Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.28.22

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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


-- AP: U.S. Senate Democrats, Sen. Manchin Agree On Largest Single Investment In Measures To Fight Climate Change, Assess Methane Leak Fees On Oil & Gas Facilities  [PaEN]


-- EQB Meets Aug. 9 On Final Reg. Setting Manganese Toxics Water Quality Standard, RACT For Major Sources Of Nitrogen Oxides  [PaEN]


-- MCall - Ford Turner: Still No Answers On Deadly Pottstown Home Explosion


-- Range Resources Natural Gas Driller Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report 2021-22


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Range Resources Sees Progress Reducing Emissions In Annual ESG Report


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Diversified Energy Acquisition Adds More Well Plugging Capability


-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: Here’s What Biden, Congress Can Do Right Away To Fight Climate Change, Help Appalachia


-- Courier Times: Where In Bucks County Flood Insurance Costs Are Rising The Most, And What You Can Do About It


-- PUC Sets Aug. 17 Hearing For Proposed Water Rate Increase Of 33.8%, Wastewater Increase Of 35% By York Water Company


-- WITF Smart Talk: Dickinson College Project Will Turn Composted Waste Into Electricity


-- Altoona Mirror: Blair County Communities Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection July 29-30


-- PA Outdoor Writers Association Awards $9,000 In Youth Education Grants To 14 Recipients  [PaEN]


-- Manada Conservancy: Kohler Family Farm - A Farm Preserving A Legacy In Dauphin County


-- Erie Times: Flower Farmers Seed A Growing Backyard Industry In Erie, NW PA


-- UPDATE: U.S. Forest Service Cancels DCNR's Keystone Crew Deployment To Sugarloaf Wildfire In Wyoming; Crew Returning To Await Another Assignment  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Blog: Celebrating Parks And The People Who Make Them Possible [PaEN]


-- DCNR Announces Sustainable Trail System Project In Mountain Creek Watershed, Michaux State Forest, Cumberland County  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Helps Celebrate Completion Of The Northwest River Trail In Lancaster County  [PaEN]


-- Delaware River Basin Commission: River Sojourns - Connecting People To Our Share Waters Through Paddling And Partnerships


-- WITF Smart Talk: Cherry Springs State Park One Of The Best Places On East Coast For Stargazing


-- WITF Smart Talk: PA Takes Aim At Mosquitoes And West Nile Virus


-- TribLive: Inside The Pickleball Boom: Here’s What You Should Know


-- Scientific Reports: French Creek Watershed Freshwater Mussels Threatened By Invasive Round Goby Fish


-- WHYY - Susan Phillips: Fewer Than 250 Adult Atlantic Sturgeon Remain In Delaware River, Shipping Could Be Their Biggest Threat


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

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


-- Reuters: Limited Fracking Supplies, Capital Constraints, Labor Shortages Hampering U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Production 


-- Bloomberg: Asia Natural Gas Prices Extend Surge As Region Seeks More Supply


-- Reuters: Shell, Total Continue Stock Buyback Bonanza After Record Profits


-- Reuters: Shell Smashes Record Again With $11.5 Billion Profit 


-- Bloomberg: Germany Approves $180 Billion Funding To Accelerate Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency Shift


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

-- AP: U.S. Senate Democrats, Sen. Manchin Agree On Largest Single Investment In Measures To Fight Climate Change, Assess Methane Leak Fees On Oil & Gas Facilities  [PaEN]

-- AP: What’s In And Out Of Democrats’ Inflation-Fighting Package

-- AP: Manchin, Schumer Make Surprise Deal On Health, Energy, Taxes

-- Bloomberg: What’s In The Manchin-Schumer Deal

-- WPost: Manchin Says He Has Reached Deal With Schumer On Economy, Climate Bill

-- NYT: Surprise U.S. Senate Democrat Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken By U.S.

-- NPR: After Spiking Earlier Talks, Manchin Agrees To A New Deal On Climate, Taxes

-- U.S. DOE Launches New Solar Initiatives To Lower Electricity Bills, Create Clean Energy Jobs

-- Utility Dive: Renewable Energy Industry Marks Slowest Quarter Since 2019 With Installations Down 55%

-- AP: Hidden Menace: Massive Methane Leaks From Oil & Gas Facilities Speed Up Climate Change

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Posts With Bigots On Gab Social, Voters Should Know

-- WHYY: As Republicans Openly Back Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano, Jewish Dems Tell Them ‘There’s No Coming Back From This’ 

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: What Is Gab And Why Are Opponents Of Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Blasting Him For Using It?

-- PennLive/TNS: Did Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Play A Role In Fake Elector Plot?  His Campaign Remains Silent

-- Politics PA: Poll: Fetterman, Shapiro Hold Commanding Leads

-- Newsweek: Boosting Of Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano ‘Paying Off’ For Democrats In PA - Pollsters

-- Inquirer: Republican Toomey Backs Dr. Oz For U.S. Senate, Won’t Say Same About Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano 

-- Inquirer: ‘Stop The Steal’ Allies Back On PA Ballot, Could Win More Power Over Next Election

-- WITF: Centre County Man Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol Contemplating A Guilty Plea

-- LancasterOnline: Republican Lancaster County Commissioners Look To End Contract With YWCA For Family Aid Services Over Their Opposition To The County’s Decision To Remove Mail-In Ballot Dropboxes

-- LancasterOnline: Republican Lancaster County Commissioners Approve YWCA Contract, But Put Nonprofits On Notice For ‘Political Advocacy’ [For Making Voting Easier]

-- Post-Gazette: Butler County Tallying Some 2020 Mail-In Ballots To Gather Information For Future Elections

-- AP: PA State-Related Universities Reject Republican Call To Freeze Tuition; Infusion Of 1-Time Bump In Funding Will Not Eliminate Larger Financial Pressures

-- Post-Gazette: Shapiro Tells Pittsburgh His ‘Business-Friendly’ Administration Would Slash Corporate Tax

-- TribLive: Some Have Avoided COVID, But Their Numbers Are Dwindling

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Counts 20 Monkeypox Cases As Local Vaccination Efforts Ramp Up

-- Inquirer: Family Of 73-Year-Old Man Fatally Beaten By Teens With Traffic Cone Says Kids Are Gathering Outside Their Home Harassing Them; Judge Issues Stay-Away Order

-- Inquirer Editorial: Philadelphia Doesn’t Need To Return To Bad Old Days Of Stop-And-Frisk

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: DNA Evidence Undeniably Shows The U.S. Criminal Justice System Makes Egregious Mistakes

-- WESA: Advocates For Homeless Veterans Tell PA Lawmakers: We Need More Money, Less Red Tape

-- Inquirer: U.S. Dept. Of Justice Reaches ‘Historic’ Redlining Settlement With Philadelphia Mortgage Lender

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Guns In Schools Ensure More Violence

-- AP: DOJ: Warren Buffett’s Mortgage Company Redlined In Philly

-- PA Capital-Star: Philly Community College Program Aims To Fight Truck Driver Shortage

-- Erie Times: Union Pacific Locomotive Modernization Deal Worth Over $1 Billion To Wabtec

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[Posted: July 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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