Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.25.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

Senate returns to voting session Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 6, 7, 8

     -- Committee Schedule

-- March 7-- Governor’s Budget Address

House returns to voting session ??????

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 10:00:  Agenda Posted. DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  Click Here to register to join via Microsoft Teams.  Click Here for more on the agenda.

TODAY Noon:  Environmental Health Project Webinar - Blue Hydrogen Made From Natural Gas - What You Need To Know.

THURSDAY Noon & 7:00:  Better Path Coalition Hosts Virtual Brown Bag Briefing On Environmental Impacts From Development Of Unconventional Shale Gas & Oil Reserves

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Conventional Oil & Gas Drillers Abandoned Thousands Of Natural Gas Wells Over 5 Years, Ignored State Law, DEP Report Says 

-- Environmental Health News: What Happens If The Largest Owner Of Conventional Oil & Gas Wells In The U.S. [Diversified Energy]  Goes Bankrupt? 

-- DCED’s Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Advisory Council Meets Feb. 16  [PaEN]

-- Bob Donnan’s Blog: UPMC, Allegheny Health Network Promote Natural Gas Despite Known Health Risks 

-- Spotlight PA-Stephen Caruso: Gov. Shapiro on banning new leases for oil & gas drilling in state parks/forests: "At this time, we have no plans to change that."

-- E&E News: Natural Gas Pipelines Explode - How Far Away Is Enough To Survive?  [National Transportation Safety Board Says Current Blast Zone Significantly Underestimates The Danger]

-- CNX Pilot Project To Use Heat From Natural Gas Pipeline Compressor Stations To Generate Energy

-- WHYY: SEPTA Natural Gas Power Plant Permit In Philadelphia Up For Renewal

-- EPA Announces $1.35 Million Penalty, Settlement With Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Over Clean Air Act Violations  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Health Dept. Hits Contractors With $1.1 Million Fine For Illegal Asbestos Removal At Former Westinghouse Facility

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Thousands Of Refinery Jobs Are At Risk [Including In PA] And Congress Or President Must Fix It - By John Bland, Boilermakers

-- Bob Donnan’s Blog: DEP Finds Valley Brook Country Club Responsible For Pesticide Runoff Causing 7-Mile Long Fish Kill In Chartiers Creek, Washington County 

-- WaterNow Alliance Blog: Project Accelerator Comes To Southwest PA To Champion Sustainable, Innovate Watershed Solutions

-- Bucksco.Today: Game Commission Begins Testing Deer In Bucks County For PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ 

-- Inside Climate News - Jon Hurdle: Pittsburgh Selects Sustainable Startups Among New Crop Of Innovative Businesses

-- DEP Takes Action On 590 Permits, 93% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducts 1,169 Inspections, Responded To 4 Environmental Emergencies Last Week 

-- Greene County Messenger: BHE GT&S Energy Grant Supports Chestnut Ridge Trout Unlimited Glade Run Watershed Project

-- York Conservation District Hosts March 2 Writing Your Own Manure Management Plan Workshop [PaEN]

-- Stroud Water Research Center News: Tracking Road Salt In Streams; Scouts From 12 Troops Tackle Merit Badge Program; Much More  [PaEN]

-- DEP Teaching Green: New PA Gateway To Green Education Hub; PA Digital Water Atlas; Grant; Programs; Much More!  [PaEN]

-- Western PA Conservancy Hosts Webinars On Aquatic Invasive Critters; Vernal Pool Wetland Restoration; Plants That Burn!  [PaEN]

-- Lebanon Valley Conservancy Now Accepting Applications For Student Scholarship, Due March 24

-- PA Wilds Center, Leave No Trace Partner On Promoting Sustainable Tourism Practices In The Pennsylvania Wilds Region; Feb. 1 Webinar Set  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Penn Hills Selects Firm To Design VOPP Bike/Walking Trail

-- Inquirer: Philly’s Firewood Suppliers Have A Tough Job, But They Love To Do It

-- Fish & Boat Commission: Summary Of Actions At Jan. 23 Board Meeting

-- WITF: How To See The Snow Goose Migration At Middle Creek Wildlife Area In Lancaster County

-- Erie Times: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Eagle Nesting Season On Presque Isle State Park

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

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

-- Warren Times: Gasoline Prices Rise Throughout Western PA

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Slip Again As Ample Supplies Help To Soften Crisis

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Gov. Shapiro Signs Executive Order Creating New Office To Implement Economic Development Projects,, Create Jobs, Foster Innovation, With A Special Focus On Disadvantaged And Underserved Communities

-- WITF: Berks County Republican Committee Condemns Fellow Lawmakers For Supporting Democrats For House Speaker

--WITF: McKean County Woman Who Called For Speaker Pelosi To Be Hanged Convicted Of Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol  

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Disclose Inauguration Donors, Spending

-- WESA: Experts Predicted Winter Surge of COVID, Why Haven’t We Seen One In Allegheny County?

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[Posted: January 25, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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