Friday, November 10, 2023

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 11.10.23

House next voting day Nov. 13, 14, 15, Dec. 11, 12, 13

-- Committee Schedule

Senate next voting day Nov. 13, 14, 15, Dec. 11, 12, 13

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- DEP To Hold Last 3 Hearings On Interim Final Environmental Justice Permit Review Policy  [PaEN]

-- National Environmental Justice Art Campaign - We Refuse To Die - Launching In Pittsburgh Area  [PaEN]

-- Beaver County Times: Sunday Sirens At Shell Petrochemical Plant ‘False Alarm;’ Facility ‘Down For Maintenance’

-- New NERC Winter Reliability Assessment Finds Elevated Risk Of Blackouts In Extreme Weather Conditions; Natural Gas Supplies Still Vulnerable To These Conditions With 'Devastating Consequences'  [PaEN] 

-- Utility Dive: Much Of North America- Including PJM-- Faces ‘Elevated Risk’ Of Blackouts In Extreme Weather Conditions - North American Electric Reliability Corp [Key Issue Is Will Natural Gas Supplies Fail Again?] 

-- PUC Seeks More Information On Peoples Gas Over-Pressurization Incident In Indiana County That Damaged Hundreds Of Appliances, Caused Distribution Pipeline Leaks  [PaEN]

-- PUC Approves 3.15% Increase In Philadelphia Natural Gas Rates, Not 10.2% Requested

-- WNEP: Kinsley’s Shoprite In Monroe County Flipped Switch On 10-Acre Solar Energy Facility 

-- Inquirer: While Jersey Shore Debates Wind Turbines, Pennsylvania’s Have Been Spinning For 2 Decades

-- PUC Begins Process To Explore Rulemaking Related To Use Of Distributed Energy Resources And 'Virtual' Power Plants  [PaEN] 

-- Sustainable Pittsburgh: Nov. 15 CEOs For Sustainability C-Suite Summit Features Practical Pathways For Businesses To Decarbonize [PaEN]

-- PennDOT: First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Funded By Federal NEVI Program Breaks Ground In Luzerne County; Nov. 13 Funding Event  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: Federally Funded Electric Vehicle Charging Station Being Built In Pittston Twp.

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Pennsylvania Selected For Two Hydrogen Energy Hubs; Environmentalists Question Unproven Technology, Reliance On Natural Gas

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish Earth Alliance Host Nov. 15 Online Discussion - Rethinking Our Connection To Fossil Fuels  [PaEN]

-- PUC To Seek Comments On Updates, Revisions To Regulations On Procedures, Formal Proceedings

-- WTAE: Dr. Jeffery Kravitz, Head Of Federal Mine Safety Agency During Quecreek Mine Rescue, Seeking Kidney Donor

-- MCall: Lehigh County Authority Unveils $600 Million Plan To Fix Sewer Problems

-- Observer-Reporter: Houston Borough Votes To Sell Canonsburg-Houston Joint Sewer Authority In Washington County

-- Tribune Democrat: Johnstown Water Authority Gets OK For North Fork Dam Upgrades

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Nov. 10 RiverWatch Video Report

-- November 11 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Environmental Quality Board Published Final Regulation Setting Land Recycling Program Vanadium Levels

-- Reading Eagle: EPA Will Monitor Chemicals Stored In Vacant Warehouse In Reading For Weeks Following 2-Alarm Fire

-- PA Resources Council To Host Free Statewide Recycling Webinar Nov. 15 To Celebrate America Recycles Day  [PaEN] 

-- Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Welcomes 2 New Local Affiliates - Keep Reading Beautiful And Keep Dauphin County Beautiful  [PaEN]

-- WNEP: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Friday, Saturday For PNC Field In Moosic, Lackawanna County

-- LancasterOnline: French Company To Build New Waste-To-Energy Landfill Gas Facility At Lanchester Landfill

-- Reading Eagle: Veterans Among Graduates Of Rodale Institute’s Regenerative, Organic Farming Programs

-- US Forest Service: Sugar Bay Wildfire In Allegheny National Forest 100% Contained  [PaEN]

-- State College Magazine: Protect & Preserve: ClearWater Conservancy, Centre County Farmland Trust 

-- Frontiers In Ecology & The Environment: Fostering Ecological Understanding In And Engagement With Local Communities - By Lauren McGrath, Darby Creek Valley Association  

-- LancasterOnline - Erin Negley: Franklin & Marshall College Arboretum Has 1,200 Trees, 120 Species, 2 State Champions And Is Free 

-- TribLive: Springdale Supplies Pittsburgh’s 108th Official Christmas Tree

-- Altoona Mirror Letter: PA Native Plant Society Dismayed Over Clearing Of Forest In Chimney Rocks By Hollidaysburg Borough; The Society Has Advocated Conservation Of Native Plants In The Area For Nearly 50 Years

-- WVIA: Couple Visited Over 100 Pennsylvania State Parks

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Not The End Of The Road For Section Of Abandoned PA Turnpike; Old Route, Tunnels To Become Trail

-- Republican Herald: Schuylkill River Trail Auburn Bridge Opening Marks Schuylkill County’s Participation In Environmental Revolution Of Frackville To Philadelphia Trail

-- York Daily Record: History Exposed During Low Water Levels At Codorus State Park; Several Launches Unusable

-- WNEP: Foundation Established To Help Fund Scranton Landmarks, Parks 

-- Carnegie Museum Of Natural History Researchers Describe 4 New Frog And 1 New Lizard Species In 2023  [PaEN] 

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 Natural Gas Prices Slide 2% To 2-Week Low On Record Output, Mild Winter

Other States/National/International

-- Yale Climate Connections: Can We Still Avoid 1.5 Degrees C Of Global Warming?  [Spoiler - Not Impossible… Yet]

-- Bloomberg: First Commercial Carbon-Sucking Facility In US Opens In California

-- AP: Earth Just Experienced The Hottest 12 Months Ever Recorded

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Expensive Judicial Races Might Be Here To Stay In PA After Record High Court Campaign

-- City & State PA: Sen. Street Reflects On Democrats’ General Election Wins

-- The Lever: Interview With Gov. Shapiro About His First Year In Office; PA Matters In 2024

-- Observer-Reporter: Greene County Officials Work To Measure Impact Of Election Ballot Error

-- WPSU: Voting System Error, Bomb Threat Among The Problems During PA’s November Election

-- Spotlight PA: How New Judge Of Elections Navigated His First Election: ‘Hectic From The Get-Go’

-- TribLive Column - Lori Falce: Fmr Republican PA Sen. Rick Santorum - ‘Pure Democracies Are Not The Way To Run A Country’ On Ohio’s Vote To Approve 2 Constitutional Amendments

-- Post-Gazette: PA Standardized School Test Scores Begin To Rebound, But Still Lag Behind Pre-Pandemic Numbers

-- WESA: Study Finds Inequitable PA School Funding Leaves Behind Children Living In Poverty And Rural Areas

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: State Mulls Tax Credits, Exemptions For Shopping Mall Conversions

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[Posted: November 10, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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