Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.30.22

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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 10:00: House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee hearing on threats electromagnetic pulse attacks, solar flares to electric grids. Room G-50 Irvis Building. Click Here to watch online.  Read more about the agenda.

TODAY 2:00: House Republican Policy Committee hearing on Hydrogen, Carbon Capture.  Western PA Operating Engineers, 457 Christopher Road, New Alexandria, Westmoreland County.  Click Here to watch online.

WEDNESDAY 10:00: Virtual. DEP Electric Grid Resilience Plan Meeting. [federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Program]  10:00 a.m. to Noon.  Click Here for remote options for joining the meeting.


WEDNESDAY 6:00: Virtual. PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers Local Government Engagement Conversation Café .  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

-- Only 15 Out Of 256 Conventional Oil & Gas Operators Who Abandoned Wells Without Plugging Them Were Fined By DEP; Small Penalties No Deterrent To Future Abandonments  [PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Council Blog: Catawissa Creek’s Run To Be PA’s River Of The Year Has A Silver Lining


-- PA Resources Council Announces Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Locations For September In Allegheny County; PRC Seeking More Partners For 2023  [PaEN]


-- The Litterbug Continues To Strike, Strike Back By Entering The PA Resources Council Lens On Litter Photo Contest  [PaEN]


-- Warren Times: Entries Being Accepted For Warren County Conservation District Photo Contest


-- Erie Times: How To Keep Your Recyclables Out Of The Trash


-- WHYY: 100 Philly Schools Will Close Early Tuesday, Wednesday Due To High Heat


-- Pittsburgh Business Times Editorial: Energy Policy Requires All Hands On Deck


-- Spotlight PA: Volunteer Fire Companies Have Become Harder To Sustain, Can Collaboration Help?


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Southern PA Geology Being Scanned From The Sky


-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Announces Draft Spongy [Gypsy] Moth Suppression Plan


-- Study Suggests One-Third Of Wild Bee Species In PA Have Declined; Bee Diversity Can Help Conserve Pollinators - By Chuck Gill, Penn State News  [PaEN]


-- POLLINATORS! The Musical Coming To Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, State College Sept. 11 - By Alexandra McLaughlin, Penn State News  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Fun With Fungi: Western PA Mushroom Club Plans Sept. 24 North Park Foray In Allegheny County


-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - Many Of Nature’s Berries Will Be Ripening Soon


-- Penn State Extension Hosts Competitive Virtual Walking Program Sept. 12 to Nov. 7  


-- DCNR Names Gregory Kisko District Forester For Sproul State Forest In Clinton, Centre Counties


-- Williamsport Sun - Lycoming County Audubon: Being A Birder Is A Fun Hobby For Many People


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Hunting Seasons For Smallest, Larges Game Birds Starts Sept. 1

New Federal Climate, Energy, Healthcare Law


-- WSJ: First Solar To Invest $1.2 Billion In U.S. Plants, Spurred By New Climate Law


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

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


-- TribLive: Gasoline Prices Fall For 11th Week; Some PA Counties Reach $4 Mark


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: Atlantic Heating Up, With Tropical Storm Formation Expected This Week

-- WSJ: U.S. Has Been Hit By Dramatic Flooding, And It Could Get Worse

-- USA Today: Nearly Half Of U.S. Has Endured A Drought In 2022, Will It Get Worse?  Yes, Experts Say

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette: More Fmr Republican Officials Come Out In Support Of Democrat Shapiro In Governor’s Race

-- Erie Times: 8 More Republicans Line UP Behind Democrat Shapiro For Governor

-- AP: Shapiro Breaks With Democrats On COVID Policies In PA Governor’s Race

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: What Ex-President Wants For PA Republicans, And Why It’s Bad For The Party

-- LancasterOnline: Voter Data Suggests PA Republicans Voting By Mail Could Be Even Less Common Than In 2020

-- Sen. Yaw Guest Essay: Expanding Legal Gambling To Include Skill Games Will Help Sustain Veterans’ Organizations, Social Clubs

-- PA Capital-Star: Sen. Martin Proposes Clarifying Law Allowing Police To Pull Over Drivers With Partially Obscured License Plates

-- Spotlight PA: PA’s Unreliable Lobbyist Disclosure Website Is Getting Upgrade

-- MCall: Threat From Fmr Lehigh University Student Who Can’t Be Located Prompts Campus Warning, Increased Security

-- Inquirer: Philly Has A $208 Million Antiviolence Budget, Just A Fraction Addresses Shootings In The Short-Term

-- WHYY: On First Day Of School, Philly Violence Prevention Activists Call On Dads To Step Up

-- WITF: Nearly 1 Million PA Students Could Have Their Student Loans Wiped Away Under Biden’s Plan

-- TribLive/Bloomberg: Surprise: PA Borrowers May End Up Paying State Taxes On Forgiven Student Loans  

-- TribLive: Point Park College Program Allows Those With Other Degrees To Pursue Teaching Career

-- MCall: ‘The World Is Built Inaccessibly And That’s Not How It Has To Be’: Lehigh Valley Festival, Event Leaders Work To Make Spaces Welcoming For Everyone

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Labor Shortage Data Indicates Employers Need 100,000+ Workers 

-- Post-Gazette: Jack Shea, ‘Tough, Focused And Fearless’ Pittsburgh-Area Labor Leader, Dies At 79

-- MCall/AP: Biden To Deliver Prime-Time Speech In Philadelphia On ‘Battle’ For Democracy

-- Post-Gazette: Biden To Visit Pittsburgh On Labor Day

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[Posted: August 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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