Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.18.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to voting session January 18, Feb. 27, 28

     -- 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 9:30: Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 115 (Stefano-R-Fayette) adopting federal requirements for replacement of oil and oil filters on diesel-powered underground coal mining equipment [Senate Bill 1255 from last session passed unanimously by the Senate]; Senate Resolution 9 (Langerholc-R-Cambria) urging President Biden to restart construction of Keystone XL Pipeline [Note: TC Energy abandoned its plans for the Keystone XL Pipeline for good in June 2021 to carry Canadian oil to Steele City, Kansas.  The existing Keystone Pipeline system is still functioning delivering Canadian oil to Oklahoma, Houston and Illinois.]  Room 461 Main Capitol. Click Here to watch live.  Click Here for more on the agenda.

FRIDAY 10:00: Senate Republican Policy Committee hearing on energy access and affordability.  Boilermakers Local 154 Building, 121 Banksville.  10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

-- What Can We Expect From Gov. Shapiro, Lt. Gov. Davis On Environmental, Energy Issues?  [PaEN]

-- PoliticsPA: Gov. Shapiro’s Inauguration Speech

-- Sen. Yaw Looks For Common Ground With New Governor On Energy, Environmental Issues  [PaEN]


-- Senate Environmental Committee Meets Jan. 18 On Diesel Mining Equipment Bill, Resolution Urging Restart Of Keystone XL Pipeline  [PaEN]


-- Pittsburgh Business Times: State’s Natural Gas Industry Waits For Shapiro’s Agenda As Governor


-- Better Path Coalition Hosts Jan. 26 Virtual Brown Bag Briefing On Environmental Impacts From Development Of Unconventional Shale Gas & Oil Reserves  [PaEN]


-- Feature: 60 Years Of Fracking, 20 Years Of Shale Gas: Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Infrastructure Is Hiding In Plain Sight  [PaEN]


-- DEP 2021 Oil & Gas Program Annual Report Shows Conventional Oil & Gas Operators Received A Record 610 Notices Of Violation For Abandoning Wells Without Plugging Them  [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record Guest Essay: Low Blow By PA Lawmakers - Playing Politics With Kids Abused By Clergy, Harmed By Polluters - By Mitchell Hescox, Evangelical Environmental Network  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: Pennsylvania Can Lead The Nation In Energy [Natural Gas] Production, If The State Lets It - By Commonwealth Foundation

-- Scranton Times: Residents Oppose Proposed Greenfield Twp. Solar Energy Facility In Lackawanna County

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Erie’s New Environmental Advisory Council Eyes Sustainability, Equity - By Jenny Tompkins, PennFuture

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: PA Should Ban PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’

-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: PA Gets Federal Money To Add Electric Vehicle Charging Ports Along Highways


-- Penn State Extension Accepting Presentation Proposals For Dive Deeper Summit On Water Resource Education On Sept. 28  [PaEN]


-- Heinz Endowment Features Pittsburgh-based Landforce Workforce Development Organization


-- MCall: What Does The Future Hold For Camp Trexler?  Conservation Group Seeks Partners For Preservation 


-- Penn State Forest Hydrologist David DeWalle Receives Prestigious Award For Career-Long Work


-- TribLive: PA Tree Seedling Sale Underway By Game Commission


-- Susquehanna Greenway Partnership: Clearfield County Paddling Resources Available This Spring


-- NextPittsburgh: Take The Train To Huntingdon County For A Car-Free Weekend Adventure


-- Fish & Boat Commission Board Quarterly Meeting Jan. 23


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: Pittsburgh-based EQT Says A Plunge In Natural Gas Prices Will Slow U.S. Supply Growth


-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Rise As Market Weighs Supply Risk And Weather


-- Financial Times: Global Oil Demand Set To Reach Record High As China Reopens, IEA Says


-- Bloomberg: Aramco Sees Oil Demand Picking Up On China And Aviation Recovery


-- Reuters: U.S. Oil Output Set To Rise In Feb. To Record, But Growth Slows - EIA


Other States/National/International

-- TribLive: Freshwater Fish Significantly More Contaminated With PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Than Saltwater Fish And Shellfish, Analysis Shows

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA: Democrat Josh Shapiro Sworn In As PA’s 48th Governor

-- AP: Shapiro Takes Oath Of Office To Become 48th PA Governor

-- Inquirer: Shapiro Promises To Protect The State’s ‘Real Freedom’

-- PoliticsPA: Gov. Shapiro’s Inauguration Speech

-- PennLive: Lt. Gov. Austin Davis Vows To Sow Hope, Opportunity For The Ignored, Forgotten

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Here Are Some Of The People Who Have Shapiro’s Ear

-- WITF: Former Republican Candidate For Governor Misses Senate Vote, Skips Shapiro’s Inauguration

-- PA Capital-Star: After Historic Election, Historic Challenges Await Gov. Shapiro

-- TribLive Editorial: Shapiro’s Nondisclosure Agreements Miss Chance For Transparency

-- LancasterOnline Editorial: Shapiro Transition Team Failed Transparency Test, Let’s Hope Shapiro Administration Does Better

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Man Admits Assaulting Police During Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Bat-Wielding Allegheny County Man Pleads Guilty To Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Erie Times: Hard-Right Activists In PA Want To Take Over The Republican Party From The Ground Up, In Berks County, They Already Have

-- The Center Square: Democratic Lawmakers To Introduce Resolutions Marking Jan. 6 Day In Schools

-- AP: PA House Speaker’s Bipartisan Group Begins Work On House Rules

-- The Center Square: Report: PA 7th Worst State For Starting A Business

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[Posted: January 18, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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