Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.27.22

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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: DCNR Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  Click Here to join the meeting online via WebExRead more about the agenda.


-- DCNR's Keystone Crew On Their Way To Fight The Sugarloaf Wildfire In Wyoming  [PaEN]


-- USA Today: Climate Change Exposes Growing Gap Between Weather We’ve Planned For And What’s Coming 


-- House Committee Meets Aug. 2 To Disapprove Final Reg. Reducing VOC/Methane Emissions From Unconventional Oil & Gas Facilities; Blocking The Rule Will Mean Loss Of Federal Highway Funds  [PaEN]


-- The New Republic: Tiny PA Town Of 700 Declared War On Fracking Industry In 2014, They’re Finally Getting Their Day In Court, Its Own State Is Fighting Against It


-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Natural Gas Billing Fiasco Drains Trust In American Institutions


-- PA Business Report: EQT Drilling - 70% Of U.S. Voters Support Increasing Natural Gas Production


-- Natural Gas Intelligence: U.S. Natural Gas Shackled By ‘Short-Sighted’ Energy Policy, Says Range Resources CEO


-- CNX, Dynamis Introduce Electric Powered Drilling System Fueled By On-Site Natural Gas


-- WHYY: Philadelphia Confirms 4 Heat-Related Deaths


-- StateImpactPA: What To Know About DEP’s Newest Plan To Reduce Pollution To The Chesapeake Bay


-- Stroud Water Research Center: Teen's Experiment To Monitor Local Water Quality Wins At Science Fair  [PaEN]


-- Penn State Extension: July Is Lake Appreciation Month In Pennsylvania; Interpreting Water Tests; Field Guide To Aquatic Plants  [PaEN]


-- WLVT: Rodale Institute Will Invest $3 Million PA Grant To Build Organic Farming Research Center


-- Help Wanted: PASA Sustainable Agriculture Is Hiring Staff & Interns!


-- DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board Meets Aug. 18 In Johnstown To Hear From Communities In Southwest PA  [PaEN]


-- DEP Took Action On 770 Permits, 95% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,378 Inspections; Responded To 2 Environmental Emergencies Last Week  [PaEN]


-- MCall: Sewage Treatment Plan Proposal Raises Concerns For 800 Acre Industrial Park In Slate Belt


-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: Proposed $1.1 Billion Sale Of Bucks County Sewer System To Aqua PA Draws A Crowd At First Open House


-- Reading Eagle: Reading’s Bernhart Dam Spillway Removed, But Work Not Done


-- PA Resources Council Releases August Workshop & Webinar Schedule For Southwest PA Residents  [PaEN]


-- York Daily Record: Fmr Superfund Site In Hopewell Twp., Now A Park, Could Be Reopened As A Landfill


-- Reading Eagle: Young Workers At The Big Woods In French Creek State Park Encouraged By PA Official 


-- Giangiulio Family Partners With Natural Lands To Preserve 113 Acre Farm In Chester County  [PaEN]


-- Health/DEP/DCNR Urge Pennsylvanians To Fight The Bite And Protect Themselves From Mosquitoes To Prevent West Nile Virus  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Awards $955,500 In ATV/Snowmobile Trail Project Grants To Support 7 Projects; New Grant Round Opens Aug. 1  [PaEN]


-- PA Environmental Council Intern Alexsys Frierson Celebrating Summer With TrailOff


-- Erie Times: Presque Isle’s Multi-Purpose Trail Is Everyone’s Favorite, Do We Need A Bike-Only Lane?


-- Warren Times: Warren Street Landscape Committee Talked Riverbank Vegetation, Forest Health


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Middle Creek Visitors Center ‘Excited’ To Again Host Wildlife Art Show


-- LancasterOnline - Sean Sauro: Blotchy Bass Syndrome Has Affected Local Fish For Years, Studies Continue


-- Republican Herald: Mortimer, 15-Year-Old, 60-Pound Tortoise Missing From His Home In Schuylkill County 


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. Natural Gas Price Up 3% After Hitting 14-Year High [Price Up 66% In July] 


-- Bloomberg: U.S. Natural Gas Prices Roar Toward Record Monthly Gain On Searing U.S. Heat


-- Bloomberg: U.S. Natural Gas Is Taking Traders On White-Knuckle Summer Ride 


-- Reuters: Russia Cuts Natural Gas Flows Further As Europe Issues Savings Plea


-- The Hill: Biden Administration Estimates Releases From Oil Reserve Prevented 40-Cent Gasoline Hike


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

-- USA Today: How Big Is California’s Largest Wildfire This Year?  Visual Explainer

-- USA Today: Climate Change Exposes Growing Gap Between Weather We’ve Planned For And What’s Coming 

-- Reuters: U.S. Solar Industry Jobs Rose 9% In 2021, Mainly In Installation

-- Bloomberg: Solar Power Equipment Prices Keep Rising In Clean Energy Threat

-- AP: Feds Hope New Website Can Prevent Deaths From Worsening Heat

-- AP: Climate Disinformation Leaves Lasting Mark As World Heats

-- Financial Times:  Oil & Gas Majors: Time For Transformative Clean Energy Deal?  Cash Bonanza Raises Prospect Of Large-Scale Deals To Turbocharge Transition Strategies

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- NYT: Emails Shed Light On Republican Fake Electors Plan [Including PA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano As ‘Point Person’ In PA]

-- WESA: PA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Called ‘Point Person’ In Fake Elector Scheme, But Some Republican Alternative Electors Have Doubts

-- Inquirer: PA Republican Leaders Now Giving Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano A ‘Second Look’

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Plan To Arm Teachers Is The Ultimate Madness

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Man Waits Behind Bars For Resolution Of Criminal Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol  

-- City & State PA: Q/A With Republican Candidate For Lt. Gov. Carrie Lewis DelRosso

-- WHYY/BillyPenn: Fired Up Young Progressives Are Jumping Into Philly Politics, Will City’s Democratic Machine Douse Their Flame?

-- WITF/PennLive: After 2021 Debacle, PA On Track To Advertise Proposed Republican Constitutional Amendments

-- Inquirer: Republican Candidate For U.S. Senate Dr. Oz Said He’d Vote Yes On Same Sex Marriage Bill

-- Politics PA: Can Democrat Daniels Make A Run A Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry?

-- AG Shapiro Announces $4.25 Billion Preliminary Agreement With Opioid Manufacturer Teva

-- AP: Commonwealth Court Judge To Decide If State Sufficiently Funds Education

-- Inquirer: PA School Funding Is ‘Inadequate,’ ‘Inequitable,’ And ‘Illogical’ State Court Hears As Landmark Trial Closes

-- Inquirer: Central Bucks School Board Approves Contentious Library Policy Targeting ‘Sexualized Content’ In Books Amid Community Opposition

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: $55 Million In Student Loan Debt Relief On Its Way For PA Nurses

-- WITF: General Assembly Wants You To Know Where Your In-State Student College Tuition Discount Comes From

-- PennLive: Caregiver Shortage Threatens College Dream Of Messiah University Student With Cerebral Palsy

-- TribLive Editorial: Why So Quiet On State-Related College Money Gov. Wolf?

-- Post-Gazette: New PA App Will Connect Homeless Students With Resources

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Area Universities, Companies Eyeing Semiconductor Bill In Congress That Could Bring Billions

-- Scranton Times: Transportation Tax Structure Needs Jolt

-- Post-Gazette: 15,000 Western PA Teamsters’ Pension Benefits Restored

-- AP: Wawa To Pay $8 Million To States, Including PA, For 2019 Data Breach

-- Erie Times: Why Erie’s $6 Million Cruise Ship Terminal Is Still Offline

-- TribLive: Fraudulent Text, Email Message Target PNC Bank Customers

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Rent Assistance To End July 31

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[Posted: July 27, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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