Saturday, June 24, 2023

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 6.24.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

House holds Regular Session June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

-- Committee Schedule

Senate holds Regular Session June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - June 17 to 23 - Federal Well Plugging Project & Dimock Area Shale Gas Well Inspections; Leaking Plugged Conventional Wells; Frack Out Investigation  [PaEN] 

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - June 24  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posts 47 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In June 24 PA Bulletin  [PaEN] 

-- Senate Committee Meets June 26 To Consider Nomination Of Richard Negrin As DEP Secretary; Energy Information Office, Electric Billing Legislation  [PaEN] 

-- House Republicans, Democrats Introduce Legislation To Prevent The Court System From Being Used By Powerful Interests To Silence Citizen Critics  [PaEN] 

-- WTAE: 6 Leaking Abandoned Conventional Wells In Hanover Twp., Washington County Contaminated Water Supply, Releasing Natural Gas In And Next To Hillman State Park  

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Coal-Fired Power Plant Allies Say Homer City Won’t Be Only Casualty Of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative  [Natural Gas Competition Closed Coal Plants In PA]

-- Reading Eagle: Windsor Township Planning Commission Recommends Against 440-Acre Solar Energy Facility In Northern Berks

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: C-PACE Clean Energy Program May Soon Include Electric Vehicle Chargers 

-- TribLive: $8.8 Million In Federal COVID Funds Earmarked For Water, Sewer Projects In Westmoreland County

-- Penn State Watershed Friendly Certification Program Expands To Large And Small Properties, Apartments  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension: Testing, Treating For PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' In PA Water Wells  [PaEN] 

-- LancasterOnline: Lead Abatement Programs Target 3,300+ Lancaster County Dwellings, 377 Remediated So Far

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: With Community Guidance, A New Plan To Clean Up The Upper Conestoga River

-- LancasterOnline: RiverFest Kicks Off In Columbia Borough

-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary Now Accepting Applications For Urban Community Green Infrastructure, Water Quality, Access, Resilience Mini-Grants  [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald: Visiting German Legislators See Anthracite Coal History Close-up On Tour Of Schuylkill, Carbon Sites

-- WHYY: Are You Working On Environmental Justice Solutions In Philly?  This New Grant Could Help

-- Triblive: Women For A Healthy Environment Honor Pine-Richland’s Eden Hall, Hance Elementary Schools For Creating Healthy, Sustainable Environments 

-- DCNR: Pennsylvanians Urged To Protect Themselves Against Tick-borne, Mosquito-borne Illnesses When Venturing Outdoors  

-- Warren Times: Kinzua State Park Skywalk Reopens After Safety Inspection

-- TribLive: Kinzua State Park Skywalk Closed For Inspection Prompted By High Winds

-- PennLive: Harrisburg University, Recycle Bicycle Partnership Means Free Bikes For Students

-- Pocono Heritage Land Trust: Protecting A Part Of Paradise - Upper Paradise Preserve, Monroe County  [More Information]

-- Post-Gazette: Poison Hemlock Is In Bloom, While Pretty, It’s ‘A Very Toxic Plant’

-- Scranton Times Quills Blog: The Importance Of Wetlands

-- Chadds Ford Live: Kennett Township, Chester County Becomes PA Audubon Bird Town

-- TribLive: Wildlife Works Caring For Albino Raccoon Found At Somerset County Lumberyard

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: July 13-16 Introduction To Raptor Field Techniques Course

I-95 Collapse In Philadelphia

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Gov. Shapiro Reopens Damaged Section Of I-95 In Philadelphia

Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- AP: NTSB Hearing Focuses On Equipment That Failed In 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]

-- AAA Average Gasoline Prices: Pennsylvania - $3.65, Nationally- $3.58

-- Baker Hughes: PA Natural Gas Drilling Rig Count Up 1 To 23

-- Reuters: US LNG Natural Gas Export Project Approvals On Track For Record New Volumes

Other States/National/International

-- Utility Dive: FERC: Natural Gas-Fired Generation Capacity Surges 4,470 MW This Year, Solar To Add 3,409 MW And Poised To Boom Thru 2026

-- Bloomberg: Natural Gas Is Here To Stay For Decades, Says Shell, Chevron, China Buys LNG Into 2050s

-- Inside Climate News: Carbon Credit Market Seizes On New Opportunity - Plugging Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette - Ford Turner: Partisan Fighting Has Returned To Harrisburg As Budget Talks Near A Deadline

-- Spotlight PA: Gov. Shapiro Affirms Support For Funding Private School Vouchers Amid Budget Push

-- Post-Gazette: PA Republican Cong. Kelley, Reschenthaler Endorse Ex-President For Republican Presidential Nomination

-- Post-Gazette: Abortion Already A Flashpoint In PA’s 2024 U.S. Senate Race

-- City & State PA Guest Essay: Partisanship Has No Place In Pennsylvania’s Courts - By Superior Court Candidate Jill Beck

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[Posted: June 24, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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