Friday, June 16, 2023

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 6.16.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

House holds Regular Session June 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

-- Committee Schedule

Senate holds Regular Session June 19, 20, 21, 22, [23], 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 10:00: House Republican Policy Committee hearing on Electrifying Our World - Impacts On Grid Integrity & Reliability.  Back Mountain Regional EMA, 3593 State Route 118, Dallas, Luzerne County. 10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch online.

-- EPA AirNow Declares Code YELLOW Air Quality Action Day For Friday, June 16

-- KYW: Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Moving East

-- DEP Declares Statewide Drought Watch, Recommends Voluntary Water Conservation  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Water Conservation Urged As State Declares Drought Watch

-- MCall: PA Issues Statewide Drought Watch, Urges Voluntary Water Conservation

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: PA Declares Statewide Drought Watch, Asks For Voluntary Water Conservation

-- WITF - Rachel McDevitt: Pennsylvanians Asked To Cut Water Use As State Enters Drought Watch

-- The News-Item: Shamokin Creek Restoration Awarded 3 Grants, Seeking Federal Infrastructure Money?

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission June Minute Update: Hundreds Of Juvenile Eels Released; Choose Clean Water Conference; More

-- Delaware RiverKeeper June 15 RiverWatch Video Report

-- PUC To Investigate Proposed Water, Wastewater, Stormwater Rate Changes By Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority

-- The Center Square: PA National Guard Warns Proposed Wind Farm Near Ft. Indiantown Gap Poses Safety Threat

-- Meadville Tribune: City Council Considers Solar Energy Array On DEP Regional Office Building

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Carnegie Mellon ($3.1 million), Thar Energy ($2.2 million) Receive DOE Industrial Decarbonization Grants

-- Public Source: As Feds Move Toward Decision On Hydrogen Hubs, Players Jockey On Legislation Requiring ‘Green’ Hydrogen

-- PUC Approves 6.8% Natural Gas Rate Increase For National Fuel Gas

-- PUC Rejects Proposed Settlement With Great American Power On Sales, Marketing, Billing Practices

-- TribLive: DEP Acknowledges Flying Debris From Cheswick Coal-Fired Power Plant Smokestack Implosion Was Violation Of Blasting Regulations

-- Environmental Health News: Dick’s Sporting Goods Bans PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Its Clothing, Other Textiles

-- Environmental Hearing Board Invites Comments On Proposed Changes To Practice And Procedures Regulations

-- June 17 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- PA Resources Council Hosts June 27 Electronics Waste Recycling Collection In Chester County  [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette: University Of Pittsburgh Professors Propose ‘Greening’ The 27,000 Vacant Lots In City Of Pittsburgh

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Construction Set To Begin On Cap With 11.5-Acre Waterfront Park Over I-95 Along Philadelphia Riverfront

-- Inquirer: ‘Rocksylvania:’ Trail Hikers Say PA Section Of Appalachian Trail Kills Boots, Rolls Ankles, Crushes Wills

-- Republican Herald: Schuylkill River Sojourn Launch Point Changed To Below Columbia Street Bridge For Safety

-- PennLive: Rehabilitated Public Boat Launch Opened Along Swatara Creek, Dauphin County

-- Williamsport Sun: Williamsport Mayor: Parks Are The ‘Anchor Of Our Neighborhoods’

-- Save Pennsylvania’s Forests Coalition: June 28 Webinar - Get To Know Your Forest - Cornplanter State Forest, Noon

-- Lehigh Valley-based Wildlands Conservancy Highlights July Activities, Events

Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- East Palestine, OH Residents Cause A Stir In Columbus In An Attempt To Get State Emergency Declaration For Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

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

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

-- Wall Street Journal: Oil/Gas Drilling Stocks Plunge On Bets For Oil Price Slump; Natural Gas Prices Down 38% Since December

Other States/National/International

-- AP: UN Chief Says Fossil Fuels ‘Incompatible With Human Survival,’ Calls For Credible Exit Strategy

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WITF: Interstate Partnership Help Prevents Voter Fraud In PA, So Why Is A PA Republican Senator Pushing For The State To Leave It?

-- Citizens Voice: Luzerne County DA Report On Ballot Paper Shortage Finds No Crime, Cites Human Error, Lack Of Training

-- Inquirer: PA Republican Emails Shed New Light On 2020 Election Upheaval; Show How Conspiracy Theories Permeated Legislature

-- Crawford County Man Gets 30 Months In Prison For Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- AP: Woman Charged With Aggravated Assault After Shooting Cameron County DA In Leg

-- Spotlight PA: Penn State Has 26-Person, $11.4 Million Legal Unit, Why Does It Hire Outside Law Firms?

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[Posted: June 16, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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