Friday, July 22, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.22.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

House returns to session September 12, 13, 14

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session September 19, 20, 21

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

TODAY-SATURDAY 10:00:  20th Anniversary Celebration Of Quecreek Mine Rescue. Somerset County.

-- Guest Essay: Key To Lower Energy Prices And Energy Freedom Is Diversifying Electricity Generation With Solar, Renewable Energy - By Sharon Pillar, Pennsylvania Solar Center  [PaEN]

-- IRRC Unanimously Approves Part I Of Final Reg. Reducing VOC/Methane Emissions From Unconventional Shale Gas Facilities; DEP Moves To Avoid Federal Highway Funding Sanctions [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Environmental Health Project: PA Should Prioritize Public Health Over Natural Gas Drilling

-- Public Source: Since EQT Shale Gas Well ‘Frack Out’ In Greene County Community, It’s Been Oily Showers, Mysterious Smells And Thirsty Pets

-- York Dispatch Editorial: Climate Change Is An Emergency, Whether You Believe It Or Not

-- PA Capital-Star: $220 Million PA Clean Streams Fund Could Be ‘Game-Changer’ For Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

-- Ag Progress Days In-Person, Online Tours Cover Livestock, Forest Management, Water Quality Aug. 9-11 [PaEN]

-- Tribune-Democrat: Cambria Conservation District Awards Contract For Stream Bank Stabilization Project

-- Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership Stormwater Management Symposium Oct. 12-13  [PaEN]

-- PennLive: Lower Susquehanna RiverKeeper Settles Pollution Claims Against Lebanon County Poultry Rendering Plant

-- Coalition For The Delaware River Watershed: U.S. House Passes Delaware River Basin Conservation Reauthorization Act

-- Delaware RiverKeeper July 22 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission: PA State Budget Restores Funding To SRBC

-- Centre Daily Times: State College Borough Votes To Stop Adding Fluoride To Water

-- Courier Times: Bucks County Authority To Host Forums On Potential $1.1 Billion Sale To Aqua

-- U.S. Dept. Of Interior Releases Final Guidance On Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Abandoned Mine Reclamation Funding 

-- Students Bring International Focus To Pittsburgh's High-Performance, Energy Efficient Building Design [PaEN]

-- TribLive: 35-Unit Rachel Carson EcoVillage On Chatham University Eden Hall Campus OK’d By Richland Officials

-- Inquirer: How To Get Help With PECO Energy Bills

-- July 23 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- TribLive: Free Science-Based Children’s Program On Tap At Vandergrift Public Library

-- TribLive: Murrysville Monarchs Fly Free As Delmont Library Prepares For July 30 Release Party

-- AP: Beloved Monarch Butterflies Now Listed As Endangered Species By International Union For The Conservation Of Nature  

-- Penn State: Torrey Pine Genetic Research May Benefit Efforts To Save American Chestnut, Ash Trees

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: The Emerald Ash Borer Ate My 3 Trees To Death, It Was Like Losing Members Of My Family

-- DCNR Hosts Sept. 30 Hearing On Wild Resource Conservation Program Requests For Funding

-- Reading Eagle: Advisory Issued On Algal Bloom At Blue Marsh Lake

-- DCNR Opens New ATV/Snowmobile Project Grant Round Aug. 1 To Sept. 30

-- DCNR To Hold COVID Vaccine Clinics In 3 State Parks In Franklin, Indiana, Lackawanna Counties 

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: National Park Sites Pumped Nearly $300 Million Into PA Economy Last Year

-- Lebanon Valley Conservancy: 4th Annual Tower To Town 10-Miler Oct. 2

-- Fish & Boat Commission: eDNA From Invasive Silver Carp Identified In Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay

-- York Daily Record - Brain Whipkey: Washington County Teen Shares Her Passion For Racoon Hunting With Help From Her Family And Dog

-- Post-Gazette: Annual Raccoon Rabies Baiting Program To Begin July 25 In Allegheny County

-- Dept. Of Agriculture: PA Rabies Cases As Of March


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

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

-- WSJ: Heat Wave Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring, Futures Climbed 48% In July Reviving A Key Driver Of Inflation

-- Reuters: Closed Texas LNG Plant Pulls In Natural Gas To Produce Power For Texas

-- Reuters: Company Seeks More Time To Build U.S. Gulf Of Mexico LNG Export Plant

American Rescue Plan Funding


-- WHYY: Upper Darby Feuds As $35 Million In American Rescue Plan Funds Remain Unspent


-- Erie Times: Erie County Council Forms Committee To Readdress American Rescue Plan Funds


-- Warren Times: State Distributes American Rescue Plan Funds To Municipalities That Were Unclaimed Last Year


-- $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


-- U.S. Dept. Of Interior Releases Final Guidance On Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Abandoned Mine Reclamation Funding 

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: PA Republicans Again Challenge PA’s Mail-In Voting Law In Court

-- WHYY: Voting Rights Lawyers Say Latest PA Republican Mail-In Voting Challenge Is ‘Fueling The Big Lie’

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Jewish, Black Leaders Call Out Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano For Ties To Gab Social Platform

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: A Pennsylvania-Centered Look At U.S. House Committee Investigation So Far Into Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- PennLive: Judge Refuses To Lift Restrictions On Dauphin County Woman Charged With Crimes Related To Stealing Pelosi’s Laptop During Assault On U.S. Capitol  

-- Inquirer: Bucks County Woman Who Won Election As A Republican Committee Person Is Going To Prison For Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Williamsport Sun: Lycoming County Man Convicted Of Crimes Related To Assault On U.S Capital Has Died

-- PA Capital-Star: 5 PA State Senate Races To Watch In 2022

-- TribLive: 2 Million+ Expired COVID Vaccine Doses Discarded Across PA

-- TribLive: Ex-Pitt Emergency Management Director Gets Probation For Stealing/Reselling PPE

-- Altoona Mirror: Blair County Moves To Quell COVID Outbreak In Prison

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Republican Cong. Fitzpatrick Votes With Dems On Bill Guaranteeing Contraception Access

-- Erie Times: Erie School District Got $17 Million More From State, Why Are Taxes Going Up?

-- Post-Gazette: State-Owned University System Vows To Grow Enrollment Significantly

-- PennLive: Penn State Students Will See Biggest Tuition Hike Since 2010

-- WITF: Penn State’s Planning 2.5% Salary Increase For Employees

-- Scranton Times Editorial: PA Supreme Court Upholds Secret Use Of Public Money

-- Spotlight PA: PA’s Unemployment Trust Fund Is Broke, Wolf Administration Says A Long-Term Fix Will Save Taxpayers Millions

-- WESA: PA Workforce Shrinks As More People Homeschool Children And Care For Elderly Parents

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[Posted: July 22, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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