Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.31.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

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: 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.


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

-- Environmental Hearing Board Rules Renovo Energy Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Limits On Sulfur Dioxide, VOC Emissions Set Too High  [PaEN]

-- Clean Air Council Celebrates Joseph Minott's 40 Year Commitment To Leading The Council, And To The Environment  [PaEN]

-- Public Herald: Sen. Muth Raises More Questions About NPDES Permit DEP Issued For Eureka Resources Drilling Wastewater Treatment Plant In Susquehanna County

-- TribLive: Plum Residents Speak Out Against Drilling Wastewater Injection Well Proposal In Allegheny County

-- PA Capital-Star: Environmental Groups Launch Anti-Pollution Campaign Targeting Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano

-- The New Yorker: Could Coal Waste Be Used To Make Sustainable Batteries?  By Eliza Griswold

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: DOE Funds Pitt, WVU Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Projects

-- Erie 2030 District Achieves 22.4% Decline In Energy Use; $4.6 Million In Energy Savings; 14.6% Decline In Carbon Emissions  [PaEN]

-- WLVR: PUC Shares Tips To Offset Rising Utility Costs

-- Tribune-Democrat: House Environmental Committee Hears Testimony About EMP Attacks

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Owner Looks To Move To Next Phase Of Cleanup

-- Sept. 7 Screening Of Hurricane Agnes 50: Life After The Flood; It Happened Before And Flooding Will Be Worse In The Future Due To Climate Change  [PaEN]

-- DEP Advisory: Hearings On Westmoreland Landfill Air Permit Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

-- DRBC: Microplastics Pervasive In Waters Adjacent To Delaware River’s Population Centers  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Microplastics Found Throughout Delaware River And Its Tributaries

-- The Burg: Capital Region Water Board Approves Plan Designed To Slash Pollutants Going Into Harrisburg Area Waterways

-- Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Program Offering Level 1 Certification Training Sept. 8-9 In State College  [PaEN]

-- Expanding Meaningful Environmental and Watershed Literacy With Geospatial Technology Tools And Practice Online Educator Training Starting Sept. 27  [PaEN]

-- Clean Water Is Up To You: Brown Lawn? Here’s How To Really Go Green! - By Brodhead Watershed Association, Monroe County  [PaEN]

-- Nature At Risk: Your Small Changes Can Help Bring Monarchs Back - By Brodhead Watershed Association, Monroe County  [PaEN]

-- Lock Haven Express: Sugar Valley Watershed Assn. Hosted Fish Commission Reptile And Amphibian Expert In Clinton County

-- York Dispatch: Cleaner Waterways Top Priority For 21st Annual Codorus Creek Cleanup

-- TribLive: Some Oakland Residents Upset About Trash As Pitt Students Move In

-- Inquirer: PA American Water Issues Boil Water Alerts For Communities In Chester, Lancaster Counties

-- Williamsport Sun: Keeping The Williamsport Water Supply Safe

-- Williamsport Sun: ‘Abundant And Redundant’: Williamsport Water Supply More Than Enough For Customers

-- DEP Took Action On 706 Permits, 95% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,488 Inspections; Responded To 1 Environmental Emergency Last Week

-- WHYY: Philly Gun Violence Leads To Trying Times For Parks & Rec Department

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Closes Recreation Facilities As Reservoir Levels Fall

-- Conodoguinet Creek Greenway Trail Feasibility Study Meeting Oct. 6 In Cumberland County

-- Vista.Today: White Clay Creek Preserve Builds New Trail Bridge

-- WPost: Gene Editing Could Revive Nearly Lost American Chestnut, Not Everyone Is On Board


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: Analysis: Full Natural Gas Storage No Fix For Europe’s Winter Energy Crunch


-- Bloomberg/AP: European Plan For Floating Natural Gas Terminals Raise Climate Fears


-- Reuters: World Oil Prices Fall 3% On Recession Fears


-- Reuters: This Decade’s Oil Boom Is Moving Offshore - Way Offshore


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

-- AP: U.S.D.A. Asks Farmers - Can You Plant 2 Crops Instead Of One?

-- Financial Times: U.S. Utilities Postpone Coal Power Closures In Clean Energy Setback

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Choice Of Civil War Garb Confirms What A Rebel He Is

-- Inquirer - Will Bunch: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano - PA’s Confederate In The Attic

-- Inquirer Editorial: How A Confederate Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Might Weigh In From The Political Battlefields Of 2022

-- Inquirer: Dr. Oz Says Pay No Attention To The People He Pays To Speak For Him

-- TribLive: Fetterman Says No To Dr. Oz Offer To Debate, Calls List Of ‘Concessions’ Insulting

-- Politics PA: Biden To Republicans - ‘You Can’t Be Pro-Law Enforcement And Pro-Insurrection’

-- Scranton Times: Biden Slams MAGA Republicans, Criticism Of FBI

-- WESA/AP: In PA Speech, Biden Defends FBI, Promotes Ban On Assault-Style Weapons

-- TribLive Editorial: There’s Still Real Work To Do Gov. Wolf

-- Citizens Voice Editorial: Combine Gun Safety Bills In Legislature

-- Inquirer: Lawsuit Alleges PA ChildLine Abuse Registry Violates State Constitution

-- MCall: Opioid Settlement Money To Give $2.2 Million Boost To Northampton County Drug Treatment Programs

-- WHYY: Naloxone Mailing Program Tops 10,000 Doses In PA

-- Erie Times: Erie County Sees Monkeypox Cases Double, 6 Now Infected

-- TribLive: Highmark Health Reports $174 Million In Net Losses During First Half Of Year

-- PA Capital-Star: Report: Tight Labor Market Offers ‘New Possibilities’ For PA Workers

-- WESA: In COVID-Era Economy, Lowest-Paid Pennsylvanians Have Experienced The Largest Wage Gains

-- City & State PA: Progressive Think Tank Offers Blueprint For ‘Shared Prosperity’ In PA

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[Posted: August 31, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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