Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 1.31.24

“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 

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.

-- In Celebration Of The Many Contributions Of John Dawes To Protecting And Restoring PA’s Environment, Foundations Create The R. John Dawes Clean Water Fund  [PaEN]

-- Tribune-Democrat: Community Foundation For The Alleghenies Starts R. John Dawes Clean Water Fund

-- Coal Region Canary: ‘Porcupine Pat’ McKinney Retiring As Environmental Education Coordinator For Schuylkill County Conservation District

-- Protect PT: Commonwealth Court Vacates Penneco Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well Permit, Remanding It To Plum Boro For Additional Fact Finding In Allegheny County  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer: Biden’s Pause On New LNG Natural Gas Export Facility Approvals May Have ‘Saved Chester,’ The City’s New Mayor Says

-- The Hill: European Union Lawmakers To Biden: We Don’t Need More US Natural Gas   

-- The Energy Age Blog: Liquefied Natural Gas Or LNG: EU Lawmakers To Biden - We Don’t Need More US Natural Gas

-- DelcoTimes Guest Essay: Stronger Emission Standards Needed For Fossil Fuel Industry - By Sen. Amanda Cappelletti (D-Delaware)

--  PA Capital-Star: Faulty Economic Studies Misled PA Lawmakers On Billions In Subsidies For Shell Petrochemical Plant

-- TribLive: Yukon-Area Residents Critical Of Lawsuit Settlement With Max Environmental Technologies In Westmoreland  

-- DEP Assesses $73,153 Penalty On 2 Contractors Building A Rutter's Store In Blair County For Water Quality Violations; Exactly The Kind Of Violations A Citizen Group Was Afraid Of   [PaEN] 

-- Altoona Mirror: Rutter’s Store Contractors Fined $73,000 For Water Quality Violations Discovered Last Year In Blair County

-- WTAE: Residents Near Landslide In Moon Twp. Being Asked To Evacuate In Allegheny County

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: West Pittston Inching Toward Goal Of Constructing A Levee

-- Allegheny County Conservation District Unveils Insights Into County Development And Stormwater Infrastructure  [PaEN]

-- PA Solar Center: 2 Get Solar Projects Move Forward In Lawrence, Centre Counties;  Get Solar Webinar Feb. 29; FirstEnergy Companies Double Solar Rebates  [PaEN]

-- AP: US Steel Agrees To Spend Millions To Settle Lawsuit Over Air Pollution Violations  In Allegheny County

-- Warren Times: Dozens Of Discarded Whipped Cream Cans Showing Up Along Roads In Warren County

-- DCED: Gov. Shapiro Launches First Statewide Economic Development Strategy In Nearly 2 Decades

-- PennFuture/Conservation Voters Of PA: Gov. Shapiro Unveiled An Economic Development Strategy That Lacks Innovation In Energy Production

-- WITF/WVIA: Plan In Place To Grow Pennsylvania’s Outdoor Recreation Economy

-- Educators Invited To Next Online Meeting Of Southwest Regional Environmental Literacy Coalition Feb. 12  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster City Schools Expand Outdoor Learning, Transform Schoolyard Habitats

-- Help Wanted: Partnership For Delaware Estuary Engagement Assistant Coordinator  [PaEN]

-- Beaver County Times - Brian Whipkey: Coastlines Along Lake Erie Are Great For Bird Watchers, Here’s Why

Train Derailments

-- The Allegheny Front - Reid Frazier: Scientist Questions EPA’s Handling Of Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Cleanup: ‘They Should Have Tested Correctly’

-- On A Frigid And Fiery Night 1 Year Ago, A Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Upended Lives In East Palestine

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

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

-- Bloomberg: Canada Energy Minister Sees Opportunity In US Pause On LNG; They Have Been Considering Climate Impacts Of LNG Facilities For Years

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- DCED: Gov. Shapiro Launches First Statewide Economic Development Strategy In Nearly 2 Decades

-- AP: Shapiro To Push For Millions In Funds For Economic Development In PA Budget

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

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Shapiro’s Economic Plan Envisions A ‘New Allentown’ [Song By Billy Joel] And Beyond

-- Independent Fiscal Office Mid-Year Fiscal Update Presentation

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: PA Jobs Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels, Dramatically Lower Unemployment Rate, Inflation Persists

-- Inquirer: Rep. Rozzi, An Advocate For Child Sex Abuse Survivors Is Leaving Politics To Focus On His Mental Health

-- Dept. Of State Encourages Voters To Serve As Poll Workers On Election Day

-- Dept. Of State Database Of Candidates For Election In 2024 Now Available

-- Republican Sen. Mastriano Calls For Deployment PA National Guard To Texas Border With Mexico

-- The Center Square: Care Facility Staff Retention Key For State’s Master Plan On Aging

-- TribLive: PA Senator’s Report Highlights Ongoing Racism At 10 State-Owned Universities

-- WITF/ A Lancaster County Jeweler Made Taylor Swift’s Viral ‘TNT’ Friendship  Bracelet

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[Posted: January 31, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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