Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 11.30.22

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House returns to non-voting session Nov. 30, voting session January 3

     -- Committee Schedule

Senate returns to session Nov. 30, January 3

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 


TODAY 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,,   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 or 717-783-6395. (formal notice Read more here on agenda items.


-- AG Shapiro: Coterra Energy, Formerly Cabot Oil & Gas, Pleads No Contest To 15 Criminal Charges Related To Polluting Water Supplies In Dimock, Susquehanna County  [PaEN]


-- AP: Coterra Energy, Formerly Cabot Oil & Gas, Pleads No Contest To 15 Criminal Charges Related To Polluting Water Supplies In Dimock, Susquehanna County 


-- WHYY - Susan Phillips: Natural Gas Driller Will Pay Millions For New Water System In Dimock, Susquehanna County


-- WSJ - Kris Maher: Fracking Company Pleads No Contest To Criminal Pollution Charges In Pennsylvania 


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Methane Emissions Limits On Conventional Oil & Gas Wells To Get Emergency Vote Wednesday To Avoid Loss Of Federal Funds


-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Malfunction At Shell’s Ethane Plant In Beaver County Turned Sky Orange By Burning Natural Gas Flaring System


-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Raystown Lake Receives National Acclaim For Protecting Fish 


-- DEP $1.95 Million Penalty Assessment Against Mariner East 2 Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Construction Pollution At Raystown Lake Supports Fish Habitat Improvements


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: EQT’s Toby Rice Calls For ‘Unleashing LNG’ Natural Gas To Solve Climate Problem, End Poverty Other Societal Ills


-- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Highlights Restored One Room Foltz School House At The Jennings Environmental Education Center; Northwest GIS Conference  [PaEN]


-- Dec. 5 Penn State EarthTalk Webinar On Empowering Native Communities With Renewable Energy.  4:00 p.m. 


-- Dec. 1 Penn State Webinar On Coordinating And Enhancing Access To Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs.  10:30 a.m.  


-- Ohio River Valley Institute Blog: Fact-Checking PA Politicians On Blue Hydrogen Hype


-- DEP Took Action On 476 Permits, 99% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 811 Inspections; Responded To 4 Environmental Emergencies Last Week


-- Bay Journal - Karl Blankenship: Chesapeake Bay Loses A Champion, Nick DiPasquale


-- Keep PA Beautiful Litter Hawk Youth Award Program Now Open! Fun, Prizes & Litter Awareness For Grades K To 6  [PaEN]


-- Inquirer: Philly’s Citywide Urban Agriculture Plan Is Finally Here


-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests Highlights Recent Jim Finley Stewardship Day; Thompsons’ Wood Stream Survey; A Hooded Warbler’s Story  [PaEN]


-- Erie Times: Presque Isle Lights Driving Tour Highlights Beauty Of The Season, The State Park 


-- WESA: Sales Tax Rebound Lets Allegheny County Board Boost Funding For Parks, Libraries, More


-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Investments In Outdoor Recreation, Riverfront Towns In Lancaster County Has Paid Off


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Backyard Feeders Welcome But Not Essential For Winter Bird Migration


Other States/National/International

-- AP: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services Declared Northern Long-Eared Bat Endangered Due To Impact Of White-Nose Syndrome Fungal Disease

-- Bloomberg: Rising Credit Risks Pose Huge Challenge For Worst Climate-Related Polluters

-- Financial Times: Catastrophe Reinsurance Set To Soar After Year Of Extreme Weather, Industry Warns

-- Financial Times: Global Floods, Droughts Will Intensify Sooner Than Expected, Studies Show

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Election Certification Delays Few, But A ‘Test Run’ For 2024

-- TribLive: Judge Orders Machine Recounts In 4 Westmoreland Voting Precincts; Rejects Hand Review Of Each Ballot With No Evidence Of Fraud Or Errors

-- TribLive Editorial: Challenges And Certification Part Of Election Process

-- Politics PA: Fetterman, Shapiro Arrest Democratic Decline In Blue-Collar Southwest PA

-- PA Capital-Star: State Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules For Philly DA 

-- Erie Times: Erie County Sees Surge In COVID Deaths, Drop In Cases

-- PA Capital-Star: Advocates: Shapiro Must Fix PA’s ‘Broken’ Unemployment System

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[Posted: November 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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