Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 12.20.23

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 

-- AP: Drilling Under Pennsylvania's 'Gasland' Town Has Been Banned Since 2010, It's Coming Back  [PaEN]

-- HEI Energy, Penn State Study Uses 28,500 Water Sample Results To Help Identify Oil & Gas Industry Groundwater Pollution  [PaEN] 

-- The Allegheny Front: Environmental Groups Pressure Gov. Shapiro To Crack Down On Shale Gas Industry 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Diversified Energy Oil & Gas Well Company Share Drop Sharply After Congressional Democrats Start Well Probe

-- Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Coalition: All We Want For Christmas Is - Permit Reform; More Energy Infrastructure

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Approves Water Withdrawal Requests For Shale Gas Drilling In Loyalsock, Pine Creek Exceptional Value Watersheds  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Home For Holidays Has Different Meaning For Victims Of Natural Gas Explosion In Plum Boro, Allegheny County 

-- Tioga County Couple Honored By Susquehanna River Basin Commission For Unwavering Efforts To Restore Tioga River Watershed  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension, Partners: Collaborative School Planting Project Creates Lifelong Learners In Chester County - By Megan Hopkins-Doerr, Master Watershed Steward Coordinator Chester, Delaware Counties  [PaEN]

-- Allegheny College: Western PA Conservancy Watershed Mini Grant Supports Creek Connections Program  [PaEN]

-- PA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Closes Year With More Than 82,000 Acres Of Land Enrolled For Conservation Improvements  [PaEN]

-- Lock Haven Express: NFWF Grant Awarded To Restore Freshwater Mussels Near Tidlow Dam

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Highlights PA Legislative Priorities For 2024  [PaEN]

-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary: 2023 State Of The Estuary Report

-- Commonwealth Financing Authority Approves Distribution Of Federal American Rescue Funds For $214.4 Million In H2O Water System Funding;  $105 Million Small Water & Sewer System Funding

-- Scranton Times: Legislators Announce $2.6 Million In Scranton Stormwater Project Funding

-- Scranton Times: Fight Against PA American Water Rate Increase Grows In NE PA

-- DEP Took Action On 850 Permits, 94% Within Permit Decision Guarantee Deadlines; Conducted 1,406 Inspections; Responded To 3 Environmental Emergencies During The Week Ending Dec. 17 

-- Scranton Times: DEP Explains Process Following Keystone Landfill Odor Violation

-- Post-Gazette: Clairton Coke [Coal] Workers Quiet Amid Uncertainty of US Steel Sale

-- WITF/WVIA: Community Leaders Prepare Priority Climate Action Plan For Federal Funding

-- WITF/AP: As Climate Warms, That Perfect Christmas Tree May Depend On Growers’ Ability To Adapt

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: More Vulnerable People Live In Philadelphia Neighborhoods That Are Less Green And Get Hotter - By Penn State, Other Professors

-- The Center Square: State Considers Subsidizing Electric School Bus Transition

-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Adams County Solar Energy Facility Project Gets 2nd Blow From Court

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: Storing Carbon Underground Is Risky; Allowing Storage Companies To Shed Liability Makes It Worse - By Joseph Minott, Clean Air Council

--  Wilkes-Barre Times: Rep. Haddock Wants PUC To Reject Settlement Over PPL Billing ‘Debacle’

-- Utility Dive: PJM Prepares Shift To Scenario-Based Long-Term Electric Transmission Planning

-- TribLive: Pitcairn Emergency Management Coordinator Wants ‘Eye-Watering’ Odor From Landfill In Allegheny County

-- Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Child Care Centers To Receive Funding To Improve Indoor Air Quality

-- Keep PA Beautiful Beautiful Newsletter: Litter Hawk Youth Awards; Open Your Eyes To Litter; Community Pride Award

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Invites Comments On Cooperative Fish Nursery General Permit; Hearing Set For Feb. 1  [PaEN] 

Gas Explosions

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

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

-- PennLive: PA Motorists May See Savings At Pump As State Oil Franchise Tax Falls

Other States/National/International

-- Reuters: Texas Grid Over Relies On Natural Gas To Restore Power After Blackouts, Study

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA: Administrative Election Errors Rise As PA Counties Struggle To Keep Voting Officials

-- MCall: New Muhlenberg Poll Has Biden, Ex-President In Dead Heat In 2024 Presidential Race

-- PA Gaming Control Board Reports November Revenue Down 1.7% Over 2022

-- Post-Gazette - Ford Turner: Inside Harrisburg’s Year End Legislative Frenzy

-- PA Capital-Star: Economy, Inflation, Health Care Top Concerns Among Latino Voters In PA

-- WITF/AP: Fmr PA Death Row Inmate Freed After Prosecutors Drop Charges Before Start Of Retrial

-- The Center Square: PA Philanthropists Give Millions In Education Innovation Awards

-- PennLive: Flu Cases Adding Up Fast; COVID Deaths Surging In PA

-- Spotlight PA: Information On Why Patients Qualify For Medical Marijuana Now Publicly Available

-- TribLive Editorial: Who Actually Learns A Lesson From Nursing Home’s Guilty Verdict?

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[Posted: December 20, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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