Thursday, September 15, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.15.22

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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


TODAY 10:00: Independent Regulatory Review Commission meeting on Final EQB Manganese Regulation.  Click Here to watch onlineRead more here.


-- Rare Eastern Hellbender Habitat In Loyalsock Creek, Lycoming County Harmed By Sediment Plumes From Pipeline Crossings, Shale Gas Drilling Water Withdrawal Construction Projects [PaEN]


-- Observer-Reporter: Columbia Gas Of PA Offers First Responder Natural Gas Pipeline, Facility Safety Training In Case Of Fires, Explosions


-- Law360: Commonwealth Court Considers Time Limit For Senate, House To Block PA State Regulations [RGGI Case]


-- USGS: Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Continued To Decline In 2018-2020 - By Rachel Felver, Director Of Communications,  Chesapeake Bay Program  [PaEN]


-- Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay First-Ever 24-Hour Volunteer Tree Planting Relay In PA, MD, DC Oct. 28-29  [PaEN]


-- Lebanon Daily News: Saving The Chesapeake Bay One Waterway At A Times - On Proposed Snitz Creek Restoration Project


-- Westmoreland County Conservation District Announces 2022 Conservation Award Winners  [PaEN]


-- PA Awarded $25.4 Million In Federal Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding  [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette: PA Receives First $25.4 Million In Federal Funds For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


-- Warren Times: Warren County Amends Land Use, Zoning Regulations To Regulate Solar Farm Development


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Expect: Hydrogen Hub Development Critical To Western PA’s Economic Future


-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Climate Change Is A Parenting Issue - Work Toward Bold, Immediate Climate Action


-- USDA Announces Investments In Partnerships For Climate-Smart Commodities And Rural Projects - 19 Benefiting PA [PaEN]


-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary: Helping Unsung Aquatic Heroes To Promote Cleaner Water - Freshwater Mussels 


-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary: September Estuary News, Upcoming Events, More  


-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: Aqua PA Is Fighting For A $276 Million Deal In Delaware County After Bucks Deal Went Sideways


-- DEP Blog: The Ins And Outs Of On-Lot Septic Systems In Pennsylvania


-- PA Resources Council Announces Weekday Electronics Waste Collections In Allegheny County During October  [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette: Allengheny CleanWays Crew, Volunteers Work To Clean Up Allegheny Riverbanks 


-- Warren Times: Volunteers Work To Clean Up Conewango Creek


-- PA Resources Council Announces Inaugural Zero Waste Non-Event Fundraiser During October  [PaEN]


-- Environmental Health News: The Titans Of Plastic In Pennsylvania


-- Northeast Recycling Council Fall Conference: Next Frontier For The 3Rs, Nov. 2-3  


-- DCNR Announces Recreation Engagement Coalition Aimed At Growing $12 Billion Outdoor Recreation Sector In PA  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: New Outdoor Recreation Coalition Unveiled For Pennsylvania

-- WVIA: Pennsylvania Could Soon Have A New National Park - Delaware River National Park & Lenape Preserve 


-- New PA Parks & Forests Foundation Video: Children And Outdoor Recreation Are A Perfect Match  [PaEN]


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Cloggers, Runners, Kayaks And More At Freeport September By The River Festival Sept. 17


-- Eastern PA Greenways & Trails Summit Sept.27-28 In Easton, Northampton County


-- Join The 6th Annual Walk In Penn's Woods Oct. 2 And Learn How Forests Work For You [PaEN]

-- Festival Of Wood Returns To Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers Sept. 24 & 25 In Pike County [PaEN]

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: North Branch Land Trust Hosts ‘Barn Banquet’

-- TribLive: Harrison, ATI, Western PA Conservancy Partner To ‘Put Trees To Bed For Winter’

-- Beaver County Times/Erie Times: Three Farmers’ Almanacs Call For Heavy Snow, Cold Weather In Western PA

-- Chesapeake Bay States Riparian Forest Buffer Networking Summit Oct. 12 In Maryland  

-- Forests For The Chesapeake Bay Healthy Woodlands Partnership September Update

-- PA/NJ Chapter American Chestnut Foundation: Fall Member Meeting Nov. 12, Festival Of Wood


-- Inquirer: Ragweed-Pollen Count Flies Off The Charts In Philly Region: ‘I’ve Never Seen It That High’


-- Fish & Boat Commission Provides Update On Sept. 28 Meeting To Discuss Proposed Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Measures


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

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


-- Beaver County Times/Erie Times: Three Farmers’ Almanacs Call For Heavy Snow, Cold Weather In Western PA


-- Bloomberg: U.S. Natural Gas Prices Surge 11.5% In Biggest One-Day Gain Since July 


-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Price Surges As Traders Weigh Efficacy Of EU’s Intervention


-- Baker Hughes PA Natural Gas Drill Rig Count - No Change In Last 6 Weeks - 23


-- Financial Times: US Shale Oil, Natural Gas Bosses Tell Europe: ‘There’s No Bailout Coming’ Unable To Step Up Supplies Quickly Enough To Prevent Winter Shortages’

“However, US shale executives sitting on vast oil and natural gas reserves that could be used to alleviate a European energy crunch say they will be unable to step up supplies quickly enough to prevent winter shortages.

““It’s not like the US can pump a bunch more. Our production is what it is,” said Wil VanLoh, head of private equity group Quantum Energy Partners, one of the shale patch’s biggest investors.

““There’s no bailout coming,” VanLoh added. “Not on the oil side, not on the gas side.””


-- Reuters: U.S. Northeast Faces Potential Shortage Of Heating Oil, Diesel Fuel As Rails Start To Shutdown, Prices Expected To Rise


-- AP - Breaking: Biden - Tentative Railway Labor Deal Reached, Averting Strike


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

-- Reuters: Shell Picks Renewables Boss As CEO To Lead Green Transition

-- WPost: Patagonia Founder Gives Away Company: ‘Earth Is Now Our Only Shareholder’

-- The Guardian: Republicans Planning Legal Assault On Climate Disclosure Rules For Public Companies

-- The Guardian: Right-Wing ALEC Group, U.S. Lobbyists Help Craft Slew Of Anti-Protest Fossil Fuel Bills [PA Bills Introduced]

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- MCall - Ford Turner: Top PA Election Officials Says Undated Ballots Count; State, Counties Ready For Nov. 8 Election

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: PA Expands Election Funds And Audits

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Lehigh County DA Is Right Again About Securing Ballot Boxes, But His Fear-Mongering Is Disappointing

-- Post-Gazette: Uniontown Man Accused Of Pepper-Spraying Police During Assault On U.S. Capitol Was Lawfully Searched

-- TribLive: Man Stopped At Dairy Queen With Guns Told Police He Was ‘Fighting The Shadow  Fake Presidency’

-- Inquirer Editorial: In Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Efforts To Overturn The 2020 Election, A Chilling Template For Future Races

-- PA Capital-Star: Fixing One Problem With PA Elections Could Bolster Public Confidence, Democrats Say [Spoiler - Allow Counties To Start Counting Mail-In Ballots Earlier]

-- PA Capital-Star: Advocates Voice Opposition To Republican Constitutional Amendment Package: ‘We All Have Work To Do’

-- PennLive - John Baer: Here’s How To Fix The Debate Over Debates In PA Governor’s Race

-- Post-Gazette - Julian Routh: New Poll: Fetterman Leads Dr. Oz 49% To 39%

-- Inquirer: 2 New Polls Show An Edge For Fetterman, Dr. Oz Support Looking Unenthusiastic

-- TribLive: Fetterman, Dr. Oz To Debate In Late October

-- Inquirer: Focusing On Crime, Republicans Think They Finally Put Fetterman On Defensive

-- WHYY: Delaware County Still Paying To Fend Off Groundless Republican Election Fraud Lawsuits From 2020; County Has 15-0 Record

-- Inquirer: Philly Republicans Threaten Discipline For Officials Who Helped Put Green Party On November Ballot

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Plan To Force A Vote In House On Lawmaker Gift Ban Fails, Members Shrug

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Restraining Constitutional Chaos In Pennsylvania

-- Spotlight PA: PA Law Protects Workers Who Use Medical Marijuana, But Once They Use It, It’s A Different Story

-- WITF: Lancaster County Church Starts Initiative To End Gun Violence

-- MCall: Pornographic Photo Sent To East Penn School Parents Part Of Nationwide Hacking Attack

-- Erie Times: Judge Tosses Anti-Mask Lawsuits Against Millcreek, NE School Districts

-- Spotlight PA: Regular Private Meetings Of Top Penn State Trustees May Be Violating PA’s Transparency Law

-- PennLive: Are Union Efforts Gaining Momentum At Central PA Restaurants?  ‘Workers Have A Lot Of Leverage’

-- MCall: Allentown Food Bank Sees 230% Increase In Clients; How Lehigh Valley Food Pantries Are Battling Inflation-Fueled Hunger

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[Posted: September 15, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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