Thursday, November 16, 2023

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 11.16.23

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 

TODAY 9:00: Virtual. DCNR: Statewide Virtual Applicant Workshop For DCNR Grants, 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

TODAY 9:30: Agenda Posted. DEP Water Resources Advisory Committee meeting.  Susquehanna Rooms, DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.  9:30. Check the Committee webpage for options for joining remotely.  Contact: Bob Haines or 717-787-7565.  (formal notice)

TODAY Noon: Virtual.  DEP Hearing On Interim Final Environmental Justice Policy. Noon to 2:00 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.

-- DEP Notice: OnBase Database Will Be Disabled For Scheduled Maintenance TODAY From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. THURSDAY

-- 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] 

-- Spotlight PA - Lilly Riddle: Companies Behind Mariner East II Pipeline Paid $42 Million In Pollution Fines To Pennsylvania  

-- Spotlight PA: Did Mariner East Pipeline Construction Affect Your Water?  Contact Spotlight PA

-- Mariner East Pipeline Penalties Could Set Precedent For Environmental Enforcement; Attorney General’s Office Cited For Lack Of Transparency On Remediation Efforts

-- Financial Times: New EU Rules On Methane Leaks To Hit Oil And Gas Importers

-- Reuters: EU Agrees To Law To Hit Fossil Fuel, LNG Natural Gas Imports With Methane Emissions Limits 

-- Bloomberg: EU Sets New Rules On LNG Natural Gas Imports - Production, Transportation

-- Warren Times Editorial: Right Partnership On Gas Wells?  ‘We Do Not Trust Foxes To Guard Henhouses’ [Shapiro-CNX Statement of Mutual Interests]

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Water Authority Warns Of Mandatory Water Restrictions As Dry Autumn Persists, Beaver Run Reservoir Continues To Fall [Shale Gas Drillers Withdrawn Water From The Reservoir For Fracking] 

-- York Dispatch: No Relief In Sight As York County’s Drought Continues Into The Fall

-- TribLive: Invenergy Scraps Plan For Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant In Allegheny County

-- Beaver County Residents Call For Accountability, Emergency Preparedness After Dozens Of Malfunctions, Pollution From Shell Petrochemical Plant  [PaEN]

-- Beaver County Times: Citizen Watchdogs, Activists Mark One Year Of Shell Petrochemical Plant Operations

-- PUC Alert: Dec. 1 Utility Prices Are Changing - Natural Gas (+149% to -64.2%); Electric (+18.8% to -25.7%)  [PaEN] 

-- Republican Herald: Foster Twp. Gives Preliminary OK To Reading Anthracite Solar Energy Facility In Schuylkill County

-- TribLive: Hatfield’s Ferry Coal-Fired Power Plant Demolition Embodies End Of Bygone Era In Fayette County  

-- TribLive/AP: Ohio Commission Approves Natural Gas Drilling In State Parks, Wildlife Areas Despite Fraud Investigation

-- Republican Herald: PennDOT Details Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Network Includes I-81 In Schuylkill County

-- Planet Philadelphia Radio: Nov. 17 - Sustainability For The Built Environment, 4:00 p.m.

-- Scranton Times: Scranton To Fight ‘Massive’ Water Rate Increases Sought By PA American Water

-- Scranton Times Blog: New DEP Map Shows Which Waterways Are Clean, Which Are Impaired

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: PA Senators Ask For $30 Million To Replace Schools’ Lead Pipes

-- DCNR: Nov. 16 Statewide Virtual Applicant Workshop For DCNR Grants, 9:00 a.m. to Noon 

-- Reminder: State Conservation Commission Seeking Proposals To Reduce Nutrient, Sediment Loads In Priority Watersheds, Due Nov. 20  [PaEN] 

-- Penn State Extension Ag Conservation Currents Newsletter: News That Infiltrates & Transpires

-- Help Wanted: Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Restoration Project Financial Coordinator 

-- DEP Takes Action On 715 Permits, 97% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,089 Inspections; Responded To 2 Environmental Emergencies In Week Ending Nov. 12

-- Registration Open! PA Recycling Markets Center’s PA ReMaDE Conference Jan. 18-19  [PaEN]

-- EPA Awards Clean Air Council Recycling Education Grant To Support Composting In Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- LehighValleyLive: Introducing Penn’s Woods, Your Guide To Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors

-- DCNR Blog: A Bumper Crop Of Red Oak Acorns

-- Registration Open!  PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators Annual Conference March 17-19 Pocono Environmental Ed Center

-- DCNR State Parks Environmental Education Newsletter Is Back With Lots Of Teaching Ideas For Fall! 

-- TribLive: Tunnel Reopens On Montour Trail In Peters Twp., Washington County

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh’s Frick Park Being Considered For Historic Designation

-- WHYY: Pottstown Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Plans To Vacate Homeless Encampment Along Schuylkill River Trail

-- Centre Daily Times: Afield: PA Is Home To A Healthy Elk Herd

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Offers Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Dec. 9

Other States/National/International

-- Bloomberg: Oil Majors’ Carbon Capture Plans Dubbed A ‘Dangerous Delusion’

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Spending On PA Supreme Court Race Broke Records- $22 Million; Set Precedent For Outside Influence

-- AP: PA Lawmakers OK Millions For Some Universities, Not Temple, Pitt, Penn State; But Feud Over Private, Public School Aid

-- PA Capital-Star: Fight Over Tax Money For Private School Tuition Snags Education Funding Bill Again

-- TribLive Editorial: Could Pension Increase Prompt New Pension Crisis In PA?

-- PennLive - John Baer: Here’s What You Can Do If Politics Comes Up At The Thanksgiving Table

-- WHYY: Did PA’s Exposure Notification Apps Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID?

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[Posted: November 16, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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