Thursday, February 16, 2023

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.16.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

House returns to voting session Feb. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, March 1

     -- Committee Schedule

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

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 10:00:  DCED  PA Grade Crude [Oil] Development Advisory Council meeting. Room 248 Gemmell Student Center, 1048 Payne Street, Pennsylvania West University-Clarion. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click Here to join the meeting via Microsoft Teams.  The meeting will also be available by telephone-- +1 267-332-8737, Conference ID: 391 110 544#   Click Here to read more about possible agenda items.

-- DEP Issued 754 Notices Of Violation For Defective Oil & Gas Well Casing, Cementing, The Fundamental Protection Needed To Prevent Gas Migration, Groundwater & Air Contamination, Explosions  [PaEN]

-- The Daily Item Editorial: On Energy Facility Permitting: Sen. Yaw: ‘We Can Deal With Regulations, What We Can’t Deal With Are Delays’

-- PennLive Letter: PA Is Making Progress On Protecting The Environment While Being A Major Natural Gas Producer

-- WESA: Shapiro Rips Train Company For Prioritizing Track Reopening Over ‘Safer’ Approach After Ohio/PA Derailment

-- TribLive: Shapiro Criticizes Norfolk Southern’s Emergency Response To Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- Ohio/PA Train Derailment, Pipeline Explosions, Uncontrolled Releases Put Spotlight On Public Health, Safety Threats Posed By Petrochemical, Natural Gas Industrial And Pipeline Infrastructure In PA  [PaEN]

-- Politics PA: Casey, Fetterman Press EPA, NTSB Following Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- PA Capital-Star: Casey, Fetterman Join Ohio Counterparts To Call For More Federal Action On Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak, Others: What We Know About Health Concerns Related To Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- WPost: What’s Known About The Toxic Plume From The Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- New Jersey Monitor: Ohio/PA Train Derailment Prompts New Calls To Block PA Natural Gas Transport Plan By Train/Truck To Proposed New Jersey LNG Export Terminal

-- Post-Gazette: Ohio Town Residents Pack Meeting Seeking Answers About Ohio/PA Train Derailment, But Many Leave Frustrated

-- AP: Upset Ohio Residents Seek Answers Over Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- Wheeling News: NTSB Looking At Overheated Wheel Bearing In Ohio/PA Train Derailment Investigation

-- PennLive: Will Toxic Chemicals From Ohio/PA Train Derailment Reach Central PA?

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: The Ohio/PA Train Disaster Could Happen In Philly And South Jersey - PennEnvironment/NRDC

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Hold Railroad Accountable For Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- Altoona Mirror Editorial: Ohio/PA Train Derailment Underscores Train Danger

-- WITF: PA Emergency Services Implore State For Urgent Help With Staffing, Funding - Fire, EMS, Police

-- PA Business Report: UGI, Archaea To Develop Renewable Natural Gas Facility At Landfill In Schuylkill County

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Yukon Hazardous Waste Facility Expansion In Westmoreland County Concerning For Public Health

-- Post-Gazette/ - Robert Swift: DEP Conducting An Assessment Of Abandoned Mine Lands To Host Solar Energy Projects

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

-- Energy Future PA Names Former Rep. Kate Harper Co-Chair

-- Scranton Times: 55 Years Ago - PPL Shows Off New Electric Vehicles In Allentown

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Scranton School District Must Accommodate Electric Buses

-- National Assn. Of Conservation Districts Recognizes Brian Sneeringer From Adams Conservation District  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Community Moves Forward On Forming Stormwater Authority That Would Assess Residents Fees

-- Citizens Voice: Wyoming Valley Authority Gives Update On Stormwater Fee Project Spending

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Water Authority Lifts Boil Water Advisory For All Neighborhoods

-- WESA: Allegheny County Could Consider Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Crews Battle Large Brush Fire In Perry County

-- WeConservePA: Where Is The Love (For Environmental Ed)? - PA Envirothon

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Penn's Stewards Spring Newsletter Now Available - An Interview With Bill Forrey  [PaEN]

-- NextPittsburgh: Hays Woods Park In Allegheny County Gets Mellon Foundation Grant To Enhance Its Ecosystem

-- Natural Lands Announces Paulina Jerez Joins Board Of Trustees

-- PennLive: Snow Geese Make Their Yearly Stop At Middle Creek Wildlife Area [Video]

-- TribLive: Native Marten Reintroduction In PA Under Consideration, Game Commission Presentation Friday, Saturday In Monroeville

-- Farm & Dairy: PA Farmers Concerned About Plan To Reintroduce Marten

-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: About 600 Wild Deer To Get GPS Collars In Chronic Wasting Disease Research Project

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

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

-- Inquirer: Home Heating Prices At Their Highest In years, Here’s How To Reduce Your Heating Bill In Philadelphia

-- Reuters: EQT Drilling Company Misses Quarterly Profit Estimates On Lower Natural Gas Sales

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Split PA House Set For Raucous Return To Session Feb. 21

-- PennLive - John Baer: This Is What The PA House Should Do When It Returns To Work

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA House Politicians Fight Over Conference Room In Capitol Building

-- WITF: Why Election Problems Continue To Plague Luzerne County

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[Posted: February 16, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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