Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 10.26.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

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

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

     -- Committee Schedule

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

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY Off The Floor: Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider  an amendment to House Bill 1059 that would provide $106.6 million in annual taxpayer subsidies to manufacturing and other businesses that use natural gas and hydrogen in their operations forever into the future. Senate Floor.  Off the Floor.  Click Here to watch onlineRead more here.

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

-- Senate Appropriations Set To Consider $106.6 Million In Annual ‘Forever’ Taxpayer Subsidies For Use Of Natural Gas, Hydrogen  [PaEN]

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Tax Credit Bill Gifts Natural Gas, Dirty Hydrogen With $4 Billion In Taxpayer Subsidies - By Patrick McDonnell, PennFuture

-- Senate Committee OK’d Bills Rebranding Fossil Fuels As ‘Low Emission,’ Eliminating Incentives For EVs; Fails To End Ban On Raising Conventional Oil & Gas Well Bonding; Reports Out EHB Nominee Sarah Clark  [PaEN]

-- Pine Creek Headwaters Protection Group: Potential Impacts Of Shale Gas Development Forest Fragmentation On Tioga State Forest Birds - By Dr. Robert M. Ross  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Hummingbirds, Other PA Birds On New List Of 70 Species ‘At The Tipping Point’

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: U.S. Steel Cuts Back Emissions In Allegheny County As Air Quality Warnings Continue

-- DCNR Celebrates Induction Of Hemlocks Natural Area, Perry County, Into The Old-Growth Forest Network  [PaEN]

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Sharing Our Knowledge Of Watershed Restoration  [PaEN]

-- DEP Tours Kettle Creek Stream Restoration Project, Highlights Clinton County Clean Water Action Plan Progress  [PaEN]


-- Two Lebanon County Borough Split $300,000 In Grants To Restore Stream Damage


-- Reminder: Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay First-Ever 24-Hour Volunteer Tree Planting Relay In PA, MD, DC Oct. 28-29  [PaEN]


-- Sen. DiSanto Wants Commonwealth Agencies To Pay Their Fair Share Of Local Stormwater Fees


-- Gov. Wolf Announces Nearly $45 Million In Funding For Local Community Block Grant Projects, Including Wastewater, Drinking Water And Parks


-- Schuylkill Action Network Annual Meeting Nov. 10, Berks Nature Rookery


-- Help Wanted: Trout Unlimited - PA Abandoned Mine Drainage Project Manager


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Columbia Gas Unveils Renewable Natural Gas Fleet Vehicle


-- WESA: How A Tank Full Of Powder Turns Natural Gas Into Fuel For Pickup Trucks


-- Clean Air Council Appeals DEP Waste Permit Exemption For Plastics Processing Facility In Northumberland County  [PaEN]

-- PennLive: Harrisburg, Dauphin County Fight Illegal Dumping: ‘We Will Find You, And You Will Be Stopped’


-- PUC Sets Nov. 17 Hearings On Philadelphia Natural Gas Works Weather Normalization Charge 


-- Inside Climate News: PA’s Dairy Farmers Clamor For Candidates Who Will Cut Environmental Regulations


-- WHYY: Chester County Farmer Makes A Horror Movie To Save The Family Farm


-- LancasterOnline: Millersville University Acknowledges Native Americans’ Stewardship Of Local Land


-- Fish & Boat Commission Encourages Safety While Fishing And Boating During Cold Weather Months


-- Penn State’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center Breaks New Ground With Training Venomous Snakes


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

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


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Range Resources Plans Cutback To One Drilling Rig In 2023 To Keep Production Flat Or Only Slighting Growing, Limiting Capital Expenditures


-- Bloomberg: West Texas Natural Gas Prices Go Negative For First Time In Two Years [Obviously, Not In PA]


-- Bloomberg: Two Massive LNG Plants Start Construction In Texas


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


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

-- Reuters: Federal Judge Questions New Water Permit For Mountain Valley Pipeline

-- Utility Dive: Texas Solar, Wind Energy Saved Consumers Nearly $28 Billion Over 12 Years: Report

-- The Guardian: Businesses Call For Nature Impact Disclosures To Be Mandatory By 2030

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

--WITF: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Wants To Use PA State Police To Bus Migrants To Delaware, Why That Breaks Federal, State Law

-- AP: PA Supreme Court Justices To Sort Out If Mail-In Ballot Envelopes Need Dates

-- TribLive: Fetterman, Dr. Oz Face Off In Chaotic Debate

-- PennLive: Fetterman Struggles In Rapid-Fire Debate Format As He, Dr. Oz, Trade Well-Worn Barbs

-- PA Capital-Star: PA’s U.S. Senate Debate - What Did We Learn?

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Retiring Sen. Corman Urges Colleagues To ‘Keep The Faith’ In The Senate As An Institution In Farewell Remarks

-- Spotlight PA: How Redistricting Could Alter Control Of The Legislature And Other Changes To Watch Nov. 8

-- PennLive: In Purple PA, ‘Polite’ Conservation No Longer Includes Divisive Politics

-- Inquirer: House Republicans Pushing For Another Investigation Of Philly DA

-- PennLive: Sunbury Wants To Ban Those Convicted Of Violent Crimes From Renting Property For 7 Years

-- TribLive: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Pittsburgh’s Highland Park Neighborhood

-- Courier Times: How PA Educators Convicted Of Sex Crimes Keep Their State Pensions

-- WESA: State Prison Report Highlights Rearrest And Reincarceration Trends In PA

-- WHYY: PA To Monitor Emerging Drugs In The Addiction And Overdose Epidemic

-- PA Capital-Star: Report Details Pandemic’s Toll On Philly Students’ Test Scores

-- TribLive: Penn State Latest University To Grapple With Controversial Speech

-- Independent Fiscal Office: Sept. PA Unemployment Rate Falls To Record Low, Labor Market Will Remain Extraordinarily Tight Thru 2025

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[Posted: October 26, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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