Saturday, February 10, 2024

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.10.24

“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 

-- DEP GreenPort Advisory: On Feb. 10 GreenPort Applications Unavailable 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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

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

-- TribLive: Penn Township Board Will Visit Proposed Hyperion [Olympus Energy] Natural Gas Compressor Site 

-- Inside Climate News: Q&A: New Rules In PA Require Drillers To Disclose Toxic Chemicals Used In Fracking 

-- Beaver County Times: DEP Continues To Pursue Legal Action To Recover $2.4 Million In Cleanup Costs At Fmr Rochester Pool Doctor Site 

-- Reading Eagle: Tangle Of Lawsuits Delaying Cleanup Of Pottstown Explosion Site Nearly 2 Years Later

-- DEP Hosts March 12 Hearing On Air Quality Permit For Holcim Solutions & Products US, LLC Facility, Westmoreland County  [PaEN]  

-- Bloomberg: FirstEnergy Utilities Scrap 2030 Climate Goal In Rare Embrace Of Coal 

-- Erie Times: Wattsburg Solar Energy Facility Battle Not Done Yet, Developer Appeals Township Decision Blocking Construction 

-- DEP Posted 74 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In February 10 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: Reservoir Dam Repair Project Muddies Roaring Brook, Lackawanna  River; Advocates Fear Ecological Impact

-- LancasterOnline: $2.5 Billion Susquehanna River Hydroelectric Project Sparks Opposition

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Farm-A-Lot Program Puts Land, And People, To Good Work

-- DCNR Blog: PA Heritage Geology Sites - What Does Heritage Mean To A Geologist? 

-- Help Wanted: Landforce Job Training Work Readiness Manager [PaEN]  

-- Warren Times - Josh Cotton: Cause For Concern -  Wildfire Smoke Last Summer Wasn’t A First For Warren County 

-- Warren Times: Audubon Nature Center Encourages Participation In Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 16 to 19 

-- TribLive: Too Warm: Plants, Insects, People Likely To Pay The Price For Warm Winters

-- WHYY: ‘Long Live Sturgeon!’: WHYY, Drexel To Host Discussion On Endangered Species Feb. 15

-- TribLive: Alligator Rescued From Roaring Run Trail Near Apollo Might Be The One lost 6 Months Ago

Train Derailments

-- The Allegheny Front: Reporters Roundtable: What We Learned About Norfolk Southern Train Derailment In East Palestine, OH

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- $3.42  National- $3.16   Ohio- $3.13

-- Baker Hughes: PA Natural Gas Drilling Rigs Increased 2 From Last Week-- 23

Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: Inside Ex-President’s Plan To Destroy The EPA

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: What To Expect In Feb. 13 Bucks County Special House Election

-- Republican Rep. Joe Adams (Pike/Wayne) Resigned From The House Citing Family Obligations

-- Post-Gazette/AP: Republican House Member’s Resignation Shifts Power Back To Democrats Ahead Of Next Week’s Special Election

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican Joe Adams Resigns From House Prompting Need For Yet Another Special Election

-- Inquirer: PA Democrats Say Rep. Kevin Boyle Is ‘Seeking Help’ After Outburst At Bar; Has Been Struggling With Mental Health

-- Citizens Voice: Luzerne County Election Director Resigns After A Year In Office

-- The Center Square: Ex-President Promises To Restore Gun Freedoms In PA Speech

-- Inquirer Guest Essay: Ex-President Betrayed His Oath, Should Be Disqualified From Running Again - By Fmr Republican Cong. Jim Greenwood 

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[Posted: February 10, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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