Friday, September 23, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.23.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to session October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, November 15 [Adjourn for year]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session October 24, 25, 26, November 14, 15, 16 [Adjourn for year]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- Gov. Wolf Touts PA's Leadership In Clean Energy Transition At Global Clean Energy Action Forum In Pittsburgh  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Fall Foliage Reports Begin Sept. 29; Start Planning Your Trip To Experience PA's Colorful Autumn Now  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Blog: Be Part Of A Citizen Science Project To Help Track Bird Migration During The Fall Migration Round-Up In State Parks  [PaEN]

-- Celebrate Riparian Buffer Month In October With Penn State Extension, Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, Local Groups - By Kristen Koch, Penn State Agriculture & Environment Center  [PaEN]

-- EXTENDED: Federal Office Of Surface Mining Accepting Applications For Watershed Cooperative Agreement Mine Drainage Cleanup Grants  [PaEN]

-- DEP Inviting Stakeholders To Participate In PAG-13 NPDES General Permit For Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Workgroup  [PaEN]

-- Master Watershed Stewards Program Expands Across Pennsylvania Wilds  [PaEN]

-- Fall Is For Planting: Rain Garden Resources From Penn State Extension  [PaEN]

-- Federal Office Of Surface Mining AmeriCorps, Youth And Volunteer Opportunities

-- TribLive: Plum Borough Receives $73,000 CFA Grant For Stormwater Improvements

-- Inquirer: More Apartments Proposed In Manayunk’s Venice Island A Year After It Was Swamped By Hurricane Ida

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Water Authority Issues Boil Water Advisory After Water Main Break

-- WHYY: DEP Plan To Clean Up Bishop Tube Hazardous Site Contamination In Chester County Draws Criticism From Environmentalists

-- WHYY: Delaware River Fest Returns Saturday With Free Pedal Boat And Ferry Rides

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Sept. 23 RiverWatch Video Report

-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: In Pittsburgh, John Kerry Says Climate Change Solutions Will Be Driven By Private Sector

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: World Leaders Hail New U.S. Climate, Energy Act To Spur Clean Energy Work

-- PA Capital-Star: ‘We Need To Do Everything We Can Now’: In Pittsburgh, Students March For Climate Justice

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: The Hydrogen Money Is Here, Just In Time For The Hype 

-- TribLive: Some Pittsburgh Elected Officials Caution Against ‘Blue Hydrogen’ Hub Pitch

-- Energy Future PA Coalition Pushes For Zero-Carbon Alternatives In PA

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Pricing Climate Risk Into Portfolios Remains Key Challenge For Commercial Real Estate Industry

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: U.S. DOE Opening Lab On CO2 Capture From The Air, Will It Be In Pittsburgh Or WV?

-- PennTAP Hosts Nov. 3 Webinar On Local Climate Action Planning With Penn State & Partners  [PaEN]

-- National Law Review: Oil & Gas And Another Questionable PA Environmental Rights Amendment Decision - By David G. Mandelbaum

-- Post-Gazette - Laura Legere: Mike Bloomberg Commits $85 Million To Stop Petrochemical Plants In Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast  

-- Dept. Of Human Services Warns Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Aid Recipients Of Potential Scam 

-- DEP Interviews EJ Champion James Rebarchak In Latest Environmental Justice Newsletter  [PaEN]

-- If You Missed It: PennEnvironment, PA Resources Council Webinar On A Plan To Reduce Waste, Improve Recycling Efforts, And Meet Modern Waste Challenges [Via Facebook]

-- Scranton Times: Wegmans Shoppers Happy To Use Paper And Reusable Bags Over Plastic To Help The Environment 

-- September 24 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- WESA: Spotted Lanternflies Are Laying Their Eggs, How To Stop The Invasive Insect’s Spread

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

-- Post-Gazette: A Smash Hit On The Great Allegheny Passage Trail: The Outpost Eatery In Westmoreland County

-- Williamsport Sun: ‘Walk In Penn’s Woods’ Offered At Rider Park Oct. 2

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Hummingbird Feeders Can Stay Up Several More Weeks, Here’s Why


New Federal Climate, Energy, Healthcare Law


-- Scranton Times Editorial: Congressional Republicans Can’t Take ‘Yes’ For An Answer On Manchin Energy Permitting Reforms


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

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


-- The Economist: How The EU Intends To Collect ‘Windfall Profits’ From Energy Firms


-- Financial Times: Energy Crunch Threatens To Shatter European Unity, Warns IEA Boss


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

-- Bloomberg: California Moves To Ban New Natural Gas Furnaces, Heaters By 2030 To Fight Climate Change

-- PA Capital-Star: Clash Over Climate Change Funding Emerging In Federal Farm Bill Debate

-- PA Capital-Star: Amid A Massive American Clean Energy Shift, Electric Grid Operators Play Catch-Up

-- AP: U.S. Senate Ratifies International Climate Deal On Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Redrawn Senate, House Voting Districts Inject Uncertainty In Legislative Contests 

-- MCall: Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll: Shapiro Holds Big Lead, Fetterman And Dr. Oz Is Close 

-- Inquirer: Advisor For Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Demands Republican Governors Group Give Him Campaign Money

-- PennLive: Feds Seek Prison Sentence For Lycoming County Woman Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Post-Gazette: Judge Orders GPS Monitoring For Mercer County Woman Accused Of Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Inquirer: Toomey Backs Bill To Change How Electoral College Counts Presidential Votes

-- Politics PA: PA House Preview: Northcentral

-- Inquirer: Progressive Group Pulling Endorsements Of PA Lawmakers Who Voted To Hold Philly DA In Contempt

-- Spotlight PA: These PA Voters Haven’t Missed A Single November Election For At Least 50 Years

-- WHYY: Philly Leaders, Political Activists Join To ‘Defend The Future’ Voting Drive

-- PA Capital-Star: First And Vote: Democrats To Make Voter Registration Play At PSU, Pitt Games

-- WESA: National Republican Leaders Roll Out ‘Commitment To America’ In Mon Valley Near Pittsburgh

-- AP: National Republican Leaders To Unveil Republican’s Big Ideas In Western PA, But Challenges Ahead

-- TribLive: Experts: COVID Continues To Hospitalize, Kill In PA, Despite Biden Comments

-- TribLive: Washington County School District Alerts Families To Potential Monkeypox Case

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley H.S. Student With Loaded Gun In School Admits To Charges

-- PennLive: Bomb Threat Forced Evacuation Of Schuylkill County Schools

-- TribLive: First Amendment Likely Prevents Allegheny County School District From Disciplining Student After Racist Homecoming Sign Incident

-- Inquirer: West Chester Had To Cancel An LGBTQ Celebration After A ‘Hate-Filled’ Response

-- MCall/Inquirer: Most Commonly Banned Books In PA Schools, And The School District Responsible For Most Of Them-- Central York

-- Post-Gazette: Penn State May Seek 48% Increase In Funding From State, Pledges Tuition Freeze 

-- Inquirer: In Philly, Every Day Is National Day Of Remembrance For Murder Victims

-- PA Capital-Star: Changes To SNAP [Food Stamp] Income Thresholds Will Expand Eligibility For Benefits, Wolf Administration Says

-- Erie Times: Erie Chamber Hopes Upcoming Job Fair Can Fill Hundreds Of Open Manufacturing Positions

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Schools Respond To Staffing Shortages: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’

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[Posted: September 23, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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