Thursday, January 4, 2024

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.4.24

“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 

TODAY 10:00:  Agenda Posted. DEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00 a.m. Visit the Board webpage for options on joining the meeting remotely. Contact: Daniel Snowden

-- DEP Accepting Project Applications For $5 Million Shell Petrochemical Plant Beaver County Environmental Mitigation Community Fund  [PaEN]

-- Bob Donnan Blog: Dunkard Creek Fishkill In Greene County Caused By Consol Mine Discharge [Video] 

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Moderate-Income Luzerne County Households Urged To Seek Heating Aid

-- E&E News Energy Wire: 4 Oil And Gas Issues To Watch In 2024

-- Interfaith Partners For The Chesapeake Host Jan. 15 Webinar On Climate Change Impact On Black Communities  [PaEN]

-- EPA, PennEnvironment, Moms Clean Air Force PA, PECO Host Jan. 9 Webinar On Applying For EPA Clean School Bus Rebate Program  [PaEN] 

-- PA Assn. Of Environmental Professionals: Jan. 17 Webinar On Abiotic & Biotic Factors Affecting Restored Pollinator Habitat In Solar Energy Installations, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

-- USDA Announces March 1 Application Deadline For Conservation Stewardship Program In PA  [PaEN] 

-- WITF: PA Farm Show Is Just About Upon Us, Here’s What To Know - Jan. 6 to 13

-- Dept. Of Agriculture: 2024 Pennsylvania Farm Show Website

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Volunteers Aim To Restore Stream With Artificial Beaver Dams

-- Huntingdon Daily News: Novel Penn State Tool Informs Land Use And Nutrient Control In Troubled Waters

-- Farm & Dairy: USDA Grant Will Help Beginning Farmers In Pennsylvania

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: USDA Rural Development Invests $8.7 Million In Exeter Sewer Project

-- McCall: Monocacy Creek Advocacy Group Concerned About Proposed Lehigh Valley Warehouse

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: At My Farm In Mercer County The Creeks Have Run Dry, We Need A Climate-Smart Federal Farm Bill - Michael Kovach

-- Courier Times: Flooding Continues In Bristol, Bucks County; Could A $15 Million Flood Wall Help?

-- Altoona Mirror: Grants Approved For Stormwater Projects, Flood Mitigation In Hollidaysburg

-- PA Emergency Management Agency, DRBC, FEMA Host Jan. 18 Webinar On Flood Loss Reduction Project Funding In Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Northampton Counties   [PaEN]

-- TribLive Editorial: Cybersecurity Important To Infrastructure

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Pitt And Carnegie Mellon University Close On Sites For Major Development At Hazelwood Green Brownfield Redevelopment Site

-- Scranton Times Blog: New Year, New Environmental Commitment

-- PA Environmental Council In Case You Missed It In December Now Available  [PaEN]

-- WNEP: Wyoming Boro Ends Recycling Pick Up Due To Rising Costs In Luzerne County

-- PA Resources Council Now Accepting Entries For 2024 Lens On Litter Photo Contest  [PaEN]

-- PA Sea Grant, Partners Offer Choose Native Plants Workshops For Landscape Professionals In Erie, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia  [PaEN]

-- Still Time To Enter! Keep PA Beautiful Accepting Entries For Litter Hawk Youth Award Program For Students In Grades K to 6  [PaEN]

-- WESA: Photography Exhibit Celebrates Frick Park During Pandemic In Pittsburgh

-- Registration Open!  WeConservePA PA Land Conservation Conference April 3-5 In Bethlehem  [PaEN]

-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Accepting College Scholarship Applications  [PaEN] 

-- WeConservePA Hosts Jan. 30 Webinar On Building Reliable Support For Land Preservation [PaEN]

-- Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Announces Schedule For Sinnemahone Triple Crown Events In 2024  [PaEN] 

-- The Nature Conservancy: Pennsylvania Nature News - 2023 Accomplishments 

-- River Reporter: Practicing ‘Eagle-Eyed Etiquette’ In The Brodhead Watershed, Monroe County

-- The Allegheny Front: Plant Waste From Mt. Cuba Botanic Garden Creates Natural Habitat For Injured Birds

-- TribLive: Conservation Leader From Hampton, Allegheny County, Finishes Master’s Studies With Project Dragonfly

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: 6 Outdoors Shows Coming In Early 2024 Around PA

-- Reading Eagle: Schuylkill County 13-Year-Old Teen Snags Rare Piebald Deer Nicknamed ‘The Ghost’ As Her First Deer

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

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

-- WNEP: Does The 4 Cent PA Oil Franchise Gasoline Tax Change Make A Difference? Drivers Say Yes

-- Bloomberg: A No-Show Winter Is Upending The US Natural Gas Market Pulling Down Prices By About 35%

-- Reuters: Germany Cut Natural Gas Imports From All Sources By A Third In 2023

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Jump On Freezing Weather, Middle East Concerns

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: In 2024, Shapiro Faces Calls For Billions For Schools, A Presidential Election And Wary Lawmakers

-- Politics PA: Shapiro Talks Property Tax Rebates, Divided Legislature, Ex-President And The Eagles

-- PennLive - John Baer: About Gov. Shapiro’s Mansion Costs, 6 TVs And Free Sports Tickets

-- Sen. Mastriano Responds To Ethics Complaint On 2020 Election Interference

-- NYT: Three Years, Hundreds Of Prison Sentences From Crimes Related To Jan. 6 Assault On US Capitol

-- City & State PA: Midstate PA Senate Seats Draw Attention From Democrats And Republicans Alike

-- PA Capital-Star: Rep. Otten Draws Democratic Primary Transgender Challenger

-- KYW: Sen. Street’s Son Charged After Punching Security At Philadelphia Mayoral Inauguration

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: State Treasurer Touts Cost-Cutting, Return Of Military Medals

-- WNEP: Does The 4 Cent PA Oil Franchise Gasoline Tax Change Make A Difference? Drivers Say Yes

-- Spotlight PA: PA Medical Marijuana Cards And Anxiety - What The Research Says

-- York Dispatch: Wi-Fi Conspiracy Theorists Want Public Meeting With York County Commissioners

-- Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Finishes 2023 With Record-Low Unemployment

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[Posted: January 4, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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