Thursday, September 28, 2023

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 9.28.23

Pursue Your Constitutional Right To A Clean Environment In Pennsylvania!

Senate next voting day October 2, 3, 4  [Unless Sooner Recalled]

-- Committee Schedule

House next voting day October 2, 3, 4, 16 [Unless Sooner Recalled]

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 2:00: Clean Air Council, FracTracker Webinar Updating Public On Efforts To Reduce Methane, Other Air Pollution From Oil & Gas Industry Infrastructure - Shale Gas & Conventional Wells.  2:00 p.m.  Click Here to register.

FRIDAY 10:00:  Agenda Posted. DEP Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00 a.m.  Visit the Committee webpage for options to join the meeting remotely.  Contact: Molly Adams or 717-787-2480.  [Note: Three Mile Island decontamination and low-level radioactive waste generation updates.]

FRIDAY 10:00: DEP Hosts Online Training On New Chapter 105 Environmental Assessment Alternatives Guidance.  10:00 a.m. to Noon. 

-- Pennsylvania Receives Federal Appalachian States Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award For Clearfield County Mine Reclamation, Trail Enhancement Project  [PaEN]

-- House Judiciary Committee Meets Oct. 3 To Consider Bill Against Lawsuits Aimed At Silencing Citizen Critics; Republicans, Democrats Introduced Similar Bills  [PaEN]

-- House Environmental Committee Holds Hearing On Bill To Protect Stream Buffers Oct. 2   [PaEN] 

-- Brandywine Red Clay Alliance: Agriculture’s Role In A Clean Watershed: The Whole Farm Approach  [PaEN]

-- NRCS-PA Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities For FY 2024

-- Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Coalition: Natural Gas Generates $41 Billion In Economic Activity, Supports 123,000 Jobs, Produced $6.3 Billion In Landowner Royalties 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Coalition Highlights Natural Gas Industry’s Economic Impact In PA; Faces Bills Extending Safety Zones

-- PA Business Report: New Report Examines Positive Economic Impact Of Natural Gas Industry For PA

-- Observer-Reporter: Pipeline Operator Faces $100,000 PUC Penalty For 2020 House Explosion In Greene County

-- CEOs For Sustainability Host C-Suite Summit Nov. 15 In Pittsburgh  [PaEN]

-- Philadelphia Solar Energy Assn., Philadelphia Energy Authority Host Solar Tour Webinar On Oct. 3  [PaEN]

-- WHYY - Sophia Schmidt: Climate Activists Bike Hundreds Of Miles Through PA To Demand Change

-- Group Against Smog & Pollution Tells Allegheny County Health Dept. It’s Time To Create A Crisis Communications Plan In Wake Of Metalico Fire, Pollution Concerns

-- Scranton Times: Planned Warehouse Park In Archbald, Mayfield Receives Nearly $15 Million In DEP Grant Funding For Mine Reclamation  [DEP Announcement Had No Dollar Amounts]

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: DEP: Newport Twp. Mine Subsidence Sinkhole Repair Could Cost $200,000

-- WNEP: Do You Live Above An Abandoned Mine In Pennsylvania?  Here’s How To Find Out [Mine Subsidence Insurance Available From DEP]

-- Scranton Times: Recovery, Repairs From Flash Flooding Continue In Scranton, Abingtons

-- WESA: New Pittsburgh Water Authority Program Will Pay For Leak And Other Plumbing Repairs In Some Pittsburgh Homes

-- York Daily Record: Solar Eclipse Coming Oct. 14, What You’ll Be Able To See From Central PA

-- Penn State Student Club Fosters Diversity, Community, Professionalism In Earth & Mineral Sciences  [PaEN]

-- Dept. Of Agriculture Announces ‘Connecting Our Communities” Them For 2025 PA Farm Show - Jan. 6-13

-- TribLive: Plum Boro Farm Joins Farmland Preservation Program In Allegheny County

-- TribLive: Ohiopyle Borough, Fayette County, Surrounded By Ohiopyle State Park, Holds Youghtoberfest Saturday To Raise Money For Sewer System Repairs

-- DCNR Blog: Trail Towns - Connecting The Outdoors And Communities - By Hanna Ryon, DCNR Intern To Office Of Outdoor Recreation 

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Tyler Arboretum Loses 900 Ash Trees To Emerald Ash Borer, Forced To Close Miles Of Public Trails

-- WVIA: Greenways & Trails Summit Brings Experts From All Over The State To Scranton

-- WeConservePA: 2023 PA Greenways & Trails Summit Wrap-Up: A Scranton Success

-- AmeriCorps Member River Missal Joins PA Parks & Forests Foundation As Trail Training & Workday Coordinator  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times Editorial: Recreation Office May Be One More Playground, One The Other Hand Outdoor Recreation Is A Vital Component Of Our Region’s Economy

-- Penn State Extension: PA Forest Webinar Series Schedule [Late 2023 and 2024]

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy: Oct. 1 Taste Of The Harvest Special Event

-- NewsTalk103.7FM: PA Officials Warn Of $150 Million ‘Raid’ On State Game Fund

-- PA Environmental Council Blog: Prevent Invasive Species Migration - Clean, Drain, Dry

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

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

-- KDKA: Pittsburgh-Area Gasoline Prices Leaving Drivers Frustrated As Prices In Rest Of Country Drop

Other States/National/International

-- White House: Fact Sheet On First White House Climate Resilience Summit And Releases National Climate Resilience Framework

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso, Kate Huangpu: PA Lawmakers Still Trying To Finish The Budget 3 Months  After The Deadline

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: More Money Means More Transparency In Higher Ed, Lawmakers Say

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Gov. Shapiro’s Legislative Secretary Resigns Abruptly, Replaced With Wolf Administration Official

-- The Center Square Guest Essay: It Takes 26 Votes In The Senate, 102 Votes In House To Pass Legislation And The Governor Has To Sign It - By Senate Republican Leader Joe Pittman

-- PennLive - John Baer: Governors Shapiro In PA, Youngkin In VA Could Be Shaping The Future Of Politics In Dealing With Divided Government

-- TribLive: PA Residents Covered By Medicaid Health Insurance Have To Reapply Or Risk Losing Coverage

-- TribLive: If Sale Of Western PA Nursing Homes Is Blocked, They May Close Displacing Hundreds Of Residents

-- Post-Gazette/ - Robert Swift: PA House Panel Approves Juvenile Justice Reform Bill By Party-Line Vote [Republicans Opposing]

-- PennLive: Clean Slate Criminal Record Expansion, Probation Reform Held Up As PA House, Senate Seek Trade-Off

--Triblive/AP: Over 50 Arrested After Teen Mob Ransacked Philadelphia Stores, Dozens Of Liquor Outlets Are Shut Down

-- Inquirer: All Philly Liquor Stores Are Closed Today After At Least 18 Were Broken Into Overnight

-- PennLive: PA US Senator Fetterman Back To Wearing Suits As US Senate Resets Dress Code

-- WESA: Amid Enrollment Decline, Pittsburgh-Area Colleges Ponder Combined Operations As Way To Save Money

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[Posted: September 28, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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