Monday, October 23, 2023

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 10.23.23

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 

MONDAY Noon: Senate Game & Fisheries Committee and Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee joint hearing on crop damage with Game Commission.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.  Noon.  Click Here to watch live.

MONDAY 5:00: PennDOT Outreach Session On National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Michael Ross Event Center, 144 W 3rd St, Williamsport. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Click Here to register and for more information.

TUESDAY 10:00: Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 265 (Laughlin-R-Erie) amending the Sewage Facilities Act to allow garage floor drains to discharge into on-lot septic systems and House Bill 1246 (Malagari-D-Montgomery) reducing the operating temperatures of from 1,800 degrees to 1,600 degrees.  Room 451 Main Capitol. 10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

TUESDAY 9:00: Agenda Posted. DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00 a.m.  Visit the Committee webpage for options on joining the meeting remotely.  Contact: Lindsay Bryon

TUESDAY 1:00: DEP State Water Plan Ohio Regional Water Resource Committee meeting.  16th Floor Delaware Room, Rachel Carson Building. 1:00 p.m. Visit the Committee webpage for options to join the meeting remotely.  Contact James Horton or 717-772-1100.

TUESDAY 1:00: Appalachian Voices Webinar: Reforesting Mine Lands - How The Forestry Reclamation Approach Works For Coal Communities. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  

-- October 23 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - October 14 to 20 - 6 More Abandoned Conventional Wells; Conventional Gas Migration Incident; Inactive Shale Gas Wells [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - October 21  [PaEN] 

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Mapping The Hydrogen Hub In The Midst Of DEP’s ‘Environmental Justice’ Communities On PennEnviroScreen  

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: What Is The Philly-Area Hydrogen Hub, Who’s Behind It, How Will It Work?

-- Bay Journal: Accepting Leadership Gavel, Maryland Governor Vows New Approach Toward Chesapeake Bay Watershed Cleanup - By Jeremy Cox, Chesapeake Bay Journal    [PaEN]

-- Buffalo Creek Coalition: Dec. 7 One Day Hybrid Summit - Buffalo Creek Confluence: Coming Together For Shared Solutions  [PaEN] 

-- Republican Herald: DEP Awards Grants To 2 Projects In Schuylkill County For Restoring Health Of Local Watersheds

-- TribLive: Rollout Of Pittsburgh’s Plastic Bag Ban Leaves Some Customers, Businesses Confused

-- Warren Times: Clarendon Volunteer Fire Dept. To Utilize DCNR Grant On Wildfire Equipment

-- WNEP: Schuylkill County Couple’s Mission To Visit All PA State Parks Complete 

Natural Gas Explosions

-- TribLive: ‘We’re All Coming Together,’ Plum Boro Teachers Revive Festival To Support Victims Of Natural Gas Explosion In Rustic Ridge Community, Allegheny County 

-- The Guardian: Gas Leaks Advocacy Group’s Ad Latest Push To Counter Fossil Fuel Industry Messaging

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

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

-- The Economist: Who Is Sabotaging Underwater Natural Gas Infrastructure In Baltic Sea?

Other States/National/International

-- Reuters: Chevron To Buy Hess Corp For $53 Billion In All-Stock Deal

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette: Handling Of Sexual Harassment Allegations Poses Big Threat To Shapiro’s Political Identity

-- TribLive/AP: Turnover Has Plagued County Election Offices Since 2020, Luzerne County Is Trying To Recover

-- Post-Gazette: Chatham President Says University Is ‘Through The Worst Of It’ After Reorganization Reduced Deficit

-- Post-Gazette: Medicaid ‘Unwinding’ In Pennsylvania Is Hurting Children, Advocates Say

-- Spotlight PA: Bad Tech, Staffing Shortages Hinder PA As It Reassesses Health Care Coverage For Thousands

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Residents Turn Out For New COVID Shot Amid Supply Chain Issues

-- Scranton Times: Reconsider Automatically Closing Schools For Prank Threats

-- MCall: Meet The Lehigh Valley Millionaire Who Tried To Overturn The 2020 Election

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[Posted: October 23, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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