Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 9.26.23

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 September 26, 27; October 2, 3, 4, 16 [Unless Sooner Recalled]

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 10:00: House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider  House Bill 1474 (Ciresi-D-Montgomery) expanding C-PACE clean energy financing program to include electric vehicle charging infrastructure and House Bill 1476 (Vitali-D- Delaware) providing for a moratorium on issuing air permits for electric generation facilities used by cryptocurrency mining operations and direct DEP to conduct an impact study on cryptocurrency operations (sponsor summary).  Room 140. 10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live online.

TODAY 9:00: House Game and Fisheries Committee informational meeting on problems with Game Commission launch of license sales.  Room 523 Irvis Building. 9:00 a.m. Click Here to watch live online.

WEDNESDAY 10:00: DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting. Tiadaghton State Forest Resource Center, Lycoming County.  10:00 a.m. to Noon.  Click Here to register to join the meeting online.  Read more here.

-- On Sept. 27 Families Will Hold Town Hall Meeting In Washington County Seeking Policy Changes After Pitt Studies Link Natural Gas Development And Negative Health Outcomes  [PaEN]

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Gov. Shapiro, The Fracking Clock Is Ticking - By Megan McDonough, Food & Water Watch

-- DEP: Find Out More About Interim Final Environmental Justice Policy; 9 Upcoming Public Hearings

-- PUC Investigating Delaware County Natural Gas Pipeline Leak, House Explosion And Evacuation Of 100+ People  [PaEN]

-- PUC Orders Philadelphia Natural Gas Works To Stop Customer Weather Normalization Charges That Added Millions To Bills

-- Clean Air Council: Federal Court Denied Industry Requests To Block EPA’s ‘Good Neighbor’ Cross-State Ozone Pollution Reduction Rule

-- DOE Awards DCNR $1 Million Grant To Provide Technical Assistance For Large Scale Carbon Storage And Regional Carbon Management Hubs  [PaEN]

-- Real Clean Energy Guest Essay: Suing Companies For Their Impacts On Climate Change Would Close PA For Business - By PA Manufacturers Association

-- Utility Dive: Tesla: PJM Plan For Distributed Energy Aggregations Would Block Virtual Power Plants

-- Conservation Voters Of PA: Sept. 27 Webinar: Why Local Government Matters for Our Environment and Our Right to Vote, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 

-- PennDOT Reminds Motorists NEVER To Drive Through Flooded Roadways

-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Oakland Dam Removed From North Branch Susquehanna River In Susquehanna County

-- York Dispatch: Rainfall Did Little To Help York County’s Drought Conditions, Experts Say

-- WNEP: Lock Haven Fire Dept. Monitoring Hazmat Incident Involving A Rail Car Leaking Carbon Dioxide Saturday In Clinton County

-- Williamsport Sun: Project Underway To Rebuild Fishing Creek Trout Habitat, Boost Economy, Help Environment In Clinton County

-- Save The Date: Keystone Coldwater Conference Feb. 23-24 In State College

-- The Allegheny Front: Pittsburgh Is Banning Plastic Bags Next Month, Here’s What You Need To Know.

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Environmental Priorities For Allegheny County Executive’s First 100 Days - By PennEnvironment

-- WNEP: Mine Subsidence Sinkhole In Newport Twp., Luzerne County Continues To Grow, Crews Start To Fill It In

--Citizens Voice: Crews Start To Fill In Newport Twp. Mine Subsidence Sinkhole Monday In Luzerne County

-- WNEP: Residents In Luzerne County Frustrated Over Major Flooding Issues

-- The Conservation Fund, DCNR Add 436 Acres Of Forest Land To Pinchot State Forest In Lackawanna County With Financial Support From Williams Natural Gas Pipeline Company  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: Scranton Opens 400-Acre State Forest Expansion To Public

-- CountryLiving Survey: Wellsboro, Tioga County Named #9; Milford, Pike County #28 of 55 Best Fall Towns In US For Foliage

-- Erie Times: Leaves In Erie Region Are Readying Their Fall Colors, Find Out When And Where To See Them

-- Williamsport Sun: Walk In Penn’s Woods Day Coming Up Oct. 1

-- Warren Times: Rain No Damper For 100-Year Allegheny National Forest Celebration

-- Game Commission: Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak In Crawford County, 30-40 Deer Found Dead

-- Outdoor Life: Bill Would Divert $150 Million From Game Commission, Threaten Federal Wildlife Funding In PA 

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Groups Oppose State’s Attempt To Move Money From Game Commission To Another Fund

-- Republican Herald Editorial: Wildlife Corridors Would Help Drivers, Animals  [PaEN]

-- PA Conservation Heritage Project Adds Biography Of John Arway, Former Executive Director Of Fish & Boat Commission  [PaEN] 

-- The Nature Conservancy-PA: Blakeslee Preserve Stream Restoration Project, Cherry Valley National Refuge In Monroe County [Video]

-- Williamsport Sun - Lycoming Audubon Society: A Look At Bird Calls And Various Songs From Our Avian Friends

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature: It’s October Party Thanks To Game Commission

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

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

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Region Gasoline Prices Continue To Climb While National Average Slightly Drops

-- Wall Street Journal: $100 Oil Needs Western Drills To Stay Quiet

-- S&P Global: Transco Pipeline Expansion Startup, Elevated Gas Storage Levels, Mild Weather To Weigh On Mid-Atlantic Natural Gas Prices This Winter

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Chambersburg Public Opinion: State Requesting Reimbursement Of $448,000 In Legal Fees From Fulton County In Case Involving Illegal Inspection Of Voting Machines Used In 2020

-- PennLive: Progressive Democrat In Western PA Announces Challenge To Bob Casey

-- Independent Fiscal Office: PA Treasury Investment Income Increased ‘Dramatically’ Over Past 15 Months

-- Spotlight PA: Jailbreaks In PA Not As Common As Recent Events Imply

-- PA Capital-Star: PA House Democrats Renew Call For End To Blockade On State-Related University Aid

-- Post-Gazette: Penn State’s New Head Of Branch Campuses Wants To Redefine Those Branches

-- Post-Gazette: Tom Conway, International President Of United Steelworkers, Dies At 71

-- TribLive: Here’s How To Get Your Free COVID Tests

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[Posted: September 26, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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