Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 9.27.23

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

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 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.

TODAY 11:00: Washington & Jefferson College Center For Energy Policy and Management Hosts Webinar On Hydropower From The Three Rivers.  11:00 a.m. 

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

TODAY 6:30: Center for Coalfield Justice, Physicians For Social Responsibility - PA Host Town Hall Meeting On Pitt Shale Gas Health Studies.  Quail Acres Pavilion, North Strabane Township Park, 1929 PA-519, Canonsburg from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The Town Hall will also be available online.  Click Here to register.

-- Asbury Woods Environmental Ed Center In Erie Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Health Project: How DEP Issues Permits For Shale Gas Facilities Without Considering Cumulative Impacts - How New Facilities Will Add To Existing Pollution Loads And Impact The Area  [PaEN]

-- JDSupra: Federal Court In Ohio Makes Important Ruling On Post-Production Costs For Oil & Gas Leaseholders Under ‘Market Enhancement’ Clause

-- PUC Commissioner Kathryn Zerfuss Appointed To Presidential Task Force On Evolving Natural Gas Infrastructure Planning

-- WTAE: Natural Gas Pipeline Leak In Collier Twp., Allegheny County Forces People Out Of Their Homes

-- Inside Climate News - Jon Hurdle: A Drop In Emissions, A Jobs Bonanza?  Critics Question Benefits Of Proposed Hydrogen Hub For the Appalachian Region

-- Citizens Voice: Turnpike Plans To Add Electric Vehicle Chargers To More Service Plazas

-- Inquirer Column: South Philly’s Former Refinery Site Is City’s Next Big Job Center, Can It Avoid The Navy Yard’s Mistakes?

-- WTAE: Duquesne Light Company Union Authorizes Strike As Company Prepares For Walkout

-- Inside Climate News: EPA Rolls Out Training Grants For Environmental Justice Communities

-- Chesapeake Bay Program: An Estimated 28.1% Of The Chesapeake Bay Met Water Quality Standards In The 2019-21 Assessment Period, Down From 28.9% In 2018-20

-- EPA: Making Generational Investment To Improve Water Quality In Chesapeake Bay Watershed

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal Column - Tom Horton: If You Point The Finger At Pennsylvania, The Other Three Are Pointing At You

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Taking Comments On Gilfoyle Run Stream Bank Stabilization Project

-- WNEP: Concerns Expressed At DEP Hearing Over Sand & Gravel Mining Proposal In Bradford County

-- WNEP: History Repeating Itself At Site Of Mine Subsidence Sinkhole In Luzerne County; Subsidence At Same Location 40 Years Ago

-- PA Resources Council Hosts Household Chemical Collection Event In Beaver County Oct. 14  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: PA Resources Council Sets October Electronics Recycling Collection In Allegheny County

-- US Senators Casey, Fetterman Announce $736,000 Grant To Stimulate Growth In Tourism, Outdoor Recreation Workforce Development In PA Wilds

-- Reading & Northern Railroad Offering More All-Day Fall Foliage Train Rides To Jim Thorpe, Carbon County

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Donation Supports Wilkes-Barre Special Needs Playground Fund

-- Tribune-Democrat: Laurel View Residents Get New Opportunity To Explore Outdoors With Cycling Without Age Program

-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Offering SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder Certification Course In January

-- Penn State Extension: Nov. 14 PA Forest Seminar Webinar - Benefits Of Large Woody Debris In Streams, Noon and 7:00 p.m.

-- US Forest Service Now Accepting Applications For Local Community Forest Programs, Deadline Jan. 12

-- Citizens Voice: Urban Forester Gives Advice On Dealing With Spotted Lanternfly In Luzerne County

-- PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators Oct. 3 Wildlife Conservation Science, Outdoor Recreation Curriculum, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

-- Penn State Extension: 4-Part Webinar Series: Primer For Forest Management And Birds Thru Oct. 18 

-- Penn State Extension: Wildlife Habitat Is A Top Priority For Game Commission, Many Private Forest Landowners - Issues And Insights  [Video]

-- Penn State Extension Latest Woods & Wildlife News And Notes Newsletter

-- Lehigh Valley-based Wildlands Conservancy Highlights Upcoming Events; Promise Corps Work On Black River Sanctuary; Much More!

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

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

-- Reuters: US Winter Heating Costs To Rise For Most, Natural Gas Customers To See Drop Of -- 1% From Last Year  

-- US EIA: US Natural Gas Prices Fall 34% In First Half Of 2023

-- US EIA: Natural Gas Weekly Update Ending Sept. 20

-- Bloomberg: Gasoline Prices This Winter Will Be Determined By Saudi Arabia 

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- The Center Square: PA’s $650 Million Tax Revenue Windfall May Soon Vanish

-- Gov. Shapiro Kicks Off Process For Developing First Statewide Economic Development Strategy In Nearly 2 Decades

-- Gov. Shapiro Announces $10 Million Shovel-Ready Business Sites Pilot Program

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Had Record Low Unemployment Rate In August, State Says

-- WESA/Lehigh Valley News: As Presidential Gossip Grows, Gov. Shapiro Readies For Trip To New Hampshire

-- AP: Democrat Sees Abortion, Extremism As Wedge Issues In Bid To Unseat Republican State Treasurer

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Erie’s Tom Ridge, 4 Other Former Governors Push To Open State’s Closed Primaries

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Republican Con. Perry, So Often Working From The Extremes, Seeks Federal Budget Compromise - To A Point

-- AP: Former PA State Police Cadet Sentenced To Prison For Crimes Related To Assault On US Capitol

-- TribLive: Eradicate Hate Global Summit Returns To Pittsburgh For 3rd Year

-- Post-Gazette: A Turning Point Beyond Tragedy [Eradicate Hate Summit]

-- Attorney General Henry Joins FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon To Lesson Monopoly Power In Online Sales

-- AP: Mob Of Over 100 Masked Teens Ransack, Loot Philadelphia Stores Leading To Several Arrests

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[Posted: September 27, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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