Sunday, January 15, 2023

This Week’s Examples Of Going The WRONG WAY On Environmental, Energy Issues

While PA Environment Digest’s priority is to highlight positive examples of environmental and energy leadership, 2022 is an election year which demands accountability to voters.

Below are examples of going the WRONG WAY on environmental and energy issues from last week’s articles and NewsClips--

-- Senate Republicans Pass Proposed Constitutional Amendment Giving General Assembly Unilateral Power To Veto Regulations, With No Oversight  [PaEN]


-- PA Capital-Star Editorial Cartoon: Is There A Statute Of Limitations On Bad Ideas?

-- The Allegheny Front: DEP Issues Scathing Report On Conventional Oil & Gas Industry Environmental Compliance


-- Ohio River Valley Institute Report Shows Diversified Energy, Owner Of Over 22,500 Conventional Oil & Gas Wells In PA, May Be Financially Insolvent  [PaEN]


-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Coterra Energy Pleads No Contest To Criminal Charge In PA Fracking Pollution Case, But Fracking Allowed To Resume In Susquehanna County


-- The New Republic: Fracking Poisoned This Town’s Water, Now Frackers Are Being Allowed Back In [Dimock, Susquehanna County]


-- DEP Ongoing Explosion/Fire Investigation: Energy Transfer Reported An Uncontrolled Release Of Ethane For 9.5 Hours From Its Revolution Natural Gas Processing Plant In Washington County  [PaEN]


-- Observer-Reporter: Energy Transfer Natural Gas Cryogenic Plant Resumes Partial Operations


-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: Energy Transfer Natural Gas Plant Explosion Under Investigation In Washington County


-- Fish & Boat Commission Investigation Of Pollution From PA General Energy Natural Gas Development Construction Site On Exceptional Value Loyalsock Creek Results In Settlement Agreement  [PaEN]


-- PJM’s Preliminary Review Of Christmas Storm Electric Generation Failures Shows Natural Gas Units Failed To Provide Power At Over Triple The Rate Of Other Generation  [PaEN]


-- PJM Interconnection: PJM Operated Reliably Throughout Winter Storm Challenges, But ‘Generator Forced Outages Were Unacceptable’ 

-- American Petroleum Institute Unveils Plan To Prioritize U.S. Natural Gas And Oil; Target Northeast U.S. For Pipeline Development  [PaEN]


-- TribLive/Bloomberg: U.S. Climate Disasters Racked Up $165 Billion In Damage In 2022


-- Erie Times: Feds Charge 2nd Erie Coke (Coal) Plant Employee With Violating Federal Clean Air Act At Former Plant


Want to have a positive impact on issues like this?  Tell your Senate and House members they need to act to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s environment and support the tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who do-- not slide backwards.

Click Here to find your member of the state General Assembly.

Going The RIGHT WAY:

-- 68 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

-- 37 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA 

-- 25 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

-- 3,190 New Stories In 2022 - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership [PaEN]

[Posted: January 15, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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