Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.28.22

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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: 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.

-- DEP Issues 2 NOVs Against PA General Energy For Water Pollution Discharges Into The Loyalsock Creek From Gas Pipeline/Water Withdraw Construction In Lycoming County  [PaEN] 

-- PennLive: DEP Sends Violation Notices To Natural Gas Company Over Pipeline Construction Sediment Issues In Loyalsock Creek

-- PA DEP Has Yet To Finalize Conventional Oil & Gas Facility Methane Emissions Reduction Reg. That Deals With 80% Of Methane Emissions From That Industry In PA  [PaEN]

-- Stroud Water Research Center Honors Dr. Michael E. Mann, Climate Scientist & Author, At The Water's Edge Gala On Nov. 3  [PaEN]

-- Gov. Wolf Celebrates Creation Of 3 New State Parks In Chester, Wyoming And York Counties  [PaEN]


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


-- Bay Journal: Pennsylvania Creates 3 New State Parks In Chesapeake Bay Watershed - By Ad Crable


-- Scranton Times Editorial: DCNR Meets Mission On Energy By Moving To Renewables


-- Southeastern PA Land Conservation Community Celebrates State Investment of Nearly $700 Million In Conservation In Recent Budget


-- WESA: As Demand Grows For Clean Energy, Duquesne Light Bankrolls New Armstrong County Solar Energy Facility 


-- Altoona Mirror: Solar Installation Company Pink Energy Accused Of Deception


-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Economic Growth In NE PA Comes With Coal Mine Cleanup


-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Senate Hearing Held On Anthracite Coal Industry’s Environmental, Economic Impacts On NE PA


-- Gov. Wolf: PA Holds First-Ever Online Sustainability Summit Oct. 3-7


-- Bradford Era: Interested In Becoming A Master Watershed Steward In The PA Wilds?  Attend This Oct. 27 Webinar


-- Scranton Times: Schuylkill Conservation District Benefits From Blue Mountain H.S. Internship Program

-- Stroud Water Research Center: PA To Meet Rise Of STEM Economy With New Education Standards Featuring Environmental Literacy


-- Penn State Extension: Oct. 10 Home Brewer’s Guide To Private Well Or Spring Water, 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.


-- Stroud Water Research Center UpStream Newsletter For September


-- Scranton Times: Ex-Scranton School Employee Cleared Of Charges In Lead Contamination Of Water Case, Sues Attorney General’s Office


-- Scranton Times: Mayfield Flood Control Study Won’t Be Done Until Next Year


-- Inquirer: North Philadelphia Junkyard Fire Knocks Out Rail Service, Spurs Air Quality Alert


-- DEP Took Action On 827 Permits, 92% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,402 Inspections; Responded To 1 Environmental Emergency Last Week


-- PPL Utilities Publishes 2021 Environmental, Social And Governance Report Highlighting Clean Energy Strategy And Sustainability Performance 


-- Pocono Heritage Land Trust: It's About Keeping Promises, Harry Texler's Legacy Under Threat In Monroe County - By Carol Hillestad  [PaEN]


-- WFMZ: Officials Celebrate D&L Trail Milestone Completing Another 1.5 Miles


-- Delaware County Times: $150,000 Safety Study Approved For Route 291 Related To East Coast Greenway Trail, Economic Development


-- NextPittsburgh: There’s More To The Goats Of Frick Park Than You May Think


-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy 2022 Photo Contest Winners  [PaEN]


-- Manada Conservancy: Oct. 18 Health Benefits Of Spending Time In Nature At Hershey Conservatory & Gardens, Dauphin County.   7:00 to 8:00 p.m.


-- Manada Conservancy: Oct. 15 Tree Planting Along Swatara Creek, Dauphin County. 9:00 a.m to Noon


-- Manada Conservancy: Oct. 2 Walk In Penn’s Woods. Boyd Big Tree Preserve, Dauphin County.  1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


-- Lehigh Valley-Based Wildlands Conservancy Hosts Sanctuary UnderThe Stars Event Oct. 6 At Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary


-- Reading Eagle: PA’s Game & Fish Threatened By Invasive Species, Disease And Habitat Loss 


New Federal Climate, Energy, Healthcare Law


-- Bloomberg: Sen. Manchin Pulls Energy Permitting Plan From Govt. Funding Bill


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

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


-- PA DEP Has Yet To Finalize Conventional Oil & Gas Facility Methane Emissions Reduction Reg. That Deals With 80% Of Methane Emissions From That Industry In PA  [PaEN]


-- Reuters: Explainer: How Oil & Gas Methane Leaks Accelerate Global Warming 

-- Bloomberg: Russian Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks Could Be ‘Unprecedented’ Climate Disaster  


-- WPost: Europe Fears Attacks On Energy Infrastructure After Natural Gas Pipeline Breaches


-- Financial Times: Sabotage Of Natural Gas Pipelines A Wake-Up Call For Europe; ‘These Incidents Show That Energy Infrastructure Is Not Safe’ 


-- Bloomberg: Europe Says Russian Natural Gas Pipeline Damage Was Deliberate 


-- The Guardian: Fears Of Sabotage As Natural Gas Pours Into Baltic From Russian Pipelines, One Area A Mile Wide  


-- Bloomberg: Russia Ratchets Up Threat On Europe’s Natural Gas After Pipelines Wrecked


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


-- NPR: PA, Other States Get Federal Approval For Building Fast EV Chargers On Highway Corridors


Other States/National/International

-- AP: Hurricane Ian Powers Up To Category 4 As It Nears Florida

-- The Guardian: State Of The World’s Birds Report: Nearly Half Of The Planet’s Bird Species Are In Decline

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette: Prosecutors Seek To Prevent Uniontown Man From Claiming Self-Defense In Criminal Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Politics PA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Says Shapiro Has ‘Grudge Against Catholic Church’  

-- The Guardian: PA Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Mastriano Urged Murder Charges For Women Who Defied Proposed Abortion Ban In Legislation He Sponsored 

-- Politics PA: In 2019 Interview, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Said Women Who Violate Proposed Abortion Ban Legislation Should Be Charged With Murder

-- AP: Explainer: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Plan For PA School Choice

-- Post-Gazette - Julian Routh: Ex-President Stumps For Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Again During Telephone Rally

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: What Does A Telephone Rally With Ex-President, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Sound Like?

-- NYT: PA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Sputtering Campaign: No TV Ads, Tiny Crowds, Little Money

-- Post-Gazette: Democrat Shapiro Outspent Republican Rival 27 To 1 In Governor’s Race

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: In Governor’s Race Fundraising, Shapiro Breaks Records

-- PennLive: Fetterman, Shapiro Lead In Latest Polls: PA Voters Still Have Unfavorable View Of Dr. Oz

-- LancasterOnline: Republican Candidate Challenging Rep. Sturla Turns Down Debate

-- WHYY: Republican Rep. Stephens Faces Off Against Challenger Melissa Cerrato

-- Politics PA: PA House Preview - South Central

-- Inquirer: PA Republicans Gaining On Democrats In Registered Voters, What That Really Means

-- TribLive Editorial: Did PA Republican Lawmakers Overplay Hand With State Constitution Amendment Package?

-- Inquirer: Fmr Abacam Congressman Ozzie Myers Headed Back To Federal Prison For Election Fraud

-- WITF/AP: Churches Defend Clergy Loophole In Child Sexual Abuse Reporting In PA, Other States

-- Dept. Of Insurance Announces 2023 Health Insurance Rates, More Plan Options Available

-- PennLive: Lebanon County Pharmacy Gives Seniors Wrong Kind Of COVID Vaccine

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: PA Health Dept. Denies, Delays COVID Data Request

-- PA Capital-Star: Elected Officials, Gun Crime Activists Call On Voters To Elect Gun Reform Candidates

-- MCall: 16-Year-Old Charged In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Allentown H.S. Student

-- Inquirer: 14-Year-Old Killed, 4 Other Students Wounded In Shooting Near Philadelphia School Athletic Field

-- PennLive: Student Found With Gun In Cumberland County School

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Philly Kids Ransacking Wawa Was ‘A Scene From The Apocalypse’

-- Inquirer: Safety Concerns In Center City Philadelphia Lead To More Unarmed Bike Patrols, Security Guards As Workers Return

-- Inquirer: ATF Offering $15,000 Reward For Information In Montgomery County Gun Store Burglary

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Ban Facial Recognition Until Legal Safeguards In Place

-- Erie Times: State Court Blasts Erie County Human Relations Commission’s Ruling In Landlord Discrimination Case

-- Spotlight PA: Schools Like Penn State Self-Police Student Athlete Endorsement Deals

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[Posted: September 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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