Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 6.20.23

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

-- Committee Schedule

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

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 9:00: Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee hearing on solar energy’s impact on Pennsylvania ratepayers.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 9:00 a.m.   Click Here to watch online.

TODAY 10:00: House Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities informational meeting with PJM Interconnection. Room G-50 Irvis Building. 10:00 a.m. Click Here to watch live.

TODAY 10:00: House Transportation Committee meets to consider House Bill 1338 (Neilson-D- Philadelphia) authorizing Philadelphia to adopt a local ordinance regulating illegal use of off-road vehicles like dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

TODAY 10:30: House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meets on House Resolution 132 (Matzie-D-Beaver) designating June 19 to 25 as Pollinator Week in Pennsylvania.  Room 515 Irvis Building. 10:30 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

TODAY Off the Floor: Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 198 (Bartolotta-R-Washington) which would create a new standard for the review for appeals of DEP permit actions before the Environmental Hearing Board by limiting parties appealing permit decisions-- a company or a citizens group-- to issues raised in and information contained in a record of decision of a permit prepared by DEP.  This would prevent a citizens group or anyone else from raising issues DEP missed or misinterpreted. Read more here; Senate Bill 199 (Bartolotta-R-Washington) requires members of the Board whose terms have expired to be reappointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Rules Room.  Off the Floor. Click Here to watch online.

WEDNESDAY 9:30: Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee meets to consider legislation - Agenda TBA.  Room 461.  Click Here to watch live.

WEDNESDAY 8:50:  Joint Legislative Budget & Finance Committee meeting to adopt House Resolution 87 (Daily-D-Montgomery) study of wildlife conservation corridors. Room 8E-B East Wing.  8:50 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

WEDNESDAY 9:00:  Joint Legislative Budget & Finance Committee meeting to release study on proposed revisions to biosolids permits pursuant to House Resolution 149.  Room 8E-B East Wing.  9:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

NOTE: June 28 Is Last Day For Senate Action On Nomination Of Richard Negrin As DEP Secretary

-- 3 Days That Shook Washington County: Natural Gas Plant Explosion; Pipeline Leak Of 1.1 Million Cubic Feet Of Gas; 10,000 Gallon Spill At Compressor Station  [PaEN]

-- EPA AirNow Declares Code YELLOW Air Pollution Action Day For Tuesday, June 20

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance Host June 28 Webinar On How To Encourage More Solar Power In PA, 7:00 p.m.

-- Sen. Yaw Introduces Bill To Create Independent Energy Information Office In PA

-- Sen. Yaw Introduces Bill Increasing Penalties For Damaging Equipment Related To Electric Power Grid - Senate Bill 819

-- Post-Gazette: With Allegheny County Under Drought Watch, Farmers Say they’re Still OK - For Now

-- The GIANT Company, Keep PA Beautiful Award 23 Healing The Planet Grants To Support Food Waste Prevention, Reduction, Recovery Projects  [PaEN]

-- TribLive Guest Essay: PA’s Rivers Have A Plastics Problem And Nobody Is Willing To Act - By Mountain Watershed Assn., Three Rivers WaterKeeper

-- Garfield Community Farm In Pittsburgh Hosting June 30-July 1 Workshop On Design, Implementation Of Food Forests & Perennial Agriculture [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Public Safety Officials Warn Of Dangers At Creek Falls In Westmoreland County

-- Reading Eagle: Paddlers Make Lifelong Connection On Schuylkill River Sojourn

-- Centre Daily Times: Explore Nature With No-Cost Activities Through Centred Outdoors This Summer

-- Centre Daily Times: How To Explore This Abandoned Coal Mining Town And Its New Purpose

-- NextPittsburgh: Tree Pittsburgh: The Secret Tree Lab Under The 62nd Street Bridge

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - The Mountain Laurel Is PA’s State Flower

-- PennLive: 6 More Great Glamping Sites To Check Out In PA

-- Warren Times - Josh Cotton:  Fire A Primary Concern For Allegheny National Forest In Its Infancy

-- Observer-Reporter: Wildlife Corridor Measure Passed By House Aims To Protect State’s Wildlife Habitat 

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Scranton Times: State Troopers, Toddler Shot; Legislators Shrug

-- Scranton Times: Federal Prosecutor: No Vindictiveness In Prosecuting Lackawanna County Woman For Crimes Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- WITF: WITF Focuses Election-Fraud Lie Accountability Policy On Lawmakers In Key Areas Involving Democracy

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[Posted: June 20, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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