Monday, December 19, 2022

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 12.19.22

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 


-- December 19 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]


-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard -  Dec. 10 to 16  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: It’s Time Pennsylvania Residents, Regulators Demand Health Risks From Shale Gas Fracking Be Addressed - By Clean Air Council

-- TribLive Guest Essay: I’ve Seen Firsthand How Harmful Methane Pollution From Oil & Gas Industry Can Affect Our Health - Physicians For Social Responsibility Pennsylvania

-- Marcellus Shale Coalition: 12 Days Of Marcellus - “On The First Day Of Marcellus, Natural Gas Gave To Me


-- Bob Donnan Blog: The 12 Days Of Christmas And Other  Christmas Carols About The Real Impact Of Natural Gas Industry In Pennsylvania

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: The Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County Shows How Western PA Benefits When Govt., Business Work Together - PA Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Shell’s Flaring At Beaver County Petrochemical Plant Pushed Company Over Air Permit Limits, Data Shows

-- Republican Herald Editorial: Gas Industry Appeased Too Long [PaEN]  

-- Bob Donnan Blog: Is The Public Being ‘Dimocked’ Again On Shale Gas?

NPR: Keystone Oil Pipeline Leaked In Kansas, What Makes This Spill So Bad?

Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Experiences:

-- House Committee Fails To Address $70 Million In Penalties On Natural Gas Pipelines Or Real Concerns Of People Living Near Gas Production & Distribution Facilities

-- Natural Gas, Hazardous Liquids Pipelines Are NOT Required To Carry Insurance Or Show They Can Pay For Damages If They Explode, Leak Or Kill Someone

 -- PA Mariner East & Revolution Natural Gas/Liquids Pipelines Convicted Of Criminal Charges Related To Environmental Violations

-- PA's Brand New Natural Gas Pipeline Exploded in 2018 in Beaver County

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Climate Change Is Coming For The New Jersey Shore, Retiring Stockton University Coastal Expert Warns

-- Reading Eagle: Reading-based Penske Truck Rentals Adds Electric Trucks To Commercial Fleet

-- TribLive: Nature Calendar Honors Delmont, Westmoreland County Man’s Memory, Will Benefit Borough Library


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

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


-- Pennsylvania #28 On List Of States With Most Expensive Natural Gas Heating Bills


-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Natural Gas Prices Rise [94.7%] As Production Falls, Report Says


-- WHYY: Delmarva Power Has Seen 60% Increase In Natural Gas Rates In Past 2 Years


-- Reuters: Renewables Provide 46.9% Of Power Used In Germany In 2022


-- Bloomberg: EU Races For Deal On Natural Gas Price Cap Before Worst Of Winter Arrives


-- Public News Source: Big Oil Kept Gasoline Prices High As Crude Oil Prices Dropped


-- Financial Times: Biggest U.S. Shale Operator Says More Drilling Would Harm Industry - ‘Pouring Profits Into Faster Output At Expense Of Shareholder Returns Would Send Investors Fleeing’


Other States/National/International

-- WPost: New Studies Show Politically Conservative Areas Had Higher COVID Death Rates; Working-Age People Have Shorter Lives Overall 

-- Syracuse University: Study: Rise In Working-Age Deaths In U.S. Linked To Conservative State Policies 

-- Scientific American: People In Conservative Counties Have Higher Death Rates, May Stem Largely From Policy Choices

-- U.S. Dept. Of Energy Announces $750 Million To Accelerate Clean Hydrogen Technologies

-- Bloomberg: Big Oil Investors Call For More Aggressive Climate Targets

-- AP: EU Reaches Deal On Emissions Trading, Social Climate Fund

-- AP: Historic Biodiversity Agreement Reached At U.N. Conference

-- The Guardian: COP15: Historic Deal Struck To Halt Biodiversity Loss By 2030

-- Bloomberg: COP15 Adopts Biodiversity Plan To Protect 30% Of Land And Water By 2030

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- LancasterOnline/Spotlight PA: State Voting Laws Are On Legislative Agenda, But Neither Party Will Get Their Full Wish List

-- Inquirer Column: Democratic State Rep. McClinton Can No More Declare Herself Speaker Than The Ex-President Can Declare Himself President

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: PA House Republican Power-Grab On Special Elections Disenfranchises Western PA Voters, Here’s Why

-- York Dispatch Editorial: New PA House Freedom Caucus Raises Plenty Of Questions

-- LancasterOnline: Voters Over 65 Took Brunt Of Mail-In Ballot Rejections In Nov. Election In Lancaster County

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Lycoming County’s 2020 Vote Recount Cost Matters, And It’s Irresponsible To Pretend Otherwise

-- Post-Gazette: Western PA Health Systems Weathering COVID, Flu, RSV Virus Surge Are Not Overwhelmed - Yet

-- Republicans Herald: Hershey’s Hazleton Plant Is Company’s First To Go Bilingual

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[Posted: December 19, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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