Friday, October 20, 2023

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 10.20.23

Pursue Your Constitutional Right To A Clean Environment In Pennsylvania!

Senate next voting day October 23, 24, 25, Nov. 13, 14, 15, Dec. 11, 12, 13

-- Committee Schedule

House next voting day October 30, 31, Nov. 1, 13, 14, 15, Dec. 11, 12, 13

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 9:00: Federal Interagency Working Group On Coal & Power Plant Communities Holds Oct. 20 Program On Catalyzing Economic Development In PA's Energy Communities.  Westmoreland County Community College.  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

TODAY Noon: PA Solar Center Webinar On Solar Guidebook For PA Landowners - Leasing Property For Large-Scale Solar Development. Noon to 1:15 p.m.

-- Gov. Shapiro: We Need Stronger Laws To Deal With The ‘Corporate Greed’ That Let Oil & Gas Operators Get Away With Abandoning Wells For Far Too Long [PaEN]

-- DEP Adds 3 More Hearings On Interim Final Environmental Justice Permit Review Policy [PaEN]

-- FracTracker Alliance Recognizes 5 Individuals With The 2023 Community Sentinel Awards - 3 From Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: The Long Road Ahead For Conventional Oil & Gas Well Plugging Effort

-- EPA, West Virginia Officials Working To Secure Fairmount Oil & Gas Wastewater Processing Facility To Prevent Release Of Radioactive, Hazardous Materials  [PaEN]

-- Protect PT, Partners Host Oct. 26 Webinar On PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' In Pennsylvania's Oil & Gas Production  [PaEN]

-- Energy News Network: Ohio Oil & Gas Industry Spills, Releases Boost Worries About Drilling Under State Parks

-- Gov. Shapiro Announces Investment Of $175.7 Million In 25 Water Infrastructure Projects In 16 Counties  [PaEN]

-- DEP Awards Over $3.8 Million In Federal Section 319 Grants To 15 Projects To Restore Watershed Health  [PaEN]

-- Tribune-Democrat: Blacklick Valley H.S. Students Get Inside Look At $26 Million Plan To Treat Mine Drainage Pollution, Revive Blacklick Creek

-- Altoona Mirror: Sediment Reduction Project On Beaverdam Branch, juniata River Makes Progress

-- Guest Essay: Guardians Of The Susquehanna: The Vital Role Of The Susquehanna River Basin Commission - By Gene G. Veno, SRBC Director Of Government Affairs

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Oct. 20 RiverWatch Video Report

-- PUC To Seek Public Comment On Proposed Policy Statement On Electric Utility Rate Design For Electric Vehicle Charging In Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Millions Of Federal Dollars Could Help PA Build Climate-Ready Electric Grid

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Duquesne Light Gets $23 Million In DOE Funding For Electrical Grid Upgrades

-- Utility Dive: Investments In PJM-Area Natural Gas And Traditional Power Plants Hurt Private Equity Funds’ Performance Due To Nonperformance Penalties From Winter Storm Elliot

-- PUC Highlights Cybersecurity Awareness Month

-- PUC Sets Oct. 26 Public Hearings On Proposed PA American Water Acquisition Of Brentwood Boro Wastewater System In Allegheny County

-- NextPittsburgh: Pittsburgh Water Authority Defends Rate Increase At PUC Hearing

-- Registration Open For PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference Feb. 8-10

-- Keep PA Beautiful Community News, Resources: Young Ambassadors; Open Your Eyes To Litter Student Book Series; Litter Hawk Youth Award Nominations Due Jan. 31

-- Keep PA Beautiful Welcomes Sarah DeSantis From DCNR As New Board Member

-- PA Wilds Center: Holiday Shopping Kicks Off On Nov. 4 With PA Wilds Makers Market Online Showcase 

-- DCNR: 4th Fall Foliage Report Shows Impressive Color Just About Anywhere In Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- DCNR To Hold Nov. 6 Public Meeting On Big Elk Creek State Park Planning Process In Chester County  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Linda White Recognized By North Country Trail Association For Work In Allegheny National Forest 

-- Erie Times: Fall At Presque Isle: Beaches Assessed; Marina, Solar Panel Work Begins 

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation: EZ Access Dock At Canoe Creek State Park Expands Recreational Opportunities

-- Inquirer: Paul W. Meyer, Celebrated Former Executive Director Of The Morris Arboretum & Gardens, Has Died At 71

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Harrisburg’s Wildwood Park Was Nearly Ruined By A Road 50 Years Ago

-- Courier Times: Is Bucks County’s Once Booming Bird Population Beginning To Dwindle?

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

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

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Up 6.1% On Fears Of Wider Middle East Conflict

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Dept. Of State Secretary Discusses Preparations For Nov. 7 Election, Encourages Voters To Rely On Trusted Sources For Election Information

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Election Chief Hoping For Higher-Than-Usual Voter Turnout For Nov. 7 Election

-- AP: US Supreme Court Notched Big Conservative Wins; It’s A Key Issue In Pennsylvania’s Fall Election

-- PennLive: Democrat Rep. Kim Announces Run For State Senate Seat In Harrisburg; Battleground For Control Of PA Senate

-- Spotlight PA: PA Tax Credits Result In ‘Mixed Bag’ For Job Creation

-- TribLive: State-Owned Universities Seeking 6.5% Boost In State Funding To Maintain Tuition Freeze

-- The Center Square: PA State Treasurer Ups Israeli Bonds 44% Amid Hamas War

-- Courier Times: PA Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Dismissing Bucks County School District’s Lawsuit On Pandemic Mask Mandate

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[Posted: October 20, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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