Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 3.21.23

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House holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26

     -- Committee Schedule

     -- Updated: House Budget Hearing Schedule - March 21, 22

Senate holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26

     -- Committee Schedule

     -- Updated Senate Budget Hearing Schedule - March 21, 22

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- TODAY: Senate Budget Hearing - DCNR 9:30 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

Budget Hearings:

-- WEDNESDAY: Senate Budget Hearing - DEP  9:30 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

-- WEDNESDAY: House Budget Hearing - Agriculture 1:00 p.m.  Click Here to watch live.

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

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

-- TODAY: DEP Declared Air Quality Action Day For Particulate Matter For Tuesday, March 21 In Liberty-Clairton, Allegheny County  [10:00 a.m.]

-- Shapiro Administration Announces Long-Term Presence In Beaver County To Assist Residents Affected By Norfolk Southern Train Derailment  [PaEN]

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Western PA Residents Want More Testing- And Attention-- After Train Derailment

-- PA Capital-Star: Norfolk Southern Will Be There ‘As Long As It Takes,’ CEO Tells PA Senate Panel; ‘Unified Command’ Made The Decision To Burn Chemicals Lead By Local Ohio Fire Chief

-- City & State PA: In PA Senate Hearing: Norfolk Southern CEO Said Local Fire Chief, OH Governor Had Final Say On Chemical Tanker Burn

-- Post-Gazette - Ford Turner: PA Lawmakers Grill Norfolk Southern CEO On Decision To Burn Chemicals After Train Derailment

-- The Center Square: Norfolk Southern CEO Reluctant To Say Who OK’d Chemical Burn After Derailment

-- PennLive: Legislators Frustrated With Norfolk Southern CEO’s Appearance Before PA Senate Committee

-- PA Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee March 20 Hearing Video With Norfolk Southern CEO + Written Testimony

-- Coalition To Save Old Crow Wetland: Rutter's Development Threatens Old Crow Mitigation Wetland In Huntingdon County - By Claire Holzner, Coalition To Save Old Crow Wetland  [PaEN]

-- NextPittsburgh: Women For A Healthy Environment Improves Quality Of Life In Western PA 

-- MCall: 40 Years After Palmerton Zinc Pile Was Added To Federal Superfund List, Restoration Work  Continues 

-- PennLive: Cumberland County Sets Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Schedule Starting April 13

-- WHYY - Susan Phillips: Philadelphia Natural Gas Works Pipeline Replacement Plan Will Cost Up To $8 Billion, Ignores Climate Impacts, Study Says

-- PUC Strongly Encourages Customers To Explore Electric Shopping Options To Help Reduce Size Of Utility Bills  [PaEN]

-- PUC Sets April 11 Hearing On Proposed 8.9% UGI Electric Rate Increase

-- Citizens Voice: Unit At Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down For Refueling In Luzerne County

-- PA American Water Celebrates ‘Fix A Leak Week By Promoting Water-Saving Tips

-- DCED Awards $56,250 Grant For Environmental Assessment On Proposed Addition To Schuylkill River Trail In Philadelphia

-- NextPittsburgh: How To Tap A Maple Tree For Sap In Western PA

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest To Host Night Sky Program Friday

-- TribLive Editorial: What Is The Value Of Tradition In Deer Hunting?

-- Williamsport Sun - Dan Brauning, Lycoming Audubon Society: Throughout Central PA, Bird Migration Is Underway

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature: The Sounds Of Nature Through Animals And Birds

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

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

-- PUC Strongly Encourages Customers To Explore Electric Shopping Options To Help Reduce Size Of Utility Bills  [PaEN]

-- Bloomberg: EU Proposes Extending 15% Cut In Natural Gas Demand Thru Next Winter

-- Bloomberg: Oil Near 15-Month Lows, Key Gauge Sinks As Banking Jot Spreads

Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: World Can Still Avoid Worst Of Climate Collapse With Genuine Change, IPCC Says

-- AP: World On ‘Thin Ice’ As UN Climate Report Gives Stark Warning

-- Inside Climate News: New IPCC Report Shows The ‘Climate Time Bomb Is Ticking,’ Says UN Secretary General

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- The Center Square: Uncertain Revenue Expectations Cloud PA’s Financial Future

-- Citizens Voice: All 3 Luzerne County Officials Decline To Testify At U.S. House March 28 Hearing On County Ballot Paper Shortage

-- Citizens Voice Editorial: March 28 U.S. House Hearing On Voter Suppression Will Generate Little But Noise

-- Spotlight PA: Guide To Candidates For PA Supreme Court

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[Posted: March 21, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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