Monday, February 26, 2024

Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.26.24

“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.

-- DEP Posted FY 2024-25 Budget Hearing Materials

House next voting day March 18, 19, 20

-- Committee Schedule

-- House Agency Budget Hearing Schedule

TODAY’s Calendar Of Events 

TUESDAY:  Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing - 9:30 a.m. - Fish & Boat and Game Commissions; 1:00 p.m. - Dept. of Agriculture. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. Click Here to watch online.

TUESDAY Noon: Protect PA Lunch & Learn Webinar With Laurie Barr About Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells. Noon.

WEDNESDAY 1:00: House Appropriations Committee budget hearing - Departments Of Conservation & Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.  Room 140 Main Capitol. 1:00 p.m. Click Here to watch online.

THURSDAY 9:30:  Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing - 9:30 a.m. - Dept. Of Environmental Protection. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. Click Here to watch online.

-- February 26 PA Environment Digest Now Available  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Feb. 17 to 23 -- 7 More Abandoned Conventional Wells; Defective Casing From 2018; Mariner Pipeline Drilling Mud Breakout; Additional Shell Air Penalties; Water Supply Investigation  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices, Opportunities To Comment - February 24 [PaEN]

-- Spotlight PA: Federal Money Supercharged PA’s Plugging Of Dangerous Conventional Oil & Gas Wells, But Critics Want More Oversight

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Gains New Abandoned Conventional Oil & Gas Wells As It Sets Records Capping Old Ones 

-- Inside Climate News - Jake Bolster: New Demands To Measure Emissions From Oil & Gas Facilities Raise Cautious Hopes In PA Among Environmental Sleuths Who Monitor Fracking Sites

-- PennLive Letter: Letter That Extolled Gas Deserves Re-Evaluation - Citizens’ Climate Lobby - Harrisburg

-- Williamsport Sun: Rep. Hamm Believes PA Needs To ‘Get Smarter’ About Gas Production

-- WHYY: To Comply With New PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ Regulations, Shapiro Seeks More Funds For Drinking Water Testing At DEP 

-- City & State PA: Special Report On The Future Of Energy In PA

     -- Microgrids Bringing Maximum Impact To PA’s Energy Landscape

     -- Reconsidering The Reckoning Over RGGI Carbon Pollution Reduction Program Covering Power Plants

     -- Q/A With House Environmental Committee Majority Chair Greg Vitali

     -- Q/A With Senate Environmental Committee Majority Chair Gene Yaw

     City & State Sponsored Content:

     -- Q&A With Michael Huwar, Peoples Gas - ‘Regulatory And Legislative Efforts Must Support The Natural Gas Industry

     -- Q&A Why PA Holds The Keys To USA’s Energy Future - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

     -- New Energy & Transportation Tech Revolution - Can PA Adapt? - Babst Calland

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Sustainable Pittsburgh Advances To Next Phase Of Clean Energy Workforce Funding

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Panel: Washington County State Of The Economy Explores Impacts Of ARCH2 Hydrogen Projects

-- TribLive Editorial: Your Air Quality May Be More Dangerous Than Your Phone Is Telling You; EPA Is Fine With That

-- Inquirer: Philly Mayor Pledges Crackdown On Illegal Dumping, Abandoned Cars

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Seeks Applications For Next Artist-In-Residence

-- DCNR Forest Fridays: Inspirational Women In Botany

-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation Blog: Wildlife Often Find Themselves In Ecological Traps, Particularly Birds - By Jerry Hassinger, Fmr Director Of Wildlife Diversity, Game Commission. [PaEN]  

-- Great Expectations Return For US Steel Irvin Works’ Bald Eagle Nest

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

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

-- Williamsport Sun: Gasoline Prices Surging As March Nears

-- Bloomberg: Qatar Has Eyes On More Long-Term Deals As It Bets Big On LNG Gas

Other States/National/International

-- Bloomberg: Biden Has Just A Few Months To Lock In His Climate Legacy

-- Financial Times: How Germany’s Steelmakers Plant To Go Green, Move Away From Carbon-Intensive Blast Furnaces Toward Hydrogen

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- PennLive: What Should PA Voters Expect In US Senate Race?  Lots Of Ads And No Crudite Gaffes

-- Post-Gazette: 6 County Swath Of Northern PA Will Soon Have No Hospital Maternity Care [Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest, McKean]

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[Posted: February 26, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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