Friday, January 5, 2024

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.5.24

“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]

Governor’s Budget Address:  February 6

House next voting day February 6, March 18, 19, 20

-- Committee Schedule

-- House Agency Budget Hearing Schedule

Senate next voting day February 5, 6, 7, March 18, 19, 20

-- Committee Schedule

-- Senate Agency Budget Hearing Schedule.

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

-- Zefiro Methane Corp To Begin Monitoring Abandoned Conventional Wells For Plugging To Create Emission Offsets [PaEN]

-- Saga Continues For DEP Trying To Get A Conventional Operator To Plug Warren County Well Venting Gas Since At Least 2018  [PaEN]

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Celebrating EPA’s New Safeguards To Reduce Methane Emissions From Oil and Gas Facilities - By Vanessa Lynch, Moms Clean Air Force 

-- UGI’s Storm Team Urges Customers To Practice Natural Gas Safety As Weekend Snowstorm Approaches 

-- TribLive: Lack Of Snow, Rainfall Factors In Declining Beaver Run Reservoir Levels In Westmoreland; Natural Gas Drillers Prohibited From Withdrawing Water 

-- Bob Donnan Blog: 2023 Savings From Rooftop Solar - Home Energy, Electric Vehicle

-- Post-Gazette: Casey Says Proposed DOE Rule Could Hurt Efforts To Develop Hydrogen Industry In PA

-- The Allegheny Front: Proposed Federal Hydrogen Tax Credit Rules Could Be Worth Billions For Projects, Including Those In PA  

-- Penn State Extension To Host Jan. 18 Webinar On Unlocking The Power Of Hydrogen  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Health Project Executive Director Alison Steele Selected For Indo-Pacific Leadership Lab Climate Change And Adaptation Initiative 

-- Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Assn. Accepting Applications For Mine Reclamation Grants  [PaEN] 

-- Water Center At Penn Hosts Jan. 25 Webinar On Lower Delaware River Bacteria Study  [PaEN]

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Jan. 5 RiverWatch Video Report  

-- PEMA: Homeowners, Renters Can Now Apply For State Disaster Recovery Assistance When Federal, Other Assistance Not Available  [PaEN] 

-- Williamsport Sun: Sen. Casey: $8 Million Levee Investment ‘Peace Of Mind’ For Thousands In Community

-- WNEP:  Williamsport Receives $8 Million In Federal Funding For Flood Protection

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Levee, Flood Mitigation The Correct Priority

-- PennLive Guest Essay: People Fleeing Climate Change Disasters Should Be Considered Refugees - By Don Brown, Widener Law School

-- DEP Accepting Applications For 2023 Reimbursement For Waste Host Municipality Inspectors  [PaEN]

-- Applications Now Being Accepted For DEP County Recycling Coordinator Grants  [PaEN]

-- PA Dept. of Agriculture Unveils 2024 PA Farm Show Butter Sculpture 

-- Residents Urged To Check Homes For Radon In January

-- January 6 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Executive Board: Reorganization Of Dept. Of Conservation and Natural Resources

-- Tinicum Conservancy Protects 86 Acres In Little Tinicum Creek Watershed Bucks County  [PaEN]

-- Western PA Conservancy Protects 163 Acres Of Forestland, Streams In Westmoreland County  [PaEN] 

-- Natural Lands Preserves 458-Acre Girl Scout Camp In Montgomery County  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: 458-Acre Girl Scout Camp Preserved In Montgomery County; Part Will Be Open To Public

-- Discover NE PA: Practicing Responsible Recreation With PA Environmental Council - Leave No Trace

-- Clean Air Council's Feet First Philly Announces Award Of Mini-Grants To 21 Public Space Enhancement Projects  [PaEN]

-- York Daily Record - Brian Whipkey: Body Armor-Wearing Men Face Multiple Charges After Shooting Near PA Game Wardens, Hunter 

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

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

-- Reuters: US Natural Gas Producers Seek To Balance Production Cuts, Demand Rebound

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Poor Schools Are Prepared To Return To Court If PA Budget Falls Short On Funding Plan

-- Inquirer: Education Advocates Say They Have Plan To Fix PA’s School Funding System - $6.2 Billion Over 5 Years

-- Post-Gazette: Education Advocates Call On PA Lawmakers To Funnel Billions To Underfunded Schools

-- PennLive: PA Lawmakers Would Ban Sanctuary Cities, Counties For Undocumented Immigrants

-- TribLive: Hospitals Seeing ‘Exponential’ Rise In Flu Cases In Western PA

-- PennLive: As More PA Residents Rack Up Medical Debt, Hope Hinges On State Solution

-- WHYY: Philly Homicides Down 20% In 2023, DA Says End Of COVID Restrictions Helped

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: PA’s Food Stamp Benefits Up 76% Since 2019

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Unemployment At Record Lows, Why Are People Down On The Economy?

-- AP: Hundreds Of Convictions For Crimes Related To Assault On US Capitol; But Major Mystery Is Unsolved

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[Posted: January 5, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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