Monday, July 25, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.25.22

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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


TODAY 10:00:  Agenda Posted. DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. See Board webpage for remote access options. Contact: Todd Wallace or 717-783-6395. [Note: Presentation on Penn State Study Of Road Dumping Of Conventional Oil & Gas Wastewater - ] Read more on agenda here.]


-- July 25 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]


-- TribLive - Deb Erdley: Mine Safety Emerged As Top Priority After Quecreek Mine Accident


-- Environmental Health Project: PA’s Natural Gas Boom - What Went Wrong? Why Does It Matter?  What Can We Do Better To Protect Public Health?  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Health Project Profile: Dr. John Stolz, Duquesne University - Monitoring Impact Of Shale Gas Extraction On Private Water Wells, Groundwater In SW PA  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: A Shale Gas Well Met An Abandoned Conventional Well A Mile Away - How Did It Happen?


-- StateImpact - Reid Frazier: Greene County Community Has Questions After Fracking Incident At EQT Well


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


-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Lawsuit Claims Diversified Energy And EQT Drilling Played Hot Potato With Oil & Gas Well Plugging Liabilities   

-- Post-Gazette - Laura Legere: As PA Faces ‘Looming Crisis’ Of New Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells, State Law Will Freeze Well Bonding Rates For A Decade  

-- Post-Gazette: IGS Acquires Dominion Energy Solutions And Budget Billing For Natural Gas Customers Skyrockets

-- Williamsport Sun: Lycoming Commissioners Award Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee Grants To Volunteer Fire Companies

-- TribLive Letter: Natural Gas Development Benefits PA Residents - Marcellus Shale Coalition

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Local Climate Solutions Are The Way Forward

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: It Takes An Ecovillage To Raise A Child [Rachel Carson EcoVillage] - Stefani Danes, Remaking Cities Institute At Carnegie Mellon University

-- WHYY: First Responders Join Military For ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Training In Philly This Week

-- WHYY: Bucks County Municipal Leaders Oppose Plans To Privatize Sewer System

-- Scranton Times: Researchers Examine Water Quality Of Susquehanna River In Tunkhannock Area


-- TribLive: Butler-Freeport Community Trail Celebrates 30 Years Of Recreation Alongside Buffalo Creek


-- PennLive: Raven Ridge Wildlife Center Implores Residents To Remove Or Cover Lanternfly Tape


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

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

-- Post-Gazette: Cost Of Commuting In Pittsburgh Has Jumped 60%, Gasoline Prices Are Not The Top Reason

-- Post-Gazette: IGS Acquires Dominion Energy Solutions And Budget Billing For Natural Gas Customers Skyrockets

-- Baker Hughes: No Change In PA Natural Gas Drilling Rigs Last Week; No Change In July - 24


-- Bloomberg: Russian Natural Gas Supply Uncertainty Sends Asia LNG Prices Surging; Asian LNG Buyers Starting To Outbid Rivals In Europe

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?


Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Law


-- Bloomberg Law: States Will Get Billions To Plug Orphan Oil Wells, Is It Enough?

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: The Gift Of ‘Gab’ Is No Gift At All - Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Gets His Message Out Thru Far-Right Social Media

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Calls For Arming School Employees To Protect Kids

-- MCall: Lehigh County Man Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol Admitted To Being There

-- Post-Gazette: Gen Z Mobilizes For Midterm Elections As Study Emphasizes Young Voters’ Outsized Impact On PA Politics

-- PA Capital-Star: The Changing Complexion Of PA’s Voter Rolls From 1988 to 2022

-- LancasterOnline - Brad Bumsted: PA Legislature’s Focus On Constitutional Amendments Could Upset Checks And Balances In Harrisburg

-- TribLive Guest Essay: A Step Toward Election Integrity In PA [Constitutional Amendments On Voter ID, Election ‘Audits’] - Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland)

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: PA’s Budget For County Election Offices Will Have Unintended Consequences; Counties Need Pre-Election Day Ballot Processing

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Republicans In General Assembly Have Scant Regard for Checks & Balances Built Into State Constitution

-- Post-Gazette - Julian Routh: Races For Western PA Congressional Seats Won’t Be Run On The Cheap

-- PennLive: ‘Lost’ Creator Displeased With Dr. Oz Meme Attacking Fetterman In U.S. Senate Race

-- The Center Square: PennDOT’s Funding Plans Propose Road User Fees, Package Tax

-- Spotlight PA: Wolf Quietly Steers $40 Million To Pitt, PA’s Other State-Related Universities

-- PA Capital-Star: These States Have Highest Worker Resignation Rates, Where Did PA Fall?

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[Posted: July 25, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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