Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 3.22.23

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House holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26

-- Committee Schedule

-- Updated: House Budget Hearing Schedule - March 22, 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 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, April 11, 12, 13

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

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

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

Budget Hearings:

-- 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.

-- Feature-- Remembering March 28, 1979 At The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant - The Accident No One Thought Would Happen -- Like With Natural Gas Infrastructure Today   [PaEN]

-- PA Senate Hearing: Norfolk Southern CEO - Ignition Of Rail Cars Following Ohio Trainwreck Was A 'Success' ?  [PaEN] 

-- Senate Republicans Again Suggest DCNR Allow More Natural Gas Drilling To Fund Park/Forest Operations; New Hellbender License Plate Coming In June  [PaEN]

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: In PA, Drilling On Public Land Loses And 2 Invasive Bugs Win

-- Post-Gazette/ - Robert Swift: State Parks Dept. Budget Hearing Focuses On New Hires, Infrastructure

-- DCNR Budget Testimony: Supporting PA’s Outdoor Recreation Industry, Conserving Natural Resources [PaEN]

-- WEDNESDAY: DEP Declares Air Quality Action Day For Particulate Matter For Wednesday, March 22 In Liberty-Clairton, Allegheny County

-- Post-Gazette: Mon Valley Air Pollution Warning Extended

-- Public Source: Allegheny County Health Dept. Seeks Clean Air Fund Dollars Amid Fiscal Turbulence 

-- LancasterOnline: City Of Lancaster To Use Solar Power To Reduce Cost, Energy Use At Water Treatment Facilities

-- Scranton Times: Taylor Borough Zoners Reject Solar Energy Facility Proposal Near Ransom Road

-- ReImagine Appalachia: March 23 Webinar: From Fridge To Furnace - Federal Energy Efficiency Help For Faith Groups, Nonprofits. Noon 

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Healthy Forests Are A Climate Solution All Of Us Can Agree On - By Madeleine Para, Citizens Climate Lobby, Bruce Cooper, Slippery Rock Chapter Of Citizens Climate Lobby

-- PUC Vice Chair DeFrank To Participate In Philadelphia’s ‘Be Utility Wise’ Consumer Education Conference March 22

-- York Daily Record: Lake Williams Reservoir Dam Project Over Halfway Done

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Wyoming Valley Levee Authority Awarded $8 Million In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding

-- Observer-Reporter: PA Resources Council Household Chemical Collection Events Slated For Fayette, Washington Counties

-- Partnership For Delaware Estuary: Latest Estuary Newsletter

-- DEP Took Action On 726 Permits, 97% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,869 Inspections; Responded To 7 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Pennsylvania Finds Widespread Problems With Invasive Species And Aims To Tackle Them 

-- Penn State Agricultural Sciences Webinar: April 19 Master Gardener Program And Impacts In PA, 1:00 p.m.

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: How Safe Is It To Eat Fish Caught In PA Waters?

Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- AP: Norfolk Southern Supports Some New Regs After Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- Post-Gazette/WPost: Norfolk Southern CEO, Ohio Governor To Praise Rail Safety Legislation At U.S. Senate Hearing Today

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Stacks Of Thank You Cards To Write As Donations Pour In To East Palestine, Ohio Site Of Train Derailment

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Inquirer: Philly Region Has A Lot More Power In Harrisburg Now That Democrats Control The House

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[Posted: March 22, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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