Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 6.29.22

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Senate returns to session June 29, 30 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session June 29, 30  [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

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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]




-- DEP To Recommend Fee Increase For Erosion & Sediment Control Permits To EQB July 12  [PaEN]


-- 30 Years and Counting - Stroud Water Research Center’s Education Department Makes Cutting-Edge Freshwater Science Fun  [PaEN]


-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Bay Dead Zone Forecast Smaller Than Average Area


-- Bay Journal: Susquehanna Greenways Deliver Recreation, Eco-Tourism For River Towns In PA - By Ad Crable, Chesapeake Bay Journal [PaEN]


-- University Of Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory Will Lead Regional Network To Improve Water Quality  [PaEN]


-- PA Environmental Council Video: An Unlikely Team Works To Restore Native Woodlands On Reclaimed Mining Site In Cambria County


-- Three Rivers Waterkeeper Hosts 3 Rivers Watch Summer Training Events July 9, August 6  [PaEN]


-- PASA Sustainable Agriculture Hosts July 16 Trees For Your Animals & Land Workshop In Perry County  [PaEN]


-- Huntingdon Daily News: Eagle Scout Teams Up To Plant Trees At Camp Anderson


-- DEP Teaching Green: Environmental Education Grant Program Expanding  [PaEN]

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Guardian Newsletter Now Available

-- Nextracker And BCI Steel Renovate Abandoned Pittsburgh Steel Factory To Serve Growing U.S. Utility-Scale Solar Market  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: U.S. Steel Meets U.S. Solar In Leetsdale Manufacturing Facility

-- NextPittsburgh: BCI Steel Reopens Leetsdale Factory To Make Solar Components


-- TribLive: DOE Secretary Talks Western PA’s Clean Energy Future During Visit


-- WESA: In Pittsburgh Visit, Energy Secretary Touts Economic Benefits Of Combating Climate Change


-- OGCI Climate Investments Invests In KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis, Carbon Capture & Storage Project In Clinton County

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

-- Natural Gas Used In Homes May Contain Harmful Air Pollutants, Study


-- PennLive Guest Essay: Pennsylvanians Reaping Millions Of Dollars In Benefits From Act 13 Drilling Impact Fees On Natural Gas Wells - Marcellus Shale Coalition  [IFO: 2023 Tax Rate Equals 0.6%, Lowest On Record]


-- Spotlight PA: DEP Waited More Than 2 Years To Test Wells For PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ After Finding Nearby Contamination Near State College Airport


-- EPA Awards Villanova University Innovative Solutions Student Research Grant Related To PFAS Stabilization In Soils  [PaEN]


-- MCall: How Much Pollution Are Tractor-Trailers Causing In Lehigh Valley?  This Group Is On A Quest To Find Out


-- TribLive Guest Essay: Electric Fantasyland Led To Higher Rates, Higher Taxes, More Terminations, Policymakers Need To Be Held Accountable - By Erie Epstein, Three Mile Island Alert


-- PA American Water Customers Reach $5 Million Milestone In Federal Water, Wastewater Bill Assistance Grants Program


-- DEP Took Action On 668 Permits, 94% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducated 1,006 Inspections; Responded To 5 Environmental Emergencies Last Week


-- Penn State Names Lara Fowler Interim Chief Sustainability Officer, Director Of Sustainability Institute


-- Warren Times: Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge Again Brings Hikers To Allegheny National Forest


-- The Valley Ledger: Delaware River Sojourn Committee Honors High Admirals In Northampton County


-- Scranton Times: Tuscarora And Locust Lake Sister Parks Celebrate Half A Century


-- Fox43: Harrisburg City, DCNR Launches New PA Outdoor Corps Youth Environment Cleanup Program


-- Sen. Robinson’s Boat Registration Bill Becomes Law


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Game Warden, U.S. Steel Employees Rescue Bald Eagle; Bird’s Sibling Helped Rescuers Find It 


-- Erie Times - Brain Whipkey: Summer Is A Fine Time In PA To Catch Trout


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

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

-- Bloomberg: G7 Leaders Want Urgent Evaluation Of Russian Oil/Natural Gas Price Caps [Why Just Russian?] 


-- Bloomberg: G7 Leaders Favor LNG Investment In U-Turn Due To Energy Crisis

“Leaders from the Group of Seven… on Tuesday supported temporary public investments in gas projects to help navigate an unprecedented energy crisis that’s contributing to inflation and leading to more coal use in power generation.”


-- NYT: Liquefied Natural Gas Comes To Europe’s Rescue, But For How Long

“Today’s high L.N.G. price may lead Europe to turn away even more rapidly than previously planned from gas, building more wind and solar energy facilities.”


-- Reuters: EU Countries Reach Deal On Climate Laws After Late-Night Talks

“ "The climate crisis and its consequences are clear, and so policy is unavoidable," EU climate policy chief Frans Timmermans said, adding that he thought the invasion of Ukraine by top gas supplier Russia was spurring countries to quit fossil fuels faster.”


-- Reuters: Factbox: EU Countries Agree On Laws To Fight Climate Change

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

-- Utility Dive: EPA Regional Ozone Proposal Threatens Electric Reliability: RTOs, State Utility Regulators

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-Area Man Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol Says U.S. House Hearings Have ‘Poisoned The Jury Pool’ For Trial

-- TribLive: Feds Make Plea Offer To Crawford County Man Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Ex-White House Aide - Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry Was In On Talks About Ex-President Going Along To Assault The Capital On Jan. 6

-- AP: Fight Over 2020 Election Records Lands In Lycoming County Court

-- Spotlight PA: How PA Keeps Its Voter Rolls Clean And Updated

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: High Voter Turnout Is A Symptom Of Polarization, Not A Cure

-- AP: Talks Yield No Pennsylvania Budget Deal With 3 Days Left To Deadline

-- PA Capital-Star: The Clock Is Ticking For Lawmakers, Wolf On State Budget, What To Know So Far

-- City & State PA: Republican House Budget Chair - Budget Unlikely To Be Done By June 30 Deadline; Wolf’s Budget Secretary Says Deal Is ‘Very Close And Within Reach’

-- Post-Gazette: Pitt Funding, State Budget All On Hold As PA’s Budget Deadline Looms

-- ABC27: Gov. Wolf On Stalled PA Budget Talks: ‘Republicans Screwing Around’

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Democrats Push For Pitt Funding As PA Budget Deadline Edges Closer

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: Who Runs Harrisburg? You Or The Corporate Elite?  Lawmakers Have A Choice To Help Working Pennsylvanians

-- MCall: Where Did Pennsylvania’s $63 Billion In Federal COVID Relief Money Go?

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Nursing Home Crisis Demands State Action

-- PA Capital-Star: Bad Faith Use Of Constitutional Amendment Process Reduces Power Of Voters Under The Guise Of Increasing It - Philadelphia Bar Assn.

-- City & State PA: Republicans Again Replace Gun Control Bill Language With Concealed-Carry Legislation

-- MCall - Ford Turner: House Passes Ban On Sale Of Kratom To Minors

-- PA Capital-Star: Community College Of Philly Pays Off Students’ Unpaid Balances For 2nd Year

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[Posted: June 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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