Thursday, December 15, 2022

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 12.15.22

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 


TODAY: CANCELED Due To Weather. DCED PA Grade Crude [Oil] Development Advisory Council meeting. PA Western University (Clarion University) Room 248 (2nd Fl) at the Gemmell Student Center, Clarion. 10:00 a.m. Click Here for instructions on joining the meeting remotely.  Contact: Adam Walters, or call 717-214-6548.   Read more here on the agenda.

TODAY 1:00: DCNR: Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Recreation meeting.   Click Here to join via Microsoft Teams - Meeting ID: 252 502 161 947  Passcode: gfLUXg .  Audio Only: +1 267-332-8737, ID: 491 716 831#   Contact: Derek Eberly (717) 317-0028 or   (formal notice)


DEP NOTICE: These DEP Offices Will Be Closed Thursday Due To Weather: Northeast (Wilkes-Barre) and Northcentral (Williamsport) Regional Offices and the Scranton, Pocono, Bethlehem, New Stanton, and Pottsville District Offices.  Click Here for the latest.


-- EPA Accepts Final DEP Oil/Gas Facility VOC/Methane Emission Limits Regulation For Review, Stops Imposition Of Federal Highway Funding, Other Sanctions  [PaEN]


-- DEP Issues Notice Of Violation To Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County For Air Quality Violations In Sept. - Oct.  [PaEN]


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


-- Beaver Times: Regulators Say Shell Exceeded Emissions Cap During Cracker Plant Startup


-- New Castle News: DEP: Opening Of Shell’s Western PA ‘Cracker’ Plant Caused Pollutants To Spike


-- UPDATED: DEP Consent Agreement Allowing Shale Gas Drilling To Resume Under Dimock, Susquehanna County Sets New Drilling, Water Supply Protection Standards, Imposes $444,000 Penalty  [PaEN]


-- PennLive: 92-Year-Old Man Survived Massive Natural Gas Explosion That Pulverized Neighbor’s Home 30 Feet Away In Dauphin County


-- Environmental Integrity Project Urges EPA To Limit Benzene Pollution From Western PA Steel Plants In Response To Community Monitoring Data


-- PA Capital-Star: Donora Smog Museum And Historical Society Preserves Borough’s Rich History


-- NextPittsburgh: PA Solar Center Honors 8 Western PA Organizations For Their Green Energy Leadership


-- Scranton Times: Scranton Zoning Hearing On Solar Energy Farm Postponed After Neighbors Seek Delay


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Rice Acquisition Of NET Power A Bet On Carbon Capture And Storage And Natural Gas Transition


-- PUC Offers Winter Storm Utility Safety Tips


-- DEP Awards $12.2 Million In Grants To Support 34 County Clean Water Action Plans In Chesapeake Bay Watershed  [PaEN]


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Grants Extend All The Way To PA’s Northern Border


-- Bay Journal Forum: The Interfaith Sweet Spot For Environmental Stewardship - AmeriCorps Member, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake


-- EPA Fines Knouse Foods In Adams County $230,000 For 120 Violations Of Federal Clean Water Act  [PaEN]


-- Scranton Times Editorial: Amend State Utilities Law To Limit Water, Wastewater Rate Increases


-- Inquirer Editorial: Despite Bankruptcy, City Of Chester Should Not Sell Off Its Water System


-- Rodale Institute: Work With A Rodale Consultant To Plan Your Transition To Organic Agriculture


-- Rodale Institute: Take Online Courses On How To Transition To Organic Agriculture


-- Latrobe Bulletin: Audubon Society Of Western PA Works With PennDOT To Create Roadside Meadows


-- Forests For The Chesapeake Bay Update: Fallen Leaves - A Tree’s Gift To The Stream


-- DCNR Finalizes E-bike Policy For State Parks And Forests  [PaEN]


-- PennLive - Marcus Schneck: DCNR Releases Electric Bike Policy For Trails In State Parks, Forests


-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: National Audubon Photo Contest Exhibit At Buffalo Creek Nature Park


-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center To Hold Holiday Camps For 4-12 Year Olds


-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Why A State Legislator Wants To Change The Start Of Deer Season Back To Monday


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: European Natural Gas Prices Rise As Another Cold Snap Approaches

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Shapiro’s Bipartisanship Talk Welcome In Fight-Weary State Capitol

-- PennLive - John Baer: Taxpayers Will Pay Lawyer Bills For Both Parties In Fight Over Who Controls PA House

-- TribLive Editorial: Voters Control PA House, Not The Parties

-- Post-Gazette/ Commonwealth Court Hears Arguments From Democrats’ Lawyers That Proposed Constitutional Amendments Combined Into One Bill Are Illegal

-- AP: Recount Requests Delay Pennsylvania Election Certification

-- PennLive: Lycoming County To Begin Hand Recount Of 2020 [Yes 2020] Votes For President, State Auditor General On Jan. 9

-- TribLive: Fmr Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate Won’t Run For House Seat

-- Inquirer: U.S. Senator Pat Toomey Didn’t Change In His 12 Years In Office, The Republican Party Did

-- Pittsburgh Union Progress: Allegheny County Man Convicted Of Crimes For His Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol Seeking Probation

-- WHYY: Philly Schools Will Require Masking For 2 Weeks Following Winter Break

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[Posted: December 15, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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