Friday, February 16, 2024

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.16.24

“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]

Senate next voting day March 18, 19, 20

-- Committee Schedule

-- Senate Agency Budget Hearing Schedule.

House next voting day March 18, 19, 20

-- Committee Schedule

-- House Agency Budget Hearing Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TODAY 11:00: PA Utility Law Project, Public Citizen Webinar Exploring The Impact Of LNG Natural Gas Exports On PA Families. 11:00 a.m. to Noon.

-- 100+ Business, Religious, Community, Public Health, Elected Officials, Environmental Leaders: Pennsylvania Needs a Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Development Plan  [PaEN] 

-- Bay Journal - Ad Crable: More Than 100 Groups Protest PA Governor’s Support Of Natural Gas Energy

-- Marcellus Drilling News: National Fuel Gas Lawsuit Alleges Fraud, Counterfeit Parts Used At Natural Gas Compressor Stations  [PaEN]

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission March 14 Meeting On Rulemakings, Water Withdrawal Requests, Including 8 Related To Shale Gas Development; And On Cooperative Fish Nursery General Permit  [PaEN]

-- PUC Now Accepting Comments On $250,000 Penalty Settlement With Peoples Gas On Natural Gas Over-Pressurization Incident In Indiana County  [PaEN] 

-- DOE Invests $17 Million In 3 Projects To Strengthen Critical Minerals Supply Chain: 1 In PA, Another To PA Company  [PaEN] 

-- Penn State: Stable Profits, Land Preservation Matter To Farmers Debating Solar Energy Facility Leases  [PaEN] 

-- Utility Dive: Grid-Enhancing Technologies Could Facilitate 6.6 GW Of Clean Energy In PA, 4 Other PJM States Saving $1 Billion A Year  [PPL included]

-- Penn State Hosts Feb. 19 EarthTalks Webinar: The Economic Impact Of Carbon Emission Trading Scheme On Building Retrofits  [PaEN]

-- Marcellus Drilling News: NAPE Speakers Say Carbon Capture & Sequestration A Risky Business

-- Yale360 - Jon Hurdle: How A Legal Clean Air Law Loophole Allows Natural Gas Leaks To Keep Flowing  [Aggregation Of Air Emissions Issue]  

-- Marcellus Drilling News: Is Coterra Energy Headed For Buyout And Split As Forbes Article Speculates? 

-- WTAE: Monitors Find High Levels Of Toxic Benzene Near Clairton Coke [Coal] Plant In Allegheny County 

-- PennLive: DEP: TCE Chemical Contaminants Will Not Prevent Wawa Construction In Williamsport 

-- Scranton Times: Lackawanna Commissioners Want Criminal Probe Of PA American Water Dam Project That Polluted Roaring Brook, Lackawanna, Susquehanna Rivers With Sediment 

-- PA American Water Now Accepting Applications For Water & Environment Grants  [PaEN]

-- Reminder: PA Lake Management Society Annual Conference Feb. 28-29 In State College  

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Feb. 16 RiverWatch Video Report

-- LancasterOnline: DEP Hearing Coming Feb. 21 On Rheems Quarry Expansion

-- DEP Now Accepting Applications For Section 902 Act 101 Local Recycling Implementation Grants  [PaEN]

-- February 17 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- Agriculture Invests $5.8 Million To Protect 1,519 Acres On 22 Farms From Future Development  [PaEN]

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: Keith Russell - His Quest For Urban Conservation Through Bird Watching 

-- Altoona Mirror: Penn State Altoona Read-In Lauds Black Ecology, Environmental Writers 

-- Natural Areas Association: Feb. 27 Webinar Creating An Assessment Method For PA Old-Growth Forests.  Noon.

-- Discover NE PA: Take On The Winter Challenge With PA Environmental Council

-- Altoona Mirror: Recreational Trail Supporters, Users Urge Blair County Commissioners To Create Trail Authority 

Train Derailments

-- PennLive: A Year After Norfolk Southern Train Derailment, Pair Monitor Waterways: ‘There’s Still Something Going On’

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

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

-- Reuters: US Natural Gas Drillers Cut Spending, Reduce Activity Amid Price Crash

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Shapiro Wants To Tax ‘Skill’ Gamblilng Games, First He Must Navigate PA’s Wealthy, Warring Gambling Interests 

-- The Center Square: Republican Budget Hawk Fears Shapiro Spending Plan May Trigger Future 46% Income Tax Hike

-- WESA: PA Lawmakers Try To Ban Guns From Polling Places

-- PA Capital-Star: Damage That Closed PA House Chamber Repaired Ahead Of Schedule

-- Politics PA: Shapiro Expands Paid parental Leave For Commonwealth Employees

-- AP: PA Courts Say It Didn’t Pay Ransom In Cyberattack And Attackers Never Sent A Demand

-- WESA: PA Lawmakers Push To Make State CIO A Cabinet Position In Wake Of Hacks

-- PennLive: Students In Dauphin County H.S. Spend Day In Lockdown Over Gun Inside School, With No Food Or Info

-- PennLive: Ex-President Claims The Name Of Pennsylvania Will Be Changed If He Doesn’t Win 2024 Election

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[Posted: February 16, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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