Friday, May 19, 2023

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 5.19.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

House holds Regular Session May 22, 23, 24, June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22

-- Committee Schedule

Senate holds Regular Session June 5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- House Environmental Committee Meets May 23 To Consider Bills To Help Prevent The Routine Abandonment Of 561 Conventional Oil/Gas Wells A Year; Authorize Streambank Fencing  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Groups Launched Effort May 4 Asking For Update On Studies Of Health Impacts Of Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities, So Far No Response  [PaEN] 

-- NRDC: PJM Interconnection Delays In Queue To Approve Renewable Energy Projects Threatens State Transition To Clean Energy; PJM Has Approved 35,000 MW Of Renewables Not Yet Connected  [PaEN]

-- Utility Dive: Most Of U.S. Faces Elevated Risk Of Blackouts In Extreme Heat This Summer, North American Electric Reliability Corp Warns

-- EPCAMR: PA Solar On Mined Lands Statewide Summit July 19 In State College  [PaEN]

-- PUC Starts Formal Process For Drafting Policy Statement On Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Design, Following Recommendations Of Working Group  [PaEN]

-- Duquesne Light Releases Inaugural Environmental, Social & Governance Report - Advancing A Clean Energy Future For All

-- The Center Square: What Carbon Pricing Means, And Costs, In Pennsylvania

-- PUC Adopts Changes To LIURP Regs For Comment On Electric, Natural Gas Utility Programs To Provide Weatherization, Energy Use Reduction Services To Low-Income Customers [PaEN]

-- Inquirer: What We Learned From Shadowing 3 PECO Home Energy Assessments

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Green Building Alliances Releases New 2030 District Report Shows Pittsburgh Nearing Voluntary Sustainability Goals

-- PUC Issues Management Efficiency Investigation Report On UGI Natural Gas, Electric Utilities

-- PUC Urges Safety In Working On Summer Projects Near Power Lines On Job Site Or At Home

-- Delaware RiverKeeper May 19 RiverWatch Video Report

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Philadelphia Water Resuming Shutoffs For Customers Not Paying May 24, Water Is A Basic Human Right

-- PUC Recognizes Drinking Water Week May 7 to 13

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Business Meeting June 15

-- Heinz Endowments Awards Nearly $11.1 Million In Grants For Environmental Health, Food Insecurity, Education, Housing  [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald: Dozens At Meeting, Hearing On Applications For Mining, Reclamation Work In Western Schuylkill County

-- DEP Took Action On 871 Permits, 96% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadline; Conducted 1,151 Inspections; Responded To 12 Environmental Emergencies Last Week

-- May 20 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- MCall: Lower Saucon Council Votes Not To Appeal Court Ruling Throw Out An Ordinance Allowing The Expansion Of The Bethlehem Landfill

-- DEP Accepting Applications For Act 101 Recycling Performance Grants For Calendar Year 2022, Deadline Dec. 31

-- DEP Invites Comments On NPDES General Permit PAG-05 Covering Discharges From Petroleum Product Contaminated Groundwater Remediation Systems

-- DEP Invites Comments On NPDES General Permit PAG-15 for Point Source discharges From The Application of Pesticides

-- PA Historical & Museum Commission Receives Grant To Design Research Center At Eckley Miners’ Village

-- Shapiro Administration Announces Support For First National Marine Sanctuary In PA - Lake Erie Shoreline In Erie County; Encourages Others To Support  [PaEN] 

-- AP: Lake Erie Shoreline In PA On Its Way To Becoming National Marine Sanctuary

-- Governor’s Invasive Species Council Celebrates Pennsylvania Native Species Day At North Creek Nurseries, Chester County  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets May 24 On Revised Climate Action Plan, Cultural Resources Program, More  [PaEN] 

-- Notice Of DCNR Proposed Exchange Of Property Between City Of Philadelphia, DCNR

-- DCNR Notice Of Proposed Mitigation Land Bank With PennDOT Related To Maurice K. Goddard State Park, Mercer County

-- Land Conservancy Of Adams County Partners With Smith Family To Preserve Nearly 10 Acres Of Meadow, Woodlands, Historic Home  [PaEN] 

-- WeConservePA: Clifford Twp, Susquehanna County Protects 11 Acres, 1,000 Feet Of Tunkhannock Creek With Park Purchase 

-- Bucks County Herald: Heritage Conservancy To Host BioBlitz Celebration May 18-19 At Croydon Woods Nature Preserve In Bucks County

-- Help Wanted: Interfaith Partners For The Chesapeake Bay - Outreach Coordinator Lancaster County  [PaEN] 

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

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

-- Note: The Fuel For Solar, Wind Energy Facilities Is Free

-- Bloomberg: U.S. Natural Gas Prices Surge 11% After Report Stockpiles Expanded Less Than Analysts Expected

-- Reuters: Alberta Wildfires Hit Natural Gas Flow Out Of Canada To U.S., Spiking Prices

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Push Higher As Market Finds Floor

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Tumble Below Level Last Seen In June 2021

-- Bloomberg: Japan’s Lowest LNG Natural Gas Prices In 2 Years May Help Ease Inflation

Other States/National/International

-- EPA Seeks Input On Methane Emissions, Waste Reduction Incentive Program For Petroleum, Natural Gas Systems

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette/ Swift: Economic Development Issues Are Important In This Year’s PA Budget Debate

-- Politics PA: Republicans, Democrats Propose New Legislation On Elections

-- WESA/WITF: PA Election Skeptics Just Won Primaries, Stand Poised To Affect Voting In Their Counties

-- WESA: Why Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Progressives Keep Winning; The ‘Rusted-Out’ Democratic Machine

-- Spotlight PA: How Columbia County Runs Drama-Free Elections With Just 2 Staff People

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[Posted: May 19, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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