Monday, February 19, 2024

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.19.24

“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 20-- Agenda Posted. DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00 a.m.  Visit the Committee webpage for options to join the meeting remotely.  Contact: Lindsay Byron, at or (717) 772-8951.  Read more here.

February 21-- Agenda Posted. DEP Agricultural Advisory Board meeting.  DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. 9:00 a.m.  Visit the Board webpage for options to join the meeting remotely.  Contact: Bob Haines, at or (717) 787-7565.

February 21-- Agenda Posted. DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board meeting. 16th Floor Delaware Room, Rachel Carson State Office Building. 9:00 a.m.  Visit the Board webpage for options to join the meeting remotely.  Contact: Jennifer McLuckie, at  or (717) 772-5633.

February 22-- House Appropriations Committee budget hearing - Dept. Of Agriculture.  Room 140 Main Capitol. 1:00 p.m. Click Here to watch online.

-- February 19 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Feb. 10 to 16 - 31 More Conventional Abandoned Well NOVs - 103 For Year; Pipeline Land Slips; Water Supply, Stray Gas Complaints  [PaEN] 

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices, Opportunities To Comment - February 17 [PaEN] 

-- DEP Posted 109 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In February 17 PA Bulletin  [PaEN] 

-- WESA: Form Energy To Begin Manufacturing Iron Air Batteries In Weirton, WV To Stabilize Electrical Grid

-- TribLive: Murrysville-Based Car Club Charged Up About Switch To Electric Cars

-- Post-Gazette: For Some Pittsburghers, Electric Cars Are A Hard Sell

-- PennLive: Elected Officials Join To Oppose Latest Application For Hydroelectric Project On Lower Susquehanna River

-- WeConservePA: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Approves $15.5 Million For Bike, Pedestrian Projects In PA

-- Citizens Voice: Luzerne County Man Finds History Along His Hikes 

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Wyoming Valley Levee Overseer Considering New Approach To Address Fence Blocking Access To Levee Trail

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: NJ To Start Work On New $14 Million Visitors’ Center For Washington Crossing State Park

Train Derailments

-- Post-Gazette: Why It Took A Year For Biden To Visit The Site Of The Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- Fleeting Moments Of Unity Emerge In A  Town Divided By Norfolk Southern 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]

-- WSJ: American Oil Production Growth Might Be Near Its Peak; Declining Oil Prices Causing Producers To Drop Drilling Rigs 

Other States/National/International

-- WHYY: How Plastic Makers Used Recycling As A Fig Leaf

-- WTAE/CNN: It’s Already Hurricane Season In The Waters Of The Atlantic; North Atlantic Water Temperatures Are Historically Warm For This Early In The Year

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: State Senate Races To Watch As Democrats Seek The Majority

-- Erie Times: Crawford County Man Indicted On Crimes Related To Assault On US Capitol 

-- Inquirer: PA Election Officials Bracing For Another Round Of Lawsuits, Recount Requests, Claims Of Fraud In 2024 

-- ABC27: Senate, House Lawmakers Sitting On $298 Million Surplus In Their Accounts; Republican Rep. Dunbar Said It Was ‘A Little Excessive’

-- Spotlight PA: What Shapiro’s Budget Pitch Could Do For PA’s Rural Communities

-- Tribune-Democrat: Shapiro’s Medical Debt Relief For Patients Draws Concerns From Rural Hospital Administrators

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Casey, Colleagues Introduce Bill To Attack ‘Greed-Flation,’ Crack Down On Price Gouging

-- TribLive Editorial: How Reliable Are Corporate Sale Promises?  [Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Closure]

-- TribLive: A Sense Of Shock And Resilience After Cleveland-Cliffs Announces Steel Mill Closure

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Appeals Tax On Visiting Athletes To PA Supreme Court, Stops Collection

-- Spotlight PA: What The Public Can And Can’t Know About Four Diamonds Beneficiary Of Penn State THON’s Fundraising

-- The Daily Item: Unauthorized White Lives Matter Demonstration Held In Sunbury Saturday 

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[Posted: February 19, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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