Friday, February 9, 2024

Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.9.24

“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 

-- DEP Database Advisory: On Feb. 14 OnBase Will Be Disabled From 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

-- Guest Essay: DEP Ignored Abandoned Wells During Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well Permitting Process - By Laurie Barr, Save Our Streams PA  [PaEN]  

-- Bradford Era: Feb. 10 Town Hall In Cyclone, McKean County To Discuss Appeal Of Catalyst Energy, Inc. Oil & Gas Wastewater Injection Well Permit 

-- Environmental Hearing Board Narrows, But Allows Protect PT Appeal Of Shale Gas Well Permit Renewals In Westmoreland County To Move Forward   [PaEN]

-- Liberty Twp., Citizens Group Appeal EHB Decision On Permit For Tri-County Landfill In Mercer County Over Threats Posed By Birds, Radioactive Oil & Gas Waste  [PaEN]

-- PJM Reports Natural Gas Power Plants Were Over Half The Forced Outages During Winter Storm Gerri In January; Special Procedures Used For Gas Generators Raised Questions About Market Impacts  [PaEN]

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: For Drillers, Federal Methane Emissions Reduction Rules Complicate Operations

-- Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority To Switch To Solar Energy Saving An Estimated $2 Million Over Next 25 Years  [PaEN]

-- DEP: Commonwealth Court Issues Order Appointing PA American Water Company Receiver For East Dunkard Water System Authority In Greene County Due To Compliance Issues  [PaEN]

-- KDKA: Help On Way For East Dunkard Water System Customers With Unsafe Water

-- WPCAMR: Watershed Groups Statewide Can Qualify For Quick Response Mine Drainage Treatment System, Watershed Restoration Project Repair Funding - By Andy McAllister, Western PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation  [PaEN]

-- Conservation Coordinators Join CBF To Accelerate The Renewal Project For The Pequea And Halfmoon Watersheds In Central PA  [PaEN]

-- Penn State Extension Ag Conservation Currents: Strayer Farm Conservation Success Story; Integrating Grazing Into No-Till; Upcoming Educational Opportunities

-- Forests For Chesapeake Bay - A Healthy Woodlands Partnership: Livestaking 101; Amphibians Surviving Winter; Yellow Birch; Much More!

-- Delaware RiverKeeper Feb. 9 RiverWatch Video Report

-- LancasterOnline: Brunner Island Power Plant Says It Was Within Limits When Temperature Change Killed Fish In Susquehanna River

-- Scranton Times: Flood Victims Who Get Property Tax Bills Should Still File For Relief In Lackawanna County

-- TribLive: EPA Grant Sends 75 Electric School Buses To Pittsburgh, Southwest PA 

-- AP: Jury Awards PA Climate Scientist Michael Mann $1 Million In Defamation Lawsuit Against 2 Conservative Writers

-- February 10 Pennsylvania Bulletin Now Available

-- PUC Seeks Qualified Students For New Internship Program 

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Officials Anticipating Heavy Use For Eclipse

-- DCNR Blog: Gov. Shapiro’s Budget Supports Park & Forest Trails, PA Outdoor Corps Job Training Program

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Game Commission Control Of Rural Land Worries Some Legislators 

-- Penn State: Trees Struggle To ‘Breathe’ As Climate Warms, Researchers Find  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Names Brittany Perdos Asst. Manager For Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County

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

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

-- Environmental Integrity Project: Biden’s Pause In New Permits For LNG Natural Gas Facilities Won’t Slow The Flow Of US Natural Gas Abroad

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: House, Senate Ended 2023 Sitting On Surplus Of  $298.5 Million In Taxpayer Money In Their Legislative Accounts 

-- Politics PA: Senate Republican Leader Says Shapiro’s Budget Numbers ‘Don’t Add Up’ And ‘He’s Angling For Something Nationally’

-- Inquirer: Gov. Shapiro To Senate Republicans - If You Don’t Like My Ideas, Bring Your Own

-- AP: Gov. Shapiro Seeks  School Funding Boost To Help Poorer Districts, But Republicans Wary

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: PA Could Wipe Out Up To $400 Million In Medical Debt Under Shapiro Proposal

-- TribLive Guest Essay: We Are And Always Will Be The Steel City - By Mark Holman, Fmr Chief Of Staff To Gov. Ridge

-- Inquirer: Fmr  Sen. Vince Fumo Also Used The ‘Get S--t Done’ Motto

-- TribLive/PennLive: Criminal Background Checks Waived For Some Student Employees At PA State-Owned Universities

-- Warren Times Editorial: Some Book Bans Go Too Far

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[Posted: February 9, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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