Thursday, October 20, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.20.22

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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 

-- City & State PA Recognize The 2022 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Power 100 Leaders, Including 7 Conservation Leaders  [PaEN]

-- Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Plants Its 5-Millionth Tree In Franklin County Park; Thousands Of Volunteers Were Critical To Reaching This Milestone  [PaEN]

-- WeConservePA Visits Award-Winning Headwaters Restoration Project By Wissahickon Trails In Montgomery County  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Blog: New Resources Available For Forest Landowners And Managers For Climate Change Resilience  [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record: York County Creek Samples Show Highest Levels Of PFOA ‘Forever Chemicals’ In The Country 

-- Senate Confirms Three PUC Commissioners Bringing 5-Member Panel Up To Full Strength For First Time In More Than 18th Months  [PaEN]

-- PennVEST Invests $236 Million In 23 Water Infrastructure Projects In 15 Counties [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh Water Authority Receives $133 Million In Loans, $6 Million In Grants For Water Infrastructure Projects

-- Penn State Oct. 24 EarthTalks Highlights Agricultural Integration And Solar Facilities - Agrivoltaics In Context  [PaEN]

-- Penn State's Jenn Baka Receives National Science Foundation Grant For A 5-Year Study Of The Shell Ethane Plant's Environmental And Human Impacts In Beaver County - By Francisco Tutella, Penn State News  [PaEN]

-- $90 Million Landfill Gas Facility Coming To Falls Twp., Bucks County

-- Altoona Mirror: Water Authority Reaches Landfill Leachate Treatment Limits, May Have To Purchase Nitrogen Credits

-- Sen. Yaw: ERE Committee OKs Bills Prioritizing Fairness In Drilling Impact Fee Distribution, Stream Maintenance Package  [Read real story here.]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: How Western PA Region’s Shale Gas Industry Is Finding New Workers

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: PA Must Modernize Its Approach To Clean Energy Or Risk Falling Further Behind - By Vote Solar, POWER Interfaith

-- PUC Seeks Nominations For PA One Call Damage Prevention Committee


-- TribLive: Seton Hill Program Pairs College, High Schools With STEM Education


-- TribLive: Fox Chapel Eagle Scout Has Organized Free Community Concert At Allegheny RiverTrail Park Oct. 23 


-- Citizen Science Parasite Hunters Needed: Penn State Researcher Asking Deer Hunters For Help In Biting Flies Research Effort - By Penn State News  [PaEN]


-- DCNR: Naloxone Available At State Parks To Help Combat Overdose Deaths


-- Dept. Of Health Awards $168,000 WalkWorks Program Grants To Increase Access To Physical Activity


-- MCall: Easton Dedicates Bridge Along Arts Trail To Late Community Activist Richard McAteer 


-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy: Remembering Ed Wesely At The Van Scott Nature Reserve 


-- Preview:  Delaware Highlands Conservancy Fall & Winter Highlands Journal


-- Sign Up For Delaware Highlands Conservancy Eagle Watch Volunteer Training, Eagle Watch Bus Tours


-- Delaware RiverKeeper Shares Results Of Urban Green Space Mammal Study [Video]


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

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


-- WTAE: Rise In Global Natural Gas Prices Expected To Impact Home Heating Bills In PA This Winter 


-- AP: EU Leaders Head Into Divisive Summit On Energy Crisis, How To Deal With Natural Gas Prices That Spiraled Out Of Control


-- Reuters: High Natural Gas Prices Spur Green Hydrogen Investment - Report


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

-- Financial Times: Can Big Oil Prove The Case For Carbon Capture? ‘Put Up Or Shut Up’

-- AP: IEA: CO2 Emissions Rise In 2022, But More Slowly

-- AP:  Climate Questions: Why Do Small Degrees Of Warming Matter?

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- TribLive/AP: Federal Judge: Ex-President Knew Vote Fraud Claims In Legal Documents Were False When He Signed Them, Cannot Withhold Evidence Of Crimes

-- MCall/AP: Columbia County Man Accused Of Sending Letter Threatening Biden Containing White Powder

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Both Gubernatorial Candidates Guided By Their Faiths, But In Very Different Ways

-- WHYY: How Will Gubernatorial Candidates Address PA’s Hospital Crisis?

-- Erie Times Editorial: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano’s Dangerous History Of Election denial And Contemptuous Disdain For System

-- TribLive/AP: Fetterman’s Doctor Says He’s Recovering Well From Stroke

-- PennLive: Fox News Brings Hannity Show To York, Uses It To Boost Dr. Oz Campaign

-- PennLive - John Baer: Fetterman-Dr. Oz U.S. Senate Debate Will Answer Critical Questions

-- Inquirer: Dr. Oz Said He Wouldn’t Take Corporate PAC Money, Then He Did

-- MCall: New Poll Shows Lehigh Valley Congressional Race In Dead Heat

-- MCall: Lehigh County Judge Strikes Down Lawsuit Demanding Ballot Drop Boxes Be Monitored, Limited To Business Hours

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Undated Mail Ballots Could Throw PA Elections Into Chaos, Here’s A Simple Solution

-- PA Capital-Star: House Republicans Cancel Hearing On Philly DA After He Insists It Be In Public

-- Inquirer: Fmr Sen. Fumo Takes The Stand In A Tax Case In Which He’s Asked To Pay Million

-- Scranton Times: COVID Still Killing Plenty Of Pennsylvanians Despite Case Declines

-- TribLive: Penn State Researchers Engineer Protein That Could Be Used To Develop One COVID Vaccine

-- PA Capital-Star: Dire Predictions Follow PA Supreme Court’s Loosening Of Medical Malpractice Filing Rules

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Council Members Search For Answers After Spate Of Shootings

-- Spotlight PA: Jail Officials Across PA Sound Alarm As Mental Health Crisis Puts People At Risk, Survey Finds

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Prosecutors, Public Defenders Band Together To Demand Higher Wages

-- WESA: PA Doesn’t Live Up To Its Potential For Turning Innovation Into Jobs, New Report Finds

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: PA Expanding Eligibility For Food Stamp Benefits

-- AP: Biden Seeks Symbol Of Rebuilding At Pittsburgh Bridge Site

-- AP: Biden Closely Tends His Pennsylvania Roots In Election Year

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[Posted: October 20, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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