Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.27.22

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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 


TODAY 10:00: House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable on flood mitigation efforts. Jermyn Borough Office, 440 Jefferson Ave., Jermyn, Lackawanna County.  10:00 a.m.


TODAY 1:30: Senate Community, Economic & Recreation Development Committee hearing on environmental and economic impacts of the anthracite coal industry and coal refuse energy and reclamation tax credit.  Hazleton City Hall, 40 N. Church St., Hazleton, Luzerne County.  Click Here to watch live.

WEDNESDAY 10:00: In-Person, Virtual. DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00 a.m. to Noon.  (formal notice)  Read more here.

-- AP: DCNR To Spend $45 Million To Establish 3 New State Parks In Chester, Wyoming, York Counties 

-- Northeast PA Environmental Partners Announce Award Recipients, Recognition Dinner Nov. 3  [PaEN]


-- Sand County Foundation Announces PA Finalists For Leopold Conservation Award  [PaEN]


-- PA Environmental Council Podcast: Lancaster Watershed Leadership Academy


-- Partnership For Delaware Estuary: 2022 Chester River Festival Oct. 1


-- Warren Times: Warren H.S. Students Learn About Allegheny River Dwellers During Fish Week


-- Help Wanted: DCNR Chesapeake Bay Community Tree Specialist  [PaEN]


-- Pennsylvania Catches Up In National Rankings For Solar Energy Adoption By Schools; G.E.T. Solar Energy Help Now; Avoid Natural Gas Price Spikes  [PaEN]


-- Pittsburgh Business Journal: CMU President On Why Pittsburgh’s Got A Key Position In Clean Energy Future


-- Forbes: Why Natural Gas Prices Quadrupled In Two Years


-- Bobscaping Blog: Electric Vehicle Titles Get Changed To Reflect Fuel Type In PA


-- York Daily Record: The Wrath Of Grapes: Battling Climate Change At A PA Winery


-- WHYY: Penn Students Accuse School Of “Intimidation’ At House, Climate Protest Encampment


--PAHomePage.com/WETM: Sayre Man Died Sept. 13 At Eureka Resources Oil & Gas Wastewater Treatment Plant In Bradford County From Chemical, Thermal Burns; OSHA Investigating 


-- Washington & Jefferson College Hosts Oct. 4 Exploring Local & Regional Opportunities For Hydrogen In Appalachia  [PaEN]


-- Citizens Voice: Lawmakers Examine Activities Involving Burning Coal Refuse And Mine Reclamation


-- PUC PA One Call Damage Prevention Committee Assesses $66,500 In Penalties For Violations


-- WHYY: To Stop Their Public Sewer System Sale, Montgomery County Township Residents Want To Change Local Law


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: PA Has 2 Of Top 10 Fall Foliage Destinations In National Ranking 


-- Health, DCNR, DEP: Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes, Ticks While Outdoors During Fall Months  [PaEN]


-- Inquirer: New Lyme Disease Test For Horses Holds Promise In Humans, Dogs


-- DCNR: Additional State Forest Roads Opening Across The State For Hunting Seasons, Other Outdoor Activities; Use Caution Near Oil & Natural Gas Drilling Areas  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Accepting Letters Of Interest For Openings On 2023 Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee  [PaEN]


-- Republican Herald: Community Invited To Walk In Penn’s Woods On Oct. 2 At Frog Hollow


-- Williamsport Sun: Rider Park To Host Walk In Penn’s Woods Oct. 2


-- Courier Express: Penn State DuBois Student-Led Walk In Penn’s Wood Set For Oct. 2 In Penfield


-- Erie Times: Trail Work Begins At McKean Township Conservation Area


-- WESA: Allegheny County Getting Major Bike And Pedestrian Investments


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Dashcam For Your Bike Identifies Pittsburgh City Streets With Most Bike Lane Obstructions 


-- KYW: Philadelphia Mayor To Ban Guns From Park Facilities


-- Game Commission: Highlights From Sept. 24 Board Of Commissioners’ Meeting


-- Altoona Mirror: Game Commission Approves Acquisition Of 1,376 Acre Tract In Blair County


-- Game Commission: Bird Hunters Reminded To Take HPAI Avian Influenza Precautions, Report Bird Mortality Events


-- Scranton Times: Wild Geese Test Positive For Bird Flu In Lackawanna County


-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - Wood Ducks Regarded As One Of Most Beautiful Ducks


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

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


-- TribLive: PA Bucks Nation With Gasoline Prices Continuing To Fall


-- Forbes: Why Natural Gas Prices Quadrupled In Two Years


-- Bloomberg: Europe Is Ready For A Winter Without Russian Natural Gas; High LNG Prices Set To Persist


-- Bloomberg: Europe Faces An Energy Crisis, How Bad Could Things Get?


-- AP: Lights Out, Ovens Off: Europe Preps For Winter Energy Crisis


-- Reuters: Group Of Countries To Push EU For Natural Gas Price Cap


-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Rise Amid Outages At Idled Russian Pipelines


-- Financial Times: Denmark Warns Of Potential Sabotage For Russian Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks 


-- Reuters: Mystery Natural Gas Leaks Hit Major Russian Undersea Gas Pipelines To Europe


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

-- AP: Hurricane Ian Nears Cuba On Path To Strike Florida As Category 4

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: 2 Cumberland County Men Get 3+ Years In Prison For Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Post-Gazette: Feds Now Want Mercer County Woman Charged With Crimes Related To The Assault On U.S. Capitol Confined To Home Pending Trial

-- PennLive: Prosecutors: Jurors Need To See ‘Extreme Views’ Of Cumberland County Woman Charged With Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: FBI Disputes Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Version Of Abortion Rights Opponent’s Assault Arrest

-- Inquirer: Arrest Of Prominent Bucks County Activist Rallying The Catholic Antiabortion Right

-- Erie Times: How Shapiro Contrasts With His Opponent, Current PA Governor

-- Erie Times: COVID Created Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Candidacy In PA

-- PennLive: Rebbie Mastriano Emerges As A Forceful Figure In Husband’s Gubernatorial Campaign

-- Post-Gazette - Julian Routh: Supporters Of Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Want Liz Cheney To Campaign Against Their Candidate, Saying She’s Out Of Touch With Republican Voters

-- AP: Wolf Takes Another Lawsuit Challenging The Constitutionality Of Proposed Constitutional Amendments To Lower State Court

-- Spotlight PA: There Will Be No Constitutional Amendments On Nov. 8 Ballot, But Big Ones Are Looming

-- TribLive: Kennywood Amusement Park Shooting Puts Spotlight On Park Security, Metal Detectors

-- MCall: 15-Year-Old H.S. Student Killed In Broad Daylight Shooting Near Allentown Park

-- MCall/AP: 3 Fmr Police Officers To Face Trial In Third-Grader’s Death After Football Game In Delaware County

-- York Daily Record: York Leaders Welcome Firearm Legislation Amid Struggles With Gun Violence

-- PA Capital-Star: Prison Staff Shortages In PA, Elsewhere Take Toll On Guards, Inmates

-- TribLive Editorial: Impact Of Gun Violence Transcends Victims And Must Be Addressed

-- Post-Gazette: Protesters Call For Ban On Facial Recognition Technology In Pittsburgh

-- Citizens Voice: Teacher In Luzerne County School District Asked To Remove Rainbow Flag From Classroom

-- Citizens Voice Editorial: Transparency Price For More Funding For Penn State

-- Post-Gazette: Tax Relief For Allegheny County Homeowners From Assessment Ruling Won’t Come Quickly, If At All

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh Security Provider’s Report Finds Ransomware Attacks On Businesses To Be Increasing

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[Posted: September 27, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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