Saturday, September 17, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.17.22

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House returns to session September 19, 20, 21 

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session September 19, 20, 21

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events


-- Federal Appeals Court Rejects PA Senate Republican Caucus Challenge To Delaware River Basin Commission Natural Gas Fracking Ban  [PaEN]


-- WHYY - Susan Phillips: Fracking Ban In Delaware River Basin Survives PA Republican Lawmakers’ Challenge In Federal Court


-- Reuters: Delaware River Basin Fracking Ban Challenge By PA Republican Caucus Rejected By Court


-- PA League Of Women Voters, University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health Host Nov. 15-16 Shale Gas & Public Health Conference  [PaEN]


-- Eastern Hellbender Habitats At Risk In Loyalsock Creek From Natural Gas Pollution


-- DEP Public Notices -- Oil & Gas Industry Facilities  [PaEN]


-- Inquirer Guest Essay: DEP Needs To Evaluate Health Impacts Of Evaporating Leachate From A Westmoreland Landfill Accepting Shale Gas Drilling Waste - By Justin Nobel   [PaEN]


-- TribLive Guest Essay: Shell Ethylene Plant In Beaver County Shows Value Of Never Giving Up


-- DEP Bans Sale Of Electronic Devices Made By 4 Manufacturers Not Complying With PA’s Electronic Waste Recycling Law  [PaEN]


-- PennEnvironment, PA Resources Council Host Sept. 21 Webinar On A Plan To Reduce Waste, Improve Recycling Efforts, And Meet Modern Waste Challenges  [PaEN]


-- PennDOT Invites Comments On Chesapeake Bay, Delaware, Ohio & Lake Erie Watershed Stormwater Management Plans [PaEN]


-- Senate Environmental Committee To Hold Sept. 19 Info Meeting On Carbon Capture Technology  [PaEN]


-- Senate Committee Meets Sept. 20 To Consider Solar Energy Subscriber Program Bill  [PaEN]


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: What To Expect At Next Week’s Global Clean Energy Action Forum


-- DEP Now Accepting Applications For Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebates  [PaEN]


-- Penn State: New Model To Help Reframe Transition To Low-Carbon Electric Power


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: CEO Of FirstEnergy Corp Abruptly Retires, Interim Leader Named


-- PASA Sustainable Agriculture Awarded $55 Million To Advance Climate-Smart Farming, Marketing


-- Centre Daily Times: USDA Will Give Penn State $25 Million To Work With PA Dairy Farmers On Combating Climate Change


-- Penn State: No-Till Management May Reduce Nitrous Oxide Gas Releases, Fight Climate Change


-- TribLive: California Wildfire Smoke Makes Its Way To Western PA


-- MCall: Popular Grim’s Orchard In Upper Macungie Listed For Sale At Nearly $11 Million


-- PA Resources Council Hosts Household Chemical Collection Event In Beaver County Oct. 8  [PaEN]


-- DEP Posts 56 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Sept. 17 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Western PA Region Targeted For Aerial Geological Survey To Map Underground Mineral Deposits


-- Scranton Times: Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Lackawanna County


-- WVIA: New PA Group Formed To Grow Outdoor Recreation Industry


-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: 4 Wissahickon Valley Trail Bridges Reopen, Restoring Vital Link To Center City Philadelphia


-- Sept. 16 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- Republican Herald: Ginseng: PA’s Little Know Wild Herb Shrouded In Mystery


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

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


-- Baker Hughes PA Natural Gas Drill Rig Count - No Change In Last 7 Weeks - 23


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?

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: PA Legislators’ Shameless Response To Gift Ban Bill

-- Scranton Times Editorial: PA Lawmakers Preserve Right To Be Greased

-- MCall Guest Essay: Rules We Need To Prevent Corruption In The General Assembly

-- Inquirer: New Poll Found Shapiro Has More Support, Stronger Public Image Than Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano

-- Post-Gazette: Analysis From PA Teachers Union Shows ‘Terrifying’ Results From Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Education Funding Plan

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Son Of Ex-President Stumps For Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano, Republicans In Franklin County

-- Post-Gazette - Brandon McGinley: After COVID, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Supporters Don’t Trust Anyone, Except Him

-- NextPittsburgh: Is Pennsylvania On The Verge Of Adopting A ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law?

-- Warren Times: Republican Lawmaker Propose Content Ban In School Libraries

-- TribLive/Spotlight PA: Efforts To Ban, Restrict LGBTQ Curriculum In PA Schools Hing On Who Becomes Next Governor

-- TribLive: PA’s High-Stakes U.S. Senate Race Between Dr. Oz, Fetterman Tightens

-- Citizens Voice: Republican Cong. Meuser Reported Stock Trades In Companies Influenced By Committee Work

-- AP: Voter Challenges, Records Requests By Election Deniers Swamp Election Offices

-- AP: Breaches Of Voting Machine Data Raise Worries For Midterm, One Involves Prominent Loyalist To Ex-President

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Lawmakers To Introduce Mandatory Minimum Sentence For Illegal Firearms Possession

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Staffing Crisis In PA State Prisons Is Dangerous For Everyone - Corrections Officer Union

-- TribLive Editorial: Hallam’s Airbnb Ban Shows Struggle Between Safety And Freedom

-- MCall: PA COVID Update: Deaths At Lowest Levels In A Year, Lehigh Valley Reclassified As Minimally Impacted

-- Centre Daily Times: Centre County Drops Back To Medium COVID Level, 14 PA Counties At High

-- Inquirer: PA Waived Basic Skills Requirement For Educators, Will It Work To Attract More Teachers?

-- Inquirer: More Attempts By PA, NJ Parents To Opt-Out Of School Race, Gender Identity Or Sex Education Curriculum

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Schools Challenge Ruling On Tax Rate Decrease In Allegheny County Property Assessment Appeals

-- PA Capital-Star: Drexel University Reduces Tuition For Community College Transfers

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reported August Unemployment Down To 4.2%, Lowest Rate In 20 Years

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Governors Of Texas, Florida Who Shipped Migrants North Took A Page From An Old, Racist Playbook - Segregationists From The South Did The Same Thing To African Americans During 1960s

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[Posted: September 17, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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