Saturday, July 30, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.30.22

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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


MONDAY 1:00: PennDOT, DEP, DCED, State Police, Keep PA Beautiful Kick Off Anti-Litter Campaign. City Island Boat Launch, Harrisburg


-- Gov. Wolf Announces Evaluation Of How DEP Regulates Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling & The Industry’s Compliance With Environmental Safeguards [PaEN]


-- 16 Oil & Gas Facility Spill, Soil, Water Contamination Cleanups Under Act 2 Land Recycling Program During July  [PaEN]


-- Appalachian Voices: Bipartisan STREAM Act Passes U.S. House To Address Long-Term Mine Drainage Cleanup[PaEN]


-- Latest DEP Chesapeake Bay Update: DEP Sees Significant Increases In Large Area Farm BMP Implementation [PaEN]


-- Agriculture Accepting Applications For $13 Million In Farm Conservation Tax Credits - First Come, First Served  [PaEN]


-- Lancaster Farming: Lehigh Valley Master Watershed Steward Program Receives Healing The Plant Grant


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Decades In The Making, ALCOSAN Deals With One Of Pittsburgh’s Most Intractable Problems - Massive Stormwater Runoff


-- WESA: ALCOSAN’s Rising Sewage Bills Draw Complaints And Calls For More Action To Help Customers


-- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: Passing The Internship Torch From Older To Younger Brother; Partnership With Grove City College  [PaEN]


-- July 30 Community Day Offers Activities To Learn How To Protect Marsh Creek In Howard, Centre County


-- The Allegheny Front - Reid Frazier: Leaving Beaver County As Shell’s Ethane Cracker Plant Sets To Open 


-- U.S. Dept. Of Energy Accepting Applications For Up To $165 Million To Advance Domestic Geothermal Energy Deployment[PaEN]


-- Exelon Corp Releases 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report Highlighting Clean Energy Transition


-- Marcellus Drilling News: Diversified Energy Buys ConocoPhillips Assets In TX, OK For $240 Million [Taking On More Oil & Gas Well Plugging Obligations]


-- Pennsylvania, 18 U.S., Canadian Jurisdictions Push Ahead With Action Plan For 100% Electrification Of Medium, Heavy-Duty Vehicles By 2050   [PaEN]


-- Utility Dive: Nearly 20 States, Including PA, Push Ahead With Action Plan For 100% Electrification Of Medium, Heavy-Duty Vehicles By 2050 


-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Climate Action Must Be Strategic, Not Apocalyptic


-- Citizens Voice: Casey Advances $1.5 Million For Levee Project In Luzerne County


-- York Dispatch: Decades After Contamination, York County Waste Authority Considers Reopening Superfund Site


-- DEP Posts Updated Non-Regulatory Agenda Of Technical Guidance In Development  [PaEN]


-- Governor’s Office Posts Updated Agency By Agency Regulatory Agenda Of Regulations In Development  [PaEN]


-- DEP Posts 59 Pages Of Permit Related Notices In July 30 PA Bulletin; Notice Of 6 Oil & Gas Facility Cleanups [PaEN]


-- Dept. Of Agriculture Accepting Applications For Urban Agriculture Grants Starting Aug. 1


-- North Branch Land Trust Receives PPL Foundation Grant For 'Loving Our Local Waters - Amando Nuestras Aguas Locales'; Bilingual Stewardship Sign Contest Open  [PaEN]


-- Allegheny National Forest Tionesta Scenic & Research Natural Area Added To Old-Growth Forest Network In McKean County [PaEN]


-- Natural Lands: Regina A. Hairston Joins Natural Lands Board 


-- DCNR Surveying Visitors On Their Experiences In Gallitzin, Rothrock State Forests [PaEN]


-- Growing Greener Coalition: DCNR Online Grant Application Workshop Set For Nov. 3 


-- July 29 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: What It’s Like To Be A Park Ranger? - By Brian Price, Ranger Supervisor, French Creek State Park


-- The Allegheny Front: A Rare Prairie In PA Is In Full Bloom Right Now In Butler County


-- Warren Times - Audubon Community Nature Center: Through A Butterflies’ Eyes


-- Land Health Institute: Join Fun, Entertaining, Educational WonderWalks In Philadelphia


-- Republican Herald: $200 Reward Offered For Return Of Mortimer, Missing 60 Pound Tortoise From Schuylkill County


-- The Allegheny Front: Gone For A Century, American Martens Might Be Brought Back To PA


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Pine Siskin Makes Journey Of 2,400+ Miles, Crossing PA On Its Way To Canada


-- York Daily Record - Brain Whipkey: PA Anglers Get More Stream Access; Bow Anglers Might Get Approval For Snakehead


-- Help Wanted: Audubon Society Of Western PA Buffalo Creek Watershed Coordinator  [PaEN]


U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill


-- ClimateWire: A Federal Climate Bill With Fossil Fuel Victories


-- WPost: How The U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill Might Impact You And Change The U.S.


-- NYT: U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill Would Be ‘Transformative’ For Auto And Energy Industries


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

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


-- Meadville Tribune: National Fuel Raises Natural Gas Rates To Residential Customers 26% Due To High Natural Gas Prices 


-- Marcellus Drilling News: EQT Drilling Won’t Increase Production Until It Can Move More Natural Gas Out Of Appalachian Basin, Expand LNG Exports From East Coast


-- Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming): Natural Gas/LNG Exports, Production Troubles, Heat Waves Behind High Energy Costs


-- The Guardian: Oil, Natural Gas Company Profits Boom As Americans Reel From High Fuel Prices


-- WSJ: Oil, Natural Gas Energy Prices May Keep Inflation High For Years 


-- NYT: Europe’s Race To Secure New Energy Sources Is On A Knife’s Edge


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


-- Appalachian Voices: Bipartisan STREAM Act Passes U.S. House To Address Long-Term Mine Drainage Cleanup  [PaEN]


Other States/National/International

-- WESA/NPR: Record Flooding In Kentucky, Appalachia Kills More Victims As Searches Continue

-- AP: Governor: Search For Kentucky Flood Victims Could Take Weeks

-- AP: Explainer: One Weather System Floods St. Louis And Kentucky

-- Pennsylvanians It Will Flood Here: Are You Prepared?  Get Flood Insurance Now!  [PaEN]

-- Bay Journal: With Waters Rising, Baltimore Eyes $138 Million Plan To Limit Coastal Flood Damage

-- Reuters: EPA To Use Limits On Ozone, Coal Ash To Encourage Retirement Of Remaining Coal-Fired Power Plants After U.S. Supreme Court Ruling 

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- TribLive: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Removes Gab Page, Responds To Criticism Of Social Media Platform

-- MCall: Allentown School Board Fires Teacher Suspended After Attending Rally Connected With Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- AP: Fetterman Harnesses Power Of Social Media In PA U.S. Senate Campaign

-- The Atlantic: John Fetterman Is Very Online, That’s Not Why He’s Ahead

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry Unfit To Represent PA

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Where Does Republican PA Cong. Thompson Really Stand On Gary Marriage?

-- NPR: PA Sen. Pat Toomey, 24 Republicans Vote Against Bill To Help Sick Veterans

-- York Daily Record Guest Essay: Keep Domestic Abusers Out Of Public Office - Rep. Conklin

-- Centre Daily Times: Number Of PA Counties At High COVID Community Spread Jumps To 13

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Rises To Medium Level Of COVID Spread

-- Inquirer: LGBTQ Leaders And Residents Angered Over Philly’s Monkeypox Vaccine Shortage

-- AG Shapiro Announces $2.37 Billion Agreement With Fmr Opioid Manufacturer Allergan

-- WESA/AP: PA, 11 Other States Reach Deal Over Marketing, Safety Of Generic Opioids

-- Post-Gazette: PA Expanding Use Of Overdose-Reversing Drug, Though Critics Say It’s Unnecessary

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Use All Tools To Diminish Opioid Overdose Crisis

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny Health Network Data Breach Affects Some 8,000 Patients

-- WITF Smart Talk: PA Students’ Mental Health Concerns Educators

-- TribLive: PA State Trooper Shot In Aliquippa; Suspect Shooter In 2005 Killing

-- PA Capital-Star: U.S. House Passes Ban On Assault Weapons After Spate Of Gun Violence

-- TribLive Editorial: U.S. Should Work To Bring Oakmont’s Marc Fogel Home From Russia, Too 

-- WESA: How Long Can Workers Compete With AIs? The Fate Of 2 Pittsburgh Factories Could Offer Clues

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[Posted: July 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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