Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.15.23

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 

THURSDAY 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.

-- Gov. Shapiro Lays Out Serious Concerns Regarding Norfolk Southern’s Incident Management After Meeting With Beaver County Officials  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: Gov. Shapiro Says Norfolk Southern’s Response To Ohio/PA Train Derailment, Fire Put First Responders And Residents At ‘Significant Risk’

-- Altoona Mirror: Gov. Shapiro Blasts Norfolk Southern Over Train Derailment

-- TribLive: Lawsuit: Thousands Of Western PA Residents At Risk After Ohio Train Derailment  

-- Post-Gazette: Ohio/PA Residents, Officials Still Reeling From Aftermath Of Train Derailment 

-- WHYY: Health Concerns Grow After Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- WITF/AP: Ohio/PA Train Derailment Aftermath: How Worried Should People Be?

-- WPost: Officials Tell Ohio Town Hit By Toxic Train Crash To Drink Bottled Water

-- WESA/AP: Ohio Community To Host Public Meeting Tonight On Ohio/PA Train Derailment, Chemicals

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Who’s Next?  Attacks On Press Freedom, Big and Small, Put Democracy At Risk [Train Derailment-related Reporter Arrested]

-- EPA: Capital Region Water Authority Agrees To Make Upgrades To Wastewater Treatment For Harrisburg Area [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record: Deadline Set For Harrisburg To Stop Flushing Raw Sewage Into The Susquehanna River

-- EPA Releases $75 Million In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding To Address Emerging Contaminants Like PFAS In PA Drinking Water  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog: Pennsylvania Eyes Next Steps To Reduce Agricultural Pollution - By Trisha Salvia, Interim PA Executive Director

-- Post-Gazette: Some Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Remain Under Boil Water Advisory

-- Reminder: PA Sea Grant Research Funding Opportunities Deadline Feb. 22 

-- DEP Took Action On 844 Permits, 89% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,674 Inspections; Responded To 5 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- Reminder: Philadelphia Solar Energy Assn. Imagine A Clean Energy Future 5th to 12th Grade Student Competition Submissions Due Feb. 28 

-- 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

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: $423 Million In Improvements, Renovations Coming To State Parks Over Next 3 Years 

-- NextPittsburgh: Crawford County Marries Rich Industrial History With Outdoor Recreation

-- DCNR Wildfire Danger Map Shows Reduced Danger For Feb. 15

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: High Energy Prices Create Windfall For Game Commission’s Projects

-- Penn State Extension April 1 Webinar On Creating Healthy Garden Soil. 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

-- Help Wanted: Luzerne County-based North Branch Land Trust Seeks Office Administrator 

Other States/National/International

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

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

-- Reuters: EPA Sets Soot Pollution Rule, Energy Companies Warn Of Costs

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- The Center Square: House Democratic Leaders Quiet Ahead Of Next Week’s Session

-- City & State PA: Q/A With Sen. Sharif Street, PA Democratic Party Chair

-- WITF: Republican Chair Non-Committal About Continuing 2020 Election Probe

-- PennLive: Dept. Of State Says Judge Erred In Making Public 2020 Records Of Votes Cast

-- PennLive: Prosecutors: Cumberland County Woman Should Spend 7+ Years In Prison For Criminal Acts  During Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- TribLive: Armstrong County Billboard With Message Of Inclusivity Taken Down Due To Death Threats

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Who’s Next?  Attacks On Press Freedom, Big and Small, Put Democracy At Risk [Train Derailment-related Reporter Arrested]

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[Posted: February 15, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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