Friday, August 12, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.12.22

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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

-- Guest Essay: Investments In Clean Pennsylvania Air, Land And Water Will Pay Off For Decades - By Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of DCNR & Ramez Ziadeh, Acting Secretary of DEP  [PaEN]

-- Bay Journal: Pequea Creek Restoration Work Moves Ahead In Lancaster County -- By Ad Crable, Chesapeake Bay Journal

-- Courier Times: Lenape River Nation Journey, Treaty Signing Arrives In Bucks County [Photos]

-- Delaware RiverKeeper August 12 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Warren Times: Reclaiming Rare Earth Elements Could Clean Up PA’s Acid Mine Drainage

-- U.S. DOE Invites Comments On Implementing A Rare Earth & Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration & Commercialization Program  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times Editorial: State’s Rare Opportunity In Rare Earth Minerals

-- Pittsburgh Magazine: Can Pittsburgh Save The Planet? - Hosting The Global Clean Energy Action Forum 

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: Electric Vehicles Not A Winning Issue For Democrats In PA - DC Polling Firm

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: We Need More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now, Before We Really Need Them

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PECO’s Electricity Price Going Up 11%, Met Ed Going Up 18.4% Because Of Spike In Natural Gas Costs

-- PennLive: Electric Utilities Raising The Cost Of Their Electricity Up To 19% Starting Sept. 1

-- PUC Recognizes National 811 Day & Safe Digging Efforts Of PA One Call To Prevent Hitting Pipelines, Other Underground Utilities

-- Williamsport Sun: Lack Of Rainfall Leaves Many Concerned In Lycoming County

-- Warren Times: Allegheny Reservoir Levels Bring Early End To Boating Season

-- Call For Abstracts For The PFAS Speciality Conference Nov. 10 In Cumberland County  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Fmr Top Afghan Environmental Official Now Helping Philly Solve Local Flooding Problems

-- Altoona Mirror: $1.3 Million In Contracts Awarded For 2 Stormwater Management Protect In Altoona

-- York Daily Record: Hundreds Show Up To Protest The Possible Reuse Of York County Landfill Superfund Site 

-- DEP Environmental Justice Newsletter: Aug. 18 Advisory Board Meeting; Upcoming Westmoreland Landfill Air Permit Hearings

-- August 13 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Keep PA Beautiful To Work With PennDOT To Reduce Cigarette Litter At State Welcome Centers  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline: Why Are More Spotted Lanternflies In Some Areas Of Central PA, But Not Others?

-- Agriculture Controlled Plant & Noxious Weed Committee Adds 3 Plants To Noxious Weed List

-- DCNR Prohibits Hunting With Firearms In State Parks In Bucks, Chester, Montgomery Counties

-- Scranton Times: Girl Scouts Recognized For Park Contribution In Dalton

-- AG Shapiro Sues Chester County Playground Equipment Suppliers For Failing To Deliver 

-- PA Environmental Council Blog: William Penn Foundation Circuit Trails Funding Cultivates An Appreciation For The Outdoors

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: To Reduce Violence In Philly, Plant Trees And Gardens

-- WeConservePA Sept. 8 Webinar: Personal Injury Liability Protection Under State Recreational Use of Land and Water Act. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Events: Preserving Your Land, Chainsaw Safety, Mindful Family Yoga, More 

-- Fish & Boat Commission: Watch For This Teen Fishing Phenom From Tioga County!

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: That’s No Fish!  It’s An American Eel In The Kiski River

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Elk Watching Season Gets Under Way With Annual Elk Expo Aug. 20-21 In Elk County

-- WLVT: Monarch Butterflies Are Endangered, But You Can Help 

-- TribLive: North Area Environmental Council, Master Gardener Offer Tours Of North Park Pollinator Garden Aug. 22 In Allegheny County

U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill


-- AP: U.S. House Democrats Set To Overcome Republicans For Climate, Energy, Health Care Win In Friday Vote


-- Post-Gazette: U.S. House Votes Friday On U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill, Western PA Members Of Congress Split Along Party Lines


-- USA Today - Kyle Bagenstose: U.S. Making Big Down Payment On Climate Change, Here’s What Needs To Come Next


-- AP: U.S. Senate Climate Bill - Spending Green Bucks To Boost Green Energy


-- USA Today: U.S. Senate Climate Bill Reinstates Oil Industry Tax For Superfund Cleanups


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

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


-- Post-Gazette: U.S. Gasoline Prices Dip Below $4; Pittsburgh And PA Averages Remain Near $4.30


-- Citizens Voice: Gasoline Prices Drop Below $4 At Some Luzerne County Stations


-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PECO’s Electricity Price Going Up 11%, Met Ed Going Up 18.4% Because Of Spike In Natural Gas Costs

-- PennLive: Electric Utilities Raising The Cost Of Their Electricity Up To 19% Starting Sept. 1


-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Jumps 8% On Talk Of Higher Flows To Texas LNG Plant 


-- Bloomberg: Mexico Plans To Become LNG Export Hub With U.S. Natural Gas


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- MCall: Allentown Still Considering How To Use Federal 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

-- WPost: Climate Change’s Impact Intensifies As U.S. .Prepares To Take Action

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- York Daily Record: Is Harrisburg Coming Into Increased Focus Of U.S. House Panel Investigating Assault On U.S. Capitol?

-- Inquirer: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Fight With U.S. House Panel Investigating Assault On U.S. Capitol May Help His Campaign

-- York Daily Record: Why Is The U.S. House Panel Investigating Assault On U.S. Capitol So Interested In Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry?

-- RealClear PA: Republican Establishment Dismisses Party’s PA Voters

-- WITF/AP: Fetterman Plans ‘Raw’ Remarks In Return To U.S. Senate Race Campaign Trial

-- WESA: Allegheny County Preparations For Election Day Going Smoothly, Officials Say

-- Altoona Mirror: Republican Sen. Judy Ward Addresses Election Security “It Is A Huge Concern”

-- Courier Times: Pennridge Group Files Court Petition To Change Election Rules For School Board Members

-- TribLive Guest Essay: PA Exhibit A For Why Election Integrity Matters - Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland] 

-- The Center Square: About $4.9 Billion In Unemployment Fraud Not Recovered In PA

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Sen. Boscola Wants To Restore Property Tax Relief Funding As Wave Of School District Tax increases Hit Lehigh Valley

-- PA Capital-Star: Poll: Ahead Of Midterm Elections, PA Voters Want Lower Health Insurance Costs

-- PA Capital-Star: Ahead Of Midterm Elections, Casey, Democrats Tout Impact Of U.S. Senate Climate, Energy, Health Care Bill

-- PennLive: Child Abuse Registry In PA Unconstitutional, Names Innocent People Lawsuit Claims

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Grief Over Gun Violence Is Weighing Down Philly Students

-- Inquirer: Drexel Offers 50% Tuition Break For Community College Transfers

-- WHYY: Temple Makes Masks Optional For Fall Semester, But Not Everyone Is Happy

-- AP: CDC Issues New COVID Guidance For Schools, Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations

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[Posted: August 12, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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