Saturday, February 25, 2023

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.25.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

House holds Regular Session Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 6, 7, 8

     -- Committee Schedule

     -- House Budget Hearing Schedule

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

     -- Committee Schedule

     -- Updated Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

DEP Advisory: DEP Forms Application Will Be Unavailable March 3-4 Due To Maintenance

-- Senate Committee Meets Feb. 27 On Decommissioning Solar Energy Facilities, Limiting 1 Use Of PFAS Chemicals, Resolution Calling For Restart Of Keystone XL Pipeline  [PaEN] 

-- The Guardian: What Are PFAS, How Toxic Are They And How Do You Become Exposed?

-- Guest Essay: Forestal Or Foresee - The Energy Transition And The Pennsylvania Legislature - By Ralph Kisberg, Responsible Drilling Alliance, Lycoming County   [PaEN] 

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - Feb. 25  [PaEN] 

-- Altoona Mirror: Natural Gas Pipeline Case Spurs Ruling On Payment Of Attorney Fees Where Citizens Win Legal Challenges

-- Environmental Groups Give Beaver County Shell Petrochemical Plant ‘F’ Grade For First 100 Days In Operation 

-- Erie Times: Erie Coke (Coal) Plant Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Violating Federal Clean Air Act, Says Orders Came From Boss 

-- NRCS Announces New Partnership Project To Improve Habitat Across Allegheny Plateau In Pennsylvania; Apply Now For Project Funding  [PaEN]

-- Help Wanted: York County Conservation District Engineering Technician 2 

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Salt For Snow And Ice - Effects On Waterways Not Very Nice - By Harry Campbell, PA Science Policy and Advocacy Director  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Posts 47 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Feb. 25 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Eagle Scout Project Brings New Recycling Container To Sheffield 

-- Pennsylvania Protects 32 Farms, 3,047 Acres In 21 Counties From Future Development  [PaEN]

-- Dept. Of Agriculture Adds Butler, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Lawrence, Somerset Counties To Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area 

-- Post-Gazette: Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone Expands To 6 More Counties In PA

-- Brandywine Conservancy Accepting Applications Starting March 20 For Brandywine Creek Greenway Mini Grants  [PaEN]

-- WGAL: 50-Year Old Message In A Bottle Found In Perry County State Park

-- Feb. 24 Take Five Fridays With Pam From PA Parks & Forests Foundation Now Available  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Blog: How Invasive Plants Negatively Impact Fishing - By Ryan Reed, Bureau Of Forestry 

-- Fish & Boat Commission Holds Special March 1 Board Meeting On Permit, License Fees

-- PennLive: It’s About To Cost A Little More To Fish In PA, Here Are Proposed New License Fees

-- PennLive: Digger Crayfish Went Undetected For 100+ Years, Now PA May Need A Plan To Save It From Disappearing Forever 

-- Game Commission: Learn More About American Martens

-- York Daily Record: Hanover Bald Eagle Cam: Viewers Anxiously Await Arrival Of First Egg

Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- The Allegheny Front: Activists Look To Outside Researchers For Answers On Soil And Water Safety In Ohio/PA Train Derailment  

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: ‘Forgotten’ Pennsylvania Locals Castigate ‘Pathetic’ Response To Ohio/PA Train Derailment 

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Sen. Muth Hospitalized After Senate Hearing On Ohio/PA Train Derailment 

-- PEMA Launches Online Ohio/PA Train Derailment Dashboard

-- Altoona Mirror: Former Engineers Say Norfolk Southern Policy Contributes To Train Derailments

-- Altoona Mirror: Ohio/PA Train Derailment Raises Concerns About Local Disaster Preparedness 

-- Williamsport Sun: Mission Barn In Williamsport Donates Cleaning Buckets, Supplies To Victims Of Ohio/PA Train Derailment 

-- Shapiro Administration:  Continues to Support Pennsylvanians After Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- TribLive/AP: Did Dioxins Spread After The Ohio/PA Train Derailment?

-- Inquirer: Philly Grocery Store Selling Bottled Water From Near Ohio/PA Train Derailment, Even As Western PA Grocery Chain Pulls Product

-- AP: Biden Orders Door-to-Door Checks At Ohio/PA Train Derailment Site

-- The Guardian: Safety Regulators Say Ohio/PA Train Derailment ‘100% Preventable’

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Next Train Disaster Is Inevitable

-- TribLive: Brockovich Steals Show At Ohio/PA Train Derailment Seminar In Ohio

-- TribLive: A Few Things To Know About Erin Brockovich

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

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

-- Baker Hughes: PA Natural Gas Drill Rigs Up 3 From Last Week To 25

-- Reuters: Drillers Cut Most Oil And Gas Rigs In A Month Since June 2020

Other States/National/International

-- EPA Releases Proposed Approach For Considering Cumulative Risks Under Toxic Substance Control Act

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Window Passed Again By PA House, Senate Action Unclear

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[Posted: February 25, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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