Saturday, June 17, 2023

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 6.17.23

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 

-- DEP/EPA AirNow Declares Code ORANGE Air Pollution Alert For Saturday, June 17 In Lehigh Valley, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Susquehanna Valley 

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - June 10 to 16 -- Leaking Conventional Wells; 5 More Abandoned Conventional Wells; Using Tape To Repair Containment Liner [PaEN]

-- DEP Finds PA General Energy Installed Its Shawnee Water Withdrawal On The Exceptional Value Loyalsock Creek At Sizes Larger Than Authorized By Its SRBC, DEP Permits  [PaEN] 

-- Robinson Twp., Washington County Seeks Answers To Cleanup Of MarkWest Liberty Midstream 10,000 Gallon Spill Of Natural Gas Condensates After Company Sends Notice To Wrong Municipality  [PaEN]

-- DEP Invites Comments On MarkWest Liberty Midstream Project To Expose 1 Mile+ Of 2 Natural Gas Pipelines To Prevent Longwall Coal Mining Damage In Washington County  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - June 17  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posts Solicitation For Bids To Plug 23 Abandoned Conventional Oil & Gas Waste Injection Wells Owned By ARG Resources, Inc. And Pennzoil Company In Elk County  [PaEN] 

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: What’s In A Name?  When It Comes To PA Senate’s Vote Changing DEP’s Name, It Accomplishes Nothing - By Joseph Powers, Former DEP Acting Secretary, Executive Deputy

-- S&P Global: Federal Inquiry Finds Same 3 Causes Driving U.S. Electric Generation Outages In Extreme Cold - Reliability Of Natural Gas System Remains A Concern  [PaEN]   

-- Utility Dive: Power Plants Remain Vulnerable To Outages In Extreme Cold, Despite Warnings, FERC, NERC Find

-- Utility Dive: PJM Interconnect’s Electric Power Capacity Market Is Sound, But Changes Needed To Adapt To Evolving Grid Mix, Extreme Weather: FERC Panelists

-- Ohio River Valley Institute: June 20 Webinar - Petrochemical Development Still Failing To Spur Economic Growth In Beaver County. 12:30 p.m.

-- Bloomberg: A Cheap Fix To Global Warming is Finally Gaining Support - Reducing Methane Emissions From Coal Mines and Oil/Gas Operations

-- StateImpactPA - Susan Phillips: Pennsylvania’s Largest Coal Plant-- Homer City, And One Of Its Largest Polluters, To Shut Down

-- DEP Posts 69 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In June 17 PA Bulletin  [PaEN] 

-- StateImpactPA: Drought Conditions In PA Expected To Last Several Months

-- Penn State Extension: Ag Conservation Currents - News That Infiltrates And Transpires

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: America’s First Thru-Hikers-- Lewis & Clark And The Corps Of Discovery

-- Republican Herald: 25th Schuylkill River Sojourn Sees First Paddleboarder, Veteran Kayakers For 112-Mile Trek

-- TribLive: Graffiti Cleanup Set For June 24 At Popular Beam Rocks In Forbes State Forest 

-- June 16 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- Fish & Boat Commission Honors Volunteer Tom Hutcheson, Butler County For Outstanding Service To Anglers And Boaters 

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Sen. Boscola Proposes $2,000 Penalty For Eagle Killings

-- PennLive: New Dam At Children’s Lake Nearly Complete In Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, With Refill Expected In July

Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- The Allegheny Front: EPA Assures Farmers It’s Safe To Grow Food Near Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Site

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

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

-- Baker Hughes: Pennsylvania Natural Gas Drill Rigs Down 2 to 22 Last Week

-- Financial Times: Williams Pipeline Says US Green Energy Shift Will Need More Natural Gas As A ‘Back-Up’

-- Bloomberg: Europe’s Fragile Natural Gas Market Show Huge Price Swings Last Week, Shows Risk Of Crisis Redux

-- AP: Germany Hails EU Deal On Renewable Energy Raising Target For 2030 To 45%

Other States/National/International

-- WESA/NPR: Natural Gas-Burning Stoves Pollute Homes With Benzene, Linked To Cancer

-- AP: Republican-Controlled US House Approves Bills To Prohibit DOE From Setting Stricter Standards For Natural Gas-Burning Stoves, Ovens

-- Bloomberg: Texas Electric Grid Braces For Record Power Demand As Temps Soar Up To 120F

-- Bloomberg Guest Essay: Global Heat Records Are Falling, A Little Panic Might Be In Order

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Pittsburgh Synagogue Gunman Found Guilty In Deadliest Attack On Jewish People In US History

-- AP: Federal Indictment: Mount Carmel Borough Police Officers Kicked, Punches, Choked Arrestees

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry: PA Unemployment Declines To Record Low 4.0% In May

-- The Center Square: Surging Child Labor Violations In PA Prompt Legislative Action

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Faculty Contract At PA State-Owned Universities To Expire Without New Agreement In Place

-- Inquirer: What Biden’s Campaign Kickoff In Philadelphia Signals About His Reelection Campaign

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[Posted: June 17, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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