Saturday, February 3, 2024

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.3.24

“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 

February 5-- NEW. 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]

February 5-- NEW. 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]

February 8-- NEW. 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.

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

-- The Derrick - Makayla Keating: Aqua Pennsylvania Continues To Operate Venango Water System Serving The Village Of Reno After A Conventional Well Wastewater Release Contaminated Its Water Supply Last July  [PDF of article]

-- State Conservation Commission Awards $3 Million In Conservation Excellence Grants To 4 Organizations  [PaEN]

-- DEP Issues Contractor Permit To Construct Rutter’s Store In Huntingdon County; The Same Contractor Penalized $73,153 By DEP For Failing To Comply With Permit In Blair County  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Chesapeake Bay Update Newsletter: Request For Engineering Services; PennVEST Funding Outreach Sessions; Much More!  [PaEN] 

-- National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Now Accepting Proposals For Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program  [PaEN] 

-- Scranton Times: Rushbrook Creek Flood Protection Project Slated For Construction In 2025

-- Citizens Voice: Luzerne County Flood Authority Conducts Flood Barrier Drill

-- Reading Eagle: Large Sinkhole Closes Stretch Of Plymouth Road In Plymouth Meeting

-- The Energy Age Blog: Electric Vehicle & Home Solar Energy Use January 2024

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Student Powers Up Wright Center’s Energy-Savings Efforts

-- Citizens Voice: Heating, Utility Assistance Program Still Taking Applications For Moderate-Income Luzerne County Residents

-- US EIA To Survey Cryptocurrency Miners To Report Energy Use Data

-- PPL, Partners Selected For $72 Million US DOE Grant To Fund Carbon Dioxide Capture Project In Kentucky

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

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: No Longer Feared, Controlled Burns Return To Fields And Forests In Lancaster County, State 

-- TribLive: Gardening And Growing Food A Form Of Liberation For The Black Community

-- KDKA: Start Now To Stop The Spread Of Spotted Lanternflies

-- Longtime PA Conservationist Gary Alt Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

-- Warren Times - Audubon Nature Center: Intricacies In The Natural World

-- Help Wanted: Berks Nature Community Garden Coordinator  [PaEN] 

Train Derailments

-- Gov. Shapiro: One Year After Norfolk Southern Train Derailment, State Agencies Focused On Supporting Local Communities, First Responders

-- Rep. Matzie Calls On State Senate To Pass Bipartisan House Rail Safety Bill

-- PA Capital-Star: Ohio, PA Mark One Year Anniversary Of Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Don’t Forget About 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]

-- AAA Gasoline Prices:  PA- $3.37  National- $3.15  Ohio- $3.01

-- Baker Hughes PA Natural Gas Drilling Rigs Same As Last Week - 21

-- E&E News Energy: FERC Continues To Review LNG Natural Gas Export Facility Permit Despie Biden’s Pause

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Politics PA: Five Things To Watch In Governor’s Budget Address

-- PA Capital-Star: Race For PA’s Open Attorney General Seat Spurs Robust Fundraising

-- TribLive: Campaign Cash Flows In For Cong. Summer Lee, Other Progressives, Amid Middle East Stance

-- Post-Gazette: Republican Con. Reschenthaler Draws Democratic War Veteran Opponent

-- PennLive: 2 Democrats Raise Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars To Unseat Republican Con. Scott Perry

-- Inquirer: Bucks County Man Behind Moment That Kicked Off Assault On US Capitol Convicted Of Crimes At Trial

-- Inquirer: What Can Slow The Population Los In Rural PA?  ‘More People Are Dying Than Having Babies’  Local Officials Have Ideas

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: More Money Requested For Popular $120 Million Home Repair Program

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[Posted: February 3, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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