Friday, August 26, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.26.22

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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 11:30: DEP, Partners To Showcase Stream Restoration Projects In Holtwood, Lancaster County.

-- U.S. Dept. Of Interior Awards PA $25 Million In Conventional Oil & Gas Well Plugging Funding From Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  [PaEN]

-- NFWF Announces $15.8 Million In Conservation Grants To Help Restore Delaware River Watershed; 20 Grants, $7.3 Million In PA  [PaEN]

-- Fish & Boat Commission Voluntary Permits Project Feature: Shoreline Restoration At Yellow Creek In Indiana County - By Mike Parker, Communications Director, PFBC  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA: A Big Win For Lancaster County's Iconic Landscape And Waterways [PaEN]

-- PA Resources Council Receives New Grant Funding For Environmental Justice Work On Stormwater, Flooding Issues  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Still Time To Apply For First-Come, First Served REAP Tax Credits To Support Farm Conservation Projects  [PaEN]

-- PUC Approves Settlement With Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority Addressing Compliance Plan For Stormwater Issues  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PUC OKs Philadelphia Natural Gas Works Gas Main Replacement Plan, Including Nearly 1,000 Miles Of Pipes Installed Before WW II

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Oil Slick Spreads On Delaware River Near Old Festival Pier In Philly

-- DEP Accepting Applications For Coastal Zone Grants Starting Aug. 29

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Aug. 26 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Allegheny County Judge Rules Environmental Violations [NOVs] Can Inform How Townships Evaluate Land Use Permits For Natural Gas Drilling Operations; Appeal Expected By Olympus Energy

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: My Son Was Diagnosed With Leukemia At Age 3, Was Fracking To Blame? - By Patrice Tomcik, Moms Clean Air Force

-- Scranton Times: Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Environmental Hazards In Scranton School District

-- PUC Seeks Comment On Proposed Settlement With PECO Over Improper Electric Service Terminations

-- Post-Gazette: Firm Specializing In Cell And Gene Therapy To Team With Pitt At Hazelwood Green [Redeveloped Brownfield]

-- DCED Awards $467,636 Grant For Environmental Cleanup At Former Pottstown Plating Works In Montgomery County  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Comments On Proposed Regulation Increasing Radiological Health Fees

-- DEP News & Views Newsletter Highlights Environmental, Energy, Education Initiatives Over The Last Few Months

-- August 27 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- PA Resources Council Holds Household Chemical Collection Sept. 10 In South Park, Allegheny County [PaEN]

-- DCNR Invites Comments On Changes To List Of Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened, Rare Native Wild Plants

-- Scranton Times: Spotted Lanternfly ‘Popping Up Everywhere’ In Lackawanna County

-- WeConservePA: Allegheny Land Trust Celebrates Community Conservation - The Protection And Debut Of Healcrest Glen  [PaEN]

-- Dept. Of Agriculture Invests $3.1 Million To Protect 784 Acres Of Farmland In 9 Counties  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times: Tall Ships Erie 2022 - What To Know For Day 2 Of The Festival

-- Erie Times: PA- U.S. Brig Niagara Leads The Parade Of Sail At Tall Ships

-- Centre Daily Times: Nature Plays A Role In Boosting Mental Health, Try It For Yourself At Millbrook Marsh

-- Centre Daily Times: National Park Service Turning 106, Here’s Where To Celebrate In Pennsylvania

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Deadly Rabbit Virus Found In PA


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

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


-- Bloomberg: Diesel Pinch Looms As World Seeks Relief From Pricey Natural Gas


-- Bloomberg: U.S. Set To Export Record Amounts Of Crude Oil Into 2023


-- Reuters: Analysis - Forget Showering, It’s Eat Or Heat For Shocked Europeans Hit By Energy Crisis As Natural Gas, Electricity Prices Surge


-- WSJ: European Energy Rationing This Winter Is Looking Less Likely, Economic War With Russia Likely To Keep Prices High


American Rescue Plan Funding

-- WeConservePA: A Big Win For Lancaster County's Iconic Landscape And Waterways [PaEN]


-- $11 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding To PA State Government, Local Governments Has Yet To Be Invested.  What’s Your Community Doing?


Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


-- U.S. Dept. Of Interior Awards PA $25 Million In Conventional Oil & Gas Well Plugging Funding From Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  [PaEN]


Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: Outrage In Appalachia Over Manchin’s ‘Vile’ Mountain Valley Pipeline Deal

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Should Have Rejected His Extremist Allies, He Didn’t And Hasn’t

-- PA Capital-Star: How Election-Denying Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano, Other GOP Governors, Could Tilt The 2024 Presidential Election

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Religious Values Resonate With Supporters, But Poll Shows Him Down Among Republicans

-- City & State PA: What Is The Keystone Party, A New Third Party That Wants To Shake Up PA Politics

-- Post-Gazette: PA Supreme Court Blocks Senate, House Caucuses From Joining Wolf’s Lawsuit About Proposed Abortion Constitutional Amendment

-- AP: PA Supreme Court Loosens Rules On Where Medical Malpractice Cases Can Be Filed

-- PennLive: Dr. Oz Pounces On Fetterman For Not Committing To Debates: ‘Come Talk To Us’

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Assessing PA’s Unusual U.S. Senate Campaign

-- AP: Lawsuit: Allentown School District Defamed Teacher By Falsely Connecting Him To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- MCall: Judge Removes Allentown Constable From Position Saying He Wasn’t A Resident When Elected

-- AP: Dispute At King Of Prussia Mall Ends When Woman Pulls Out Gun; No Injuries

-- PennLive: Lycoming County Teen Accused Of Firing Multiple Shots Into 2 Vehicles Containing 6 Other Teenagers

-- Altoona Mirror: Teen Pleads Guilty In Shooting Plat At Westmont Hilltop High School In Cambria County

-- Spotlight PA: Report On Racial Bias In PA State Police Traffic Stops Delayed By Data Problem

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County COVID Community Spread Level Drops Back To Medium

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Pass A School Bus In These Lehigh Valley Communities And You’ll Be Photographed And Fined

-- Erie Times: Erie County Community College One Year Old This Fall, Adding Programs

-- WESA: In-State Pitt Students To Get $350 ‘Grants’ From COVID Relief Money

-- TribLive: Western PA Food Trucks Roll On Despite Gasoline Hikes, Inflation, Supply Shortages

-- Post-Gazette: Broadband Gets Boost In Beaver, Fayette Counties

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[Posted: August 26, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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