Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.23.24

“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 

-- DEP Database Advisory: OnBase Scheduled Maintenance Jan. 27 5:00 p.m. to Jan. 28 9:00 a.m. will disable some DEP database functions.  Click Here for more.

-- DCNR Document Server Advisory: DCNR’s document server will be down from 5:00 p.m. Jan. 27 until 9:00 a.m. Jan. 28 for routine upgrade.. Recreation maps and other documents will be unavailable.  Click Here for more.

-- DEP Website: DEP continues to experience problems with its website and problems with distributing press releases. 

WEDNESDAY 1:00: Agenda Posted. DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 1:00 p.m. Remote access will be available.  Contact: Gretchen Leslie 717-772-9084 or gleslie@pa.gov(formal notice)   Read more here.

-- 5 Months Later, Roulette Oil & Gas Still Has Not Resolved Violations For Abandoning A Shale Gas Well Without Plugging It In Potter County  [PaEN]

-- The Energy Age Blog: The Story Of Bryan & Ryan Latkanich In Washington County

-- Mountain Watershed Assn. Files Petition To Designate Parts Of Donegal Township Unsuitable For Coal Mining In Westmoreland County  [PaEN] 

-- Altoona Mirror: Altoona Water Authority Receives $134,000 DEP Grant For Passive Mine Drainage Treatment System

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Karl Blankenship: Scientists Ponder How Well Are Farm Conservation Practices Helping The Chesapeake Bay?

-- Citizens Voice: Plains Twp. Zoning Board Approves Solar Energy Facility In Luzerne County

-- USDA Rural Development Invests $5.2 Million In 34 Clean Energy Projects In Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Natural Gas Industry Pushing For More Low-Income Assistance To Pay Energy Bills

-- Inquirer/Capital & Main - Audrey Carleton: Gov. Shapiro Promised 30% Renewable Electricity By 2030, Will That Happen?

-- PA Business Report: Appalachian Regional Commission Funds Penn State Research Into Sustainable Power Grids

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Have An Idea Or Project To Reduce Climate-Changing Pollution?  Pennsylvania Wants To Know About It

-- Financial Times: Hurdles In Turning Soil Into A Carbon Sink By Adopting Regenerative Agriculture

-- WHYY: PA Senate Committee Scrutinized Water, Wastewater System Privatization Law

-- TribLive: Pittsburgh Water Authority To Hike Residential Rates By Nearly $14 Per Month

-- PA Resources Council Seeks Vendor To Develop A Business Plan For A Hard-to-Recycle Materials Center For Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- Erie Times: 17-Year-Old Millcreek Teen Hero Zachary Coverdale Nominated For Carnegie Medal For Rescuing Woman Trapped In Her Car In A Pond

-- DCNR: Shapiro Administration Creates Action Plan To Grow PA’s Outdoor Recreation Sector In New Report

-- ​​DCNR Awards $793,800 To Support 3 ATV Projects; New Grant Round Opens Feb. 1  [PaEN]

-- Williamsport Sun: DCNR Announces ATV Regional Trail Connector In Northcentral PA

-- Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Urge Public Comments Opposing Permanent, Fixed Anchor Bolts, Pitons On Wilderness Climbing Rock Faces  [PaEN] 

-- DCNR: 2024 April Total Solar Eclipse In Pennsylvania

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Washington’s Trail 1753 Deserves Official Historial Recognition

-- Inquirer: Section Of I-95 In Philly To Close For 36 Hours In February As Part Of CAP Park Project

-- Inquirer: Conspiracy-Laden Notes Keep Popping Up In Cereal Boxes And Parks In Rural PA

-- Williamsport Sun - Lycoming Audubon: On Cold Winter Says, There’s Plenty Of Songbirds To Spot and See In Lycoming, Clinton Counties

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bowers: Reflections In Nature - Trees Can Yield Many Unusual Markings, Burls

Train Derailments

-- WPXI: Norfolk Southern Gives Access To Train Derailment Remediation Site Nearly 1-Year After Derailment

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy/Charles Thompson: Thousands of Records Mistakenly Deleted From State Govt. Computer Servers; Some PSERS, State Police Records Have Yet To Be Recovered

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Shapiro’s Duck-And-Dodge First Year - By Commonwealth Partners

-- AP: PA Republicans Endorse York County DA For Attorney General

-- ABC27: Political Activist Gene Stilp Announces Run For House Seat

-- Spotlight PA: Proposed Update To State Gambling Rules Could Off Relief To PA’s Fire Companies, Nonprofits

-- PennLive: Ex-President To Appear At NRA’s PA Great Outdoor Show Feb. 9 In Harrisburg

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[Posted: January 23, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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