Monday, January 29, 2024

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.29.24

“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

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

-- Committee Schedule

-- Senate Agency Budget Hearing Schedule.

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

-- Committee Schedule

-- House Agency Budget Hearing Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TUESDAY 1:30: Independent Fiscal Office Mid-Year Update On Economic And State Revenue Outlook.  1:30 p.m.  Click Here to RSVP.

WEDNESDAY 10:00:  Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Joint Hearing With Ohio Legislature On Electric Grid Reliability. Ohio State House, Room 313, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH. 10:00 a.m.  Read more here.

WEDNESDAY 6:30: Susquehanna River Basin Commission hearing on water withdrawal requests, including 8 related to shale gas development and on GP-3 General Permit Covering Cooperative Fish Nurseries.  SRBC Offices, 4423 North Front Street in Harrisburg.  6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Join by telephone using toll free number (877) 304-9269 and then enter guest passcode 2619070#  (formal notice - agenda)   Read more here.

-- January 29 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 20 to 26 - 15 More Abandoned Conventional Wells; Plugging Abandoned Shale Gas Wells; Revolution Pipeline Land Slip; Brief Compressor Fire; Crypto Mining?  What's That Pink Stuff?  [PaEN] 

-- What’s That Pink Stuff Spilled At Apex Energy Shale Gas Well Pad In Salem Twp., Westmoreland County?  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - January 27  [PaEN]

-- Chester Mayor Says LNG Natural Gas Export Plant ‘Dead In The Water’ 

-- The Energy Age Blog: Reality - ‘Proprietary’ Fracking Chemicals Remain Secrets, But What About The Bigger Picture?

-- Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Coalition Twitter comment on Gov. Shapiro's new Fracking Chemical Disclosure Policy: "This info is already submitted to @PennsylvaniaDEP through Greenport when the well pad & first well are permitted. DEP has had this information on its servers for years.”

-- Broad+Liberty Guest Essay: Gov. Shapiro’s Support For RGGI Puts Us On A Dangerous Path - By Commonwealth Foundation

-- Help Wanted: Environmental Health Project Fellowship Summer 2024  [PaEN] 

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Rocky First Year For Shell Petrochemical Plant Commercial Operations In Beaver County 

-- Beaver County Times Guest Essay: Shapiro Shows How Unfortunate Circumstances Can Still Produce Noble Results - By Daniel Rossi-Keen  [$10 Million Shell Petrochemical Plant Penalty]

-- Inside Climate News: Old Fight Over Air Quality From Clairton Coke [Coal] Plant Drags On Outside Pittsburgh

-- York Dispatch: DEP Issues Violation Notices To Brunner Island Power Plant For Discharge Of Warmer Than Normal Cooling Water Related To Susquehanna River Fish Kill

-- York Daily Record: DEP Cites Brunner Island Power Plant For Oil Discharge And A Fish Kill

-- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: 16th Annual Student Symposium On The Environment Draws Over 130  [PaEN] 

-- WNEP: Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, Steam Train Museum In Schuylkill County To Begin Mine Reclamation

-- WJAC: Somerset County Man Called A ‘Miracle’ By Doctors For Recovering From Mining Accident  

-- TribLive: Flooding In Pittsburgh Sees 1 Person Rescued, Roads Closed

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Shapiro: Low-Interest Loans Available For Sept. 2023 NE PA Flood Survivors 

-- Butler County North Country Trail Assn. Chapter Host 20th Washington Cherry Pike Hike Feb. 25 

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Proposes New Trail Segments At Morrison, Powerhouse Site

-- The Gazette: Wandering The Pennsylvania Wilds

-- Outdoor News: PA Wildlife Biologist Gary Alt Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award After Years Of Tackling Tough Topics

-- Republican Herald - Doyle Dietz: Game Commission Tables Plans To Reintroduce Martens


-- Game Commission: Highlights From Jan. 27 Game Commission Board Meeting

-- Game Commission: Become A PA Game Warden, Application Period Open 

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

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

-- Bloomsberg: Europe’s LNG Natural Gas Rush Spurs $223 Billion Of New Polluting Investment

-- WSJ: US Oil Drillers Cut Use Of Natural Gas Generators, Going Electric To Reduce Emissions, Save Costs 

Other States/National/International

-- Inside Climate News: With World Stumbling Past 1.5 Degrees Of Warming, Scientists Warn Climate Shocks Could Trigger Unrest

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette: Strategists Chart Keys To PA Victory In 2024 Presidential Election

-- PA Capital-Star: Shapiro Plans To Propose $282.8 Million In New Transit Funding

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Open Records Law In PA Embarrassingly Out Of Step

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Lawmakers Need To Reform PA’s Juvenile Justice System… Now - By Logan Seacrest, Fellow at R Street

-- Spotlight PA: Spotlight PA Court Victory Leads To New Academic Research Into PA Medical Marijuana Program

-- WESA: New PA Website Links Health Care And Social Services

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[Posted: January 29, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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