Saturday, November 19, 2022

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.19.22

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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 

-- Center For Coalfield Justice Holds First Water Distribution Day Nov. 19 To Help Provide Families Drinking Water In Greene County Following Alleged ‘Frack-Out’ At Natural Gas Well Site In June  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette: Efforts To Stop A Natural Gas Leak For The Last 12 Days At A Cambria County Underground Gas Storage Area Have Failed, Gas Is Again Escaping  [PaEN]

-- AP: Leak At Pennsylvania Natural Gas Storage Well Spewing Methane

-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: Natural Gas Leak In Cambria County, Thought To Have Been Stopped, Is Leaking Again

-- StateImpact PA - Reid Frazier: CNX Fined $200,000 For Natural Gas-Related Spills In Greene County  [Note: Conventional oil and gas drillers reported illegally spreading 977,671 gallons of untreated drilling wastewater on Pennsylvania roads in 2021.  DEP did not penalize one.  Read more here.]

-- Post-Gazette/ Will An Act Of ‘Spite’ By PA House Republicans Cost The State Hundreds Of Millions In Federal Transportation Funding?  [Blocking Methane Limits On Oil & Gas Facilities]

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Nov. 12 To 18  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment [PaEN] 

-- DEP Invites Comments On Proposed Cryptocurrency Data Mining Operation On Shale Gas Well Pad In Elk County  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Comments On Texas Eastern Pipeline Replacement Projects Affecting Cambria, Fayette, Huntingdon, Indiana, Lebanon Counties  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Allegheny Twp. Ink Fracking Lease With Olympus Energy For 27.7 Acres Of Tredway Trail In Westmoreland County

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Natural Gas Promotion Needs Review

-- EPA To Host Dec. 1 Virtual Community Meeting For Allentown Residents On Health Risks From Ethylene Oxide  [PaEN]

-- DEP To Hold Virtual Public Conference Dec. 7 On Expansion Of Tunnel Ridge, LLC Underground Coal Mine In Washington County  [PaEN]

-- DEP Provides Notice Of Using Coal Ash As Fill For Solar Energy Facility At Scrubgrass Generating Company, Venango County  [PaEN]

-- Wheeling News-Register: Rare Earth Metals To Be Extracted From WV Coal Waste Impoundments

-- WHYY: Community Benefits Agreement Talks To Start In 2023 For Former Philly Refinery Redevelopment

-- Post-Gazette/ Commonwealth Court Hears Arguments About PA Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: From The U.N. Climate Conference, Advice For Philly As It Adapts To Global Warming

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: How Philly Can Stay Ahead Of The Curve In Addressing Climate Change

-- PennLive: This Year’s Christmas Trees Will Cost The Same As In 2021, Auctioneer Says

-- Penn State Master Watershed Stewards Now Accepting Applications, Holding Info Sessions

-- Penn State Extension Hosts Nov. 29 Webinar On The Roadside Guide To Clean Water - Recognizing Efforts To Keep Your Community’s Water Clean  [PaEN]

-- Native Meadow Will Benefit Environment In New Caln Township Meadow Park In Chester County  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension Report On Private Water Supply Education & Water Testing In 2022  [PaEN]

-- Master Watershed Stewards Help Purge Plastics On The Lower Susquehanna River  [PaEN]

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Meets Dec. 15 On Water Withdrawal Requests, Fee Schedule, Other Issues  [PaEN]

-- Lower Susquehanna Source Water Protection Partnership Meets Dec. 9  [PaEN]

-- WESA: ALCOSAN Spends More Than $1 Million Fixing Sewage Leak Near Sandcastle Water Park

-- York Dispatch: New DEP Regulation Targets PFOA/PFOS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found In York County Drinking Water

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Philadelphia To Exempt New Cobbs Creek Golf Course Project From Anti-Erosion Regulation

-- The Hershey Company Reduces Environmental Impact Across Its Value Chain

-- DEP Posts 63 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Nov. 19 PA Bulletin - Regulations  [PaEN] 

-- Post-Gazette: Innovative Seneca Valley School’s Design Hailed As Invention In And Of Itself In Butler County 

-- PA Capital-Star: Core Samples Get A New Home To Help DCNR Understand How PA’s Geology Could Support Carbon Capture, Sequestration Efforts

-- Nov. 18 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: Hunters Share Their Tips For Bagging Deer On State Game Lands

-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: Pheasants Escaped Game Commission Farm During Snowstorm, But PA Has More

-- Help Wanted: Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support In Wayne County Seeks Executive Director


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

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


-- Baker Hughes PA Natural Gas Drilling Rig Count Same As Last Week - 22


-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Rise Most In A Week Since August On Texas LNG Terminal Delay


-- Reuters: Texas LNG Natural Gas Terminal Targets Mid-December For Restart


-- Financial Times: U.S. Oil Prices Fall 10% In The Week As Demand Worries Rise


Other States/National/International

-- Dept. Of Energy Announces $13 Billion To Modernize, Expand Power Grid Funded By Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

-- E&E News: Congressional House Republicans Prepare Big Energy Package For 2023

-- AP: U.N. Climate Talks Drag Into Extra Time With Scant Progress

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- TribLive: Lawsuits By Conservative Groups Request Hand Recounts Of Votes For Governor, U.S. Senator [Republicans Lost Governor’s Race By Over 769,546 Votes]

-- WITF: Pennsylvania’s Risk-Limiting Election Audit Explained

-- AP: PA Democrats Win Enough For Narrow State House Majority

-- Altoona Mirror: Republican Defeat In State House Dooms Their Plans To Change State Constitution

-- PA Capital-Star: With New PA Senate Leadership, What Are Lawmakers Prioritizing When They Return To Session?

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: How Democrats Winning State House Could Get PA Government Back To Normal 

-- TribLive Editorial: No Time For Election Victory Laps

-- WHYY/BillyPenn: PA U.S. Senate Race Was Most Expensive In History, What Else Could You Get For $375 Million? 

-- TribLive: Announcement Of 2024 Run By Ex-President Sparks Excitement Among Local Democrats

-- AP: Daniel McCaffery To Run For Open Seat On PA Supreme Court

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Judge Announces Candidacy For Opening On Commonwealth Court

-- PennLive: Harrisburg Catholic Diocese Settlement With Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Victims  Calls For Payment Of $18 Million To About 60 Survivors

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reports PA Unemployment Rate Down To Record-Breaking 4% In October

-- PA Capital-Star: PA’s Unemployment Rate Drops To Record Low Of 4 Percent

-- TribLive: Penn State President Asks For 'Time And Grace’ To Meet Diversity, Inclusion Goals

-- Centre Daily Times: PA COVID Cases Continue Decline Ahead Of Thanksgiving

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[Posted: November 19, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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