Thursday, January 12, 2023

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.12.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to voting session January 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

     -- Committee Schedule

House returns to voting session ??????

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 


DEP Advisory: DEP’s Cambria District Office still closed due to waterline break.


TODAY 10:00: Agenda Posted. DEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. Visit the Board webpage for options to join the meeting remotely.  Contact: Daniel Snowden 717-783-8846,

TODAY 10:30: Senate Appropriations, Agriculture, Environmental Committees hold informational meeting on Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program at PA Farm Show.  [Posted 1.11.23]  Click Here to watch live.


-- 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]


-- Bloomberg: PJM Electric Grid Operator Had 23% Power Plant Failure In December Storm [Natural Gas Plants Accounted For 70% Of Almost 46 GW Of Outages] 


-- 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


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


-- The Center Square: PA’s ‘Divisive’ Proposed Constitutional Amendments Inch Closer To Ballot Box


-- Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm In York County Winner Of 2022 Leopold Conservation Award [PaEN]


-- DCNR Outlines Accomplishments During Wolf Administration  [PaEN]


-- DCNR Announces $3.2 Million Investment For Trail Gaps, ATV/Snowmobile Projects; New Grant Rounds Opening Jan. 17  [PaEN]


-- TribLive: Five Star Trail To Get Improved Access In Greensburg


-- DCNR Honors Passerby Who Saved Man From Drowning At Codorus State Park In York County  [PaEN]


-- Sustainable Pittsburgh Announces First Ever Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplaces  [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette: Shapiro To Nominate Dr. Debra Bogen, Allegheny County Health Dept., As Next Secretary Of Health


-- TribLive: Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Bogen Nominated For PA Health Secretary


-- EPA Invites Comments On Draft Oil & Gas Waste Injection Well Permit In Young Twp., Jefferson County; Feb. 13 Virtual Hearing Tentatively Set  [PaEN]


-- EDF Experts Testify At EPA Hearing Urging Swift Finalization Of Strong Limits On Methane Emissions From Oil & Gas Facilities


-- EQT, Equitrans, Chesapeake Shale Gas Companies Establish Appalachian Methane Reduction Initiative


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: EQT, Equitrans, Chesapeake Appalachia Shale Gas Companies Start Local Methane-Reduction Initiative


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


-- CNN: Consumer Product Safety Commission Is Researching Gas Stove Emissions To Address Health Risks, But Has No Proceeding To Ban Stoves


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: PNC Increases Environmental Finance Commitment For Transition To Low-Carbon Economy 50% To $30 Billion


-- Republican Herald: Pottsville City Council Approves Purchase Of 4 More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


-- York Dispatch Guest Essay: Clean Energy Permitting Reform Needed For PA To Boost Economy, Protect Climate And Burn Less Coal - By  Citizens Climate Lobby


-- Wilkes-Barre Editorial: Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Worth Celebrating


-- PA Capital-Star: Shapiro, Reading Discuss Future Of PA Agriculture; Groups Weigh In On New Governor’s Cabinet Picks


-- Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Files Citizen Suit Against York County Landfill For Federal Clean Water Act Violations, Including PFAS Contamination  [PaEN]


-- York Daily Record: Lawsuit Filed Alleging ‘Dangerous’ Levels Of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ In York County Creek


-- Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper: Challenge For New Year - Curiosity, Questions Offer Key To Improve Drinking Water Quality At Home & Across Area - By John Zaktansky


-- WHYY: Delaware River Basin Has Enough Groundwater To Last Decades


-- DEP Took Action On 547 Permits, 98% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines: Conducted 1,579 Inspections; Responded To 6 Environmental Emergencies Last Week 


-- Rodale Institute Releases 2023 Webinar Schedule Providing Educational Opportunities On Regenerative Agriculture, Soil Health


-- Forests For The Chesapeake Bay Update: Forests & Climate Change; Woods In Your Backyard; Livestaking; Much More!


-- PA/NJ Chapter American Chestnut Foundation Update: Spring Meeting April 1; Spring/Summer Internships; Forest Landowners Conference March 24 & 25; More!


-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation: January Paint/Color-By-Number Picture Of PA State Parks, Forests Now Available


-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: The Bird Count Is In From Hawk Mountain, Here Are The Big Migration Numbers


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

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

-- AP: PA Senate Bill Aims To Undo 2023 Gasoline Tax Increase

-- Reuters: Texas Freeport LNG Natural Gas Plant Outage May Extend Into February

-- Reuters: Global LNG Natural Gas Volumes Hit Record High As Europe Crowds Out Poorer Asia


Other States/National/International

-- CNN: Consumer Product Safety Commission Is Researching Gas Stove Emissions To Address Health Risks, But Has No Proceeding To Ban Stoves

-- AP: U.S. Safety Official Warns Of Risks Posed By Heavy Electric Vehicles

-- Financial Times: Saudi Aramco Bets On Being The Last Oil Major Standing

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Senate Passes Proposed Constitutional Amendments; Poses Test To New PA Governor

-- PA Capital-Star: Relief For Child Sex Abuse Survivors Passes Senate As Part Of Constitutional Amendment Package

-- The Center Square: PA’s ‘Divisive’ Proposed Constitutional Amendments Inch Closer To Ballot Box

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Cynicism Dominates PA Senate Republican Agenda

-- TribLive/AP: Judges Weigh Republican Bid To Delay 2 House Special Elections

-- PennLive: PA Lawmakers Renew Effort To Move Up Presidential Primary Date

-- TribLive Editorial: A Legislature That Does Nothing Can Do Damage

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Shapiro Continues To Fill Out Cabinet With 5 More Nominees - Health, Human Services, Drug & Alcohol, Aging, Insurance

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Shapiro Hits The Farm Show, And The Honeymoon Is On

-- PennLive - John Baer: Can Josh Shapiro Govern In The Great Mess That Is PA Politics?

-- AP: PA Senate Delays Philly DA’s Impeachment Trial Amid Court Challenge

-- AP: PA Senate Bill Aims To Undo 2023 Gasoline Tax Increase

-- York Daily Record: From Pandemic To Partisanship, Gov. Wolf Had A Hard 8 Years In Office, He Loved It All

-- PennLive: Hand Recount Of 2020 Presidential Election Complete In Lycoming County [Yes 2020], But Conservatives Say Issues Remain

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[Posted: January 12, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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