Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.30.24

“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 

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

THURSDAY 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.

THURSDAY 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.

-- DCNR, POWR: Allegheny River Named PA's 2024 River Of The Year  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Allegheny River Voted PA’s 2024 River Of The Year

-- Warren Times: Allegheny River Selected As PA’s 2024 River Of The Year

-- Warren Times: Pursue Your Happiness: State Wants To Bet Big On Outdoor Recreation

-- Penn State Center For Ag Conservation Assistance Hires Engineering Firm To Help Develop Certification Program For Conservation Professionals; Spring Conference; Seeking New Faculty  [PaEN]  

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: When It Rains It Pours - With Road Salt It Creates A Bad Brew  [PaEN] 

-- WNEP: SBA Help On The Way For September Flood Victims In NE PA

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Water Authority Lifts Mandatory Conservation For Customers Served By Beaver Run Reservoir 

-- PJM Preliminary Performance Review Found 16,119 MW Of Forced Power Plant Outages During Winter Storm Gerri Affecting The Western Region Of PJM  [PaEN] 

-- CNX Natural Gas Drilling CEO Nick Deiuliis Says  Dr. Edward Ketyer’s Comments Raising Questions About The CNX ‘Radical Transparency’ Initiative May Violate His Hippocratic Oath

-- The Energy Age: Energy Politics In PA - CNX CEO Critical Of Dr. Ketyer’s Comments On ‘Radical Transparency’

-- PA Business Report: Marcellus Shale Gas Coalition, Other Groups Call For End To Permit Halts For New LNG Export Facilities

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Hold On Permits For New LNG Natural Gas Exports May Undermine Global Emissions Reduction Goals [Natural Gas Industry]

-- Environmental Health News: Faulty Economic Studies Misled PA Lawmakers To Give Shell Petrochemical Plant Billions In Taxpayer Subsidies

-- Ohio River Valley Institute: PA’s Bad Bet: Why The Shell Petrochemical Plant Didn’t Save Appalachia With Plastics

-- Energy News Network: Why A Natural Gas Storage Climate ‘Disaster’ Could Happen Again [Equitrans Rager Mountain Storage Area Leak In Cambria County In 2022 Used As Example]

-- MCall Guest Essay: PA Climate Lawsuits Would Distract From Real Environmental Progress - By T.J. Rooney, Former Democratic State Chair now a Lobbyist

-- Planet Philadelphia Radio Show: Feb. 2 - Measures To Improve Our Climate & Lives, 4:00 p.m. 

-- TribLive: Plans For New Westmoreland Power Line Spark Property Owner Concerns Over Potential Impacts

-- PA Business Report: Duquesne Light Names Winner Of Underground Electrical Network Innovation Challenge

-- Group Against Smog & Pollution: US Steel Appeals $2.2 Million Fine For Clairton Coke [Coal] Works Air Pollution Violations

-- WESA: Environmental Groups, Residents Hail ‘Historic’ Settlement In Air Pollution Case Against Clairton Coke [Coal] Works In Allegheny County

-- Post-Gazette: Residents Eager For Change As Landmark US Steel Air Pollution Settlement Brings Environmental Solutions To Mon Valley

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Steelworkers Say Nippon Steel Isn’t Giving Them Enough Information

-- PA Interfaith Power & Light Unitarian Universalist Approaches To The Environment Feb. 1 Webinar, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

-- PA Society Of Professional Engineers Host Feb. 22 Virtual DEP Update On MS4 Stormwater Program, NPDES Water Quality Permitting  [PaEN]  

-- Dept. Of Health, Other Agencies Invite Students To Enter Tick, Lyme Disease Art, Video Contest  [PaEN]

-- Water At Risk: The History And Mystery Of Lawns, Try A Lower Maintenance, Natural Landscaping Instead - By Carol Hillestad for the Brodhead Watershed Association  [PaEN] 

-- Protecting Clean Water Together: Explore The Brodhead Watershed In Monroe County - By Carol Hillestad for the Brodhead Watershed Association  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: DCNR Officials Drop Campground Plans For Big Elk Creek State Park, Focused On Ecological Restoration In Chester County

-- Asbury Woods Environmental Center Invites Public To Feb. 3 Trout In Classroom Unveiling In Erie  [PaEN]

-- Manada Conservancy Hosts Feb. 22 Woodland Vernal Ponds Program At Hershey Gardens Conservatory  [PaEN]

-- Pennsylvania Wilds, Southeast Ohio Receive Appalachian Regional Commission Grant To Study Rural Tourism Economies 

-- ExploringByBike.com: Good News, Another Gap On The D&L Trail Disappears

-- Williamsport Sun: Loyalsock Grad Clinton Fought Enjoys Passion Of Paragliding

-- Williamsport Sun: Game Commission Making Strides To Increase Accessibility, Conservation

-- TribLive: Game Commission Puts Hold On Plan To Return American Marten To State

Train Derailments

-- WESA: A Year After Norfolk Southern Train Derailment, East Palestine Businesses Try To Move Past ‘Toxic’ Perception

-- PittsburghUnionProgress.com: Testing, Recovery Efforts Ongoing At Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Site

-- WTAE: Norfolk Southern Report Successful Remediation, Water Sampling At Train Derailment Site

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

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

-- TribLive: Steeper Gasoline Price Increases Expected In Mid-February, Analyst Says

-- MorningStar: US Natural Gas Futures Drop Over 8% On Texas LNG Facility Outage, Milder Weather

-- Financial Times: Household Energy Costs Factor Into Biden’s Pause On New LNG Natural Gas Export Facilities  [Industrial Energy Consumers: “More Exports Equal More Reliability And Price Risk”]

-- Reuters: US Pause On New LNG Natural Gas Export Facilities Raises Pressure On Canada, BC To Do The Same

-- Bloomberg: Japan May Open $20 Billion Hydrogen Plan Applications In Summer

-- Bloomberg: Biden’s LNG Natural Gas Export Facility Pause Has Asian Fuel Buyers Hunting For Other Options

Other States/National/International

-- Bloomberg: US Sets Rules To Make Gas, Electric Stoves More Efficient

-- US DOE Finalizes Efficiency Standards For New Residential Gas, Electric Cooking Products That Will Lower Utility Bills By $1.6 Million

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- MCall: Shapiro To Announce New PA Economic Development Strategy, The First In 2 Decades

-- PA Capital-Star: Shapiro To Unveil 10-Year Economic Development Strategy For PA

-- Erie Times: Marijuana To Mental Health, 5 Questions Ahead Of Shapiro’s 2nd Budget Address

-- Independent Fiscal Office: Revised Monthly General Fund Revenue Estimates FY 2023-24

-- Insurance Dept. Reports 435,000 Pennsylvanians Buy Health Insurance Thru PA’s Insurance Marketplace, A New Record

-- TribLive Editorial: Keep Asking Questions About School Violence

-- TribLive Editorial: Does Anyone Want To Be A School Superintendent?

-- WPXI: PA Program Helps Low-Income Residents Attend Community College

-- WITF/AP: PA Supreme Court Revives Case Challenging Limits On State Medicaid Coverage For Abortions

-- Inquirer: Former PA Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate Held On Alcohol Charges, Punching Teen At Her Daughter’s Birthday Party

-- LancasterOnline: Democratic Hopeful For Congress Apologizes After Threatening Reporter Saturday At Lancaster Gathering

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[Posted: January 30, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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