Friday, August 5, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.5.22

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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

-- Sunoco Fails To Meet July 1 Cleanup Deadline For Mariner East Pipeline Spill In The Lake At Marsh Creek State Park, Chester County  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: Study: Drilling Wastewater On PA Roads Dangerous To Human Health, Environment 

-- DEP Inviting Stakeholders To Participate In Workgroups On New Federal Conventional Oil & Gas Well Plugging Program  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Health News: PFAS, With Possible Link To Oil & Gas Drilling, Found In Washington County Water Supply By University Of Pittsburgh 

-- KDKA: Parents Oppose Plans For Natural Gas Well Fracking Within 1,700 Feet Of Elizabeth Forward H.S. In Allegheny County 

-- Warren Times: Response To Sulfuric Acid Spills On Roads In Warren County Leading Into New York Shows Training Needed 

-- PUC Approves Settlement, $195,000 Penalty With Peoples Natural Gas Over Leak/Outage In Moon Twp. Allegheny County

-- PUC To Investigate Proposed 32% Natural Gas Rate Increase By Leatherstocking Gas Company

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Coal Rebounds In A Big Way For Consol Energy

-- MCall Guest Essay: Follow The Money To Understand Our Energy Policies

-- Wilkes-Barre Times Guest Essay: Key To Lower Energy Prices Is Renewable Energy & Storage - Sharon Pillar, PA Solar Center

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Diversifying Our Energy Mix With More Renewable Energy Only Way PA Will Find True Energy Freedom - PA Solar Center

-- NYT: Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ State Treasurer Offices Against Climate Action [Including PA]

-- City Of Pittsburgh Residents Can Now Drop Off E-Waste & Household Chemicals For Recycling Thanks To Partnership With PA Resources Council  [PaEN]

-- Citizens Bank, Partners Accepting Applications For Nonprofit Champions In Action For Environmental Sustainability; $35.000 Grant Available  [PaEN]

-- Spotlight PA: Lawmakers Weighing Bill To Make It Easier For Private Companies To Target Municipal Water, Wastewater Systems For Acquisition

-- Penn State Graduate Student Awarded NASA Funding To Study Harmful Algal Blooms In Chesapeake Bay Watershed 

-- Altoona Mirror: Residents Fear Stormwater Runoff Into Little Juniata River From Proposed Rutter’s Store At DEP Hearing

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Send Keystone Landfill’s Wastewater To Sewer Plant

-- Courier Times: Bucks County Fire Companies Donate $500,000 In Equipment To Flood-Ravaged Kentucky

-- August 6 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Accepting Nominations For 3rd Annual Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award  [PaEN]


-- WeConservePA: Call For Environmental Advisory Council Conference Planning Committee Members


-- PA Environmental Council In Case You Missed It In July Now Available  [PaEN]


-- Centre Daily Times: ‘We’re Stewards Of The Land,’ PA Farm Bill Helps State College Farm Plan For Its Future


-- Scranton Times: Lakeland Orchard Unveils Butterflies


-- Scranton Times: All Abuzz In Scranton Over Been Mural

-- PA Forestry Association News You Can Use Newsletter

-- Fish & Boat Commission Presents Waterways Conservation Officer Jonathan Stark, Washington County, With Lifesaving Award

-- DCNR Announces $1 Million Grant For Spring Garden Street Greenway In Philadelphia  [PaEN]

-- Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Feature: Intrepid Paddlers Take On Entire Susquehanna River -- By Alana Jajko, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership  [PaEN]

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: Not Your Momma’s Activities - Parks Offer Rock Climbing, Hang Gliding And More - By Christian Alexandersen

-- Centre Daily Times: Lederer Park Has 85 Acres Of Walking Trails, An Arboretum, Ready To Explore?

U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill


-- AP: U.S. Senate Democrats Say They Have Agreement With Sinema On Climate, Energy, Tax Package


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

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


-- Financial Times: Europe And Asia Intensify Battle To Secure Natural Gas Supplies Risking Further Surge In 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

-- NPR: How Climate Change Drives Inland Floods

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Politics PA: It Isn’t Enough For Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano To Take On Shapiro, He’s Also Taking On The Media

-- Politico: PA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Relationship With Republican Leaders Mirrors Ex-President’s Rise

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: Here’s What Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Won’t Be Doing On ‘Day One’ - By Patrick Beaty

-- City & State PA: PA State House Races To Watch In November

-- AP: 4th County [Butler] Added To Lawsuit Over Certification Of Primary Election Results

-- WITF: Berks County’s May Primary Was A Maelstrom Of Failures

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Instead Of Trying To Kill PA’s Mail-In Voting Law, It’s Time For Lawmakers To Improve It, Here’s How

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: Pennsylvanians Need To Know That The People Elected Were Really Elected - Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington)

-- Post-Gazette: Fetterman Campaign Asks TV Stations To Remove Dr. Oz Ad Saying He Wants To ‘Eliminate Life Sentences For Murderers’

-- PennLive: With COVID Surging Again, Is PA Headed For Another Deadly Fall Wave?

-- PennLive: COVID At Its Worst Killed 1 In 5 It Hospitalized In PA, State Says

-- Erie Times: School Districts, Parents Spar Over Anti-Mask Lawsuits At Hearing Before Erie Judge

-- AP: Man Who Threatened Dr. Fauci, Dr. Levine, Gets 3 Years In Prison

-- AP: U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak

-- WITF: PA’s School Districts Lay Out Their Plans For Millions In New Funding

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Cash, School Tuition And Cemetery Plots May Be Part Of Harrisburg Diocese’s Final Settlement In Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Case

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: The Most Important Job In America - ATF Director

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[Posted: August 5, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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