Friday, October 21, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.21.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to session October 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 


-- DEP Posts Formal Notice Of Availability Of Abandoned Mine Land, Mine Drainage Grants


-- DEP Begins Accepting Applications For $103.4 Million In Abandoned Mine Reclamation Grants Starting Oct. 24  [PaEN]


-- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Award $3.5 Million In Grants To Restore, Protect Habitats In Chesapeake Bay Watershed; 4 In PA Totalling $1.48 Million  [PaEN]

-- Celebrating 10 Years Of Volunteers Impact - Greening The Lower Susquehanna - By Kristen Koch, Penn State Agriculture & Environment Center  [PaEN]

-- East Lampeter Twp. First Municipality To Partner With Lancaster Revolving Water Fund On Pay-For Performance Contract On Improving Water Quality, Soil Carbon Sequestration  [PaEN

-- Penn State Master Watershed Steward Volunteers Lead Stream Assessment In Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- Altoona Mirror: DEP Extends Deadline To Comply With MS4 Stormwater Regulation To Municipalities In Blair County Group

-- Coalition For The Delaware River Watershed Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Federal Clean Water Act  [PaEN]

-- PUC Joins 8th Annual ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’ To Raise Water Awareness 

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Oct. 21 RiverWatch Video Report 

-- Environmental Hearing Board Publishes Final Regulations Making Changes To Practice & Procedures

-- October 22 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- EPA To Host Public Discussion Of Exide Superfund Cleanup Oct. 25 At Muhlenberg H.S. Reading, Berks County.  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

-- Bucknell University Dedicates 1.76 MW Solar Energy Facility In Union County - By Michael Taromina, The Bucknellian  [PaEN]

-- Penn State To Host Virtual International Symposium Nov. 28-29 On Embodied Carbon - Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Building Materials

-- TribLive: Penn Hills Council Recognizes Anti-Litter Group

-- WeConservePA: Help To Apply For DCNR Fall Grants, Redevelopment Assistance Capital Funding And More  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Issues 4th Weekly Fall Foliage Report Showing Fall Colors All Across Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: How To Enjoy Philly’s Fall Foliage From A Tree Nerd

-- DCNR Plans Whitewater Release Into Tohickon Creek For Nov. 5-6 Boating Event In Bucks County

-- Williamsport Sun: Williamsport Invests In Parks: No City Can Thrive Without A Network Of Safe, Functioning Parks And Open Spaces

-- Fish & Boat Commission Quarterly Board Meeting Oct. 24

-- Fish & Boat Commission Accepting Grant Applications For Recreational Boat Pumpout Stations, Reception Facilities, Deadline Dec. 30


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

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


-- Winter Heating Costs Spike: How Much More Will PA Residents Pay? 


-- MCall/AP: Sharp Prices Increases Projected For Home Heating This Winter; Natural Gas Customers To Pay Biggest Increase


-- National Energy Assistance Directors Assn: Home Heating Costs Reach Highest Level In More Than 10 Years; Natural Gas Cost Increases Alone Mean Homeowners Will Pay $13.1 Billion More This Winter


-- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Winter Assessment: Natural Gas Exports, Lower Gas Storage Are Driving Natural Gas Prices Higher 


-- AP: U.S. Heating Worries Mount Amid Growing Costs, Uncertainty


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

-- Environmental Health News: For First Time, Natural Gas Production Linked To Lower Birth Weights In A National Study, Most Significant In Black, Asian Women

-- AP:  Study: Cancer-Causing Natural Gas Leaking From Stoves, Pipes

-- NYT: Oil & Gas Lobbyists Plan For Republican U.S. House, Focus On Undercutting Shift Away From Natural Gas For Home Heating

-- Reuters: Automakers To Double Spending On Electric Vehicles, Batteries To $1.2 Trillion By 2030

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- York Daily Record: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Says He’ll Bus Illegal Immigrants To Biden’s Home In Delaware; PA Will Not Be A ‘Sanctuary State’ 

-- Inquirer: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Will Again Flirt With QAnon Crowd At Lancaster ReAwaken America Rally 

-- Spotlight PA: 11 Voters On Candidates For Governor, U.S. Senate And Why Some Are Still Undecided

-- Politics PA: Fox 29 Poll: PA U.S. Senate Race Too Close To Call, Governor Tightening

-- AP: Dr. Oz Made His Reputation As A Surgeon, A Fortune As A Salesman

-- AP: Biden Stumps For Fetterman, Says ‘World Is Looking’

-- MCall: Where’s Money Coming From In Lehigh Valley Congressional Race?

-- TribLive: PA Casino Revenue Jumps To $448 Million In September

-- Post-Gazette/ IRRC Approves Medical Marijuana Regulations After Lengthy Debate

-- Post-Gazette: Looming Cut To Pharmacy Network Angers Western PA Veterans, Pharmacists

-- Inquirer: There Are 400,000 People In Philly With Convictions And Criminal Records, Expungement Clinics Can Offer A Fresh Start

-- Inquirer: 17-Year-Old Arrested In Fatal Shootings Of 2 Other Teens In Montgomery County

-- Scranton Times: Fmr Attorney General Kane Seeks Dismissal Of DUI Case

-- Inquirer: 5 PA Alcohol Laws That Can Get You In Trouble

-- Inquirer: Philadelphia Officials Threaten To Sue Gov. Wolf Over ‘Nightmare’ Conditions Inside Juvenile Facility

-- City & State PA: Potential For High School Athletes Selling Their Name, Image And Likenesses

-- York Dispatch: Ex-Principal Of Lincoln Charter School Admits He Took Money For Fake Ph.D. Classes

-- Post-Gazette: Survey: Political Expression On Campus, Employee Engagement Are Areas Of Concern At State-Owned Universities

-- Post-Gazette: Lawsuit Seeks To Force Allegheny County To resume Assessment Appeal Hearings

-- AP: Biden Touts Pittsburgh Bridge As Infrastructure Win

-- NPR: Federal Judge Dismisses Republican-led State’s Lawsuit To Block Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

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[Posted: October 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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