Thursday, July 7, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.7.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to session July 7, 8 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session July 7, 8 [Budget Time!]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events

-- AP: Signs Of Trouble Emerge In Talks On Late Pennsylvania State Budget  

-- PA Capital-Star: Senate Republican Warns Of Possible Budget Impasse 1 Week Into New Fiscal Year

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Is PA Close To Having A State Budget Or A State Budget Impasse?


-- WITF: What We Know So Far About PA’s Next State Budget  [Growing Greener III Mentioned]


-- Coalition For The Delaware River Watershed: Making The Case For Clean Water - PA’s Growing Greener III Funding


Take Action Now!

-- Take Action Now! State Budget Isn’t Done! - Help Bipartisan Lawmakers, Wildlife, Farm, Environmental, Recreation Groups Working To Get Growing Greener III Funding  [PaEN]


-- Most UNwanted List: Lookout For Bad Environmental, Energy Provisions During Final Budget Week  [PaEN]




-- After 12 Years, House, Senate Pass Bill To Control Overuse Of Fertilizer On Turf  [PaEN]


-- Who’s Protecting Taxpayers?  Senate Republicans Put Bill Exempting Conventional Oil & Gas Wells From Plugging Bonds Sticking Taxpayers With $5.1 Billion In Cleanup Liability In Position For Final Vote  [PaEN]


-- At The Request Of The Natural Gas Industry, House, Senate Give Final Approval To Bill Prohibiting Communities From Moving To Clean, Cheaper Energy Sources To Address Climate Change [PaEN]


-- TODAY: WITF Smart Talk Noon & 8:00 p.m.: New Power Plant Emission Rules And RGGI Go Into Effect In PA


-- House Committee Meets July 11 On Letter To IRRC Opposing Final Oil & Gas Facility Methane Reduction Regulation  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Allegheny County Council Passes Park Fracking Ban, County Executive Vows To Veto


-- Pittsburgh Works Together Backs Allegheny County Executive Veto Of Ban On Fracking In County Parks


-- Post-Gazette: Peoples Natural Gas CEO Michael Huwar Named Co-Chair At Pittsburgh Works Together


-- TribLive Guest Essay: No Natural Gas Pipelines Means More Coal, Less Safety - Bruce Castor, Fmr Republican DA Of Montgomery County


-- TribLive Guest Essay: Climate Legislation Matters Now More Than Ever After U.S. Supreme Court EPA Decision - Citizen Climate Lobby


-- Republican Herald: $138 Million Solar Energy Project Planned On Abandoned Coal Mine Land In Foster Twp., Schuylkill County


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Allegheny County Environmental Groups Want More Data On U.S. Steel Clairton Coke (Coal) Works Flaring, Emissions During Power Outage


-- Efforts By Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program Play Role In 2 Governor's Awards For Street 2 Creek, Watershed Friendly Certification  [PaEN]


-- Penn State Extension Simple Solutions For Your Eroding Backyard Stream Receives National Recognition  [PaEN]


-- Penn State Extension: Agricultural Erosion & Sediment Control Planning Resources  [PaEN]


-- Choose Clean Water Coalition/Coalition For The Delaware River Watershed Toolkit On Encouraging Members To Vote For Clean Water In November 


-- Delaware River Basin Commission 2021 Annual Report - 60 Years Of Managing, Protecting And Improving


-- Dept. Of Agriculture Reminds Pennsylvanians Of Spotted Lanternfly Quarantines, Ways To Safely Eliminate The Pest Without Harming Pollinators


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Spongy Moths (Formerly Known As Gypsy Moths) Making Early Appearance In Central PA


-- The Nature Conservancy-PA: Pennsylvania Nature News - Tannersville Bog Walk; TNC Protects Nearly 100,000 Acres In PA


-- York Dispatch: Looking To Preserve Open Space?  York County Now Taking Land Grant Applications


-- York Daily Record Guest Essay: Can Lancaster County Preserve Its Distinct Identity?


-- DCNR: PA Outdoor Corps Youth Crew Working At Harrisburg’s Reservoir Park


-- DCNR: Codorus State Park To Open Swimming Pool For Summer Starting July 7, Enough Lifeguards Hired


-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Fish & Boat Commission Looks At Updating Electric Motor-Only Lake Regulations


-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: August 13 Birds & Brew Community Event


-- ​​North American Land Trust Opens Historic Brinton Run Preserve To The Public In Delaware County  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Friends Of Flight 93 National Memorial Appoints New Executive Director


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: Putin’s War Threatens Europe’s Ambitious Climate Goals

-- WSJ: Shell Says Fuel Refining Margins Could Add $1 Billion To Quarterly Earnings

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

-- NYT: California Plans To Quit Oil, Natural Gas - Resistance Is Fiercer Than You Think

-- Bloomberg: Solar Energy Growth Estimates For 2050 Are Aggressive, But Not Unrealistic

-- Bloomberg: UK’s Biggest-Ever Renewable Fixed-Price Energy Auction Is Also The Cheapest

-- Reuters: IEA Warns Global Solar Supply Chains Are Too Concentrated In China

-- Reuters: EU Parliament Backs Labeling Natural Gas and Nuclear Investments As Green

"The Complementary Delegated Act is a pragmatic proposal to ensure that private investments in gas and nuclear, needed for our energy transition, meet strict criteria," EU financial services chief Mairead McGuinness said.

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- MCall: Why Republican Charlie Dent Is Endorsing Democrat Shapiro For Governor Against ‘Extremist’ Mastriano 

-- Williamsport Sun: Getting Rid Of Voting Machines, Mail-In Ballots On List Of Demands By Lycoming County Group Challenging Integrity Of 2020 Election

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Reregistering Voters Illegal, Also Unnecessary

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Encourage Prisoners To Exercise Their Right To Vote

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Action On PA Budget Expected To Being Thursday

-- WITF: What We Know So Far About PA’s Next State Budget 

-- PA Capital-Star: House Passes Bill Tying Funding For Pitt, State-Related Universities To Discontinuing Fetal Tissue Research, Bill Faces Likely Veto

-- Post-Gazette: Pitt Survives House Republican Attempt To Block Funding Over Fetal Tissue Research

-- TribLive: House Approves Pitt Funding After Months Of Debate Over Fetal Tissue Research

-- WESA: After Months Of Tension, Pitt Funding Clears Critical Hurdle In House

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA School Districts Eye Extra Money As Legislature Prepares For Budget Action: ‘We Just Cannot Keep Up’

-- PennLive - John Baer: PA Budget Process Serves Politics More Than People

-- PennLive: Fetterman Calls For Ban On ‘Military-Grade Assault Weapons’ After July 4 Parade Massacre

-- Inquirer: COVID Cases Keep Rising, So Does Risk Of Long COVID

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: PA Medical Marijuana Users Can End Up In Big Trouble Under State’s DUI Law

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Sues Chain Pharmacies, Alleges They Aided Opioid Epidemic

-- The Economist: America Has A Set Of Laws On Important Subjects That Do Not Reflect The Views Of A Majority Of Americans

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[Posted: July 7, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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