Friday, November 18, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.18.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

House returns to session January 1 [Adjourned for year]

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session January 1 [Adjourned for year]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 


November 18-- Virtual. PA Solar Center Webinar: PA Solar Guidebooks - Helping Landowners And Municipalities Navigate Solar Growth. Noon to 1:15 p.m.

-- After 11 Days, And The Loss Of About 1.1 Billion Cubic Feet Of Natural Gas, A Leak From An Underground Gas Storage Area In Cambria County Has Been Stopped  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Leaking Cambria County Natural Gas Storage Well Has Been Tamed, But Questions Remain

-- The Allegheny Front: Natural Gas Lake At Underground Storage Site In Cambria County Stopped After 11 Days

-- IRRC Approves Final VOC/Methane Emission Limits On Conventional Oil & Gas Wells - Federal Highway Funds Still At Risk; And First State MCL For PFOS/PFOA  [PaEN]

-- DEP Assesses $200,000 In Penalties For Drilling Wastewater Spills By CNX In Greene County  [PaEN]

-- Shale Gas & Public Health Conference: Living Near Oil & Gas Facilities Means Higher Health Risks, The Closer You Live, The Higher The Risk - By Nicole Deziel PhD MHS, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health  [PaEN]

-- Shale Gas & Public Health Conference: Economically, Socially Deprived Areas In PA Have A Much Greater Chance Of Having Oil & Gas Waste Disposed In Their Communities - By Joan Casey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health  [PaEN]

-- Beaver County Residents, Allies Launch New Shell Ethane Plant Accountability Campaign With Nov. 21 Webinar  [PaEN]

-- MCall: Hundreds Of Bethlehem Residents Able To Return Home Hours After 6,000 Gallons Of Gasoline, Diesel Spill

-- Environmental Health Project Statement On U.N. Framework Convention On Climate Change (COP27) 

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Here’s What Pennsylvania Can Learn From A World Climate Meeting

-- Penn State: Can Low-Grade Geothermal Energy Be Recovered From Abandoned Conventional Oil & Gas Wells?

-- U.S. Dept. Of Justice Indicts Erie Coke (Coal) And Corporate Officer For Violating Federal Clean Air Act Over 4 Years  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times: Erie Coke (Coal), Ex-Plant Chief Indicted On Charges Of Violating Federal Clean Air Act

-- PA Resources Council Collects 383,175 Pounds Of Household Chemicals In 20th Season  [PaEN]

-- EPA Accepting Proposals For $100 Million In Recycling Infrastructure, Education Grants Funded By Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement On 2022 Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Survey Results

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Nov. 18 RiverWatch Video Report

-- November 19 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Judicial Update: The Law Of ‘Constitutional Standing’ Taking Shape in Pennsylvania - By Paul Bruder, Jr., Mette, Evans & Woodside  [PaEN]

-- Penn State: To Prevent Next Pandemic, Research Suggests We Need To Restore Bat Habitats

-- Penn State: Berks Center Examines How Telephone Poles Can Help Stop The Spotted Lanternfly

-- DCNR Announces A Total Of $5 Million In Funding To Help Close Gaps In D&L Trail 

-- MCall: New State Funding Will Help Close Lehigh Valley Gap In D&L Trail

-- Warren Times: North Country Trail Chapter Has Ambitious 2023 Planned In Allegheny National Forest

-- DCNR Seeking Public Comments On ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot Study  Deadline Nov. 18  [Background]

-- PA Environmental Council: Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Annual Gathering - Celebrating Transitions

-- Warren Times: 2022 Audubon Nature Center Photo Contest Winners Announced

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Big Turnout Expected As PA Firearms Season For Black Bear Set To Start


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

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


-- Reuters: U.S. Energy Regulators Unanimously Approve New Louisiana LNG Natural Gas Terminal, Expected To Begin Shipping 2027

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA: Democratic Takeover Of State House Will Be A Little Messy To Start, Here’s Why

-- Spotlight PA: Democrats Win Control Of State House After Picking Up 12 Seats

-- PA Capital-Star: PA House Democrats Secure Majority With Rep. Stephens’ Concession In Close Rac

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Democrats Get Nominal Control Of State House With Win In Montgomery County Seat

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Midterm Election Reveals Trouble For Republicans In PA’s Suburbs

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Republican Candidate For Governor Makes Case For Open Primaries

-- PA Gaming Control Board: October Gaming Revenue Increases 5.71% Over Last Year

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Here How A Plan To Stop Gamblers From Leaving Kids Alone In Casino Parking Garages Could Be Stronger

-- WITF/AP: PA Reports Sizable Decline In Overdose Deaths, But Experts Wary

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[Posted: November 18, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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