Thursday, October 26, 2023

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 10.26.23

Senate next voting day 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: Agenda Posted. DEP Public Water System Technical Assistance Center Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00 a.m.  Visit the Board webpage for options to join the meeting remotely. Contact: David Grube   (formal notice)

TODAY 1:00: House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, Subcommittee on Security & Emergency Response Readiness informational meeting on cancer and other occupational diseases in firefighting, including PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ in firefighting equipment.  Warminster Twp. Administration Building, 401 Gibson Ave., Warminster.  1:00 p.m.

TODAY 6:00: DEP Hearing On Interim Final Environmental Justice Policy. Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Persons wishing to reserve time to present testimony at a meeting must contact Jennifer McLuckie at (717) 772-5633 or at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing.  Read more here.

TODAY 6:30: Protect PT, Partners Webinar On PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Production.  6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY:  PA Statewide Watershed Conference.  Altoona.

-- PA League Of Women Voters, University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health Nov. 14 Shale Gas & Public Health Conference  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Murrysville Will Solicit Bids For Oil, Gas Rights Beneath Two Municipal Parks In Westmoreland County

-- The Allegheny Front: DEP’s New Environmental Justice Policy Includes More Communities Impacted By Pollution

-- Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Announces 12th Annual Watershed Milestones Award Winners  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Youngsters From Monroeville School Contribute To Greenway Reforestation In Allegheny County 

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Nonprofits Expand Tree Planting Efforts 

-- Public News Service: Halfmoon, Pequea Creek Restoration Projects Aim To Restore Watershed Health

-- WHYY: DCNR Program Helps Residents, Businesses Convert Lawns To Meadows

-- Scranton Times: Scranton To Carry Out Stormwater Improvements Across 9 Sections Of East Mountain

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Collaborative Emergency Flooding Solution For Spencer Lane Announced, Including ‘Beaver Deceiver’

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Pennsylvania Leaders Must Protect Our Wetlands

-- Penn State Extension Watershed Winds: What To Flush Or Not To Flush Into Your Septic System; Brooke Meets A Stream Doctor; More Education Opportunities  [PaEN]

-- Inside Climate News: Can Latest $10 Million In EPA Grants Make A Difference In Achieving Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals?

-- WTAE: DEP: East Dunkard Water Authority System Not Able To Produce Water After Plant Had ‘Breakdown In Treatment’

-- Observer-Reporter: Water Service Disruptions Affecting East Dunkard Water Authority Customers  [PDF of Article]

-- Marcellus Drilling News: East Dunkard Water Users Sue Water Authority, CNX, Others For Tainted Water  [PDF of Article]   [Copy of Lawsuit]

-- Observer-Reporter: PUC Dismisses Joint Settlement, Civil Penalty Against East Dunkard Water Authority  [PDF of Article]

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Pennsylvania To Crack Down On PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Streams And Rivers

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal: Spill Of Plastic Pellets In MD, PA Streams Reveals The Polluting Potential Of ‘Nurdles’

-- WNEP: Scranton Officials Working With Scranton Community Foundation To Offer Flood Recovery Grants To Victim’s Of Last Month’s Flooding

-- Scranton Times: Application Window Opens Monday For Flood Relief Grants

-- House Committee To Hold Oct. 30 Hearing On State’s Electronics Waste Recycling Law; Current Program Is Broken  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Chester Residents Unhappy With Taking Philly’s Trash, Speak Out At City Council Hearing

-- Republican Herald: DEP Asked To Shut Down Biosolids Plant In Schuylkill County Until Odor-Control System Installed

-- TribLive: Volunteers Needed To Help With Making Sewickley’s Light Up Night On Dec. 1 Zero Waste Event In Allegheny County

-- Penn State GIS Day To Celebrate The Power Of Place Nov. 13

-- EPA Region 3 Highlights Importance Of Children’s Health Month With North Philadelphia Daycare Visit  [PaEN]

-- WITF/Spotlight PA: Centre County Fire Company’s All-Female Attack Line Makes History

-- NRDC: Moving To Electric Trucks In PA Could Save 140 Lives, Create 3,524 Jobs  [PaEN]

-- NextPittsburgh: Farm To Flame Energy Wins $150,000 UpPrize

-- Penn State Petroleum Engineering Faculty Receive Recognition From Society Of Petroleum Engineers

-- DCNR/Drug & Alcohol Programs Secretaries Sponsor ‘Hike For Healing,’ Reminds Pennsylvanians Of Substance Use Disorder Resources At State Parks 

-- Republican Herald: Plans Underway For Schuylkill River Trail Route In Frackville

-- DCNR Blog: Remember Me As You Pass By - Caring For Historic Cemeteries On DCNR Lands

-- Feature: Enjoy The Recreational Diversity Of The Susquehanna Greenway’s 10 State Parks - By Natalie Miller, Intern, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: PA 2024 ‘Trail Of The Year’ Up For Nominations

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Three Years In, New Information Shows Pittsburgh Parks Tax A Fiasco

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: West Shore Wildlife Rehab Center Outgrows Space, Needs Help Finding New Home

-- WTAE: Motorcycle Hits Deer On PA Turnpike 43 In Fayette County- 2 People Die In Crash 

-- WNEP: Deer Disrupts School Day In Berwick, Columbia County 

-- WNEP: Deer Crashes Soccer Game In Lackawanna County: All Fawn And Games 

-- In Memoriam: David A. Wolf, Outdoor Writer For Over 50 Years

-- In Memoriam: John C. Street, Outdoor Writer for PA Game News, Clarion News, Fly Fisherman

Train Derailments

-- WITF/AP: Norfolk Southern Ohio/PA Train Derailment Cleanup Costs Grow To $966 Million; But Railroad’s Trains Moving More Smoothly 

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

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

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: Pennsylvanians Could Save On Energy Bills This Winter 

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Voters’ Personal Info Was Not Shared With Election Research Group, State Officials Say

-- Spotlight PA: PA’s Election Code Badly Outdated, That Could Have Serious Consequences In 2024

-- PoliticsPA: F&M Poll: Strong Numbers For Shapiro, Casey And Ex-President

-- PennLive: F&M Poll: Biden, Ex-President Tied In PA Poll As President Works To Overcome ‘Real Issues’ With Voters

-- LancasterOnline: F&M Poll Finds Casey Leads McCormick In US Senate Race

-- PennLive - John Baer: Politics In Harrisburg, Washington In A Double-Time Race To Bottom

-- Spotlight PA: Thousands Miss Out On Low-Income Tax Forgiveness Program Due To Outdated Income Limits

-- Post-Gazette: University Of Pittsburgh Funding Frozen By Harrisburg Infighting; Ripple Effects Have Blocked $57 Million In Agriculture Assistance

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA University Chiefs Urge Lawmakers ‘In Strongest Possible Terms’ To End Funding Stalemate

-- TribLive/PennLive: Putting An Armed Security Officer In Every School Gains PA Senate Panel’s Support

-- PennLive: Middle School Principal In Bethlehm Says Students Are ‘Instigating, Celebrating’ Violence

-- WITF: Republican PA Cong. Scott Perry ‘Central To Planning Of Jan. 6 [Assault On US Capitol]’ Says Former White House Aide

-- Reading Eagle: Berks Man Pleads Guilty To Crimes Related To Assault On US Capitol

-- Courier Times: Bucks County Man, Held For Nearly 3 Years, Will Soon Get Trial On Criminal Charges Related To Assault On US Capitol

-- Post-Gazette: New US House Speaker Led Push For US Supreme Court To Throw Out PA’s 2020 Election Results

-- Tribune-Democrat: PA Republican Members Of Congress Applaud Choice Of New US House Speaker

-- LancasterOnline: PA Republican Cong. Smucker ‘Feeling Pretty Happy’ About US House Speaker Election

-- NPR: More Americans Say They Support Political Violence Ahead Of 2024 Election

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: A Third Party Will Elect Ex-President - By Former Republican Cong. Jim Greenwood and Former Gov. Ed Rendell

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[Posted: October 26, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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