Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.29.22

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House returns to non-voting session Nov. 29, voting session January 3

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session Nov. 29, January 3

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 


WEDNESDAY 9:00: Agenda PostedEnvironmental Quality Board meeting on emergency final rulemaking setting emissions limits for conventional oil and gas facilities.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  9:00 a.m. To attend the meeting remotely, visit the Board’s webpage.  Questions should be directed to Laura Griffin, laurgriffi@pa.gov,   717-772-3277.  Read more here on meeting agenda.


THURSDAY 10:00: Agenda Posted. DEP Oil & Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting. Updates on Chapter 78 regulations, federal Abandoned Conventional Oil & Gas Well Plugging Program, more.   Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00 a.m. See webpage for remote options to join the meeting.  Contact Todd Wallace twallace@pa.gov or 717-783-6395. (formal notice Read more here on agenda items.


-- Giving Tuesday: Help Transform Pennsylvania - Support Conservation & Environmental Groups


-- DEP Withdraws Final Manganese Water Quality Standard Regulation Ending Rulemaking; Existing Standard Remains In Place  [PaEN]


-- U.S. Senate Dec. 1 Hearing On STREAM Bill Setting Aside Funding For Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment Operation & Maintenance  [PaEN]


-- GAPS Program Now Accepting Applications For Assistance To Develop Stream Remediation Projects In Allegheny, Monongahela River Watersheds  [PaEN]


-- PA Forestry Association Honors Allyson Muth, Michael Powell, Linda Finley In Penn State's Dept. Of Ecosystem Science & Management  [PaEN]


-- Navy Veteran, Penn State Forest Ecosystem Major John Buckley Named 2023 National Veterans Leadership Foundation Fellow


-- PA Resources Council Announces Winners Of 2022 Gene Capaldi Lens On Litter Photo Contest  [PaEN]


-- Bob Donnan Blog: Tale Of Two Townships In Washington County: Union & Peters Townships  - A Decade Of Fracking Issues


-- U.S. Dept. Of The Interior Proposes Regulation Limiting Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Operators On Federal And Tribal Lands [Including The Allegheny National Forest]


-- MCall: Lehigh Valley Produced 9.8 Million Metric Tons Of Greenhouse Gases In 2019, 3.7% Of State’s Total, Emissions Expected To Grow


-- DEP Blog: Winterize Your Home To Save On Utility Bills


-- TribLive: DEP To Hold Dec. 1 Hearing On Yukon Industrial Waste Landfill Expansion In Westmoreland County


-- MCall: EPA To Hold Dec. 1 Virtual Meeting On B. Braun And Ethylene Oxide Risks In Lehigh Valley


-- PA Sea Grant: Apply Now For John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program


-- Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia), A Prime Mover Behind Successful Bipartisan Nearly $700 Million Conservation Funding Initiative, Announced His Resignation  


-- TribLive/PennLive: Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia) Resigns To Take New Position As Counsel To President Pro Tempore Kim Ward


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Grant To Give Philly Region Circuit Trail Network ‘Unlike Any Other In The Country’


-- Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) Joins Board Of PA Parks & Forests Foundation


-- Manada Conservancy Acquires 40 Acre Preserve In Dauphin County  [PaEN]


-- Bay Journal - Karl Blankenship: PA Timber Museum Chronicles The Decline, Return Of Pennsylvania Forests


-- PA Natural Heritage Program News Spotlights Climate Change Vulnerability In Plants; Allegheny National Forest Ecological Surveys; Zombie Moths; Much More!  [PaEN]


-- Williamsport Sun - John Zaktansky, Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper: Diet Study Among Ways To Understand Invasive Flathead Catfish’s Impact


-- Penn State Extension: Master Gardener News - 2023 Master Gardener Calendar; Gifts For Birds; Winter Garden Activity Guide; Much More!


-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - No Animal Will Eat Seeds Of The Osage Orange


-- TribLive: Bird-Safe Glass Taking Off: Vitro Of Harmar Produced National Aviary Windows For $3 Million Project 


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

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


-- DEP Blog: Winterize Your Home To Save On Utility Bills


-- TribLive: State Gasoline Tax Keeps PA Prices High Despite Nationwide Downward Trend, Analyst Says


Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

-- U.S. Dept. Of Energy Releases $550 Million To Support Community-based Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency Initiatives

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA: Rejecting Undated Mail Ballots Disproportionately Impacts Communities Of Color In PA, Data Shows

-- TribLive/PennLive: New Freedom Caucus Brings Its National Brand Of Conservatism To PA House

-- Inquirer: Florida Governor Leads Ex-President In Early Poll Of PA Republican Voters

-- TribLive/PennLive: Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia) Resigns To Take New Position As Counsel To President Pro Tempore Kim Ward

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Pennsylvania Society Weekend Stages A Comeback In NYC

-- Warren Times Editorial: Republicans Need Engaged Candidates

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Senate Set To Begin Constitutional Role In Philly DA Impeachment

-- WHYY: Fmr State Senator Milton Street Dies At 83

-- TribLive/AP: PA Campaign Wild Card Fetterman Turns To Governing

-- The Center Square: As PA Certifies, Audits Election, Lawsuits And A Deadlock May Slow It Down

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Election Board Certifies 2022 Results; Deputies Called After Crowd Gets Raucous

-- Citizens Voice: Luzerne County Now Set To Certify Election Results

-- Reading Eagle: Berks County Cannot Certify Election Results Due To Pending Recount Petitions

-- Altoona Mirror: Blair County Voters Ask Judge To Order Recount With No Evidence Of Errors

-- Spotlight PA: Nonpartisan Journalism Is Vital To The Future Of PA; Here’s How You Can Keep It Going

-- TribLive: State Gasoline Tax Keeps PA Prices High Despite Nationwide Downward Trend, Analyst Says

-- Erie Times: Banned Books: School Libraries Are Another Battleground In Culture Wars In PA, Nationwide

-- WITF: Ephrata Public Library Zeroed Out In Akron Borough’s Budget, Gets Public Support At Council Meeting  [Click Here to donate to the Ephrata Library]

-- Inquirer: New PA Standardized Test Scores Show Students Haven’t Rebounded Since Pandemic

-- Centre Daily Times: 1 PA County Remains At High COVID Community Spread - Mercer

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[Posted: November 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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