Friday, December 23, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 12.23.22

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to voting session January 3, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to voting session January 3 [Democrats, Republicans Fighting Over Schedule]

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 


DEP Advisory: Due To Weather, These DEP Offices Will Be Closed Friday, Dec. 23: The Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg), Southcentral Regional Office (Harrisburg), Northcentral Regional Office (Williamsport), Southwest Regional Office (Pittsburgh), Northwest Regional Office (Meadville), Northeast Regional Office (Wilkes-Barre), and Reading, Knox, New Stanton, California, Moshannon, Pottsville, Scranton, Pocono, Bethlehem, and New Castle District Offices.  Click Here for details.


-- In Memoriam: Marcus Schneck, PA’s Preeminent Outdoors Journalist, Dies At 66  


-- Concerned Health Professionals Of PA Ask Health Professionals To Sign Letter Urging Gov.-Elect Shapiro To Protect Public Health, Environment From Impacts Of Oil & Gas Industry  [PaEN]


-- Inside Climate News - John Hurdle: Dimock Residents Fear New Methane Contamination As PA Lifts Shale Gas Drilling Ban In Susquehanna County


-- Public Utility Commission Notice Of Jurisdiction Over Natural Gas And Hazardous Liquids Pipelines And Certain LNG Natural Gas Facilities


-- DEP Update On Healthy Waters Initiative To Cleanup PA’s Portion Of Chesapeake Bay Watershed


-- DEP Notice Final, Revised NPDES General Permit For Discharges Of Stormwater From Industrial Activities (PAG-03) Available 


-- Baltimore Sun Guest Essay: A Moral Obligation To Clean Up The Chesapeake Bay - Interfaith Partners For The Chesapeake


-- PA Trout: Federal STREAM Mine Reclamation Act Advocacy At National Wild Trout Symposium Highlights Trip West  [PaEN]


-- Altoona Mirror: Altoona Water Authority Trying To Reassure Reade Twp. Silt From Reservoir Dam Renovation Being Placed On State Game Lands Will Not Hurt Water Wells


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Lancaster Nonprofit Launches Local Carbon Credit Program To Help Businesses Reduce Their Carbon Footprint


-- WESA: Pittsburgh’s Plan To Build Solar Energy Farm On Former Steel Mill Dumping Ground Awaits State Approval


-- PA Environmental Council Podcast: PUC Studies How Utilities Will Meet New Electric Vehicle Demand


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Sustainable Iron-Air Storage Battery Manufacturer To Bring 750 Jobs To Weirton, WV


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Why Storage Battery Manufacturer Picked Weirton For Its New $760 Million Battery Plant


-- PA-Based Evangelical Environmental Network Applauds EPA’s Heavy-Duty Vehicle Nitrogen Oxide Standard


-- PUC Highlights 2022 Accomplishments


-- Utility Dive: PJM Seeks Mid-Auction Capacity Market Rule Change To Address Anomaly That Led To ‘Unjust’ Price


-- December 24 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available


-- South Mountain Partnership Winter Partnership Meeting Jan. 20 - Register Now!


-- NextPittsburgh: Meet Joey-Linn Ulrich, Allegheny County Parks Foundation’s New Leader


-- Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited Rivers Youth Camp Now Accepting Applications [PaEN]


-- PA Council Of Trout Unlimited Fall 2022 Newsletter: Why Not Head Out For A ‘Spin’?


-- Penn State Extension Webinar: Jan. 23: With Edges In Place - How To Garden To Accommodate Human Interface With Natural Form, Function. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 


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

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


-- Bloomberg: U.S. Natural Gas Output Drops As Winter Storms Disrupts Production, Shuts Wells


-- Bloomberg: U.S. Winter Storm Shows Europe’s Risk By Threatening LNG Natural Gas Supply 


-- The Guardian: EU’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue To Fall Despite Return To Coal

Federal FY 2023 Budget Proposal


-- PA-Based Evangelical Environmental Network Praises Inclusion Of Growing Climate Solutions Act In Year-End Congressional Funding Package


Other States/National/International

-- PA Capital-Star: Report: Environmental Enforcement Has Fallen Off Under Biden

-- Financial Times: Insurance Industry Pushes Back On U.S. Climate Risk Data Demand To Assess Vulnerabilities To Extreme Weather Loses

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette/ Very Narrow Window Exists For Republicans To Move State Constitutional Amendments

-- Erie Times: Sen. Laughlin’s Voter ID Constitutional Amendment Could Be Decided By House Power Struggle

-- MCall Guest Essay: Extremists Were Defeated In PA, But Don’t Count Them Out - Anti-Defamation League

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Take Steps To Reign In Perpetual Political Campaigning

-- Inquirer: How PA’s John Fetterman Will Fit In The U.S. Senate

-- WESA: PA Politics In 2022: Rise Of The Youth, Courts Are A Force, Election Nonsense

-- Post-Gazette: COVID Cases Increase In Allegheny County

-- USA Today: Minimum Wage Is Going Up In 23 States As $15/Hour Gains Steam, Is Your State One Of Them?  [Spoiler - PA Is Not]

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[Posted: December 23, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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