Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.21.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

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

     -- Committee Schedule

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

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


TODAY 12:30: DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: Keith Salador, Executive Director, ksalador@pa.gov.   Read more here on the agenda.

-- June 20-26- Pollinator Partnership Celebrates Pollinator Week [Check For Events Near You]

-- University Of Pittsburgh - Pitt Sustainability - Pollinator Week 2022 Events

-- Penn State Extension: National Pollinator Week Celebration June 25 Burnside Plantation Tour, Bethlehem, PA 

-- PennLive: Giant Foods Replaces Tens Of Thousands Of Solen Honeybee From Solar Energy Farm


-- DEP Declares Air Quality Action Day For Tuesday, June 21 In Pittsburgh, Indiana County Areas

-- Citizens Voice: Acid Mine Water Discharge Found In Plains Twp., Luzerne County 

-- DEP Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency Programs Can Help Your Business Respond To Rising Energy Costs As Energy Markets Spike  [PaEN]

-- Get Help Reducing Your Rising Energy Costs In A Spiking Energy Market From PennTAP, Free Energy Assessments, More  [PaEN]

-- PA Small Business Development Centers EMAP Program Provides Free Energy Efficiency Assessment To Help Businesses Reduce Energy Costs As Energy Markets Spike  [PaEN]

-- PennTAP Hosts July 21 Webinar On Financing Energy Improvements To Increase Efficiency, Save Money As Energy Markets Spike  [PaEN]

-- SWPA EE Roundtable, PA Solar Center Host July 28 Workshop In Pittsburgh On How Businesses Use Solar Energy To Make Them Less Vulnerable To Energy Cost Spikes  [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: State’s Natural Gas Drilling Impact Fee Rises Sharply With Production Increases [Correction To Story: Fee Has Nothing To Do With The Amount Of Gas Produced, It’s A Per Well Fee ]

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: We Live Near Site Of Philly Refinery Fire, 3 Years Later We’re Still Worried

-- Summer Opens New Opportunities To Participate In PRC’s Lens On Litter Photo Contest, Win Up To $500!  [PaEN]

-- New USGS PA Groundwater Quality Monitoring Data Tool Displays Monitoring Results On Interactive Map  [PaEN]

-- Centre Daily Times: People Flocking To Bellefonte From Thousands Of Miles Away For New Remote Worker Program

-- Williamsport Sun: PA Wilds Center Announces 2022 Champions Of The PA Wilds Award Winners

-- Penn State Study Finds Tourism Activity Collapse During COVID Benefited Rural Hospitality Employment  [PaEN]

-- Williamsport Sun: Montgomery’s River Fest Draws Artists, Vendors, Community

-- Williamsport Sun: Programs Planned For Children, Families At Little Pine And Hyner Run State Parks

-- Wildlands Conservancy Highlights Upcoming Summer Camp, Educational Programs In Lehigh Valley

-- WHYY: Philly Parks Drew Visitors From 6 Countries During International Recreation Conference

-- Erie Times: Presque Isle Bounces Back After 2019-20 Flooding Fueled By High Lake Levels

-- Erie Times: New Houseboat Arrives At Horseshoe Pond In Presque Isle State Park 

-- TribLive: Fountain Street Overlook To Open With A Scenic View Of Pittsburgh

-- Reading Eagle: Schuylkill River Sojourn Is A Time For Bonding 

-- ExploreClarion.com: The Endless Mountains Adventure Race Is Underway

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - Fathers Could Take Lesson From Roles In Nature

-- Courier Times: Bristol’s 338-Year-Old Tree Dying On Radcliffe Street?  Not On Lou’s Watch 

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Mosquito Found With West Nile Virus In Cumberland County

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: DEP Aerial Black Fly Control Spraying To Begin Tuesday In Luzerne County

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: National Fish Habitat Partnership Partners On Fish Habitat Work

-- Penn State Forest Ecologist Marc Abrams Retires After 35 Years

-- WLVR: Proposal To Raise Cost To Fish, Boat In PA Under Consideration

-- LancasterOnline: Red-Tailed Hawk Flies Into Lancaster Woman’s Car Grille, Rescued Without Injury

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: Gasoline Prices Coming Down, But Remain Above $5 In PA

-- WPost: Why Gasoline Is So Expensive In Some U.S. States, But Not Others

-- Financial Times: EU Warns Against Fossil Fuel ‘Backsliding’ As Coal Replaces Russian Natural Gas

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Rises Again As Supply Crisis Spreads Across Region

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: Solar-Power Developers Pledge To Buy U.S. Panels - If Someone Makes Them

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Scranton Times: Lackawanna County Woman Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol Doesn’t Want Terms Like ‘Attack On Congress’ Mentioned In Trial

-- PA Capital-Star: Shapiro Has Strong Fundraising Advantage Over Mastriano

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: State Reps, Keep Your Hands To Yourselves

-- TribLive Guest Essay: 10 Years Of DACA Success, But Work Still Remains - Gisele Fetterman

-- AP: House Approves Bill To Decriminalize Fentanyl Test Strips

-- Post-Gazette: Talks Underway To Address PA’s Nursing Home Funding Crisis

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Health Care Providers, Employees Combat Staffing Shortages From Pandemic

-- Spotlight PA: Statewide PA Police Hiring Database Hindered By Loopholes, Lack Of Enforcement

-- Inquirer: ‘People Get Killed In Broad Daylight’: Teens Awaiting Curfew Change In Philly

-- TribLive Editorial: Is Pittsburgh Serious About Helping The Recently Jailed Get Back To Work?

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Coffin Nail For Smoking In Casinos

-- Inquirer: PA Could See Surge Of 8,500 Abortion Patients From Other States If Roe v. Wade Overturned

-- MCall: Senate Committee Advances Bill To Limit Sale, Use Of Fireworks

-- PennLive: Bill Cracking Down On Fireworks Use Advances In PA Senate

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Failure To Raise Dog License Fees Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

-- Inquirer Editorial: As College Athletes Get A Piece Of The Pie, More Myths Shattered About Amateur Sports

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Back To Work On Unemployment Compensation Fraud

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[Posted: June 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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