Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.24.22

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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 7:00:  FracTracker Alliance: Webinar: Oil & Gas Pipeline Right-Of-Ways - Forest Fragmentation And Spread Of Lyme Disease. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

-- Creating New Brownfields: Oil & Gas Well Drillers Notified DEP They Are Cleaning Up Soil & Water Contaminated With Chemicals Harmful To Human Health, Aquatic Life At 272 Locations In PA  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes - Rep. Metcalfe’s Antics Will Cost PA Dearly [House Committee Vote To Disapprove Oil & Gas Methane Reduction Regs]

-- Group Against Smog & Pollution: Special Report - Public Records Provide New Details Of July Power Outages At Clairton Coke (Coal) Works And What's Being Done To Remedy Electrical Issues  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: The Wiser Way To Fight Climate Change In A World In Which China Makes It Inevitable - Joseph Duckett 

-- DEP, Williamsport Authority, PA Rural Water Assn., Lycoming County Highlight Importance Of Source Water Protection To Clean Drinking Water  [PaEN]

-- DEP Chesapeake Bay Office: August Update, Showcasing Partner Accomplishments 

-- Feature: Native Plant Meadows Experience ‘Growing Pains’ -  By Kristen Koch, Penn State Agriculture & Environment Center  And  Emily Stambaugh, Intern, Penn State Agriculture & Environment Center  [PaEN]

-- Stroud Water Research Center August Update: Dirt Diaries - Soil Health Campaign Drives Underwear Digs Across PA

-- Rodale Institute Seeking Grow Clean Water College Outreach Ambassadors In Delaware Watershed  [PaEN]

-- Attention Farmers!  Still Time To Respond To USDA Conservation Practice Adoption Motivations Survey

-- Penn State Extension: Managing Your Drinking Water Well During A Drought [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension To Offer Private Drinking Water Testing Webinars This Fall  [PaEN]

-- DCED Awards $1 Million For Environmental Cleanup At Former Richmond Coal Generating Station In Philadelphia  [PaEN]

-- DEP Took Action On 801 Permits, 91% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,100 Inspections; Responded To 1 Environmental Emergency Last Week

-- Call For Session Proposals: WeConservePA 2023 PA Land Conservation Conference April 26-28, Reading  [PaEN]

-- WITF Smart Talk: Launches TV Series Featuring Culinary Trails

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Swimming, Other Water Activities Suspended At Pinchot State Park Due To Harmful Algal Blooms

-- University Of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Now Certified As Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

-- Courier Times: Sahli Nature Park’s Pollinator Program Halts After Someone Frees Monarch Butterflies Prematurely

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Another Chronic Wasting Disease Management Are Expansion Announced By Game Commission

-- Game Commission: Online Elk Viewing Video Cam From Benezette, Elk County Now Live

-- Game Commission: Pennsylvanians Can Help Watch For Rabbit Disease

-- Republican Herald: Red-Tailed Hawk Released In Schuylkill County After Recuperating At Red Creek Wildlife Center For Nearly A Year  


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

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


-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Prices Fall 5% On Delay On Texas LNG Plant Restart [Showing  Again LNG Exports Mean High U.S. Natural Gas Prices]


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?


Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


-- Post-Gazette: Officials Celebrate $857 Million Upgrade To Ohio River Locks, Funded In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


Other States/National/International

-- Financial Times: Methane Hunters: What Explains The Surge In The Potent Greenhouse Gas? [Natural Sources]

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Erie Times: Group Says 3 PA Republican Officials Threaten American Democracy

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Man Convicted Of Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Man, Ex-Army Ranger, 2 Others Convicted Of Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- PennLive: Republican Cong. Scott Perry Insists FBI Seizure Of His Cell Phone Was Not About The Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- WITF Smart Talk: Former PA Federal Judge Worries A Judge Will Be Killed In Today’s Political Atmosphere 

-- York Daily Record Guest Essay: It’s Time To Fix Harrisburg - Let’s Start With The Ground Rules

-- The Guardian: Dr. Oz Campaign Draws Ire Over Unsavory Remarks About Fetterman’s Stroke

-- TribLive: Fetterman Holds Pittsburgh Rally, But Avoids Media Questions

-- Inquirer: PA Updated Its Voter Registration Form To Allow Voters To Sign Up For Mail-In Ballots And Angered A Lot Of County Elections Officials

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Can PA Hold A Mistake-Free Election?  Undated Mail Ballots Case Raises More Doubts

-- TribLive Editorial: Why Won’t Republican Lawmakers Fix The Voting Law They Don’t Like?

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Gov. Wolf’s Term Ending Soon But He Wants ‘To Go Through The Finish Line Running’

-- Gov. Wolf Pardons 2,000 Pennsylvanians For New Beginnings

-- Inquirer: Philly DA Says Republican Legislative Subpoena In Effort To Impeach Him Is ‘Illegal’  And ‘Wholly Illegitimate’

-- Inquirer: Philly Officials Want Your Ideas On Gun Violence Solutions; Sessions Begin This Week

-- Erie Times: House Committee Told More Funding, Resources Needed To Battle Youth Violence In Erie

-- PennLive: PA Nursing Home Workers At 24 Facilities Send Out Notices To Strike

-- Post-Gazette/ - Robert Swift: New PA Nursing Loan Program Reaches Milestone

-- MCall - Ford Turner: New Report Shows Monroe County Residents Paying PA’s Highest School Property Taxes; Most Of Lehigh Valley Ranks Near Top

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: PA’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Is Dangerous And Misguided

-- TribLive: U.S. Senators Request State Dept. To Declare Pittsburgh Man Jailed In Russia ‘Wrongfully Detained’

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[Posted: August 24, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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