Monday, February 12, 2024

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClipis - 2.12.24

“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 

February 13-- Agenda Posted. Environmental Quality Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  9:00 a.m. Visit the Board webpage for options for joining the meeting remotely.   Contact: Laura Griffin, Regulatory Coordinator,, (717) 772-3277.  Read more here.

February 13-- Agenda Posted. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 12:30 p.m. Visit the Council webpage for options to join the meeting remotely.  Contact: Ian Irvin, Executive Director, iirvin@pa.govRead more here.

February 14-- House Consumer Protection, Technology & Utilities Committee hearing on House Bill 1842 (Schweyer-D-Lehigh) authorizing community solar energy programs.  Room G-50 Iris Building. 10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch online.

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

-- February 12 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- JUST 14 DAYS:  PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 27 to Feb. 9 - More Abandoned Conventional, Shale Gas Wells; Spills, Venting Gas, Contaminated Water Supplies  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices, Opportunities To Comment - February 10 [PaEN]

-- DEP OKs Cameron Energy Applications For Plugging 3 Orphan Conventional Wells Under Blanket Bond Increase Waiver Program; Denied 1 Plugged Well Leaking Crude Oil  [PaEN]  

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Carbon Dioxide Storage Hub Landmen Seek 80,000 Acres Across Western PA, Ohio, WV 

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Why Is The Governor’s Team PA Group Still Pushing DNA Dirty Hydrogen Hub Without Federal Funding? By PennFuture 

-- The Energy Age Blog: 10 Years Ago Chevron Shale Gas Well Explodes In Greene County

-- The Energy Age Blog: Dangerous Workplaces - US Drilling, Fracking Operations - 1,566 Workers Have Died In US

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: PA’s Last Large Private Mountain Preserved For Public Use [Miller Mountain, Wyoming County]

-- WESA/WVIA: Flying Squirrels - The Search For An Endangered Species 

Train Derailments

-- Post-Gazette: Norfolk Southern Boosted Lobbying, Political Giving After Ohio Train Derailment

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

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

-- Forbes Guest Essay: US Natural Gas Prices Could Spike 14% Without Biden’s Pause On New LNG Export Terminal Permits Costing Consumers $18 Billion 

-- PA Utility Law Project, Public Citizen Host Feb. 16 Webinar Exploring The Impact Of LNG Natural Gas Exports On Pennsylvania Families  [PaEN]

-- Markets Insider: New Study Questions LNG Natural Gas As A ‘Bridge Fuel’ In Decarbonization 

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

-- Bloomberg Guest Essay: Big Gas Needs To Be A Backup Instead Of A Bridge  

-- Reuters: Brazil’s Hydro, Renewables Power Adds To Global Natural Gas Surplus 

-- WSJ: Diamondback Energy, Endeavor Reach Deal To Create $50 Billion Oil And Gas Behemoth

Other States/National/International

-- NYT: Wildfire Smoke Will Worsen, New Study Shows, And Protections Are Few

-- NYT: The Planet Needs Solar Power, Can We Build It Without Harming Nature?

-- Fortune: Oil & Gas Industry Giving Ex-President Millions For 2024 Election

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Tribune-Democrat: Shapiro Defends Spending From Surplus As PA Republicans Warn About Structural Deficit

-- Spotlight PA: PA Conservative Activist Heather Honey Is The Source Of False And Flawed Election Claims Gaining Traction Across The Country

-- Politico: The Ominous News For Democrats In PA’s ‘Latino Belt’

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Western PA Republican Congressmen Should Stop Baseless Slinging Mud Against Biden’s Muslim Nominee For Federal Court, Retract Their Statements

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[Posted: February 12, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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