Saturday, December 30, 2023

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 12.30.23

“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”
- Article I, Section 27 Pennsylvania Constitution  [It’s Not A Suggestion]

House next voting day January 2, February 6

-- Committee Schedule

-- House Agency Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate next voting day January 2, [16, 17 canceled]

-- Committee Schedule

-- Senate Agency Budget Hearing Schedule.

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- DEP Invites Comments On A Permit For A Portion Of The NFG Midstream Covington 16-Inch Natural Gas Pipeline In Tioga County  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Reviewing Final Act 2 Land Recycling Cleanup Report For Dozens Of Chemicals At Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - December 30 [PaEN] 

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Shale Gas Drilling Impact Fee Revenue For 2023 Estimated To Be Among Lowest On Record

-- WTAJ: Some PA Natural Gas Bills To Increase In 2024, Here’s Why

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Hits Solar Energy Milestone, Advocates Say Much More To Do

-- Times Leader Guest Essay: Powering Up Consumer Savings With Natural Gas - By Gas & Oil Association Of West Virginia  [Forgot About 2021-22 Price Spikes Already? Tied To LNG Shipments and international markets setting our natural gas prices?]

-- Williamsport Sun Guest Essay: How PA’s Government Can Prevent Deadly Blackouts - By Commonwealth Foundation

-- DEP Sets Feb. 13 Hearing On Hazardous Sites Cleanup Plan For Newberry Twp. PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ Contamination Site In York County; Levels Exceed DEP Drinking Water MCL  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posted 54 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In December 30 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- Sullivan County Democrat: Federal Court Dismisses Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Challenge Preventing The Environmental Hearing Board From Hearing Appeal Of State Permits 

-- WESA: Starting Jan. 1 Pittsburgh Requires Recycling To Be In Blue Bins, Not Blue Plastic Bags

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Set To Record 2nd Least Snowy Year Since 1880

-- Dec. 29 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- Tribune-Democrat: Local Scouts Improve Stackhouse Park With Eagle Scout Projects

-- Warren Times: Urban Connections Backpacking Program Comes To Allegheny National Forest

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

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

-- Baker Hughes: Number Of PA Natural Gas Drilling Rigs Same As Last Week- 19; PA Had 22 Rigs On Dec. 30, 2022

-- AAA Gasoline Prices: PA- $3.40  National- $3.11  Ohio- $2.81

-- Reuters: Oil Prices Shed 10% In 2023 As Supply, Demand Concerns Weigh

-- Reuters: US Oil Output Fell In October For First Time Since April: US EIA

Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: Climate Scientists Hail 2023 As ‘Beginning Of The End’ For Fossil Fuel Era

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- TribLive: In Pennsylvania, Any Challenge To Ex-President Being On Ballot Must Go Thru The Courts

-- Inquirer: Philly’s Gun Violence Declined In 2023, But Still Remains At Levels Well Above The Recent Past

-- Altoona Mirror: Pennsylvania Skill Gambling Company Donates $1.1 Million To Organizations Across The State

-- Erie Times: So Many COVID, Flu Patients Seeking Treatment, Erie Hospital Ran Out Of Swab Tests

-- WITF: 2023 Wraps Up With Record Low Unemployment In PA

-- TribLive: Slippery Rock University Band To Perform In London’s New Year’s Day Parade

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[Posted: December 30, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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