Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 6.21.23

Are You Telling Your Story?

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

-- Committee Schedule

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

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 9:30: Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 286 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) would redefine when a spill needs to be reported by letting the polluter decide when to notify DEP taking into account control and remedial measures, whether the discharge will harm receiving waters or public health;   Senate Bill 831 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) would direct the state to apply for primary authority to regulate Class VI carbon dioxide underground injection wells from the U.S. EPA;  Senate Bill 832 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) would establish the Independent Energy Information Office to provide “impartial, timely and data driven analysis to guide the state in determining and meeting future energy needs.”  It is modeled on the current Independent Fiscal Office. Room 461.  Click Here to watch liveRead more here on the agenda.

TODAY Off the Floor: Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 561 (Langerholc-R-Cambria) and Senate Bill 562 (Langerholc-R-Cambria) making changes to the vehicle emissions control program; Senate Bill 656 (Rothman-R-Cumberland) establishing an electric vehicle road user fee.  Rules Committee Room.  No Video Coverage.

TODAY 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.

TODAY 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.

THURSDAY 10:30: Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 507 (Laughlin-R-Erie) further providing for liability protection for landowners opening their land for recreation.  Room 8E-A East Wing. 10:30 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

June 26-- House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee to hold hearing on Pennsylvania Waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.  Room G-50 Irvis Building. 10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

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

-- Senate Environmental Committee Meets June 21 On Redefining Spills, CO2 Injection Well Primacy, Creating Energy Information Office  [PaEN]   

-- PUC Distributes A Record $278.8 Million In Act 13 Shale Gas Drilling Impact Fee Revenue; Conventional Oil/Gas Operators Do Not Pay These Fees  [PaEN]

-- DEP To Hold July 25 Hearing On Proposed Roulette Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well In Potter County  [PaEN] 

-- 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]

-- Guest Essay: PA Has Made Advances In Oil & Gas Facility Methane Leak Detection And In Reducing Emissions - By Former Republican Sen. Earl Baker

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: As Solar Energy Generation Grows, So Do Questions About Power Grid Upkeep Costs

-- City & State PA Guest Essay: Community Solar Energy Will Create Jobs, Boost PA’s Economy - By PA Building & Construction Trades Council

-- U.S. DOE Awards PA $16.2 Million In Electric Grid Resiliency Funding

-- MCall: Sen. Casey Touts Air Products’ Investments In Clean Energy

-- TribLive: Carnegie Mellon Gets $3 Million DOE Grant To Advance Decarbonization In Steel Industry

-- Stroud Water Research Center: Telling 'HerStory' In Career And Leadership Skills Program For Teen Girls  [PaEN]

-- WITF: Extreme Weather Worries Central PA Farmers

-- Guest Essay: Support Increased Funding In 2023 Federal Farm Bill That Benefits Small Family Farms, Landowners, Cleaner Rivers And Streams  - By Brenda J. Shambaugh, PA Association of Conservation Districts  [PaEN]

-- Delaware River Festival: Calling All Artists - Enter Trash Free Waters Art Contest, Aug. 25 Deadline 

-- The Valley Ledger: Lehigh Valley Greenways Awards Over $86,000 In Grants To Support 13 Local Recreation, Conservation Projects

-- Beaver County Times - Brian Whipkey: Cankerworms Defoliated Trees In SW PA, Here’s What You Need To Know

-- PennLive: Wildlife Corridors: PA Aims To Offer Safe Passage For Bear, Other Wildlife

-- Williamsport Sun: Bear Necessities: What You Need To Know About Encounters With Bears

Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- PennLive: Ohio Village Affected By Norfolk Southern Train Derailment OKs Revitalization Plan

Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: Natural Gas-Burning Stoves Emit Benzene Levels Above Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Or At The Boundary Of Oil & Gas Plants, US Study Finds

-- AP: Tribal Activists Oppose Nevada Mine Key To Biden’s Clean Energy Agenda As ‘Green Colonialism’

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: House Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill

-- AP: House Passes Tax Credit For New Police Officers, Teachers, Nurses

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Tax Credits For PA Families Worth Billions Of Dollars Are On The Table This Budget Season

-- Independent Fiscal Office Official FY 2023-24 State Revenue Estimate

-- PA Gaming Control Board Reports $479.3 Million In May Gaming Revenue, 7% Increase Over 2022

-- TribLive Editorial: Harrisburg Ethics Shouldn’t Be A Game Of Chance Or Skill

-- PA Capital-Star: Shapiro: Damaged Portion Of I-95 In Philadelphia Will Reopen With Temporary Lanes By The Weekend

-- AP: Ex-Philadelphia Public Defender To Run For Democratic Nomination For Attorney General

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[Posted: June 21, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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