Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.1.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to session June 6, 7, 8 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session June 7, 8, 9 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

TODAY 10:00: DCNR Snowmobile & ATV Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. Click Here to attend virtually. Contact: Jake Newton, 717-783-3349.  (formal notice)

-- DEP Advises 18 Municipalities Where Road Dumping Of Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater Is Occurring The Practice Is Illegal And Considered Waste Disposal  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Eat Your Crabs, And Have Their Backs Too - By Hilary Falk, Chesapeake Bay Foundation [Allocate $500 Million In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding] 

-- Bucks County Beacon Guest Essay: Time For PA To Make Historic, Bipartisan Investment In Conservation - By Molly Parzen, Conservation Voters Of PA

-- PA Soil Health Coalition Learning Challenge - 'Soil Your Undies' To Learn More About Soil Health  [PaEN]

-- DEP Chesapeake Bay Program Update: Healthy Waters Partnership, County Water Quality Plan Updates, Program Progress

-- Capital RC&D Equine Pasture Management Field Day June 25, Columbia County [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Warren Conservation District Awards Scholarships To Area Seniors

-- Slippery Rock Creek Watershed Coalition Highlights Jennings Environmental Center Day Camps; Lake Arthur Regatta; One Room Schoolhouse Restoration  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Academy Of Natural Sciences River Feeds Back Immersive Sound Exhibit Takes You Inside The Schuylkill River

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Preparing For More Severe Flooding Due To 13% Increase In Rainfall In The Worst Storms Caused By Climate Change  [Pittsburgh Stormwater Design Manual]

-- Bay Journal: High-Res Maps Of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Reveal More Development, Lost Forests, Urban Trees, Spread Of Pavement

-- York Daily Record Guest Essay: Tropical Storm Agnes, 50 Years Ago: ‘It Was Like Something Out Of The Bible’

-- Gov. Wolf Announces Over $8.4 Million In Water, Sewer Community Block Grants In 5 Counties

-- WHYY: As Philly Water Shutoffs Return, City Rolls Out Relief Policies

-- DEP Took Action On 658 Permits, 93% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,371 Inspections; Responded To 7 Environmental Emergencies Last Week 

-- DEP Blog: To Lower Your Electricity Bills, Take A 3-Prong Approach 

-- PUC Reminds Consumers Of Options For Managing Summer Energy Utility Bills; Reduce Energy Use, Shop For Competitive Electric Suppliers

-- PUC Holding June 1 Collaborative With Installers Of Distributed Energy Generation Systems 

-- Scranton Times Editorial: PJM Connection Accelerates Addition Of Renewable Energy Generation At Competitive Prices To Grid 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Duquesne Light Expanding Public Electric Vehicle Charging Offerings

-- University Of Pittsburgh European Studies Center: Just Energy Transition Workshop Online Event June 3-4  [PaEN]

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance June 15 Webinar - Proposed EPA Rule Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions  [PaEN]

-- MCall Guest Essay: Lehigh University’s Solar Project Not A Bad Neighbor

-- MCall Guest Essay: Joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Puts PA On Greener Path - Molly Parzen, Conservation Voters Of PA

-- TribLive: Trafford Resident Takes On Local West Nile Virus Monitoring In Westmoreland

-- Republican Herald: Ticks Out In Force In Schuylkill County

-- TribLive: Allegheny Land Trust Secures Capital To Preserve 75 Acres In Sewickley Hills

-- DCNR: Wolf Administration Art Partnership Engages Schools In Project To Make State Parks More Welcoming To All

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Free Sunscreen At State Park Beaches, Pools

-- WGAL: Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge In Lancaster County Expected To Be National Draw

-- Warren Times: Northern Allegheny Mountain Biking Assn. Works To Expand Biking Throughout Region

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Council Approves Camping In City Parks

-- Penn State Master Gardeners - What’s The Buzz?  Pollinator Garden Newsletter - Garden Of Merit Kathy McClure

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Youth Enjoy Free Day Of Bowfishing At Pymatuning Reservoir, Crawford County

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

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

-- Natural Gas Intel: LNG Demand Seen Driving Natural Gas Prices Higher This Summer, FERC Says 

-- Bloomberg: Traders Are Betting Texas Natural Gas Producers Will Be Selling At A Discount Because Of A Lack Of Pipelines

-- Bloomberg: Latest Russian Natural Gas Curbs Affect Germany, Denmark, Netherlands

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Fall As Russia Expects No Further Supply Cuts 

-- Reuters: U.S. Oil Output Rose 3% In March; Still Far Below Record High In 2019

-- The Economist: Why Oil Is Back Above $120 Per Barrel 

-- Financial Times: Diesel, Gasoline Supply Crunch Sets Off Sharp Rally In Crude Oil Market

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: DWS/Deutsche Bank Chief Resigns After Police Raid Over Greenwashing Claims

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Legislative Gift Bans Long Overdue

-- MCall: U.S. Supreme Court Halts Counting Undated Lehigh County Mail-In Ballots

-- WPost: U.S. Supreme Court Delays Counting Of Undated Mail-In Ballots In PA

-- City & State PA: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Asks For Recounts In 12 Counties

-- LancasterOnline: 2 Lancaster County Legislative Districts Appear Headed For Partial Hand Recount

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Unnecessary Election Recounts Are Inevitable Result Of The Big Lie

-- Post-Gazette - Salena Zito: People, Places & Politicians: Abstract Rhetoric Doesn’t Respond To Voters’ Real Concerns

-- PA Capital-Star: With Budget Season Approaching, PA Business Leaders Want Corporate Tax Cut  [On Top Of $30.7 Billion They Got In Federal Aid In 2020, 2021 - IFO] 

-- PA Capital-Star: States, Including PA, Headed For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ After COVID Aid Runs Out

-- TribLive: Parkland School Shooting Survivor Joins Pittsburgh Leaders In Calling For Gun Reform

-- Post-Gazette: Parkland School Shooting Survivor Joins Crowd Outside Pat Toomey’s Office In Pittsburgh Demanding Gun Reform

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Community Mourns Youth Violence

-- Post-Gazette: Students Searched At Indiana County Junior High After Weapons Threat

-- WHYY: Teen Gun Violence Coalition Issues Call To Action Based On Survey Data

-- WHYY: Bucks County Students Grieve Lives Lost To Gun Violence In Texas, Around Them

-- Courier Times: Once Again, Pennridge Students In Bucks County Shed Light On Victims Of Gun Violence

-- KYW: Hundreds Of Students Demand Action Against Gun Violence Outside Philly City Hall: ‘This Is Our Safe Zone, Not Your War Zone’

-- The Atlantic: Students Should Refuse To Go Back To School Until There’s Action On Stricter Gun Laws 

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Wolf: Money Could Be Spent To Address Gun Violence, But ‘We Cannot Ignore The Elephant In The Room’

-- BillyPenn: Why Philly Can’t Make Stronger Gun Law, And The Legal Battle To Get That Changed

-- PA Capital-Star: Gun Violence Reduction Laws Will Pass Only When More Blacks Get Guns - Michael Coard, Philadelphia Tribune

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: The Cycle Of Gun Violence In Philadelphia Is Sickening

-- TribLive Editorial: De’Avry Thomas Won’t Be The Last Victim Of Gun Violence

-- The Center Square: Philadelphia Schools Rely On $1.8 Billion In Federal Pandemic Aid To Stay Out Of Red Ink

-- Erie Times: Erie Childcare Centers Share $11.3 Million In COVID Aid

-- Inquirer: Commonwealth Court: PA Liquor Control Board Liable For Damages, Legal Fees In Wine Shopping Fight

-- Post-Gazette: Congress Isn’t Acting On Data Privacy, So PA Should

-- MCall: Northampton Community College Picks David Ruth As Next President

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[Posted: June 1, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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