Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 12.19.23

House next voting day January 2, February 6

-- Committee Schedule

-- House Agency Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate next voting day January 2, 16, 17

-- Committee Schedule

-- Senate Agency Budget Hearing Schedule.

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 9:00:  Agenda Posted. DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00 a.m.  Visit the Committee webpage for options on joining the meeting remotely.  Contact: Lindsay Bryon lbyron@pa.gov

TODAY 1:00: DEP hearing on Columbia County Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Compressor Station Air Quality Permit. DEP’s Northcentral Regional Office, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport. 1:00 p.m.

-- CNX Resources Begins Disclosing General Information On Fracking Chemicals, Air Monitoring Results Online At 2 Shale Gas Well Pads  [PaEN]   https://tinyurl.com/f8ppznhk

-- PA Capital-Star: CNX Gas Company Begins Self-Reporting Air Quality Data As Part Of Shapiro Partnership

-- ABC27: PA Environmental Groups Hold Press Conferences Asking Shapiro To Take Action On Fracking

-- DEP Environmental Justice Update: Comments On Revised EJ Permit Review Policy; Funding & Comment Opportunities; Much More  [PaEN]

-- Bloomberg: Congressional House Democrats Investigate Diversified Energy Oil/Gas Producer Methane Emissions, Business Practices  [PA Largest Conventional Well Operators] 

-- National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Awards $1.8 Million In Chesapeake WILD Grants To Restore Freshwater Mussels, Other PA Projects  [PaEN] 

-- York Dispatch: York Water Co. Lifts Mandatory Water Use Restrictions As Lake Redman Reservoir Returns To Normal

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Municipal Authority Issues Mandatory Water Conservation Order

-- MCall: Lehigh Valley Deals With Flooding After Storm Dumps Biggest Rainfall Of Year

-- Reading Eagle: Pottstown Under Flood Warning; Schuylkill River, Manatawny Creek Expected To Rise

-- WHYY: Heavy Rain, Flooding Prompts Evacuations In Delaware County

-- Citizens Voice: Flood Warning In Effect For Susquehanna River After Heavy Rains Drench NE PA

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Wyoming Valley Levee Portal Openings Will Be Closed As Precaution

-- WNEP: House Floods For 4th Time This Year In Luzerne County

-- WNEP: Scranton Homeowners Keep Eye On Water Levels After September’s Devastating Flood

-- Scranton Times: Scranton Awaits Word On Millions In State Grant Funding For Stormwater Projects

-- Penn State: Q&A - Why Small Organisms Can Make Big Impacts On Climate, Emissions

-- WITF/AP: Locked Out Of PA Local Government: Residents Decry Increased Secrecy Among Towns, Counties, School Districts

-- Republican Herald: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Fall Migration County Tallies Record Number Of Bald Eagles

-- Garden Center Magazine: PA Horticultural Society Announces New Gold Medal Plant Winners

-- Erie Times: Surfing Lake Erie Waves In December?  Why Now Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

-- Observer-Reporter: Restoring Canonsburg Lake For Future Generations

-- Beaver County Times: North Country Trail Granted Unit Status By National Park Service

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature: Custom Of Using Evergreens Goes Back Almost 2,000 Years

-- Help Wanted: ClearWater Conservancy - Communications Director  [PaEN]

-- Help Wanted: Allegheny Land Trust - Field Coordinator  [PaEN]

Gas Explosions

--AP: 1 Dead After Propane Gas Hotel Explosion In Lancaster County

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 Ships Begin To Reroute Away From Red Sea On Rising War Tension

-- CNN: Oil, Natural Gas Prices Surge As BP Stops Red Sea Shipments Following Attacks 

Other States/National/International

-- Inside Climate News: Thousands Of Oil/Gas Wastewater Spills Threaten Property, Groundwater, Wildlife, Livestock Across Texas

-- AP: Flooding Drives Millions To Move In US As Climate Migration Patterns Emerge

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Long Budget Impasse, Partisan Standoffs Dominated PA Legislature In 2023

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: PA House Dems Not Voting For Months Due To Leaky Roof, That’s Unacceptable - By Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs

-- WHYY/AP: Allegheny County Election Officials Have Faced No Legal Consequences After Qualifying Fake Electoral Votes In 2020

-- WITF: PA Republican Party Embraces Election Fraud Conspiracy Theory Around 2023 PA Supreme Court Race

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: State Should Expand Statute Of Limitations For Child Abuse

-- TribLive: US Steel Workers In Western PA Unsure What Nippon Deal Means For Local Mills, Their Future

-- Post-Gazette: In The Mon Valley, Reaction Is Mixed To Pending Sale Of US Steel

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: United Steelworkers Blast US Steel Sale To Nippon Steel

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: How The US Steel Sale Will Impact Pittsburgh

-- Post-Gazette: PA US Senators Line Up To Oppose Sale Of US Steel To Japanese Firm

-- TribLive Editorial: What Is The Future Of US Steel?

-- WHYY: Philly’s Gun Violence Rates Are Dropping, but More Work Is Needed To Strengthen Youth Empowerment, Leaders Say

-- WITF/AP: Locked Out Of PA Local Government: Residents Decry Increased Secrecy Among Towns, Counties, School Districts

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[Posted: December 19, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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