Monday, August 29, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.29.22

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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

-- August 29 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- 180+ Attended 2022 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference; MayFly Award Winners Recognized  [PaEN]

-- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Partners With Westminster College H.S. Science Camp; Completes Blacks Creek Maintenance Pond  [PaEN]

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Is EnviroDIY Citizen Science Water Quality Data As Good As USGS [Spoiler - It’s A Close Match]

-- TribLive: Nature-Based Child Care Center Opens At Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve In Fox Chapel, Allegheny County

-- TribLive: Eagle Scout Projects At Morosini Reserve Offer New Chances To Check Out Local Wildlife In Murrysville, Westmoreland County

-- Post-Gazette: Local Pittsburgh-Area Climate Initiatives To Receive A Boost When Long-Awaited Federal Climate, Energy, Healthcare Act Funds Flow

-- PA Capital-Star: DEP To Host Public Hearing On Strengthening PA’s Power Grids

-- Centre Daily Times Guest Essay: With Critical Climate Change Fight, We’re All In It Together - Charles Dumas

-- Republican Herald: Radon Mitigation At Work In Schuylkill County Housing Developments

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Fight Catalytic Converter Thefts

-- Warren Times: 14th Annual Allegheny River Cleanup Sept. 15-17

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: A Philly Brand 2x4?  City Plans To Start Milling Lumber At Fairmount Recycling Center By Next Year

-- WESA/The Allegheny Front: Goats Do Hard Work Clearing Invasive Plants At Pittsburgh’s South Side Park

-- WESA: Entomologist Explains The Secret To Stomping Out Spotted Lanternflies

New Federal Climate, Energy, Healthcare Law


-- Post-Gazette: Local Pittsburgh-Area Climate Initiatives To Receive A Boost When Long-Awaited Federal Climate, Energy, Healthcare Act Funds Flow


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: Everyone’s An Energy Trader As Electric Bills Hit The Sky In U.S. Due To Natural Gas Cost Spikes


-- Reuters: Germany’s Natural Gas Storage Facilities Filling Up Faster Than Planned


-- Reuters: Europe’s Natural Gas Crisis Could Last Several Winters, Shell CEO Says


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

-- Reuters: Explainer: How Industry Is Depending On Carbon Capture Technology For Climate Goals

-- Bloomberg: Honda, LG Set To Build $4.4 Billion EV Battery Plant In U.S.

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WPost: PA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Bets He Can Win By Not Moderating His Right-Wing Stances

-- Reuters: Some PA Republicans Defend Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano For Posing In Confederate Uniform  [Republican Chairs, Allegheny, Northampton Counties]

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Character Is Revealed By The Company He Keeps

-- York Dispatch Editorial: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s One-Sided Campaign

-- Wilkes-Barre Times Editorial: Biden, Ex-President Visits Will Put Luzerne County In Spotlight; Let It Be An Honest Spotlight

-- Courier Times: Analysis Of Congressional Campaign Finance Suggests Republican Incumbent Fitzpatrick Likely To Stay

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Former Gov. Tom Ridge Reflects On Politics, Assault On U.S. Capitol, His Health 

-- AP: PA National Guard Soldier, 17, Collapses During Training, Dies Days Later

-- TribLive: PA Lawmakers Eye Stronger Guidelines As School Districts Enhance Security Measures

-- CitizensVoice: New School Year With More Armed Officers, New Cell Phone Policy, End Of Universal Free Meals

-- Courier Times: PA Counties To Share $50 Million To Fight, Prosecute Gun Violence

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Aggressively Enforce New Federal Ghost Gun Rule

-- Post-Gazette: Nursing Shortages, Skilled Unit Closures Slowing Discharges At Pittsburgh Hospitals

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: PA Lawmakers Should Continue Telemedicine Waivers To Increase Access To Healthcare Services

-- The Guardian: How Polio Returned To The U.S.: A Mutated Virus, Anti-Vaxxers And A Vulnerable Population

-- Warren Times Editorial: Fireworks Issue Sparks Debate

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny Community College, BNY Mellon Bank Expand Program To Introduce High Schoolers To Career Pathways

-- Inquirer: SNAP, EBT Benefits Card System Outage Strikes Pennsylvania

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[Posted: August 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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