Wednesday, February 15, 2023

DEP Climate Change Committee To Discuss Scope Of Next Climate Impacts Assessment Report, Climate Action Plan Feb. 21

Climate Change Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on February 21 to discuss a proposed scope of work for the 2024 Climate Impacts Assessment and state Climate Action Plan as required by Act 70 of 2008.

Also on the agenda are-- 

-- Presentation/Discussion of Climate Action for Environmental Justice Communities

-- Presentation/Discussion of Local Climate Action - Center Region COG

-- Update on the PA GreenGov Council activities

Public Comments

Anyone interested in providing public comments during the meeting, they must sign up to provide comments at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting by emailing Lindsay Byron at or calling 717-772-8951.

The meeting will be held in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg starting at 9:00 a.m.  You can join the meeting remotely through Microsoft Teams.

For more information and available handouts, visit DEP’s Climate Change Advisory Committee webpage. Questions should be directed to Lindsay Byron, 717-772-8951,  [5.5.21]

Resource Links:

-- Gov. Wolf Releases 2021 Update To PA Climate Action Plan, Calls For Statewide Action Now On Climate Change  [9.22.21]

-- Gov. Wolf: 2021 Climate Impacts Report Projects Pennsylvania Will Be 5.9° F Warmer by Midcentury, Precipitation To Increase, Targets Areas to Reduce Risk  [5.5.21]

-- EDF: Conventional Gas Wells In Allegheny National Forest Leaked Over 6 Billion Cubic Feet Of Natural Gas In 2019; Conventional Operators Seek To Block Methane Limits  [1.30.23]

NewsClips This Week:

-- Natural Resources Defense Council Blog: New Analysis - PA Needs RGGI And A Stronger Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards To Accelerate Transition To Clean Energy 

-- Kleinman Center for Energy Policy At Penn Guest Essay: The Complex, Politically Fraught Path To Building Electrification

-- Reading Eagle: Giant Foods Debuts First All-Electric Vehicles

-- NextPittsburgh: Pittsburgh-based CorePower Magnetics Working To Expand Range Of Electric Vehicles 

-- Reuters: Tesla To Open U.S. EV Charging Network To Rivals In $7.5 Billion Federal Program

-- MCall Guest Essay: What Is Higher Education’s Role In Tackling The Climate Change Crisis? - By Lee Kump Dean Of Penn State College Of Earth & Mineral Sciences

-- Bloomberg: EPA Seeks To Empower Third Parties, Citizens To Search Out Oil & Gas Facility Methane Leaks, Natural Gas Industry Pushing Back

-- EPA Releases Initial Program Design Of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

-- AP: Report: Companies’ Climate Targets Not What They Claim To Be

Related Article This Week:

-- York County-based Evangelical Environmental Network: 100,000+ Pro-Life Evangelicals Support Strong Oil & Gas Facility Methane Limits  [PaEN]

[Posted: February 15, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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