Monday, February 5, 2024

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.5.24

"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 Off The Floor: Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 832 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) establishing an Independent Energy Office; House Bill 1246 (Malagari-D-Montgomery) set operational temperature of crematories.  Rules Room.  Off the Floor.  [No video coverage]

TODAY Off The Floor: Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 1058 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) abrogating the final regulation reducing carbon pollution from power plants [RGGI].  Rules Room.  Off the Floor.  [No video coverage]

TUESDAY Noonish: Governor’s Budget Address.  Noonish.

THURSDAY 9:00: Senate Game & Fisheries Committee hearing on Annual Reports from Fish & Boat and Game Commissions.  Room 8E-A East Wing. 9:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

-- February 5 Weekly PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - February 3  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Posted 56 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In February 3 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- The Derrick: Aqua Pennsylvania Continues To Operate The Water System Serving The Village Of Reno After A Conventional Well Wastewater Release Contaminated Its Water Supply Last July In Venango County  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Will Bunch: Democracy Dies When PA Pols Tell Their Own Voters To Drop Dead On Fracking  [Proposed LNG Plant In Chester, Delaware County] 

-- What’s That Pink Stuff Spilled At Apex Energy Shale Gas Well Pad In Salem Twp., Westmoreland County?  [PaEN] 

-- Sharon Herald: Statewide Democratic Candidates Wing Thru Sharon, Talk Fracking, Other Issues

-- TribLive: ‘This Is What Money Smells Like;’  $2.2 Million Fine Is Latest Entry In Clairton Coke ‘Coal’ Plant’s Air Pollution History 

-- TribLive: Saint Vincent College To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Westmoreland

-- Warren Times Editorial: Reminder Of Natural Wonder - Allegheny River Named River Of The Year; Trails At Jakes Rocks In Allegheny National Forest Named Trail Of The Year And Economic Benefits Of Recreation 

-- WeConservePA: Forest Fridays - Goat Hill Wild Plant Sanctuary In William Penn State Forest, Chester County 

-- PA State Parks Saw Crush Of Visitors During COVID, Has Attendance Gone Down?  

-- Citizens Voice: Miller Mountain Trail Runs Attract Loyal Following

-- TribLive: ‘Natural Playground’ Planned At Murrysville Community Park 

Train Derailments

-- WESA/The Allegheny Front: A Year Later, The Stream Flowing Under Peoples’ Homes In East Palestine Is Still Polluted From Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: Gov. Shapiro To Deliver Budget Tuesday Seeking Money For Higher Education, Public Transit

-- PennLive: What To Watch For In Gov. Shapiro’s Budget Rollout

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Raising Taxes On The Table As PA Weighs How To Pay For Education Court Ruling

-- Inquirer: Feb. 13 Special Election In Bucks County Will Determine Control Of PA House

-- Sharon Herald: Statewide Democratic Candidates Wing Thru Sharon, Talk Fracking, Other Issues

-- Inquirer Columnist: Do-Nothing Democrats In PA House Hold Bipartisan Reforms Hostage

-- Post-Gazette: Western PA Republicans Oppose Biden’s Pick Of First Muslim American To Federal Appeals Court

-- AP: Claims That Persons Charged With Crimes For Assaulting US Capitol Are Political Prisoners’ Endure, But Judges Want To Set The Record Straight  [PA Included]

-- WPXI: Cyber Attack Targets Pennsylvania Courts’ Website

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[Posted: February 5, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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