Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.30.22

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 


TODAY 10:00: Agenda Posted. DEP Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact: Wade DeHaas, 717-787-2480.   (formal notice)


-- Final Reg. Reducing Methane From Conventional Oil & Gas Facilities NOT On Environmental Quality Board Agenda For Oct. 12; Will Consider Final PFOS/PFOA MCL Rule  [PaEN]


-- DEP Now Accepting Applications For Cooking In Healthy Electrified Commercial Kitchens Rebate Program; 3 Cooking In Energy Efficient Kitchens Webinars  [PaEN]


-- Erie Times: Candidates For PA Governor, U.S. Senate Detail Energy Policies At Shale Gas Conference


-- S&P Global: U.S. Natural Gas Supporting Long, Challenging Climb Of Atlantic Coast LNG Projects  [LNG Exports Link U.S./PA To High Prices


-- Herald-Star: Environmental Groups Preparing For Production At The Shell Ethane Plant In Beaver County 


-- WESA: Pittsburgh Airport Literally Going Green To Clean The Air


-- NRCS-PA Reminds Landowners Of Conservation Funding Opportunities In FY 2023  [PaEN]


-- DEP Invites Comments On Draft NPDES General Permit For Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations


-- DEP Blog: Is Your Clean Fill Really Clean?  Be Aware Of ‘Dirty Dirt’  [PaEN]


-- Fish & Boat Commission: Stream Habitat Improvements On Little Pine Creek, Lycoming County


-- Fox43: York County Master Watershed Stewards: How To Use Rain Barrels To Conserve Water


-- Delaware RiverKeeper Sept. 30 RiverWatch Video Report


-- Scranton Times Editorial: Trickles Of Progress On Stormwater


-- October 1 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available


-- PA Resources Council To Host 3 Composting & Recycling Webinars And A Workshop In Western PA During October  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Vandergrift Police Seek Public’s Help In Illegal TV Dumping Case In Kennedy Park


-- PennLive: Camp Hill Schools’ ‘Bug Project’ A Rite Of Passage For 7th Graders


-- Erie Times: How To Slow Arrival Of Spotted Lanternfly In Erie County


-- PA Wilds Invites Communities To Become A Host Community For Remote Workers  [PaEN]


-- Bradford Era: PA Route 6 Alliance Celebrates Accomplishments And ‘Do 6’ Awards


-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster Farmland Trust Announces $1.5 Million In Funds To Preserve 21 Farms


-- DCNR Issues First Weekly Fall Foliage Report - 4 Counties Approaching Best Color  [PaEN]


-- PA Capital-Star: DCNR Launches PA Fall Foliage Report


-- DCNR Celebrates Addition Of First State Park In Wyoming County


-- WeConservePA: New Vosburg Neck State Park Highlights Partnership Between North Branch Land Trust, DCNR


-- WeConservePA: New Big Elk Creek State Park Realized In Partnership With The Conservation Fund, And Others


-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Roads Open For Hunting Season [Report Illegal Road Dumping Of Drilling Wastewater To DEP: 800-541-2050]


-- Hawk Mountain Receives $5,000 Grant From M&T Charitable Foundation For Public Education Programming 


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: Pittsburgh To Spend An Extra $2 Million To Cover Gasoline Costs For City Vehicles


-- S&P Global: U.S. Natural Gas Supporting Long, Challenging Climb Of Atlantic Coast LNG Projects  [LNG Exports Link U.S./PA To High Prices]


-- Financial Times: Eurozone Inflation Hits Record 10% As Energy Prices, Driven By Natural Gas Price Spikes, Continue To Soar


-- Reuters: EU Countries Approve Energy Windfall Tax, Turn To Natural Gas Price Cap


-- AP: Leaking Russian Natural Gas Pipelines Highlights Global Problem From Oil & Gas Methane Emissions 


-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Production Will Need to Increase Significantly To Continue LNG Exports And To Ensure The Fuel Remains Affordable For U.S. Users


-- Bloomberg: Oil, Natural Gas Producers Go From Boom-Bust Bets To Safety Plays - Investors Want ‘Fat Yields’ To Continue


-- Bloomberg: Oil Price Falls Under Wall Street’s Weight As Growth Concerns Mount


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


-- Bloomberg: 1 Terawatt Of Solar Energy, Storage Capacity Requested To Connect To Electric Grids


-- EPA To Double Funding Available For Clean School Bus Rebate Program To Nearly $1 Billion


Other States/National/International

-- NYT: Republican Florida Gov. DeSantis Opposed Federal Aid To Victims Of Hurricane Sandy, Now Petitions President Biden For Hurricane Ian Relief  

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Erie Times: Candidates For PA Governor, U.S. Senate Detail Energy Policies At Shale Gas Conference

-- Post-Gazette: Fmr Gov. Ridge Endorses Dr. Oz In PA U.S. Senate Race

-- USA Today: How Dr. Oz Tightened PA U.S. Senate Race With Fetterman, A Warning Sign For Democrats?

-- Inquirer: ‘Boring White Guys’ Are Out In PA U.S. Senate Race Focused On Personality

-- Politics PA: PA House Preview - Philadelphia

-- Politics PA: PA House Preview - Lehigh Valley

-- Post-Gazette: Commonwealth Court: PA Counties Can Help Voters Fix Problems With Mail-In Ballots

-- Inquirer: Fmr State Sen. Fumo Faces New Trial Over IRS Demand He Pay $3 Million In Back Taxes

-- Gov. Wolf:  $25 Million State Child Care Tax Credit Will Support 221,000 Working Families In PA

-- MCall: Bethlehem Casino Tops Pre-COVID Revenue; 6 Things To Know About Gaming Board’s Annual Report

-- Courier Times: Why Is Bucks County Casino Using Metal Detectors At Bensalem Gaming Hall?

-- Inquirer: Mothers Of Homicide Victims Testify At House Republican Hearing In Effect To Impeach Philly DA

-- PA Capital-Star: House Committee On Philadelphia Crime Hears Stories Of Loss From Gun Violence Survivors

-- WVIA: Prison Advocates Highlight Water Supply Issue At Muncy State Prison

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Eyes Construction Of County Gun Range

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Kennywood Amusement Park Shooting Should Alert Other Venues

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County COVID Case Counts Fall

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny College Offers 100% Tuition Coverage For Students From Families Meeting Income Threshold

-- Post-Gazette: First National Bank Corp. Commits $1 Million To Pittsburgh Promise For College Scholarship Program

-- NYT: 6 Republican-Led States Sue To Block Biden’s Plan To Erase Student Loan Debt

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[Posted: September 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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