Health, Land - By Ad Crable, Chesapeake Bay Journal  [PaEN]

-- Senate Environmental Committee Meets June 30 On Bill Exempting Conventional Oil & Gas Wells From Plugging Bonds Sticking Taxpayers With $5.1 Billion In Cleanup Liability  [PaEN]

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-- 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]




-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Green Lodging Partnership Celebrates 10 Years Of Supporting Local Conservation  [PaEN]


-- U.S. DOE Seeks Public Input On $500 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Program To Turn Former Mine Lands Into Clean Energy Projects  [PaEN]


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: EPA Hearing On Drilling Wastewater Injection Well Hears Plum Borough Residents’ Complaints


-- WPSU: For A Rural Elk County Community, A Cryptocurrency ‘Mine’ Brought Noise Pollution Like A Jet Engine


-- The Guardian: The Natural Gas Industry’s New Playbook?  Advertise To The Young, People Of Color [PA Included]


-- Centre Daily Times: Benner Twp Residents Want Expanded PFAS Water Testing Around State College Airport Contamination Site


-- Williamsport Sun: Williamsport Joins Hazmat Training On Railroad Preparedness For Real-Life Scenarios


-- DEP Declares Air Quality Action Day For Thursday, June 30 In Philadelphia Region


-- WESA: Braddock Residents, Environmentalists Push Back On Air Pollution From Edgar Thomson Steel Works


-- Encore Tire Recycling Event July 9 In Greensburg, Westmoreland County; Volunteers Needed  [PaEN]


-- PA Resources Council Hosts 2 Allegheny County Hard-To-Recycle Collection Events In July  [PaEN]


-- Warren Times: Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Seen In Warren For First Time 


-- MCall: Invasive Jumping Worms Are In The Lehigh Valley, What You Need To Know


-- WLVR: Penn State Researchers Want Public’s Help It Discovering What Eats Spotted Lanternflies


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Freshwater Mussel Included As Part Of Lawsuit Over Endangered Species Protection


-- PennLive: ‘Critically Endangered’ Andean Condor Hatches At National Aviary In Pittsburgh


-- DCNR: State Agencies Highlight Responsible Celebration With Alcohol Ahead Of July 4 Holiday Weekend


-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Night Skies In PA: State Parks Offer Clear Views For Stargazers, Astrotourists


-- Erie Times: Lack Of Lifeguards Affects Erie-Area Beaches, Pools, Parks


-- WeConservePA Hosts Sept. 15-16 Leave No Trace Minimum Impact Outdoor Recreation Practices & Education Workshop, Rushton Conservation Center, Newtown Square, Delaware County.


-- Save The Date: Delaware River Festival - Sept. 24 - Philadelphia - Camden


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Pittsburgh Named One Of Top Fishing Cities In New Study


-- Game Commission Board Meets July 8 In Harrisburg


-- Post-Gazette - John Hayes: PA Boat Registration Process Simplified 


-- WTAJ: Diversified Energy Donates Game Commission Buildings For Wildlife Processing


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Storm Of Mayflies Moving Up The Susquehanna River


-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Highlights July - Summer Events


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

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

-- PA Consumer Advocate To Investigate Unusually Large Weather Normalization Charge To Customers Of Philadelphia Natural Gas Works


-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PA Consumer Advocate To Investigate Excessive Philadelphia Natural Gas Works Weather Charges


-- WHYY: PA Consumer Advocate To Investigate Philadelphia Natural Gas Works Weather Charges; Does Billing Practice Put Customers On Hook For Warming Temps Due To Climate Change?

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Dr. Oz’s Misinformed Oil & Natural Gas Policies - Penn State Public Policy Student

-- Natural Gas Intelligence: U.S. Oil Production Hits New 2022 Peak, But Remains 1 Million Barrels/Day Below Pre-Pandemic Levels  [U.S. EIA  ]

-- U.S. EIA: U.S. Oil Company Refinery Capacity Decreased In 2021 For 2nd Consecutive Year

-- Reuters: Little Demand For Oil & Gas Drilling Rights On Federal Land In Govt. Auction

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Jump As Supply Risks Add To Storage Concerns

-- AP: Climate Concerns Grow As U.S. Helps Europe Replace Russian Natural Gas

-- EnergyWire: LNG Explosion Shines Light On 42-Year-Old Natural Gas Rules

-- Bloomberg: Shell Chief Paints Bleak Picture On Global Energy Supply; Not Enough LNG To Cover Russian Cuts

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

-- Financial Times: Would Carbon Food Labels Change The Way Your Shop?

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Capital-Star: Here’s Full List Of PA 2020 Fake Electors Under Investigation By FBI

-- WPost: Canada, New Zealand Designate Proud Boys, The Base As Terrorist Organizations

-- Inquirer Editorial: Lingering Threat Of Enablers Seeking To Overturn 2020 Election Results - Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry

-- Post-Gazette - Julian Routh: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Says Economy Will Sway Voters

-- AARP-Pennsylvania Poll: Black Voters Say Inflation Most Important To Them In Race For Governor

-- Inquirer: Dr. Oz’s Image Took A Beating During Republican Primary, It’s Weighing On Him As General Election Starts

-- PennLive - John Baer: Will Abortion Ruling Help PA Democrats Win In A Republican Year?

-- WITF: Bill Loosening Rules For PA Election Poll Watchers Heads To Wolf’s Desk

-- Post-Gazette: PA Budget Won’t Make June 30 Deadline As Republican Lawmaker Push Proposals Bound For A Wolf Veto

-- AP: Pennsylvania To Begin Fiscal Year Without A Budget

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson/Jan Murphy: State Budget Horse-Trading In Full Swing As Budget Deadline Approaches

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Dock Legislators’ Pay For Tardy State Budget

-- AP: Republicans Pass Bills Limiting LGBTQ Instruction, Trans Athletes Pass Senate

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Bill To Keep Transgender Athletes Out Of Girls’ Sports Clears Legislature, Wolf Promises Veto

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Won’t Become Next State To Ban Transgender Athletes, But It Doesn’t Stop Republican Lawmakers From Trying

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Bills Limiting Student Exposure To Sexual Content Pass Senate

-- AP: House Republicans Set Up Committee To Consider Philly DA’s Impeachment  [Do Nothing To Address Gun Violence]

-- TribLive Editorial: Lawmakers Should Put Teeth In Police Background Database Law

-- PA Capital-Star: It’s Beyond Time To Address Soaring Taxpayer Cost Of Private Cyber-Charter Schools

-- Erie Times: Erie County Community College Board Eyes New Campus Site

-- The Center Square: Open Records Bill Would Mean Major Changes For PA Funded State-Related Universities

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[Posted: June 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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