Monday, November 20, 2023

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 11.20.23

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 

-- November 20 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Compliance So Far In 2023: It Isn’t Pretty-- 

-- DEP Issued At Least 472 Violations To 90 Conventional Oil & Gas Operators; 20 NOVs To 10 Shale Gas Operators For Abandoning Their Wells Without Plugging Them So Far In 2023  [PaEN]

-- DEP Issues Record 5,653 Notices Of Violation To Conventional Oil & Gas Operators So Far In 2023; ‘Culture Of Non-Compliance’ Continues  [PaEN] 

-- Shale Gas Operators On Track To Have More Violations In 2023 - Frozen Gas Infrastructure; Explosion; Pad Fire; Uncontrolled Gas Venting; Frack Outs; Major Spills;  Pipeline Crashing Thru A Home Highlight 2023 So Far  [PaEN] 

-- PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Nov. 11 to 17 -- 37 Conventional Abandoned Wells; 1,260+ Shale Gas Spill; 1,000 Gallon Conventional Oil Spill In State Park; Rager Mtn Gas Storage Still Not Cleaned Up  [PaEN] 

-- State Dept. Of Health Pushing For Changes To Reduce Adverse Health Impacts From

Natural Gas Development  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - November 18 [PaEN]


-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Reliable Power Means Applying Robust Reliability Standards To Natural Gas Infrastructure 

-- PA Capital-Star: Gov. Shapiro’s Deal With CNX Natural Gas Driller Splits Environmentalists

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: EQT Can Appeal Federal Class-Action Lawsuit On Misleading Natural Gas Royalty Statements

-- Spotlight PA: How A Proposed Solar Energy Project Prompted This Rural Township In Centre County To Face Its Mining Past

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Princeton And Penn Scientists Win Philly Award For Their Climate Change Work

-- WHYY: Lima Beans Could Be Key To Climate Resilient Crop: Foodies, Scientists, Farmers Give Them A Makeover

-- Observer-Reporter: Washington & Jefferson College Project Explores Ways To Stabilize Coal Mining Sites

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: PA Residents Rally Again To Save Beloved Montour Preserve In Montour County

-- Legislation Moving: Senate-- Stream ‘Cleaning,’ Carbon Sequestration; House-- Recycling Fee Increase; Geothermal Energy; Solar Energy On Farms  [PaEN]

-- Better Path Coalition: Dec. 6 Virtual Brown Bag Briefing On Chemical Recycling, Noon. [Read more here]

-- WESA: Lead Testing Isn’t Required For PA School Drinking Fountains, Lawmakers Want To Change That

-- Wilkes-Barre Times Editorial: State Legislators Unite Against Proposed ‘Massive’ PA American Water Rate Increases

-- Brandywine Read Clay Alliance Unveils West Branch Red Clay Creek Watershed Restoration Plan

-- Post-Gazette - Mary Ann Thomas: Christmas Tree Farmers Say Supplies Are ‘Shallow’ For Certain Live Firs And Pines

-- Warren Times Editorial: We Can All Help Prevent Wildfires [Allegheny National Forest Wildfire]

-- WHYY: What Is Was Like To Work At The Philadelphia Insectarium

-- WNEP: Reward Increased To $22,000 For Information On Release Of Northumberland County Minks

Other States/National/International

-- Bloomberg: Retired Wind Turbine Blades Live On As Park Benches, Picnic Tables  [Ohio Recycler]

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Party Politics More Complicated Than It Seems

-- Inquirer: Leader Of Philly’s Moms For Liberty Conservative Group Is A Registered Sex Offender

-- TribLive: Tracking COVID Cases Shifts As Virus Rides Periodic Waves

-- PennLive: Fewer PA Children Fully Vaccinated, Raising Concerns About Measles Outbreaks

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[Posted: November 20, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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