Thursday, September 22, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.22.22

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

-- Federal Office Of Surface Mining Awards Grants To 8 Projects To Extract Critical Minerals From Mine Waste, Including To The University Of Pittsburgh & Partners  [PaEN]

-- Study: Industry Data Shows Hazardous Air Pollutants Are ‘Ubiquitous’ In The Natural Gas Transmission System; More Justification For Robust Leak Prevention Programs  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: The Energy VIPs Are In Pittsburgh, Everyone Wants Their Attention  

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Global Clean Energy Conference Kicks Off With Energy, Enthusiasm For Change

-- WESA: Young People Call For Climate Action As Global Leaders Meet In Pittsburgh

-- DCNR Announces All Electricity Used By Agency Will Come From Renewable Sources By 2030  [PaEN]

-- Penn State’s Sept. 26  EarthTalk Webinar Features Update On Solar Energy In Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- EPA's GreenChill Smart Supermarket Refrigeration Partnership Celebrates 15 Years; Recognizes 4 Supermarket Companies Serving PA  [PaEN]

-- Peoples Gas, University Of Pittsburgh Partnering On Pilot Program To Evaluate Transport Of Hydrogen In Natural Gas Systems

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: U.S. DOE Launches Big Initiative On Clean Industrial Energy

-- Inquirer: Quakers Protest Vanguard Climate Policy At Its HQ

-- WHYY/Billy Penn: 8 Climate Activists Arrested At Vanguard HQ In Malvern

-- Bloomberg: Federal Climate, Energy Law Has Incentives For Community Solar Projects, If Authorized By State  [PA Doesn’t, Yet]

-- Courier Times: Not All East Coast States Have A Plan For Protecting Citizens From Climate Crisis

-- House Republicans Ask IRRC To Review Hundreds Of Regulations For Need, Effectiveness


-- WHYY/PlanPhilly: 5 Tips From Your Neighbors On How To Deal With Flooding

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Officials Advance The Conversion Of Offices To Homes

-- DEP Finalizes Hazardous Site Cleanup Plan For Bishop Tube Site In Chester County  [PaEN]

-- Register Now For 2022 Litter Summit Nov. 1-2 In Lancaster  [PaEN]

-- Keep PA Beautiful: Hundreds Help Clean Up Erie During 37th Annual International Coastal Cleanup 

-- Warren Times: Hundreds Of Volunteers Make 3-Day Allegheny River Cleanup A Success

-- ABC27: Lawmakers Seek To Ban Balloon Releases

-- Erie Times: Meadville Firm Hydroblox Recycles Junk Plastics To Make Products That Prevent Flooding

-- DEP Blog: We’re Pumped For Local Onlot Septic System Management Programs

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Region Needs To Prepare For Droughts

-- PA Environmental Educators Issue Call For Presentation Proposals For 2023 Annual Conference; PAEE & MWEE Award Nominations Now Open  [PaEN]

-- CFA-Act 13 Funding Supports Watershed And Trail Projects In Chester County

-- Penn State: Mixed Cover Crops Capture Carbon In Soil, Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

-- Republican Herald: Orwigsburg Logging Project Combines Stewardship And Revenue 

-- Inquirer: The Secret, Lucrative World Of PA’s Wild Ginseng Diggers

-- DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Council Meets Sept. 28 To Hear Updates On 3 New State Parks, Utility-Scale Solar Facility Guidance, Trails Program  [PaEN]

-- Keystone Trails Association Holds Fall Hiking Weekend Oct. 14-16 In Lewisburg, Union County Featuring Mega Trail Hiker Heather Anderson  [PaEN]

-- Centre Daily Times: Here’s How To Pitch In And Support PA Parks For National Public Lands Day 

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Experts Pick Best Places To See Fall Foliage In Southwestern PA

-- Citizens Voice: Fall Foliage Expected To Be Huge Attraction In NE PA

-- Republican Herald: Drought Means Schuylkill County Fall Foliage Will Be Shorter, Not As Bright, Experts Say

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Spotted Lanternfly Questions?  We Provide Answers To Some Of Them

-- TribLive: Bethel Park Breaks Ground For Pine Tree Park Improvements

-- PA Natural Heritage Program Summer Wild Heritage News: New Interest In Old Forests; Mapping Climate Refugia In PA; Join Tree-Of-Heaven Citizen Science Project  [PaEN]

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Hosts Oct. 11 Eagles And Their Habitat Program At The Van Scott Nature Reserve In Wayne County  [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: PA Hunters Will Have 15,000 More Pheasants To Pursue


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

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


-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Price Up 4% On Rising Demand, Daily Output Decline 


-- Financial Times: BP Refinery Fire In Ohio Kills 2 Workers; Analysts Warn Prolonged Shutdown Could Push Fuel Prices Higher 


-- The Guardian: How The Natural Gas Industry Capitalized On The Ukraine War To Change Biden Energy Policy 


-- Reuters: Britain Lifts Ban On Shale Gas Fracking Where It Is Supported By Communities 


-- Bloomberg: New UK Fracking Needs Local Support, But It’s Nowhere To Be Seen 


-- Reuters: Oil Prices Slide 1% After U.S. Fed Raises Interest Rates


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

-- Post-Gazette: Sen. Manchin Unveils Energy Permitting Reform Bill; U.S. Senate To Vote By Sept. 30

-- The Guardian: Sen. Manchin Unveils Bill To Expedite Federal Energy Projects

-- Reuters: Sen. Manchin Unveils Energy Permitting Reform Bill Some Democrats Slam

-- Bloomberg: Sen. Manchin Unveils Energy Bill Boosting WV Natural Gas Pipeline

-- Financial Times: U.S. Lawmakers Investigate ‘Deceptive’ PR Tactics On Behalf Of Oil And Gas

-- The Guardian: ‘Dramatic’ Rise In Wildfire Smoke Triggers Decline In U.S. Air Quality For Millions

-- Reuters: Biden Administration To Fund Community Education On Nuclear Waste

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PennLive - John Baer: Here’s What Polls And Insiders Say About PA’s Governor, U.S. Senate Races 

-- PennLive: Fetterman Wins Endorsement Of PA State Building & Construction Trades Council

-- Politics PA: PA House Preview - Allegheny County

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Man Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol 

-- Williamsport Sun: Clinton County Man Faces Non-Jury Trial For Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Post-Gazette - Gene Collier: Did Ex-President’s Youngstown Show Take Democracy To A New Threat Level?

-- TribLive Editorial: U.S. Archivist’s Role Shouldn’t Be Political

-- PA Capital-Star: PA House Passes Legislation To Cancel Dead Voters’ Registrations, Improve Ballot Security During Transport

-- WESA: Allegheny County Democrats Hope To Pick Up Pace On Mail-In Ballot Applications

-- Spotlight PA: Thousands Of Older Pennsylvanians At Risk Of Losing Property Tax Rebates Because Of Legislative Inaction

-- Post-Gazette: Texas Fraudster Gets Prison For Stealing $4 Million From PA Low-Income Meal Programs

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: PA Casino Fined For Allowing Underaged Gambling, Including An 11-Year-Old

-- MCall: 2nd Chances: How PA Marijuana Pardon Project Can Help People Move On With Their Lives

-- Inquirer Editorial: Debate Over Immigration Takes A Disgraceful Turn

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: It’s Time For WPIAL Schools To End Native American Mascots

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[Posted: September 22, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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