Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.20.22

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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:  CANCELED. Chesapeake Bay Program Webinar: Nature Heals - The Mental Health Benefits Of The Outdoors

THURSDAY 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.

THURSDAY 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 Concerned About Impact Of New Law Blocking Conventional Oil & Gas Well Bonding On New Federal Well Plugging Funds, Regulating Waste Injection Wells  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Council Overturns Veto Of Fracking Ban In County Parks

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Council Overturns Veto Of Fracking Ban In County Parks


-- DEP Submits Final Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan To EPA With New State Funds Supporting Partners’ Progress  [PaEN]


-- Lancaster Farming: Pennsylvania Tries Again On Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan


-- TribLive: ‘Everything Water’: Jacobs Creek Watershed Assn. Hosts 5th Headwaters Party July 23


-- WHYY: Philly Tap Water A-OK, According To Latest Drinking Water Report


-- July DCNR State Parks Environmental Ed Newsletter Highlights New Ecology Education Standards; Educator Training Opportunities & Activities  [PaEN]


-- MCall: Lehigh Valley School Districts Create Outdoor Classrooms


-- WHYY: Thousands Of People Could Live At The Flood-Prone Philly Navy Yard, Will They Be Safe?


-- DEP Declares Air Quality Action Day Wednesday, July 20 In Philadelphia Area


-- TribLive: Carrie Blast Furnace Site Gets $7.5 Million In State Funding To Move Forward With Redevelopment


-- DEP Took Action On 634 Permits, 93% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,245 Inspections; Responded To 2 Environmental Emergencies Last Week


-- Dept. Of Agriculture: Highlights Of Weeklong Urban Agriculture Week Tour


-- October 22-- WeConservePA Environmental Advisory Council Fall Gathering. Haverford Community & Environmental Center, Delaware County.


-- WTAJ: 20 Years: Fmr Gov. Schweiker Reflects On Quecreek Mine Rescue [Video]


-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: $2.5 Million Grant Will Help Extend Schuylkill River Trail From Bartram’s Garden To South Philly


-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: New Robert Porter Allen Natural Area Another Blessing


-- Fish & Boat Commission Board’s Quarterly Meeting To Be Held July 26


-- WPSU: PA Is Tracking Wild Turkeys By GPS To Find Out Why Populations Are Declining


-- Game Commission Seeking Public’s Assistance In Wild Turkey Survey


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Original U.S. ‘Murder Hornet’ Nest Highlights Smithsonian ‘People And Nature’ Exhibit


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: U.S. Regulators To Inspect Shuttered Texas LNG Plant, Expected To Remain Out Of Service Until October

-- Bloomberg: EU Set To Target 15% Reduction In Natural Gas Use

-- AP: EU Draws Up Energy Plan In Case Of Russian Natural Gas Cutoff

-- Reuters: Europe Races To Cut Natural Gas Usage Amid New Putin Warning

-- Bloomberg: UK Moves To Boost Green Hydrogen Amid Soaring Natural Gas Prices

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: Biden To Announce Climate Actions Today At Ex-Coal Plant In Mass.

-- Bloomberg: White House Considers Emergency Declaration To Fight Climate Change 

-- AP: Most Major Nations Lag In Acting On Climate-Fighting Goals

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Courting Voters On Gab Pushes Republicans Further Right

-- PennLive: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Blames Disappearing Videos On Facebook Setting

-- WESA: PA Democrats May Be Facing A Tough November, But They Aren’t Going In Empty-Handed

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Republican Lawmaker Says Outcome Of Lehigh County Undated Mail-In Ballots Case Undermines State’s Mail Voting Law

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Republican Lawmaker Says PA Election System Could Be Fixed On Gov. Wolf’s Porch ‘Over A Nice Cup Of Tea’

-- Politics PA: Fayette County Lawsuit Imperils Republicans In Selecting Replacement For Rep. Dowling

-- WHYY: Unresolved Issues Have PA Election Experts Planning For A Rough 2022 Midterm

-- WITF: Elections Officials In PA, Across The Country Urged To Prepare For Shortages, Delays

-- Erie Times: Judge Says Erie Postmaster Can Sue Project Veritas For Libel Over 2020 Mail-In Ballot Claims

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: In Politics, To Err Is Human, To Forgive Divine - And Necessary

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Member Of Congress Madeleine Dean Arrested Protesting Supreme Court’s Roe Decision

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: After Years Of PA Budget Uncertainty, We Have Turned The Tide - Gov. Wolf

-- PA Gaming Control Board Reports FY 2021-22 Revenue Reached Record $5 Billion

-- PA Gaming Control Board Reports June Revenue Was $389.8 Million, Up Slightly Over 2021

-- AP: PA Casinos Reach New Fiscal Year Record For Gambling Revenue

-- TribLive: PA Casinos Post Record $5 Billion In Revenue In FY 2021-22

-- Inquirer: 300 People Killed In Philly Homicides Already This Year

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Why Are So Many People Who Aren’t Allowed To Have Guns Trying To Buy Them In Pennsylvania? 

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Hold Elected Officials Accountable For Gun Safety Votes - Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Biden In Wilkes-Barre Thursday To Talk About Gun Violence

-- TribLive Editorial: Accreditation Could Be Key To Fixing Police Officer Database

-- PA Capital-Star: Penn Law Professor Faces Evaluation By Peers For ‘Racist Speech’

-- PA Capital-Star: Court Affirms Open Records Office Ruling - Real Alternatives Does Not Have To Disclose Taxpayer Funded Service Provider Agreements

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Local Journalism Is Essential, Bipartisan Bill Would Protect It

-- TribLive Guest Essay: We Have The Number For Real Growth, So Let’s Put It On Speed-Dial -- Sen. Augment [PA Corporate Tax Reduction]

-- TribLive: Plan To Convert Unused Pittsburgh Office Spaces Into Housing Gets $2.1 Million

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[Posted: July 20, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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