Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.24.22

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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


-- WeConservePA: DCNR Posts 3 Videos To Help Applicants Apply For Conservation Grants, Including Special Fall Grant Round, Watershed Forestry Grants  [PaEN]


-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests Invites Volunteers To 1st Annual Jim Finley Stewardship Day In Moxie Woods, Mercer County, Oct. 1  [PaEN]


-- DCNR State Parks Back To School Environmental Education Newsletter  [PaEN]


-- ClearWater Conservancy Awarded State Grant For Streamside Forest Restoration Projects In 3 Watersheds In Centre, Huntingdon Counties  [PaEN]


-- Bristol Borough To Receive $110,000 State Grant For Watershed Restoration Project


-- $255,000 Grant To Slow Flow Of Mill Creek Erosion In Bristol Township


-- Rodale Institute CEO Urges U.S. House Agriculture Committee To Give Farmers More Choice In Farming Methods Like Regenerative Organic Agriculture  [PaEN]


-- Water Resources Assn. Of Delaware River Honors DRBC’s Pamela Bush


-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: Gov. Wolf, Republicans Agree To Fill 3 Seats On 5 Member Public Utility Commission 


-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: No Energy Maker Or Taker Left Behind: How The World Transitions To Clean Energy


-- Team Pennsylvania, Co-Chaired By Gov. Wolf, Issues Road Map On Hydrogen Development, Carbon Management In PA  [PaEN]


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: How Pennsylvania Plans To Win Hydrogen Hub


-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: The World Is Coming To Innovation Powerhouse Pittsburgh - Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Allegheny Conference


-- PA Capital-Star: DCNR On Track To Get 100% Of Energy From Renewable Sources By 2030


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


-- MCall - Ford Turner: Residents Smelled Natural Gas For Years Near Montgomery County Home That Blew Up: ‘It Smacked You In The Face’


-- TribLive: Some Cities Passing Bans On  Natural Gas Appliances To Help Curb Emissions  Causing Climate Change 


-- Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Communities From Moving To Cleaner Energy Sources To Address Climate Change [PaEN]


-- American Lung Association Report Details Health And Environmental Impacts Of Fuel-Burning Appliances At Home [PaEN]


-- KYW: Asthma Peak Week: Philadelphia Ranks Among Most Challenging Cities For People With Asthma


-- DEP Posted 57 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Sept. 24 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- Inquirer Pro/Con: Is Privatizing Municipally-Owned Sewer/Water Systems A Good Idea In PA?


-- Post-Gazette: Walk With A Doc Event Encourages Healthy Habits


-- Sept. 23 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: National Hunting & Fishing Day Events In PA


-- WHYY: East Fairmount Park To Host Inaugural Philadelphia Polo Classic 


-- CBS News Pittsburgh: Westmoreland County Farmer Breaks Record For Heaviest Pumpkin Ever Grown In PA - 2,405 Pounds 


New Federal Climate, Energy, Healthcare Law


-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: Sen. Manchin Says U.S. Needs Energy Permitting Reform To Compete, At Clean Energy Event In Pittsburgh


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Sen. Manchin Said His Permitting Reform Bill Crucial For Future Energy Projects


-- Bloomberg: New Federal Climate, Energy Bill Has U.S. Battery Industry Revved Up


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 - After No Change For 7 Weeks, Up 1 - 24


-- Explainer: So Why Does A Susquehanna County Gas Company Have To Raise Rates 33.2% When Susquehanna County Is The #1 Shale Gas Producer In PA?  [PaEN]

-- PA PUC: Cost Of Natural Gas Provided By Major Utilities In PA Increased As Much As 154% Over Last Year [PaEN] 

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Posts 4th Weekly Loss As Winter Reserves Fill Up With Ample Supplies Of LNG 


-- Bloomberg: European Industry Buckles Under Weight Of Soaring Natural Gas Prices


-- AAA Gasoline Prices: Downward Streak For National Average Gasoline Price Ends  [PA Gasoline Prices ]


-- Bloomberg: Oil Falls Below $80 En Route To Biggest Run Of Weekly Losses This Year 


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


-- U.S. DOE Opens $7 Billion Hydrogen Hub Funding Opportunity, Concept Papers Due Nov. 7


-- Utility Dive: DOE Opens $7 Billion Hydrogen Hub Funding Opportunity, Issues Draft Production Standard


Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: Filmmakers Capture How Escalating Wildfires Have Devastated California Landscapes

-- Reuters: Poor Countries Want Compensation From Rich Counties For Damage They Cause From Climate Change

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WPost - George F. Will: Why PA Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Candidacy Presents A Special Danger To The Nation

-- AP: Shapiro Wages Drama-Free PA Campaign For Governor Amid Big Personalities

-- Erie Times: Celebrities For Shapiro: Led By Out-Of-State Donors, Crushing His Rival In Cash Race

-- TribLive: Libertarian Candidate For Governor Brings Campaign To Westmoreland County

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Shapiro And Mastriano Have A Chance To Strengthen Democracy Just By Talking

-- AP: Dr. Oz Releases Health Records To Spotlight Fetterman’s Stroke

-- PennLive: Fetterman-Dr. Oz Debate Set For Oct. 25; Chances Dim For Debate In Governor’s Race

-- Post-Gazette - Jeffery Gerritt: Dr. Oz’s Cruel Campaign Against Redemption

-- Politics PA: PA House Preview - Northeast

-- TribLive Editorial: No Ban On Gifts To Lawmakers Makes Harrisburg The Wild West

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Looming Election Jolts Harrisburg Into Action As Lawmakers Pass Flurry Of Bills, Cash In On Fundraisers

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: Gov. Wolf, Republicans Agree To Fill 3 Seats On 5 Member Public Utility Commission 

-- LancasterOnline - Brad Bumsted: PA’s Senior Judges Can Collect $611/Day Per Diems While Also Collecting Pensions

-- Inquirer: PA State Employees Pension Fund Down Over $3 Billion In Value, Braces For Losses Ahead

-- WITF: Republican ‘Parental Bill Of Rights’ Bill Designed To Quash Discussions On LGBTQ Issues In School

-- AP: Congressional House Republicans Unveil Midterm Agenda In PA

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

-- WESA: Democratic U.S. House Leader Says Progress In Pittsburgh Underlines Democrats’ ‘Action Not Words’ Economic Legacy

-- MCall: PA COVID Update: 18,981 Cases This Week, Lehigh Valley Hospitalizations On The Rise

-- Centre Daily Times: PA Counties At High COVID Community Level Drops To 6 

-- PennLive: State Superior Court: Perry County Court Erred In Requiring UPMC Harrisburg To Give Ivermectin To COVID Patient 

-- Post-Gazette: Penn State Trustees Approve Request For 48% Increase In State Funding Support

-- Spotlight PA: Penn State Trustees Spent Nearly $318,000 On Meals, Lodging, More For Last 6 Meetings 

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Penn State Trustees Approve Beer Sales To General Fan Base During Home Football Games

-- Post-Gazette: University Of Pittsburgh Officials Say Next Leader Should Have A Global Perspective

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Secrecy Over Student Arrested With Gun In Lehigh Valley School Is Troubling

-- PA Capital-Star: Lawmakers Hear About Challenges Victims, Law Enforcement Face Processing Rape Kits

-- PA Capital-Star: Philly’s Black Clergy, Officials Slam House Republican Philly DA Impeachment Probe: ‘A Political Stunt’

-- PA Capital-Star Editorial Cartoon: Banned Books Week - New Masking Requirement In PA’s Public Schools 

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[Posted: September 24, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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