Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 11.29.23

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 

THURSDAY 6:00: DEP Hearing On Interim Final Environmental Justice Policy. La Toxica Event Space, 1447 Lehigh St., Allentown.  6:00 to 8:00 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 Oil & Gas Advisory Board Meets Dec. 5 On Methane Reduction Program; Spill Policy; Chapter 78 Update; Certified Inspector Program; Injection Well Primacy  [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star: A Year After Winter Storm Elliot, Natural Gas-Fired, Other Power Plant Problems ‘Still Likely’ In Extreme Weather

-- Shapiro Administration Provides Update On Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Response 9 Months After Derailment  [PaEN] 

-- DEP, Local Partners To Hold 5 Outreach Sessions For Input Into Priority Climate Action Plan Initiatives Starting Dec. 4  [PaEN]

-- Altoona Mirror: Logan Twp. United Fire Dept. Installs Solar Energy Array; Will Pay For Itself In 6 Years

-- TribLive: Vandergrift-Area, Pittsburgh Companies Get Millions In Federal Funding For Clean Energy Expansion

-- TribLive Letter: Clean Energy Action Needed Now - By Harry Hochheiser, Citizens Climate Lobby

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Governor’s Appeal Of RGGI Court Ruling Wrong, Agrees With Sen. Yaw’s Call For Responsible Natural Gas Production  [Yaw Said Bill To Reduce Health Impacts Of Gas Production ‘Stupid’ ]

-- PA Capital-Star: Environmental Group Sues Allegheny County Health Dept. Over Failure To Act On Clean Air Permits For 2 Chemical Facilities 

-- Public Source: EPA Investigation Shows Failures At MAX Environmental Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility Amid Resident Fears In Westmoreland County [Includes Shale Gas Waste Disposal]

-- WESA: Pitt Study Identifies Pollutants In Streams Feeding Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers; Acid Mine Drainage, Sewage Overflows, Toxic Metals Adversely Impact Water Quality 

-- Chesapeake Bay Program: Chesapeake Bay Sees Its Smallest Dead Zone In 39 Years

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Smaller Dead Zone Is Promising Sign, Major Challenges Lie Ahead 

-- PennTAP Offering 2 Funding Opportunities To Support Business Energy, Engineering Projects  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Snowstorm Slams Erie Region, Shuts Down PennWest Edinboro University 

-- LancasterOnline: Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant To Test Emergency Sirens Dec. 6

-- Tribune-Democrat: Mytrysak Family Tree Farm To Host Trees For Troops Event In Indiana County Dec. 2 

-- Penn State Extension Woods & Wildlife News And Notes: Forest Health Snapshot; Forest Stream Origins; Woods In Your Backyard Series

-- Beaver County Times: North Country Trail Assn. Volunteers Win National Awards

-- Penn State Extension: Wildlife Conservation History In PA - Part I  [Video]

-- Penn State Extension: Wildlife Conservation History In PA - Part II [Video]

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

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

-- WNEP: UGI Natural Gas Prices Dropping 20% Starting Dec. 1

-- Financial Times: How One Ship By One Natural Gas Producer Is Supply 60% Of Israel’s Demand For Gas Guarded By 2 Israeli Warships 

-- Bloomberg: UK-Led Group To Deploy Ships To Baltic Sea After Natural Gas Pipeline Sabotage Damage

Other States/National/International

-- Financial Times: Pressure Mounts Ahead Of COP28 To Dump Fossil Fuels

-- AP: Climate Contradictions Key At UN Talks; Less Future Warming Projected, Yet There’s More Current Pain

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Republican Impeachment Effort Against Philadelphia DA Lands Before Democratic-Majority PA Supreme Court

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Supreme Court Justices Question Republican Effort To Impeach Philadelphia DA

-- WHYY: Republican Rep. Craig Williams, Who Leads Impeachment Of Philly DA,  Joins Race For Attorney General

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Auditor General DeFoor Announces Reelection Bid

-- Inquirer: PA House Democrats Plan Bills To Protect Transgender Students; Here’s What It Might Mean To PA Schools

-- Inquirer: Why Bob Casey, Dave McCormick Are Talking About China As US Senate Race Heats Up

-- Gov. Shapiro: Fitch Upgrades Pennsylvania’s Credit Rating Citing ‘Solid’ Economy, Sound Fiscal Management

-- TribLive: Southwestern PA Jobless Rate Remains At Record Low

-- Spotlight PA: Opioid Settlement Money Is Supposed To Expand Syringe Services, But PA Drug Laws Stand In The Way

-- PA Capital-Star: PennDOT May Pursue Disqualification Of G.O. Hawbaker As Contractor In Wage Theft Case, PA Supreme Court Rules

-- Scranton Times: PA Woman Convicted Of Crimes Related To Assault On US Capitol Violated Terms Of Her Probation By  Repeatedly Using Illegal Drugs

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[Posted: November 29, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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