Saturday, November 18, 2023

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 11.18.23

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.

-- Shapiro Administration Now Accepting Nominations For 2024 Governor's Award For Environmental Excellence  [PaEN]

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

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Water Authority Halts Fracking Water Withdrawals By CNX, Olympus Energy At Beaver Run Reservoir As Part Of Water Conservation Plan [Shale Gas Operators Took 301 Million Gallons From Reservoir This Year]

-- Williamsport Sun: Fracking Wastewater Spills At Eureka Resources Facility In Williamsport 

-- New York State: NY DEC, State Legislators Muted On Massive Plan To Extract Natural Gas, Store Carbon Dioxide In Southern Tier; But Green Groups Outraged

-- Utility Dive: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Investigating Possible Winter Storm Elliott Market Manipulation By Natural Gas Pipelines, Power Plants, Marketers

-- Utility Dive: FERC Projects Winter Wholesale Power Prices To Drop 5% In PJM, New York And Southeast

-- DEP Invites Comments On Chapter 105 Permit For 400MW Solar Energy & Battery Storage Project On Reclaimed Abandoned Mine Land In Clearfield County  [PaEN]

-- Hydrogen Insight: Plug Power Share Price Plunges 40% After Firm Admits It Could Fold In Next 12 Months [Key Player In Western PA Hydrogen Hub] 

-- PA Business Report: PA House Republicans Ask Shapiro Not To Appeal RGGI Court Decision

-- WESA: Electric Car Owners Can Now Charge In City Of Pittsburgh

-- TribLive: Implosion Brings Down Last Of Hatfield Coal-Fired Power Plant 

-- Republican Herald: Lawmakers Tour Abandoned Mine Drainage Sites In Schuylkill County

-- DEP Accepting Comments On Two Proposed COAs Involving The Easton Road PFC And Cross Keys PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ Contamination Sites In Bucks County  [PaEN]

-- Reading Eagle: EPA Gives Update On Investigation Into Fires At Former Chemical Plant In Reading

-- DEP Invites Comments On Renewal Of Danco Industries Petroleum Contaminated Wastewater Treatment Facility In Venango County  [PaEN] 

-- The Allegheny Front: EPA Finds Spills, Leaks, Heavy Metals At MAX Environmental Landfill In Westmoreland County [75% Of Waste Comes From Shale Gas Industry ]

-- DEP Sets Dec. 18 Hearing On Air Quality Permit For Waste Tire Fuel At Panther Creek Power Plant In Carbon County  [PaEN]

-- General Permits For Safe Land Application Of Sewage Sludge, Septage Extended For 1 Year, Delaying Updates For PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ Contamination  [PaEN]

-- Altoona Mirror: Talk Of Developing Stowell Farm Raising Concerns About Increased Flooding

-- Penn State Extension Hosts Dec. 13 Webinar On Implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posted 66 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In November 18 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: PA American Water Seeks 25% to 32% Water Rate Increases

-- MCall: Private Water Utility Serving Bethlehem Area Seeks More Than 50% Rate Hike; 4th Increase In 8 Years

-- Citizens Voice: Emergency Flood Wall Project Complete In South Wilkes-Barre

-- York Daily Record: Smoke From Wildfires In Virginia Drifting Into Central PA 

-- Post-Gazette: Point State Park Holiday Tree Is Coming Back With A New Twist In Pittsburgh 

-- DCNR Names Marc Popchak District Forester For Susquehannock State Forest In Potter, Clinton, McKean Counties

-- Warren Times: Audubon Community Nature Center To Host Natural Investigators Education Program Nov. 25

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: Beware Of Love-Struck Deer Crossing The Road This Time Of Year 

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

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

-- AAA Gasoline Prices: PA Average- $3.60; National Average- $3.33; Ohio Average- $3.16

-- Baker Hughes: No Change In PA Natural Gas Drill Rigs Since Last Week- 19

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PA Gaming Control Board Reports October Gambling Revenue Increased 7.3% Over Oct. 2022

-- Dept. Of Labor & Industry Reports October Unemployment Remains At 3.4% Record Low

-- The Center Square: PA House OKs Jobless Benefits For Striking Workers

-- AP: PA Supreme Court Justice’s Name Surfaces In Brother’s Embezzlement Trial

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Ranks Near The Bottom In National Study Of Private Charter School Performance

-- The Center Square: Basic Ed Funding Hearings Wrap With Private Charter Schools

-- TribLive: New Report Sees College Freshman Enrollment Decline In Western PA

-- MCall: Lafayette College One Of 7 Schools Under Investigation Over Alleged Incidents Of Antisemitism, Islamophobia

-- TribLive Editorial: More Financial Disclosure From Pitt, Penn State Is Progress

-- WNEP: Saucon Valley School District To Pay $200,000 Settlement To After School Satan Club After Blocking Meetings On Campus

-- WITF: Berks County School District Sued Over Club That’s Trying To End Use Of Native American Mascot

-- WESA: Pine-Richland School District Wades Into PA Book Ban Debate

-- Wilkes-Barre Times Editorial: It’s Time To Figure Out Marijuana In Pennsylvania

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[Posted: November 18, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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