Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.14.23

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 Feb. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, March 1

     -- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 9:00: Agenda Posted. DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board meeting.  16th Floor Delaware Room, Rachel Carson Building. Visit the Board webpage for options on joining the meeting remotely. Contact: Justin Dula 484-250-5820, jdula@pa.gov

TODAY 12:30: Agenda Posted. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. Visit the Council webpage for options on joining the meeting remotely.  Contact: Keith Salador at ksalador@pa.gov or (717) 787-8171.   Click Here for more on the agenda.

-- Environmental Hearing Board Chief Judge & Chairman Thomas W. Renwand Retires After 27 Years Of Service; Steven Beckman Named Chief Judge; Sarah Clark Added To Board  [PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Defense Foundation Files Court Motion To Prevent Unconstitutional Spending Of DCNR Oil & Gas Revenues For Nonconservation Purposes  [PaEN]

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

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

-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: Shell Flares Burn Again After Equipment Malfunction At Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County [Gas Flares Burning Dirty Black Like On Monday Indicate Incomplete Combustion]

-- WTAE: Heightened Gas Flaring Activity At Beaver County Shell Petrochemical Plant [Video]   [Gas Flares Burning Dirty Black Like On Monday Indicate Incomplete Combustion] 

-- Beaver Times: Malfunction Triggers Elevated Flaring At Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County  [Gas Flares Burning Dirty Black Like On Monday Indicate Incomplete Combustion]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Problem At Shell Petrochemical Plant Leads To High Flaring

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

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Unreliable Natural Gas Power Plants Are To Blame For December’s Power Crisis - By Patrick McDonnell, PennFuture 

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Natural Gas Remains Today’s Energy Solution

-- WKYC: Norfolk Southern May Be Liable For Cost Of Ohio/PA Train Derailment Cleanup   

-- Seeking Alpha: Norfolk Southern Trades Lower After EPA Warning Of Heavy Ohio/PA Derailment Clean Up Costs  

-- Courier Journal: Pollution From Ohio/PA Train Wreck Headed Down The Ohio River  

-- AP: Ohio/PA Train Derailment Prompts WV Water Utility To Take Precautions Related To Possible Chemical Contamination 

-- Newsweek: Toxic Chemicals From Ohio/PA Train Derailment Raises Drinking Water Impact Concerns

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Range Resources Touts Air Monitoring Results Near Washington County Shale Gas Drill Pad; Environmental Health Project Criticizes Results 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: EQT Shale Gas Company Foundation Increase Pace Of Giving In The Region [Families Have Been Without Water Since June Near EQT Drill Pad In Greene County]

-- PJM Interconnection: Environmental Information Services To Produce Energy Certificates Hourly

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

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

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

-- PA Technical Assistance Program Highlights Upcoming Pollution Prevention Roundtables, Clean Energy Transition, Other Educational Programs For Businesses  [PaEN]

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Harrisburg’s Long Fight Over Sewage Overflows Into Susquehanna Gets A Peace Pact; Court Approval Pending

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: EPA ‘Waters Of The U.S.’ Rule Doesn’t Change How Streams Are Regulated In PA

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Illegally Dumped Tires Discovered On Earth Conservancy Property, Reward For Information On Dumpers Offered

-- PA Resources Council: Participants In Lens On Litter Photo Contest Get Extra Points For Cleaning Up Sites They Photograph [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: Lawsuit Over Forced Labor At Lackawanna County Recycling Center Reinstated

-- Latest Update On Fight Against Bethlehem Landfill Expansion

-- DCNR Wildfire Danger Map Forecasts Larger High Fire Danger Area For Feb. 14

-- Save Pennsylvania’s Forests Feb. 22 Webinar: Get To Know Your Forest - Pinchot State Forest.  Noon.

-- Williamsport Sun: Earth Day At Mill Cove Environmental Area Near Mansfield Returns This April

-- Altoona Mirror: Former Appvion Paper Mill To Be Cleaned Up, Redeveloped Into K-12 Athletic Complex

-- DCNR Awards $290,734 In Wild Resource Conservation Program Grants  [PaEN]

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - A Look Into The Making Of Maple Syrup 

-- Carlisle Sentinel: New Cumberland Resident Wins Award In PA Parks & Forests Foundation Photo Contest

-- TribLive: Dogs Could Help Game Commission Track Chronic Wasting Disease

-- York Dispatch: Tens Of Thousands Of Waterfowl Take To Skies At Middle Creek Wildlife Area [Photos]

-- Williamsport Sun: Tales From A Rare Bird Chaser And Why It’s A Great Hobby

-- Warren Times: Eagle Watch Event At Kinzua Dam A Success

-- Reading Eagle: Game Commission Sets ‘Prescribed Fire’ To Maintain Grasslands In Western Berks County

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

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

-- TribLive: Seasonal Increase Nearing As Gasoline Prices Continue To Fall

-- LehighValleyLive: Cheaper Natural Gas Is Forecast, Will Lehigh Valley’s Utility Bills Drop?

-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Producers Skimped On Price Hedges, Now Face Expected Losses 

-- Reuters: U.S. Shale Oil, Natural Gas Output Set To Rise To Record Highs In March, Less Than  Dec. 2021 Levels - U.S. EIA  [New Appalachia Gas Wells Producing Lowest Since June 2020]

-- Bloomberg: Ransomware Cyber Attacks On Industrial Firms, Natural Gas Sector Increased By 87% In 2022 

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Philadelphia - Don’t Miss The Big Picture On LNG Natural Gas, You Need An Export Terminal - By Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) 


-- Bloomberg: Natural Gas Traders On Edge As Texas LNG Export Plant Gets Closer To Restart; Nearby Residents Worried Company Hasn’t Learned The Lesson Of Last Year’s Explosion

Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: The Republican War On Energy Efficiency Will Cost The Poor The Most

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Shapiro Sat Courtside At Sixers Game With Donor, His Campaign Called It A ‘Political Meeting’

-- TribLive Guest Essay: PA Republicans Need A 3-Point Game To Cultimate Mail-In Republican Vote - Rep. Russ Diamond

-- PennLive: PA Democratic Officials Says ‘Right-Wing Cancel Culture’ Brought Down Billboard Saying ‘No Matter What You Look Like, Who You Love, What Your Religion, Where You’re From, You’ve Got A Friend In Armstrong County’

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[Posted: February 14, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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