Saturday, August 27, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.27.22

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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

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PUC Reverses Decision, Reduces Sunoco Mariner East Pipeline Penalty For High Noise Levels, Exacerbating Emergency And Fire Hazards To $3,000 From $51,000  [Read Original Decision]

-- DEP To Hold Oct. 5 Virtual Hearing On Proposed Transco Natural Gas Pipeline Regional Energy Access Expansion Project In Eastern PA  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Comments On 2 Proposed Oil & Gas Wastewater Impoundments By Range Resources-Appalachia, LLC In Washington County  [PaEN]

-- EPA To Hold Aug. 30 Hearing On Proposed Drilling Wastewater Injection Well In Plum Borough, Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: EPA Schedules Hearing On Proposed Injection Well In Plum Borough, Allegheny County

-- DEP Posted 59 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Aug. 27 PA Bulletin; 1 More Oil & Gas Facility Land Recycling Cleanup [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Landfill Cited For Leachate Leak Into Speers Run By DEP  [DEP Hearing On Landfill Permit Aug. 31 ]

-- Water Resources Assn. Of The Delaware River Basin Announces 2022 Award Recipients [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Nearly $32 Million In Grants Will Help Fish, Birds, Streams, Trails In Delaware River Watershed

-- DEP, Partners Showcase Stream Restoration Projects In Fishing Creek Watershed, Lancaster County  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline: Donegal Trout Unlimited Show Fishing Creek Restoration

-- New PA Parks & Forests Foundation Video: Forests, Clean Water And Craft Beverages? Yes!  [PaEN]

-- WITF/StateImpactPA: Plans For A Rutters Gas Station Next To Old Crow Wildlife Observation Area Wetland In Huntingdon County Sparks Opposition

-- Our Shared Waters Coalition Blog: Fostering A Lifelong Appreciation For Our Shared Waters On The Schuylkill River Sojourn - By Sarah Crothers Bach, Education Director, Schuylkill River Greenways  

-- WESA: Hazelwood Green, Once A Steel Making Brownfield Site In Pittsburgh, Will Soon Produce Gene Therapies

-- DEP Opportunity To Bid On Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project In Clearfield County 

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

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission To Hold Business Meeting Sept. 15  [PaEN]

-- PASA Sustainable Agriculture: New Federal Climate, Energy, Healthcare Bill Invests $40 Billion In Climate-Smart Agriculture; More Work To Do On 2023 Federal Farm Bill

-- Williamsport Sun: Lawmakers Tour Evangelical Community Hospital To See Energy Efficiency Improvements

-- DEP Sets Oct. 4 Hearing On Brunner Island Power Plant Title V Air Quality Permit Located In York County  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PECO Agrees To Pay $225,000 Fine After Improperly Terminating 50,000 Customers

-- WHYY: Radnor, Delaware County And Ambler, Montgomery County Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

-- Dept. Of Agriculture: Support PA Farmers - Shop Local, Buy PA Preferred This Harvest Season

-- Republican Herald: Spotted Lanternfly: Beautiful But Destructive Pest Makes Annual Appearance

-- Reading Eagle: Hereford Twp. Residents Seeking Help To Remove Thousands Of Dead Ash Trees In Danger Of Falling

-- WHYY: Tree Clearing For FDR Park Wetland Sparks Outrage In Philly

-- Warren Times: 20 Years Since Ecoterrorism Attack On U.S. Forest Service Research Station In Irvine, Warren County 

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

-- DCNR To Update Wild Plant Regulations; Public Comment To Open Aug. 27

-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center - Nature Inspires The Best Seasonal Decorations

-- DCNR Helps Kickoff Second Statewide ‘Walk With A Doc’ Campaign Promoting Health And Nature  [PaEN]

-- WITF/AP: USDA Scattering Rabies Vaccine Bait In PA, 12 Other States To Keep Raccoons From Spreading The Disease 

-- KYW: An Emotional Support Alligator Cheers Up Philadelphians At LOVE Park


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

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


-- Baker Hughes PA Natural Gas Drill Rig Count - No Change In Last 3 Weeks - 23


-- Deloitte: Oil & Gas Producers Have Highest-Ever Cash Flows, $1.4 Trillion In 2022, How Will They Invest It? 


-- Financial Times Guest Essay: The Energy Crisis Is Making The Green Movement’s Case


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- NextPittsburgh: Pittsburgh Has Spent Only A Quarter Of Its Federal COVID Relief Money As Neighborhoods Await Improvements


-- $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

-- EPA Proposes Designating Certain PFAS Chemicals As Hazardous Substances Under Superfund

-- AP: EPA To Designate Some ‘Forever Chemicals’ As Hazardous Substances

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Reuters: PA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Posed In Confederate Uniform At Army War College 

-- WHYY: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Insular Campaign Is Full Of Dedicated Supporters And Serious Doubts

-- Inquirer: Montgomery County Man Who Beat Police Officer With Flag During Assault On U.S. Capitol Sentenced To Nearly 4 Years In Prison

-- Inquirer: Philly Republican Ousted For Possible ‘Ballot Harvesting’ Back Helping Green Party Register Voters In Hopes Of Siphoning Votes From Democrats

-- PA Capital-Star: Steelers Star And Other Veterans Highlighting Impact Of Closed Primaries On Those Who Served

-- Erie Times: Republican Sen. Laughlin Sues Erie County Democratic Party Chair Over Column

-- MCall: What Can We Learn About The Lehigh Valley’s 2 Candidates For Congress From Their Personal Finances?

-- Altoona Mirror: Lawmakers May Push Bonds To Pay For Interstate Bridge Repairs

-- Spotlight PA: Major Shift In Medical Malpractice Venue Rules In PA Could Help Victims, But Opponents Fear The Cost

-- Centre Daily Times: PA Reports 20,000 New COVID Cases, 12 Counties At High Community Spread Levels

-- MCall: PA COVID Update: Cases Drop To Lowest In 5 Weeks, 9 Million+ Pennsylvanians Fully Vaccinated

-- PennLive: Road Rage Shooter On The Loose After Hitting Driver In Dauphin County

-- PennLive: Police Arrest Possibly Armed Man In Shippensburg, Lock Down Schools

-- Inquirer: International Thieves Siphoned $13 Million In State Aid From Chester Upland School District Last Year

-- Inquirer: Strike Of Philly School Workers Averted

-- WESA: After 30 Years, Pittsburgh School District Renews Agreement To Work Toward Racial Justice

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Lawmakers Proposed Consumers Get Power Over Sales Of Their Online Data

-- PennLive: OSHA To Begin Targeted Enforcement On Warehousing Operations In PA

-- TribLive: 4 Men Pass $2,500 In Counterfeit Money At Indiana County Grocery Store, State Police Need Help Identifying Criminals

-- MCall: State Police Issue Warning About Romanian ‘Transnational Criminals’ Committing Jewelry Scams, Distraction Thefts, More

-- TribLive Editorial: Proposed Federal Law Can Stop Big Tech From Playing Games With The News

-- WITF: Kutztown University Honors First Black Graduate From Class Of 1950, A Long-Time Teacher In Reading

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[Posted: August 27, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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