Thursday, July 21, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.21.22

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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: Independent Regulatory Review Commission meets to consider EQB Oil & Gas Facility VOC/Methane Emission Reduction Regulations.  Click Here to watch onlineRead more about the agenda.

TODAY Noon: Environmental Health Project, HealthFirstPA Host Webinar: PA's Shale Gas Boom: How PA Failed To Protect Public Health And What We Can Do To Correct It.

-- DEP Partnering With 15 Engineering Firms To Design Mine Reclamation Projects To Be Funded By Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  ​​[PaEN]

-- PennVEST Makes $269 Million Investment In 11 Water Infrastructure Projects In 10 Counties  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority Receives $209 Million PennVEST Loan For Massive Drinking Water System Overhaul

-- Guest Essay: PA Budget's Historic Investments In Clean Water Is A Watershed Moment - By Bill Chain, Interim Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA  [PaEN]

-- Call For Presenters, Sponsors For 2022 PSATS Regional Stormwater Conference Workshops  [PaEN]

-- Sen. Yaw To Deny Counties Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee Revenue If They Make Only 99% Of Their Land Area Available For Shale Gas Development  [PaEN]

-- TribLive Editorial: Veto Of Fracking In Allegheny County Parks Not A Defeat For County Executive, But A Victory For People And Process

-- Warren Times: Warren City Planners Reject Council’s Inquiry Into Allowing Oil Drilling In Parks, Areas Zoned For Preservation

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: PA Marcellus A Big Part Of Natural Gas Production, Even With Pipeline Limits

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Shale Gas Producers Urge Biden To Hold Off On Declaring Climate Emergency

-- The Express Letter: Drilling Is Not The Way To Energy Independence

-- Better Path Coalition: July 22 - Climate Emergency Day Observance. Noon.  Click Here to watch online or via Facebook

-- WHYY: PECO Monitoring Energy Demand As Philly ‘Heat Health Emergency’ Declared

-- Inquirer: Philly Water Shutoffs Won’t Resume This Week Due To Heat

-- WHYY: What A ‘Code Red’ And A ‘Heat Health Emergency’ Mean For Philly Residents

-- DEP Hosts Aug. 4 Hearing On Proposed Water Quality Permit To Construct Rutter's Convenience Store In Antis Twp., Blair County  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Westmoreland County Authority Water Still Contaminated With PFAS In McKeesport

-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary 2021 Annual Report

-- Daily American: How 2 Events-- Crash Of Flight 93, Quecreek Mine Rescue-- Less Than A Year Apart Changed Somerset County Forever 

-- Erie Times: The Quecreek Mine Rescue: How Excellent Training And Crucial Decisions Saved 9 Lives

-- Williamsport Sun: Lycoming County Landfill Embarks On $8.7 Million Field Closure Project

-- PA Festival Of The Arts Visitors Helped Meet Zero Waste Goal By Recycling 1,500 Pounds In State College  [PaEN]

-- Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Seeking Volunteer Waterway Stewards To Reduce Litter  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA 2-Part Lawn Conversion And Green Infrastructure Why & How Webinars   [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA Drones And Conservation Work Webinar Sept. 29

-- Western PA Conservancy: Fallingwater Soirée August 13 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

-- TribLive: New Kensington Native To Patrol Ohio River As Part Of Fish & Boat Commission’s Newest Officer Class

-- Warren Times: Book Tells Of Life As Fish & Boat Law Enforcement Officer

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Proposes Indefinite Wildlife Feeding Ban

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: How To Avoid The Stingers And Biters Of Summer, And Deal With Them If You Can’t


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

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

-- The Guardian: Oil & Natural Gas Sector’s ‘Staggering’ $2.8 Billion-A-Day Profits For Last 50 Years

American Rescue Plan Funding


-- Erie Times: Here’s How Erie County Municipalities Spent $6.3 Million In COVID Relief


-- $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

-- Bloomberg: Batteries Are Already Helping Power Grids Weather A Hotter World

-- AP: Biden Announces Modest Climate Actions, Pledges More To Come

-- White House Fact Sheet On Biden’s Executive Actions On Climate To Address Extreme Heat And Boost Offshore Wind Energy

-- Inquirer: Postal Service Will Increase Electric Truck Purchases To 30%, Up From 10%

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WESA: PA Counties Want To Count Mail-In Ballots Early, Republican Lawmakers Have Yet To Agree

-- AP: PA Certifies Primary Election Results In 64 Of 67 Counties

-- Inquirer: ‘We Must All Hang Together’: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Courts A Still-Standoffish Republican Governors Group

-- Reading Eagle: Berks Man Facing Criminal Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol Strikes Deal With Federal Prosecutors

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Stop Calling Today’s Republicans ‘Conservatives’

-- Post-Gazette - Julian Routh: Fetterman Talks Recovery, Return To U.S. Senate Campaign Trail

-- AP: Fetterman: ‘100% Able’ To Run For U.S. Senate After Stroke

-- PennLive: Dr. Oz Takes Gloves Off In U.S. Senate Race, Calls Out Fetterman For ‘Hiding’

-- LancasterOnline: Conservative Audit The Vote PA Targets Nursing Home Administrators As Part Of ‘Election Integrity Task Force’ Plan

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Property Tax Relief Mechanism Eliminated In Closed-Door Budget Negotiations: ‘This Legislature Should Be A Little Ashamed’

-- Post-Gazette: Are There Enough Doctors In Your Health Insurance Network?  The PA Insurance Dept. Wants To Know

-- Inquirer: PA Supreme Court Sides With Philly Cop Facing Murder Charges, Says Philly DA Can’t ‘Rewrite The Law’

-- Inquirer - The Grammarian: A Typo Caused A PA Town To Mistakenly Hire Tamir Rice’s Killer

-- Spotlight PA: A Beginner’s Guide To Requesting Public Records On PA Law Enforcement

-- MCall: Montgomery County Offering Sign-On Bonuses To ‘Help Recruit For Critical Roles With High Vacancy Rates’

-- TribLive: Here’s A Look At Pennsylvania’s 17 Billionaires

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[Posted: July 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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