Thursday, November 17, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.17.22

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 


TODAY 10:00: In-Person, VirtualIndependent Regulatory Review Commission meets to consider EQB Final Regulation Setting Limits On VOC/Methane Emission From Conventional Oil & Gas Facilities.  14th Floor Conference Room.  10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch online.   Click Here to read more on agenda items.

TODAY 4:00: Virtual. PA Solar Center To Honor Blair, Somerset, Westmoreland County Groups For Solar Energy Leadership.  4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

-- Washington County Family Lawsuit Alleges Shale Gas Company Violated The Terms Of Their Lease By Endangering Their Health, Contaminating Their Water Supply And Not Protecting Their Land  [PaEN]

-- Shale Gas & Public Health Conference: We've Got Enough Compelling Evidence To Enact Health Protective Policies For Families Now - By Edward C. Ketyer, M.D., President, Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- Shale Gas & Public Health Conference: When It Started, It Was Kind Of Nice, But What Happened Afterwards Really Kind Of Devastated Our Community - By Rev. Wesley Silva, former Council President Marianna Borough, Washington County  [PaEN]

-- YaleEnvironment360 - Jon Hurdle: As Evidence Mounts, New Concerns About Fracking And Health

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Natural Gas Drilling Ban Supporters See Wider Effort In Allegheny County Towns 

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Massive Natural Gas Leak In Cambria County Remains Uncontrolled At Gas Storage Area  [100 Million Cubic Feet A Day Escaping] 

-- Young Evangelicals For Climate Action Celebrates Stronger Proposed EPA Oil & Gas Methane Standard  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Health Project Calls Proposed EPA Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Rule Good First Step [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: Pennsylvania Needs To Address Its Continuing Oil & Gas Well Abandonment Problem, Here’s How - By Sierra Club

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Commonwealth Court Hears Arguments On Legality Of PA Program To Reduce Carbon Pollution From Power Plants  [RGGI]

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments In Fight Over RGGI

-- MCall: Hundreds Of Bethlehem Residents Evacuated After Major Fuel Oil Spill

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: The High Costs Of An Accelerated Green Energy Transition

-- WTAJ: Tesla Electric Vehicle Causes I-80 Traffic Delays After Catching Fire In Clearfield County

-- Pittsburgh's Group Against Smog & Pollution Hosts Dec. 14 Webinar: Making The Connection - What The Donora Smog Disaster Can Teach Us 74 Years Later  [PaEN]

-- Celebrating The Seneca Nation’s Efforts To Strengthen The Next Generation Of Freshwater Stewards - By Tara Muenz, Stroud Water Research Center   [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Some Westmoreland Water Authority Customers Warned Of Potential Health Risks, But No Corrective Measures Required

-- DEP Took Action On 816 Permits, 96% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,186 Inspections; Responded To 6 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- MCall Guest Essay: Recycling Is Good, And Reducing Is Even Better

-- LancasterOnline: Farmland Trust Leader Martynick To Receive Delp Award From Lancaster Chamber

-- Republican Herald: Penn State Schuylkill Students Conduct Tree Inventory On Campus

-- NextPittsburgh: PA Outdoor Economy Experts Explain How Recreation And Job Growth Go Hand-In-Hand 

-- WESA: McKeesport Will Move Section Of Great Allegheny Passage Trail To Riverfront, Expanding Scenic Views 

-- Bicycle Coalition Of Greater Philadelphia: Recap Of 2022 Circuit Trails Semi-Annual Meeting

-- MCall: PA Officials Launch Survey To Determine Costs Of Invasive Species

-- Delaware Watershed Activists, Businesses, Residents Commemorate Loss Of 250,000 Atlantic Sturgeon In Procession Around Philadelphia City Hall  [Video Available]

-- WHYY: Environmentalists Protest Projects That Impact Endangered Delaware River Atlantic Sturgeon

-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Light Pollution Raises Exposure Of Birds To Toxic Chemicals, New Study

-- Protecting The Environment: Radnor Recognized As An Audubon Bird Town


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: EU To Proposed Natural Gas Price Cap After Nov. 24 Meeting


-- AP: UK Increases Windfall Tax On Profits Of Oil, Natural Gas Companies


-- Bloomberg Guest Essay: Europe Isn’t Ready For Long-Term Commitment With LNG


-- Bloomberg: Where European Energy/Natural Gas Infrastructure Is Vulnerable To Attack


-- NYT: Europe’s Energy Risks Go Beyond Natural Gas


Other States/National/International

-- Time: Healthy Biodiversity Is The Reason To Fight Climate Change

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Gov.-Elect Shapiro Opens Transition, To Stay AG Until January

-- WITF: Gov.-Elect Shapiro Lays Out Transition Plans, Policy Goals In First Press Appearance

-- PA Capital-Star: Shapiro, Davis Vow To Build An Administration That ‘Looks Like Pennsylvania’

-- City & State PA: Shapiro Begins Gubernatorial Transition

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Shapiro’s Campaign Promises Offer Blueprint For Bipartisanship - Commonwealth Foundation

-- PennLive - John Baer: Psst! Want A Peek At A Political Reform That Insiders Don’t Want To Talk About?  [Spoiler - Changing House Terms To 4 Years]

-- TribLive Editorial: Politics Should Include A Little More Parental Guidance

-- PennLive: Will Ex-President’s 3rd Presidential Run Mean A Primary Fight In PA?

-- PennLive: Federal Prosecutors: Cumberland County Woman Directed Rioters, Laptop Thieves During Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- AG Shapiro: Charges Announced Against Philadelphia Man For Orchestrating The Forgery Of Signatures On Election Nomination Petitions In 2019

-- AP: State House Votes To Impeach Philly DA Over Policies, Now Moves To Senate Trial

-- LancasterOnline - Brad Bumsted: Analysis: House Republicans Score Political Points With Impeachment Of Philly DA, But Effort Faces Long Odds

-- Inquirer - Andrew Maykuth: After Surge In Kids Left Alone In Casino Parking Lots, PA Launches Crackdown On Errant Parents

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Federal Law Has Been Destroying Families For 25 Years, Let’s Get Rid Of It

-- Inquirer: Public School Employees Pension Fund Approves Litigation, Seeks Emergency Replacement For Consultant Blamed In 2020 Error

-- WHYY: PA Releases Anti-Racist Guidelines As Part Of Teacher-Prep Overhaul

-- WPSU: PA Schools Join Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Company JUUL

-- TribLive: Western PA Medical Experts Keep Watch On Amoxicillin Shortage

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[Posted: November 17, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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