Friday, December 30, 2022

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 12.30.22

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 Report Finds: Conventional Oil & Gas Drillers Routinely Abandon Wells; Fail To Report How Millions Of Gallons Of Waste Is Disposed; And Non-Compliance Is An ‘Acceptable Norm’  [PaEN]


-- PA Oil & Gas Industry Has Record Year: Cost, Criminal Convictions Up; $3.1 Million In Penalties Collected; Record Number Of Violations Issued; Major Compliance Issues Uncovered; Evidence Of Health Impacts Mounts [PaEN]


-- DEP Issues 2021 Oil & Gas Program Annual Report


-- DEP Declares Air Pollution Action Day In Allegheny County For Friday, Dec. 30 


-- Group Against Smog & Pollution Monitoring Unhealthy Air Quality Levels In Allegheny County


-- Agriculture Secretary Releases Guidance For Farms And Rural Communities Considering Solar Energy Production  [PaEN]


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Top Stories Of 2022: PA Pushes Climate Measures Forward, Meets Delays, Lawsuits


-- Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority Releases Stormwater Strategic Plan For Public Comment  [PaEN]


-- December 31 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available


-- Meadville Tribune: 2022 Was A Year To Remember For French Creek, State’s River Of The Year


-- Delaware RiverKeeper Dec. 30 RiverWatch Video Report


-- Reading Eagle: Western Berks Water Authority Will Not Stop Adding Fluoride To Drinking Water


-- TribLive: University Of Pittsburgh Offering $300,000 To Group That Comes Up With Best Carbon Neutrality Plan


-- North American Wildflowers Threatened By Climate Change


-- DCNR Announces $7.3 Million In Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Grants For Recreation, Conservation Projects In Allegheny, Chester Counties 


-- PA Great Outdoors Announces 2023 Photo Contests 


-- TribLive: Bicycle Heaven In Pittsburgh Looks To Raise Money After Major Water Damage


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

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

-- Natural Gas Prices Set For A Sustained Rally In 2023

-- Bloomberg: Fossil Fuel [Coal, Natural Gas] Power Plunged Up To 68% As Electric Blackouts Hit U.S. South


Other States/National/International

-- NYT: A Town-By-Town Battle To Sell Americans On Renewable Energy

-- The Guardian: U.S. Response To The Climate Emergency: Key Moments Of 2022

-- Bloomberg: Six Climate Breakthroughs That Made 2022 A Step Toward Net Zero

-- America’s Coal Associations’ Statement On North American Electric Reliability Corp. 2022 Long-Term Reliability Assessment

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Gov. Wolf Ends Term With Strong Ratings After Tumultuous Times

-- PA Capital-Star: Here’s What Election Reforms Could Come In Harrisburg After Power Shift In House

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: 23 Pennsylvanians Who Do, Will Or Should Grab Our Attention In 2023

-- Centre Daily Times: Centre County Commission To Be Shapiro’s Deputy Chief Of Staff For Public Safety

-- Spotlight PA: Century-Old Law Lets Voters File Baseless Recount Petitions And Delay PA’s Election Certification

-- Inquirer: U.S. House Committee Investigating Assault On U.S. Capitol Withdraws Its Subpoena To Mastriano, Release Transcript Of His Deposition

-- WESA/WITF: Mastriano ‘Apparently’ Called VP Pence On Day Of U.S. Capitol Attack

-- Erie Times: State Ethics Commission Fines 4 Lobbying Firms For Not Filing Reports

-- AP: Court Weighs Halting Philadelphia DA’s Impeachment

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Boost In PA Tax Revenues Negated By Inflation

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Reports 16% Dip In COVID Cases

-- Erie Times: Erie County Nears Seasonal Record For Flu, Though Cases Decline

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[Posted: December 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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