Saturday, October 29, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.29.22

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Senate returns to session November 15 [Adjourn for year]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session November 14, 15, 16 [Adjourn for year]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 


-- DEP: PA General Energy Cited For More Water Pollution Violations, Blocking The Whole Width Of Loyalsock Creek At Gas Pipeline/Water Withdrawal Construction Site In Lycoming County [PaEN]


-- DEP Permit Notices -- Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities  [PaEN] 


-- A Study Finding Microplastics In 100% Of Exceptional Value, High Quality, Class A Trout Streams Sampled In PA Is Disturbing To Wildlife Advocates  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: Study Finds Microplastic Pollution In NE PA’s Cleanest Waterways


-- Scranton Times/Republican Herald Editorial: Legislators Like Plastics, Expect More  [PaEN]


-- National Fuel Gas Requests PUC To Approve 9.2% Increase In Base Delivery Charge; Separate Cost Of Gas Up 127.8% Since May 2021 [PaEN]


-- PUC Approves 9% Increase In The Basic Monthly Bill For Typical PECO Natural Gas Division Customers; On Top Of An 103.2% Increase In Cost Of Natural Gas [PaEN]


-- Ohio River Valley Institute Blog: Natural Gas Costs Are Principal Driver Of Current Inflation; Increasing Gas Production For Export Also Increases Prices And Volatility


-- DCNR Leased 176 Acres Of Susquehanna River Submerged Land To SWN Natural Gas Production Company In Susquehanna County For $704,000  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Joins Volunteers, Alliance For Chesapeake Bay For 24-Hour Treelay Tree Plantings Oct. 28-29 In Adams, Cumberland, Lancaster, York Counties


-- LancasterOnline: Little Conestoga Creek Blue/Green Corridor Restoration Project Receives $2 Million State RACP Grant


-- DEP Invites Submission Of Water Quality Data For Stream Redesignation Evaluations In Columbia, Franklin, Fulton, Greene Counties  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Big Sewickley Creek Watershed Group Using Mini Grants To Shine Light On Conservation Efforts


-- Still Time To Register!  Bucknell University River Symposium. Nov. 4-5 In Lewisburg


-- Inquirer: Philly Schools Are Getting $5 Million To Ensure Students Have Clean Drinking Water


-- DEP To Host Dec. 1 Public Meeting, Hearing On Proposed MAX Yukon Hazardous Waste Landfill No. 7 In Westmoreland County  [PaEN]


-- DEP Invites Comments On Substantial Changes To Radon Mitigation Standards Guidance  [PaEN]


-- DEP Took Action On 767 Permits, 98% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,605 Inspections; Responded To 8 Environmental Emergencies Last Week


-- DEP Posted 58 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Oct. 29 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]


-- WHYY: Delaware Valley Sites Collect Unused Medications On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


-- Penn State Institutes Of Energy & The Environment/ PA GreenGov Council Nov. 10 Webinar: Household Carbon Reduction - Building Sciences Connection. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


-- PA Municipal League/Sustainable PA Nov. 15 In-Person/Virtual Fall Sustainability Conference, The Inn at Villanova University, Radnor, Delaware County. 8:30 to 4:00 p.m.


-- PPL Utilities: This Halloween It’s Time To Slay Those Energy Vampires


-- DCNR State Parks Fall Edition Of Their Environmental Education Newsletter Now Available  [PaEN]


-- NextPittsburgh: Forest Bathing Brings Japanese Wellness Trend To The Pittsburgh Woodlands


-- South Mountain Partnership Nov. 4 Conewago Creek Walk & Talk Event, Adams County. 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  


-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Someone Screamed For Help On The Schuylkill River Trail, No One Stopped


-- TribLive: 4 Western PA Mayors Sign Monarch Pledge, Volunteers Sought To Help Save Butterflies, Other Pollinators


-- Phipps Conservatory Native Plant And Sustainability Conference Nov. 12 In Pittsburgh. 9:45 a.m to 3:40 p.m.


-- TribLive: Penn Hills Shade Tree Commission Needs Volunteers For Planting In Allegheny County Nov. 12


-- South Mountain Partnership Nov. 13 Tending Change In Michaux State Forest Walk & Talk Event, Franklin County LTBA. Noon to 1:30 p.m.  


-- Oct. 28 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]


-- PennLive: City Of Harrisburg Invests $13 Million In Outdoor Projects In Parks


-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Nov. 5 Eagle Day: A Golden Opportunity To See North America’s Largest Bird Of Prey


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

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


-- Ohio River Valley Institute Blog: Natural Gas Costs Are Principal Driver Of Current Inflation; Increasing Gas Production For Export Also Increases Prices And Volatility


-- CNBC: Wave Of 60 LNG Tankers Waiting To Unload Is Overwhelming Europe, Hitting Natural Gas Prices 

-- Reuters: LNG Ships Play Waiting Game Off Spain’s Coast As Higher Prices Eyed

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Glut To Help Ease Winter LNG Crunch In Asia

-- Financial Times: US Exports Record Oil Volumes As Fuel Price Tensions Build At Home


-- Bloomberg: Heating Oil Being Rationed In New York City; New England Utility Urges Biden To Declare Emergency To Avoid Natural Gas Shortage 


-- Bloomberg: Windfall Oil & Natural Gas Profits Go To Shareholders, Companies Face Backlash


-- Bloomberg: Exxon Said It Is Returning Its Profits To The American People In The Form Of Higher Dividends To Its Shareholders 


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

-- The Guardian: Goal Of Limiting Global Heating To 1.5C ‘More Fragile’ Than Ever, Says Cop27 Chair

-- WSJ: Carbon-Capture Projects Are Taking Off, Here’s How They Stash The Greenhouse Gas

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- The Economist: Why The Republicans’ Anti-Democracy Turn Has Become Normalised [Includes PA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano]

-- AP: Suspect In Assault At U.S. Speaker Pelosi’s Home Made Racist Posts, Supported Ex-President And QAnon

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Shapiro Has Crushed Republican Opponent In Money Race, Will Votes Follow?

-- AP: Biden Says Of Candidate Fetterman: ‘John IS Pennsylvania’

-- PA Capital-Star: Election 2022: Voters’ Guides, Candidate Q&As, More

-- Politics PA: State House Election Guide

-- Politics PA: Political Poll Tracker

-- TribLive: Conservative Republican School Director Post Social Media Meme Offense To Autistic Children In Westmoreland

-- TribLive: Police: 6 People Shot Outside Of Church In Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights Neighborhood

-- TribLive: 3 People Shot In Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill Neighborhood

-- TribLive: Weapons Found On 2 Allegheny County Junior/Senior High School Students

-- MCall: PA COVID Update: Case Numbers Unchanged As Hospitalizations Decline; 20,000  Boosters Given Daily

-- Inquirer: Nursing Home Regulations Approved With Higher Staffing Standards, Transparency On ‘Who Exactly Is Responsible For The Care Of Residents’

-- Inquirer: With Markets Down, Billions Are Gone From PA State Pension Funds

-- Inquirer: With Mounting Deficit, Cabrini University Eliminates Positions, Including Provost

-- Inquirer: Fmr Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley Gets Permanent President Post At Rosemont College

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[Posted: October 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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