Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.25.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Warning! Last Voting Days This Session!  Hold Onto Your Butts! (And Tax Money!)

Senate returns to session October 25, 26, November 15 [Adjourn for year]

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to session October 25, 26, November 14, 15, 16 [Adjourn for year]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 10:00: Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 1338 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) and Senate Bill 1339 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) which try to rebrand fossil fuels like natural gas, propane into “low emission transportation fuels” and eliminate rebates and incentives for hybrid and electric vehicles.  Read more here; House Bill 2528 (Struzzi-R-Indiana) that would mandate DEP award conventional oil and gas well plugging contracts to Pennsylvania contractors-- with no regard for cost to taxpayers-- is on the Committee agenda again even though it was reported out of Committee October 18.  Read more here.  It will be amended to again deal with conventional oil and gas well bonding from House Bill 2644 that fails to hold drillers accountable for well plugging.  Read more here.

The Committee will also consider the Governor’s nomination of Sarah Clark to the Environmental Hearing Board.

Immediately after the Committee business meeting, an information meeting will be held on Senate Bill 1125 (Pittman-R-Indiana) creating a Legionnaires’ Disease Drinking Water Risk Management Program.  Click Here for information meeting agenda.

The meeting will be held in Room 8E-B East Wing. Click Here to watch live.

TODAY thru WEDNESDAY-- Dickinson College Host International Climate Symposium.  Dickinson College Campus, Cumberland County.  Live streams available.

-- TribLive: Weather Conditions Prompt Allegheny County Health Dept. Air Pollution Warning For Tuesday

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Wolf, PA Lawmakers Look To Push Through Massive Tax Incentives For Hydrogen Production, Natural Gas


-- Senate Committee Meets Oct. 25 On Bills Rebranding Fossil Fuels As ‘Low Emission,’ Eliminating Incentives For EVs; EHB Nominee Sarah Clark; Info Meeting On SB 1125  [PaEN]


-- MCall: What’s Happening With Proposed Hydro Plants Along 3 Lehigh Valley Canals?


-- Utility Dive: PJM Capacity Proposal: Fuel For Ongoing Market ‘Crisis’ Or A Needed Step To Limit Overprocurement?


-- PUC Holding ‘Be Utility Wise’ Events Oct. 27 In Berks County, Nov. 9 In Cambria County


-- Scranton Times: Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Celebrates 5 Million Trees Planted


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Stream Restoration Projects To Dig Into Potential Opportunities Stream Muck Offers


-- Warren Times Editorial: Take Advantage Of Water Well Clinic, Test Your Water


-- Williamsport Sun: Locals Help With Hurricane Ian Relief In Florida


-- DEP Urges Residents To Recycle Household Goods, Clothing Which Make Up 10% Of Municipal Waste Stream; Launches Circular Merchant Platform App  [PaEN]


-- Republican Herald: Schuylkill County Participating In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day For 17th Time


-- DCED Awards $7,481 Industrial Sites Reuse Grant For Environmental Assessment Of Former Railroad Station In Altoona


--  US Geological Survey Pennsylvania Waters Fall 2022 Newsletter Now Available  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Longwood Residents Participate In Planting Meadow At Plum Retirement Community To Improve Wildlife Habitat, Attract Pollinators 


-- LebTown.com: Swatara State Park To Expand By 136 Acres Thanks To Gift Of Land By Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation


-- NextPittsburgh: Outdoor Inclusion Coalition Aims To Make Parks More Accessible For All


-- Penn State Researchers: Prescribed Fire Could Reduce Tick Populations, Pathogen Transmission


-- Williamsport Sun: Lycoming County Agriculture Land Preservation Board Accepting Applications


-- Help Wanted: US Dept. Of Agriculture Temporary County Program Technician Located In Schuylkill County 


-- TribLive: 2 Men On Trial In Federal Court for Poisoning Dozens Of Wild Birds In Lawrence County


-- Williamsport Sun: Seven Mountains Audubon - A Look At The Many Songs Of The Year-Round Birds In PA


-- WeConservePA: DCNR Bureau Of Forestry Forest Fridays: How Do Animals Know When To Go? When To Stock Up For The Winter?


-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - Leaves Falling All At Once


-- Delaware RiverKeeper: Help Save The Delaware River Atlantic Sturgeon


-- York Daily Record: Brian Whipkey: Bigfoot, Mountain Lions, Other Mythical Creatures: PA Officials Discuss What They Know


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: Pittsburgh, National Gasoline Prices Continue Seasonal Decline


-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Price Gains 5% On Technical Move, Forecast LNG Export Rise


-- Bloomberg: Texas Natural Gas Prices Drop Toward Zero As Output Swamps Pipelines  [Obviously, Not Happening In PA]


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


-- Reuters: IEA: Tightening LNG Markets, Major Oil Producers Cutting Supply Have Put The World In The Middle Of A Global Energy Crisis 


-- Bloomberg: Big Oil’s Profits Just Keep Rolling In As World Economy Sputters; 3rd Quarter Earnings Set To Top $50 Billion


-- Reuters: Valero Kicks Off U.S. Refiners Earnings Season With Surging Quarterly Profit


American Rescue Plan Funding


-- Spotlight PA: Track How Your PA Municipality Is Using 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: Poll: Most In U.S. Want More Action On Climate Change

-- AP: Climate Questions: How Do We Know Humans Triggered Warming?

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- TribLive: Penn State Protests Lead To Last-Minute Cancellation Of ‘Proud Boys’ Founder’s Appearance

-- Centre Daily Times: Penn State Event Featuring ‘Proud Boys’ Founder Canceled Due To ‘Threat Of Escalating Violence’

-- York Dispatch: Media Asks Federal Judge To Make Documents Public In Battle Over Republican Cong. Scott Perry’s Phone Data

-- PA Capital-Star: ‘I Feel The Weightiness Of The Moment’: Shapiro Says As Governor’s Race Enters Its Final Days

-- AP: Fetterman, Dr. Oz Meet For Highly Anticipated U.S. Senate Debate

-- WHYY: PA Republican Candidates Dodging The Press, Ditching Debates, What Does that Mean For Democracy?

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Philadelphia Republican Al Schmidt Shows The Path To Election Integrity is Personal Integrity

-- PennLive: Election Officials See Spike In Poll Watchers Amid Increased Threats And Intimidation

-- PennLive: See How Many People Have Voted By Mail So Far In PA

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Wolf, PA Lawmakers Look To Push Through Massive Tax Incentives For Hydrogen Production, Natural Gas 

-- WITF: Lawsuit Demands York County Do More To Help Spanish-Speaking Voters

-- Inquirer: PA Lawmakers Issue Report Criticizing Philly DA But Didn’t Recommend Impeachment

-- PA Capital-Star: House Panel Investigating Crime In Philly Puts Blame On DA For Lack Of Prosecutions

-- TribLive: Braddock Man Who Served 18 Years For Crime He Didn’t Commit Struggled To Find His Way After Release

-- TribLive Editorial: The Tragedy Of Wrongful Conviction Is The Price Not Paid

-- TribLive: Police: Turtle Creek Motorist Shoots Another Motorist

-- MCall: 17-Year-Old Charged With Threat That Emptied Bethlehem Private Charter School Monday

-- WITF: Mandatory Reporting Was Supposed To Stop Severe Child Abuse, It Punishes Poor Families Instead

-- AP: Philadelphia Sues State To Reduce Youth Justice Overcrowding

-- Inquirer Editorial: Damning Audit Of Philadelphia Police Must Be An Impetus For Real Reform

-- Erie Times: Erie College Enrollments Run Gamut From Sharp Decline To Record High

-- Erie Times: Suspected Cyberattack Took Out Erie County 911 For Nearly 2 Hours

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[Posted: October 25, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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