Friday, March 24, 2023

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 3.24.23

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House holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26

-- Committee Schedule

-- Updated: House Budget Hearing Schedule - March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 11, 12, 13, 14

Senate holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26

-- Committee Schedule

-- Updated Senate Budget Hearing Schedule - March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 11, 12, 13

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

Budget Hearing:

-- March 28: Senate Budget Hearing - Agriculture 1:00 p.m. Click Here to watch live.

-- House Budget Hearing: Acting DEP Secretary Outlines His Views On Environmental Justice, Announces Fernando TreviƱo As Special Deputy For Environmental Justice  [PaEN]

-- DEP Acting Secretary Negrin Wants To Encourage A Culture Of Being User-Friendly At DEP And Used The Train Derailment Response As An Example  [PaEN]

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Rebuilding Public Trust After The Train Derailment Starts From The Ground Up

-- Post-Gazette: Beaver County School District Sues Norfolk Southern Over Train Derailment Chemical Plume

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: New House Environmental Chair Says He’ll Look For Bipartisan Agreement

-- Agriculture Budget Testimony: Budget Proposal Supports Agriculture Economy; Land & Water Stewardship; Organic Farming; Helps Deal With Threats To Food System  [PaEN]

-- DEP Releases 2022 Progress Report On Improving Water Quality In PA’s Portion Of The Chesapeake Bay Watershed  [PaEN]

-- 'Manureshed' Management In Susquehanna River Basin Can Make Big Difference To Chesapeake Bay Cleanup  [PaEN] 

-- Rodale Institute Names Jeff Tkach, CEO, Succeeding Jeff Moyer  [PaEN] 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Olympus Energy, Hyperion Midstream Certifies Wells, Pipeline Systems On Methane Monitoring

-- FracTracker Alliance: April 6 Hellbent Virtual Screening, The Story Of Grant Township’s Fight To Stop Oil & Gas Waste Injection Well  2:00 p.m.

-- Guest Essay: Pennsylvania Can Be A Leader In Natural Gas Production - By National Federation Of Independent Business In PA

-- Altoona Mirror: Bedford County Solar Energy Facility Project Will Not Go Ahead With RER Energy Group

-- Philadelphia Energy Authority: $40 Million C-PACE Energy Efficiency Closes For Multifamily Project  [PaEN] 

-- Penn State Extension Webinar: April 14 Ways To Fund Your On-Farm Biogas Project, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

-- PUC PA One-Call Damage Prevention Committee Imposes $171,575 In Penalties Against Utilities, Contractors For Violations

-- March 25 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Delaware RiverKeeper March 24 RiverWatch Video Report

--TribLive: Pittsburgh Delays Start Of Plastic Bag Ban

-- WESA: City Officials Push Back Pittsburgh Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

-- WHYY: Philadelphia Is Pulling Out Of A Program That Pays Community Members To Collect Litter

-- Warren Times: Warren Conservation District, DCNR April 29 Program On Planting Trees To Help Soil, Water, Wildlife

-- MCall - Paul Muschick: Will Arrest In ATV Street Riding Case Be A Deterrent?  Let’s Hope

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Bikeshare System Grows By Leaps And Bounds

-- LancasterOnline: These Seniors Help Nature By Nurturing Mason Bees, One Of Spring’s First Pollinators

-- Penn State Study: Mapping People’s Knowledge Of Bees May Aid In Pollinator Conservation

Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- Post-Gazette: Beaver County School District Sues Norfolk Southern Over Train Derailment Chemical Plume

-- AP: Bipartisan Support Emerges For US Senate Railroad Safety Bill After Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- PA Capital-Star: Jessica Conard Of East Palestine, OH Has Become A Reluctant Community Advocate After Train Derailment

-- AP: After Derailment, Toxic Burn Student Athletes Seek Normalcy In Ohio

Other States/National/International

-- Reuters: Injection Well Disposal Of Oil & Gas Wastewater Likely Caused Earthquake In Alberta In 2022

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Politics PA: Commonwealth Court Dismisses Republican Lawsuit On County Mail-In Ballot Curing Procedures

-- Post-Gazette - Ford Turner: Neighborhood Improvement Zone Legislation Sponsored By Fmr Sen. Brown, Shapiro’s Revenue Chief, Faces Scrutiny

-- Inquirer: Can Republicans Win Again In Montgomery County? New Chair Shares His Approach 

-- AP: Democrats, Marchers Press Gun Violence Debate At PA Capitol

-- PA Capital-Star: Survivors’ Heartbreak Points To Gun Violence Solutions, Advocates Tell PA House Panel

-- PA Capital-Star: Lawmakers, Advocates, Survivors Rally Against ‘Toxin’ Of Gun Violence

-- AP: Fetterman Expected Back ‘Soon,’ But No Certain Timeline Yet

-- WITF: Cumberland County Woman Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- Inquirer: New Report Shows Antisemitic Incidents Are Rising In PA

-- Spotlight PA: Thousands Of Homeowners Still At Risk As PA Alleges Improper Denials, Delays In Mortgage Relief

-- WHYY: Central Bucks School District Spending $1 Million+ On Law Firm After LGBTQ Discrimination Allegations

-- PennLive: PA Human Relations Commission Investigating Incidents Of Racial Intimidation, Hostility In Lower Dauphin School District

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[Posted: March 24, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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