Saturday, August 20, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.20.22

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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

-- DEP: Conventional Oil & Gas Driller Compliance Review Will Go Back At Least 5 Years; Whether It Will Be Public Document Not Decided  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette/ New Research Links Fracking To Increased Risk Of Leukemia In Children

-- Marcellus Shale Coalition (Unconventional Drillers): Latest Yale Headline-Grabbing Study Contradicts Previous Research [Read the entire studies, not just the few words MSC cites, to get the whole story.]

-- DEP Posts 51 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In August 20 PA Bulletin; 4 More Oil & Gas Site Cleanup Reports  [PaEN]

-- Baker Hughes PA Natural Gas Drill Rig Count - No Change From Last Week - 23

-- AP: Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction In Lawsuit Over Enbridge Canadian Oil Pipeline [Which Provides All The Oil For United Refinery In Warren]

-- Pennsylvania Allowances Removed From Sept. 7 Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction  [PaEN]

-- Renewables Now: CPV Building 100 MW Solar Farm On Former Coal Mine In Portage Twp., Cambria County

-- Scranton Times: Electric Vehicle Tax Credits May Have Little Local Impact

-- Courier Times: How Bucks County Farmers Are Dealing With Climate Change 

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: I’m A Teen Worried About Climate, The New Climate, Energy Bill Doesn’t Do Enough, But It’s A Start

-- DEP Blog: To Lower Your Electricity Bills, Take A Three-Prong Approach

-- Federal SBA Loans Available To Westmoreland County & Southwest PA Residents With Flood Damage As A Result Of The Aug. 5 Storms  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Low-Interest Loans Available To Aug. 5 Western PA Flood Victims

-- DEP Invites Comments On Draft NPDES General Permit For Discharges Of Stormwater Associated With Industrial Activity (PAG-03)  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Comments On Draft State Water Plan Update  [PaEN]

-- DEP Blog: Splish, Splash - A Deep Dive Into Proper Pool Water Discharge

-- Penn State Extension Webinar: Home Brewers’ Guide To Private Well Or Spring Water Oct. 10 

-- DEP Invites Comments On Electric Grid Resilience Plan At Aug. 31 Virtual Meeting  [PaEN]

-- DEP Now Accepting Recycling Implementation Grant Applications, Deadline Oct. 28  [PaEN]

-- Sen. Cappelletti Introduces Bill To Fix State Electronic Waste Recycling Program - Senate Bill 1310

-- York Dispatch: York County Has A Problem: Where To Put Its Trash, Landfill To Reach Capacity In 2025

-- Agriculture, DCNR Celebrate Honey Bee Day, Aug. 20; Bees Play A Critical Role In Food Production, Biodiversity  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA 2-Part Webinar: Grants - Finding, Writing And Managing Nov. 9 & 16  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Civilian Conservation Corps Contributions Remembered At Friday Event

-- Warren Times: Civilian Conservation Corps Service Changed Life’s Path For Edwin Zevotek

-- Westmoreland Conservation District To Offer Forest Stewardship Workshop Sept. 24; Focus On Invasive Plants  [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald: Christmas Tree Growers Hit By Drought, High Cost Of Fertilizer, Labor Shortage 

-- Scranton Times: See It? Squish It? PA And Surrounding States Fighting The Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

-- DCNR Announces Infrastructure Improvements To Yellow Creek State Park, Indiana County

-- Republican Herald: Tuscarora State Park Closed To Swimming Due To Harmful Algae

-- August 19 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- Register Now!  Lebanon Valley Conservancy Tower To Town 10-Miler Oct. 2 

-- Fish & Boat Commission Board Gives Final Approval To Fishing, Other Fee Changes

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Fish & Boat Commission OKs Fishing License Fee Hike, But There’s A Catch

-- TribLive: Stargazers Across Western PA Could Catch Glimpse Of Northern Lights

U.S. Senate Climate, Energy Bill


-- Scranton Times: Electric Vehicle Tax Credits May Have Little Local Impact

-- NYT: After Signing Climate Bill, Biden Prepares More Actions To Cut Emissions


-- Utility Dive: S&P Global: Rising Fuel Prices, New Climate, Energy Act Likely To Spur Rapid Renewable Energy Growth 


-- WSJ: Energy Projects Needed Across The U.S. Face Local Hurdles


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

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


-- Erie Times: Erie Sees Gasoline Prices Fall Below $4, Will It Keep Dropping?


-- Financial Times: EU Carbon Price Hits Record As Natural Gas Shortages Force Return To Coal


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

-- The Guardian: New Method To Break Down PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Shows Promise, Study Says

-- Financial Times: Record Lows For Rivers Across China, U.S. And Europe Sap Economies

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- TribLive Editorial: State Lawmakers’ Big Raises An Affront To PA Taxpayers

-- York Dispatch Editorial: A Eulogy For The Republican Party

-- TribLive: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano, FL Gov. DeSantis Focus On Crime, Pandemic Closures At Pittsburgh Rally

-- Inquirer: 3 Big Takeaways From Republican Rally In Pittsburgh: Don ‘The Full Armor Of God’

-- Scranton Times: Ex-President To Hold Sept. 3 Rally For Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano, Dr. Oz At Mohegan Sun Arena

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Veggie Trays Or Crudite?  The Battle For PA Votes

-- PA Capital-Star Editorial Cartoon: Thank You For Shopping At ‘Wegners’

-- PA Capital-Star: Internal Polls Show ‘Tight Race’ In Cartwright’s Congressional District

-- Scranton Times Editorial: State Debate Commission Sound Idea

-- AP: Court Orders 3 PA Counties To Count Mail-In Ballots

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Man Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol Close To Plea Deal

-- Inquirer: Another Public Health Threat Looms As College Students Return To Campus: Monkeypox

-- Centre Daily Times: PA Counties At High COVID Community Levels Up To 14

-- PA Capital-Star: State Health Officials Urge Pennsylvanians To Get Polio Vaccine

-- TribLive Editorial: Westmoreland Commissioners Should Be Open About How Opioid Settlement Money Is Used

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Kratom Industry Pushes PA Lawmakers To Improve Safety For Unregulated Product Used By Millions

-- PennLive Guest Essay: What Does A Moose Lodge Or Grocery Store Have In Common With A Casino? Nothing - Taverns Association [Supporting Games Of Skill Gambling]

-- Altoona Mirror Editorial: Legislature Raising Stakes On Gambling By Considering Legalizing Games Of Skill

-- KYW: Man Shot At Least 16 Times On Basketball Court At East Mt. Airy Playground In Philly

-- USA Today: These 5 Ads For Guns Are Alarming Critics, Changing Laws

-- LancasterOnline: ‘Historic’ State Budget Increase To Education Funding Too Late To Prevent Lancaster County Tax Hikes

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reports PA Unemployment Rate 4.3% In July, Down 0.2%

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Is At Full Employment, So Why Are Employers Still Scrambling For Workers?

-- Citizens Voice: Study: Pennsylvania Home To The Most Spam Calls In U.S.

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[Posted: August 20, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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