Friday, July 29, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.29.22

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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


-- PennDOT, DEP Highlight Commitment To Clean Transportation By Sheetz, Pittsburgh Clean Cities, PPL; Update On Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding  [PaEN]


-- PA Capital-Star: With Millions In Federal Funding, PennDOT Charges Ahead On Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Development In PA


-- Electrification Coalition Applauds PA For Submitting Plan To Build EV Charging Infrastructure Under Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: Pipelines To Prosperity -  End Pipeline Permitting Obstructions, Accelerate LNG Exports, Designate Critical Energy Infrastructure  - American Petroleum Institute


-- WFMZ: Proposed Poconos Solar Energy Project, PA’s Largest, Gets DEP Permit


-- Open Space Institute Expands Appalachian Landscapes Protection Fund To Support Conservation Of Climate Critical Pennsylvania Forests  [PaEN]


-- PASA Sustainable Agriculture: Farmer Climate Story: Thistle Creek Farms, Huntingdon County 


-- Lancaster Clean Water Partners Celebrate Recent Grants; Accepting Watershed Leadership Academy Applications  [PaEN]


-- WHYY: Take Me To The River -Academy Of Natural Sciences Sends Visitors Outside To The Schuylkill River


-- Reading Eagle: Long-Term Benefits Of Dam Removal On Cacoosing Creek Outweigh Sediment Impacts [Video]


-- Delaware River Basin Commission To Hold Aug. 10 Hearing, Sept. 8 Business Meeting  [PaEN]


-- Delaware RiverKeeper July 29 RiverWatch Video Report


-- DEP Opens Next Round Of Environmental Education Grants Aug. 1 [PaEN]


-- PPL Foundation Awards $450,000 In Grants To Support Education, Building Sustainable Communities, Promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


-- LancasterOnline: See Inside Lancaster Science Factory’s New Mueller Family Outdoor Courtyard


-- Governor’s Office Publishes Regulatory Agenda For Regulations Under Development (PA Bulletin, page 4340)


-- Update Of DEP’s Non-Regulatory Agenda Now Available For Technical Guidance In Development  [DEP Has Its Own Regulatory Agenda On This Same Webpage]


-- Environmental Quality Board Publishes Proposed Land Recycling Program Regulation For Comment On Vanadium


-- July 30 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available


-- CBF Applauds U.S. House Committee Passage Of Environmental Justice For All Act, Urges Further Action


-- Inquirer: U.S. Army Conducts Drills In Philly To Train For ‘America’s Worst Day’


-- Enter Now!  PA Resources Council Invites Submissions To Lens On Litter Photo Contest  [PaEN]


-- Conservation Voters Of PA Victory Fund Investing $2 Million In Field Organizing To Support Pro-Environment, Pro-Democracy Candidates


-- Erie Times - Brain Whipkey: PA Looks To Accommodate E-Bike Riders In State Parks, Forests


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: DCNR Floats New Policy On E-Bikes In State Forests, State Parks


-- WITF Smart Talk: Hanover Remembers Its History With New Rail Trails In York County


-- Centre Daily Times: What To Know About Exploring Trails At Gray’s Woods Preserve


-- Warren Times: Fish & Boat Commission Fishing, Boating Fee Increases See Positive Public Feedback


-- Susquehanna Greenway Partners Name Winners Of 2022 Photo Contest [PaEN]


-- Western PA Conservancy Protects 110 Acres Of Forestland, Wetlands In French Creek Watershed, Erie County  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Spotted Lanternfly Numbers On The Rise In Allegheny County


-- MCall: Migrating Monarch Butterflies, Which Summer In Lehigh Valley, Now Endangered; What You Need To Know


-- WHYY/AP: Monarch Butterflies Are In Trouble, Here’s How You Can Help


-- Erie Times - Brain Whipkey: Hop To It: PA Woods & Forests Gears Up For Frog Week [Video/Article]


U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill


-- Post-Gazette: PA Climate Advocates ‘Excited’ After Manchin’s Sudden Turn Gets Budget Bill Compromise


-- Bloomberg: Here’s What’s In U.S. Senate Democrats’ $370 Billion Climate Spending Deal


-- USA Today: U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill - What You Need To Know About Major Effort To Fight Climate Change 


-- U.S. Senate Democrats - Summary of Climate Energy Provisions


-- WSJ: Senate Climate Bill Is A Boon For Fossil Fuels 


-- Bloomberg: Manchin Wins Big Nods To Oil In Deal Ending Logjam On Climate


-- Bloomberg: Here’s How The New U.S. Climate Deal Could Make Energy Bills Cheaper


-- Bloomberg: U.S. Senate Deal’s ‘Huge’ Carbon Cuts Would Keep U.S. Climate Goals Alive


-- Financial Times: Fears Over U.S. Energy Security Help Unlock Historic $369 Billion Climate Bill


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

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


-- Natural Gas Intelligence: EQT Drilling Working To ‘Catalyze’ East Coast LNG Projects Amid Appalachian Constraints


-- WSJ: Chevron Posts Record $11.6 Billion Quarterly Profit


-- Financial Times: ExxonMobil And Chevron Shatter Profit Record After Global Oil Price Surge


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?


Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


-- PennDOT, DEP Highlight Commitment To Clean Transportation By Sheetz, Pittsburgh Clean Cities, PPL; Update On Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding  [PaEN]


-- EPA Seeks Input For New $100 Million Pollution Prevention Grant Program Funded By The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Politics PA: Fox News Poll: Double-Digit Leads For Democrats Shapiro, Fetterman

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Under Mounting Pressure, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Distances Himself From Gab And Its Founder’s Christian Nationalist Rhetoric

-- Inquirer: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Claims Josh Shapiro Is ‘Deliberately Inciting’ Crimes Against Him, Silent When Asked For Proof

-- Scranton Times Editorial: True Threat In False Electors Scam

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s Handling Of Health Crisis Subject Of PA Senate Committee Inquiry

-- AP: Fate Of 800 Mail-In Primary Votes Gets 1st Court Hearing

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Wolf Administration Republican House Member Fight War Of Words Over Undated Mail Ballots - ‘Disinformation’ vs. ‘Chaos’

-- Gov. Wolf Files Lawsuit Against Republicans In General Assembly Over Proposed Constitutional Amendment On Voting, Abortion

-- AP: Wolf Sues To Stop Republican-Backed Constitutional Amendments On Voting, Abortion  

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Wolf Sues General Assembly In Effort To Preserve Abortion Rights In PA

-- PA Capital-Star: Wolf Asks PA Supreme Court To Invalidate Constitutional Amendment On Abortion In Emergency Filing

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Why Gay Rights Advocates Should Thank PA Republican Cong. Thompson For His Hypocrisy

-- PennLive: Jon Stewart Targets Pat Toomey In Rant After U.S. Senate Fails To Pass Bill To Aid Veterans

-- Inquirer: U.S. Army Conducts Drills In Philly To Train For ‘America’s Worst Day’

-- MCall: Dozens Of First Responders Training For Mass Shooting At Lehigh Valley School This Weekend, Residents Should Avoid The Area

-- Post-Gazette: Report: Allegheny County Homicides Concentrated In Small Number Of Neighborhoods

-- Scranton Times: Fmr AG Kathleen Kane To Face Trial For Drunken Driving

-- MCall: Monkeypox Is In The Lehigh Valley, What Happens Now?

-- TribLive: Penn State Will Receive $12.1 Million In Federal Funds But Is Still Raising Tuition, Here’s Why

-- City & State PA: How PA Local Governments Are Handling Proliferation Of Cyberattacks

-- Post-Gazette: Sheetz Launches Western PA Expansion, Plans To Open 30 Stores In 5 Years

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[Posted: July 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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