Thursday, September 29, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.29.22

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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 


-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Another Hydrogen Coalition- This One In West Virginia- Launches Bid To Chase Federal Funding

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: EQT Natural Gas, WV Partner On Large-Scale Hydrogen Hub In West Virginia

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline Says Federal Permit Reform Failure Doesn’t Change Pipeline, Still Expects To Be In Service In 2023

-- Altoona Mirror: Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Reported On Beale During Construction Project

-- Altoona Mirror: Chipotle Evacuated Due To Natural Gas Leak

-- Pennsylvania Holds First-Ever Online Sustainability Summit Oct. 3-7  [PaEN]

-- Williamsport Sun: Utility Scale 200 MW Solar Energy Facility Planned For Nippenose Township 

-- Altoona Mirror: Wind Turbine Parts Cross Bedford County To Tyrone Wind Farm Site

-- Erie Times: PA Trails In Race Among States To Be First With Great Lakes Wind Farm 

-- Penn State EarthTalks Presentation: Oct. 3: Solar Energy Policy And Politics In Pennsylvania.  4:00 p.m.

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: EV Future In Pittsburgh Clouded By Problems, Both Mechanical And Riders

-- Guest Essay: Embrace The Renewable Energy Future Now Before It's Too Late - By Ralph Kisberg, Responsible Decarbonization Alliance   [PaEN] 

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance Host Oct. 19 Webinar - Climate Disinformation And How We Can Counter It  [PaEN]

-- MCall: Lehigh River Watershed Had More Toxic Pollution Than Almost Anywhere Else IN Country, PennEnvironment Report Finds


-- Environmental Health News: Chemicals Linked To Birth Defects Being Dumped In Pittsburgh Rivers, Report


-- Courier Times: Bucks Water & Sewer Authority To Raise Rates After Rejecting Sale

-- Insurance Dept. Encourages Pennsylvanians To Prepare For Emergencies, Consider Flood Insurance  [PaEN]

-- Dept. Of Human Services: Deadline For Federal Water, Sewer Bill Assistance Applications Is Oct. 28  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times: Erie Sets Record For Rainfall; Flooding Reported On Some Roads, Along Creeks

-- Gov. Wolf Announces Deployment Of PA-Task Force 1 To Support Hurricane Ian Response

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: DEP Announces $8 Million Cleanup Plan For Bishop Tube Site In Chester County

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Major Air Pollutant Spiked To Unhealthy Level During Philly Junkyard Fire 

-- DEP Blog: Rake Less, Enjoy Fall More And Life In A Better Environment

-- Penn State Extension: 5-Part Woodland Stewardship - Guided Engagement With Your Land Starting Oct. 12  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA Oct. 11 Webinar On Securing Grants From The State Capital Budget Redevelopment Assistance Program  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Celebrates Addition Of New State Park In Chester County

-- Allegheny Land Trust Awarded $300,000 DCNR Grant For Acquisition Of 46.2 Acre Shale Land Conservation Project  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Walk In Penn’s Woods Events Oct. 2 Across Pennsylvania

-- Penn State Extension: Find A Walk In Penn’s Woods Event Near You

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Using $9.2 Million In Federal American Rescue Funds To Build Trails, Spur Development At Carrie Furnace

-- Valley Times-Star: DCNR Seeks Ideas For Trail Improvement Project In Mountain Creek Watershed, Michaux State Forest, Cumberland County

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Steelhead Fishing Will Draw Big Crowds To PA’s Lake Erie Tributaries This Fall

-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center Announces 2022 Community Choice Nature Photo Contest Winners


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

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


-- Financial Times: Europe’s Energy Plan: Is It Enough To Get Through Winter?


-- Bloomberg: Germany Warns More Natural Gas Demand Cuts Are Needed


-- Bloomberg: Russian Natural Gas Pipelines Now Found To Be Leaking In 4 Places 


-- Financial Times: What We Know About The Damage To Russian Natural Gas Pipelines


-- Reuters: Exxon Orders Shale Drilling Stand-Down Over Rash Of Oilfield Worker Injuries, Including 2 Deaths


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Using $9.2 Million In Federal American Rescue Funds To Build Trails, Spur Development At Carrie Furnace


-- $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

-- The Hill: Biden Warns Oil & Natural Gas Industry Not To Hike Energy Prices Over Hurricane Ian

-- AP: People Trapped, 2.5 Million Without Power As Hurricane Ian Drenches Florida

-- AP: Report: 200 Environmental Activists Killed Globally In 2021

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- York Daily Record: 2 Cumberland County Men Sentenced To Prison For Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Post-Gazette: Federal Judge Orders Mercer County Woman Confined To Her Home Until Trial On Criminal Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol 

-- WITF/NPR: Calls Grow For Tougher Legal Approach To White Nationalist Group Patriot Front [In PA, Other States]

-- Erie Times: 4 PA Republican Lawmakers Used Mail-In Ballots After Signing A Pledge Against Them, Including Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward

-- Inquirer: As Campaign Struggles, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Plans ‘40 Days Of Fasting And Prayer’

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Shapiro’s Plan To End Some 4-Year Degree Requirements Is A Winner

-- Post-Gazette - Julian Routh: Dr. Oz Slaps Billboard Ripping Fetterman In The Middle Of Braddock

-- Politics PA: F&M Poll: Fetterman Has 3-Point Edge On Dr. Oz; Shapiro Leads Opponent By 14 For Governor

-- Politics PA: Marist Poll: Shapiro +13, Fetterman +10

-- PennLive: Fetterman Sees Unfavorable Rating Spike In Latest Franklin & Marshall Poll

-- Post-Gazette: Fetterman’s Lead In U.S. Senate Race Shrinking, Latest Franklin & Marshall Poll Shows

-- WESA: PA Voters Rank Economy, Abortion As Top Election Issues In New Muhlenberg College Poll

-- PennLive - John Baer: A Close U.S. Senate Race Could Mean PA Mail-In Madness All Over Again

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: Fetterman’s Handling Of His Stroke Could Have Created A Constitutional Crisis - Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre)

-- PennLive: Republican Cong. Perry Spars With Challenger Daniels In TV Forum

-- Politics PA: PA House Preview: Capital Region

-- TribLive: Republican Commissioners Remove Ballot Drop Box From Westmoreland Courthouse

-- Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Time Running Out To Apply For PA Marijuana Pardon Project

-- PA Capital-Star: More Than 2,500 Apply For Pardon Under PA Marijuana Pardon Project

-- Post-Gazette: PA To Receive $80 Million+ From Feds To Fight Opioid Crisis

-- AP: Kennywood Amusement Park Adds New Security Changes After Shootings In Pittsburgh

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Teens And Guns, Why I’m Not Hopeful Allentown Can Solve Its Problem

-- WHYY: Police: 5 Shooters Launched Targeted Attack At Philly H.S.

-- Inquirer Editorial: Shooting At Philly H.S., And The Absurd State Law That Limits Local Gun Safety Measures

-- PennLive: Furious Debate Over A Book Ban Reignites In Central York School District

-- Courier Times: Central Bucks Teachers Say They Will Defy Transgender Name Policy

-- PA Capital-Star: Experts, Advocates Discuss Challenges Facing ‘Grandfamilies’ In PA

-- NPR: Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation Plan Targeted By Libertarian Group Lawsuit

-- MCall Guest Essay: Biden’s Very Bad Decision To Cancel Student Loans - Anthony O’Brien, Lehigh University Professor

-- PA Gaming Control Board Releases 2021-2022 Annual Report

-- Oct. 15:  A Celebration Of The Life And Legacy Of Dick Thornburgh, University Of Pittsburgh

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[Posted: September 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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