Thursday, December 21, 2023

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 12.21.23

House next voting day January 2, February 6

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-- House Agency Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate next voting day January 2, 16, 17

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-- Senate Agency Budget Hearing Schedule.

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- TribLive: DEP Declares TODAY Code Orange Air Quality Alert  For Liberty/Clairton, Allegheny County


-- FERC Approves PJM $1.25 Billion Winter Storm Elliot Settlement With Non-Performing Natural Gas, Other Electricity Generators  [PaEN]

-- Oil & Gas Facilities Self-Reported 13,432,713 Tons Of Air Pollution In PA In 2022; 101,741,616 Tons Total Since 2012  [PaEN]

-- DEP: Conventional Well Leaking Natural Gas At Pivik Elementary School, Plum Borough, Allegheny County Fixed Dec. 6 By Penneco Oil Co.

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Shale Gas Drilling Activity, Gas Prices Fall, Report Says  [406 new shale gas wells drilled in 2023 increasing DEP’s workload]

-- Project InnerSpace Launches Cross-Collaborative Future of Oil/Gas Well-Based Geothermal In Pennsylvania Study  [PaEN]

-- Tribune-Democrat: CPV Fairview Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Gets $900,000 School District Tax Repayment After Reassessment Settlement

-- TribLive Letter: More Natural Gas Production, More Consumer Savings - By Marcellus Shale Gas Industry  [Forgot About 2021-22 Price Spikes Already? Tied To LNG Shipments?]

-- Governor’s Office Releases List Of DEP, Other Agency Permits Included In PAyback Permit Fee Refund Program And Review Deadlines  [PaEN] 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Cryptocurrency Miner Mawson Infrastructure Group Adds New Cryptocurrency Miner Krypton Technologies LLC At Midland Facility 

-- Independent Fiscal Office: Gasoline Consumption In PA Remains Well Below 2019 Levels (Pre-COVID)

-- Commonwealth Financing Authority Awards $320 Million In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding For Water Infrastructure Projects  [PaEN]

-- Federal Office Of Surface Mining Awards PA $300,000 To Update Abandoned Mine Land Inventory  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Customers Heed Water Conservation Order But Beaver Run Reservoir Continues To Drop To Record Low-Level

-- Western PA Conservancy Protects 460 Acres In McKean County To Create New Nature Reserve [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Parks, City Of Pittsburgh Will Take Christmas Trees For Recycling

-- PAcast: Santa’s Reindeer Cleared For Christmas Travel By PA Dept. of Agriculture 

-- DCNR Blog: Red In The Winter Woods 

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Erie Tributaries Saw Big Steelhead This Fall, Winter Packs Plenty Of Promise

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: PA Anglers Anxious For Colder Weather for Ice Fishing, But Will It Arrive In 2024?

Gas Explosions

-- WPXI: Major Natural Gas Leak At Ross Twp., Allegheny County Business Forced Road Closures, Evacuations

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

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

-- Bloomberg: LNG Natural Gas Shipping Rates Slump On Lower Demand Despite Red Sea Chaos

Other States/National/International

-- Reuters: US Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To EPA Good Neighbor Air Pollution Reduction Plan

-- The Guardian: How US Utilities Keep Fossil Fuels In New Homes

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Shapiro Meets With US Steel, Nippon Steel Officials On Pending Sale

-- PennLive - John Baer: The Naughty & Nice Of 2023 Politics: Coal In Lots Of Stockings

-- TribLive/AP: Republican Con. Scott Perry Told To Hand Over Hundreds Of Texts, Emails In 2020 Election Probe

-- Politics PA: Is PA On Pace To Lose Another Congressional Seat In 2030?

-- Spotlight PA: Voters Play Little Role In Choosing Who Fills Vacant Municipal Offices

-- WITF: PA Begins Funding Criminal Defense For Those Who Cannot Afford An Attorney

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Expands Child Care Tax Credit

-- TribLive Guest Essay: The Veterans Hospital That Stole Christmas - By Stacy Garrity, State Treasurer

-- Post-Gazette: White Supremacist Sentenced For Threats Against Pittsburgh Synagogue Trial Witnesses

-- Independent Fiscal Office: Gasoline Consumption In PA Remains Well Below 2019 Levels (Pre-COVID)

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[Posted: December 21, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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