Friday, November 17, 2023

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 11.17.23

House next voting day Dec. 11, 12, 13

-- Committee Schedule

Senate next voting day Dec. 11, 12, 13

-- Committee Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- DEP Alert: Greenport Will Not Be Available From Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. to Nov. 20 at 6:00 a.m. due to scheduled maintenance.

-- DEP: Part Of $39,100 Penalty Imposed For Waste Violations Related To Implosion Of Smokestacks At Former Cheswick Power Plant In Allegheny County Will Benefit Community  [PaEN]  

-- TribLive: DEP Fines Companies Involved In Implosion Of Smokestacks At Cheswick Power Plant

-- Post-Gazette: DEP Hits Demolition Company Of Cheswick Power Plant Smokestacks With $39,000 Fine

-- Williamsport Sun: PA Leads The Nation For Lyme Disease Cases; Oil & Gas Development, Fragmentation In Forests Boosts The Risk 

-- WHYY: Amtrak Backs Off Plan To Install Natural Gas Boilers At 30th Street Station In Philadelphia, Crediting New Climate Goals 

-- PennLive: Expect More Extreme Weather Threats In PA: Climate Change Report 

-- Erie Times: Venango Twp. Planners  Recommend Rejection Of Solar Energy Facility Plan

-- PA Capital-Star: Everything You Need To Know About Applying For Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

-- Stroud Water Research Center Partners With Amazon Web Services On Watershed Restoration To Help Achieve Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Goals  [PaEN] 

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Water Authority Opts Out Of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Settlement, After Filing Its Own Lawsuit Based On Discovering PFAS In Its System

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Nov. 16 RiverWatch Video Report

-- November 18 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: What I Learned From My Compost Heap

-- TribLive: Murrysville Reserve Namesake Wants To Help Maintain Trails: ‘It Just Needs Some Attention’ In Westmoreland

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: Tougher EU Methane Rules Mean US Natural Gas Sector Must Clean Up Its Act

-- Financial Times: Oil Price Falls To Lowest Level Since July Ahead Of OPEC+ Meeting

Other States/National/International

-- Financial Times: New York State Sues PepsiCo Over Plastic Pollution, Asks To Pay For Environmental Damage

-- Utility Dive: DOE Proposes Easing Environmental Reviews For Certain Storage, Solar, Transmission Projects

-- Financial Times: S&P Finds Investors Ignore ESG When Lending To Some Oil And Gas Companies

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Penn State, Temple, Pitt, Lincoln Universities Secure State Funding With A Catch - More Financial Transparency

-- WITF/AP: Gov. Shapiro Signs Bill Expanding Public Funding Disclosure Requirements Over Penn State, Temple, Lincoln, Pitt

-- Inquirer: Shapiro Appointing New Members To PA’s Private Charter School Appeals Board

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Independent Fiscal Office - Silver Tsunami Threatens State Revenues

-- City & State PA: PA’s Election Audit Starts With A Roll Of The Dice

-- Inquirer: Pay Attention To Competitive PA Congressional Races As 2024 Campaigns Heat Up

-- PennLive: Republicans Against Republican Con. Scott Perry Launch Digital Ad Campaign

-- Inquirer: PA Attorney General’s Race Getting Messier With A New Contender

-- Scranton Times: Shapiro Defends Free Speech Rights Of Anti-Israel Protesters

-- Warren Times: Rep. Rapp (R-Warren) Defends Indoor Smoking

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[Posted: November 17, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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