Thursday, March 23, 2023

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 3.23.23

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House holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26

-- Committee Schedule

-- Updated: House Budget Hearing Schedule - March 23, 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 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, April 11, 12, 13

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- TODAY: House Budget Hearing - DCNR 10:00 a.m./ DEP  1:00 p.m. Watch live.

Budget Hearing:

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

-- DEP Offers 10 Point Plan To Improve Permit Reviews; Climate/Energy Work Group Co-Chairs Announced; Work Group Formed To Prevent New Oil & Gas Well Abandonments  [PaEN]

-- DEP Projects Over $1.5 Million Deficit In Account Funding Oil & Gas Regulation Program In FY 2023-24  [PaEN]

-- DEP Budget Testimony: Increasing Permitting Efficiency, Cleaning Up Legacy Pollution, Investing In Communities, Holding Companies Accountable  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: Permitting Reform, RGGI Carbon Pollution Program Take Center Stage At DEP’s Senate Budget Hearing

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: PA’s Permitting Delays, Carbon Tax [RGGI] Still Vexing Lawmakers

-- Post-Gazette/ - Robert Swift: Senate DEP Budget Hearing Focuses On Permit Reform, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

-- PennLive: As DCNR Asks For Boost In Infrastructure Spending, Republicans See Opening For More Gas Leasing On State Land

-- NextPittsburgh: Raycycle Won’t Let Pittsburgh’s Cloudy Days Block Solar Energy Installation

-- Reading Eagle: Residents Slam Plans For Solar Energy Facility In Northern Berks

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: U.S. Steel, Shell Outline Commercial Challenges To Decarbonization

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Hydrogen Hub, Carbon Projects Face Internal, External Hurdles

-- TribLive: Workers To Start Some Maintenance, Construction At Parks Twp., Armstrong County Nuclear Waste Dump

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: What It Takes To Get PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Out Of Drinking Water, Big New Systems You Might Have To Help Pay For 

-- WHYY: Philly Water Customers Are Concerned About Proposed Rate Hike: ‘Where Does It End?’

-- Registration Open For May 9 Online Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium; Optional In-Person Tour May 3  [PaEN]

-- Stroud Water Research Center: How Philly Teachers Are Bringing Meaningful STEM Experiences To Students Through Environmental And Outdoor Clubs  [PaEN] 

-- Penn State Extension Webinar: March 29 Water Cooler Talk - Agroforestry’s Impact On Water Quality  [PaEN]

-- Celebrate Pennsylvania Native Species Day May 18  [PaEN]

-- Complete Your Bracket!  Penn State Center For Pollinator Research Wants You To Vote In March Madness Bee Of The Year Contest  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer: Tree Pollen Hits An ‘Extreme’ Level As The Season Starts In Philly Region

-- DCNR Blog: Wetlands In Spring, Some Of The Most Biodiverse Places In Pennsylvania

-- Cameron County Chamber Of Commerce: Sign Up Now For The Sinnemahone Paddle April 8 - First Of The Sinnemahone Triple Crown Events In 2023 

-- NextPittsburgh: Emporium, Cameron County, May Be Off The Beaten Path, But It’s A Hidden Gem For Gravel Cycling

-- Post-Gazette - John Hayes: Rumble In The Treetops As Pittsburgh Eagle Nest Invaded By Another Bald Eagle 

Other States/National/International

-- Financial Times: EPA Vows ‘Aggressive’ Crackdown On Oil And Gas Methane Leaks

-- AP: Ford Says EV Unit Losing Billions, Should Be Seen As Startup

-- Financial Times: Solar Power: Europe Attempts To Get Out Of China’s Shadow

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA: Women Have More Power Than Ever In PA General Assembly, But Lawmaker Say Big Hurdles Remain

-- PennLive - John Baer: What If Ex-President, Mastriano Top PA’s 2024 Ballot?

-- WITF: PA State Budget Sticking Point: How Much To Give Colleges And Universities

-- PennLive: ‘Tripledemic’ Leaves PA Largely Unscathed, As COVID Rates Fall To Near Lowest Level

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[Posted: March 23, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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