Saturday, February 17, 2024

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.17.24

“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 

-- Sen. Comitta: Let's Work Together To Address Climate Change, But Stop Rehashing The Same Old Arguments Against RGGI That Are Not Protecting Our Planet And Our People  [PaEN]

-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee Meets Feb. 20 To Review 2024 Climate Impacts Assessment, PA Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Climate Action Plan  [PaEN] 

-- Ohio River Valley Institute Feb. 22 Webinar To Announce A Roadmap For Industrial Decarbonization In Pennsylvania  [PaEN]

-- Tribune-Democrat: DEP Approves Permit For 3,971 Acre Keyser Mostly Underground Metallurgical Coal Mine In Somerset County

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

-- DEP Invites Comments On Mariner East II Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Chapter 102 Permit Amendment For An Area In West Goshen Twp., Chester County  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Invites Comments On MarkWest Project To Expose 4 Natural Gas Pipelines For 5,500+ Feet Ahead Of Longwall Mining In Donegal Twp., Washington County  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Sets March 20 Hearing [If Requested] On Air Quality Permit Change For The Eastern Gas Transmission Punxsutawney Compressor Station In Jefferson County  [PaEN]

-- Public Comments Invited On State Air Quality Plan Amendment For PEI Power Corp Natural Gas-fired Power Plant In Lackawanna County  [PaEN]

-- PUC Invites Comments On Williams Natural Gas Pipeline Co. Proposal To Construct 2 Solar Energy Facilities To Provide Electricity To Compressor Stations In Columbia, Wyoming Counties  [PaEN] 

-- The Center Square: Community Solar - A Path To Renter-Friendly Solar Power Sited, Again

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: Capitalism Requires Giving Americans A Real Choice For Clean Energy - By Natural Resources Defense Council

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Environmental, Religious And Other Groups Criticize Shapiro Plan For Ignoring Climate Change 

-- DEP Invites Comments On Air Quality Permit For Encina Plant For Chemically Recycling Plastics In Northumberland County  [PaEN] 

-- The Allegheny Front - Reid Frazier: What You Need To Know About Soot, US Steel And Pittsburgh’s Air 

-- PUC Invites Comments On Enhanced Public Notification and Application Review Procedures For Acquisitions Of Municipal Or Authority-Owned Water & Wastewater Systems  [PaEN]

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

-- Triblive: Beaver County Man Sues Shell Petrochemical Plant, Claims Plant Spews Pollution

-- The News-Item: Shamokin Creek Restoration Plan Should Be Ready By Summer

-- WFMZ: Montgomery County Working On Plan To Mitigate Flood Damage Centered On 4-County Perkiomen Creek Watershed

-- Scranton Times: DEP To Study Water Samples  From Roaring Brook, Lackawanna River Muddied By Dam Project

-- Beaver County Times: INMETCO Metals Recyclers Files For Bankruptcy, Lays Off Workers

-- Utility Dive: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission OKs Cold Weather Reliability Standards [Driven In Large Part By Natural Gas Infrastructure Failures In 2021]

-- PA Business Report: PA Chamber Leads Coalition Urging Lawmakers To Ensure Reliable Energy Supply Thru Permitting Reform, Promoting Domestic Energy Production

-- DCNR To Hold Feb. 29 Public Information Meeting To Unveil Initial Ecological Restoration And Site Improvement Plans For Susquehanna Riverlands State Park In York County  [PaEN] 

-- DCNR State Parks February Environmental Education Newsletter Gets To The Heart Of Winter Educational Experiences  [PaEN] 

--  WHYY - Susan Phillips: An Artist Who Grew Up On The Streets Of Philadelphia Returns With An ‘Optimistic’ Climate Exhibit

-- Feb. 16 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: 25 Years Of Sleeping In The Snow In PA’s Wildest Place 

-- Asbury Woods Environmental Center: Maple Festival March 2-3 In Erie 

-- WTAE: Western PA Farmers Support Sunday Deer Hunting Legislation 

-- Courier Express: Fmr. Black Bear Biologist Gary Alt Honored By Game Commission

-- Warren Times: Audubon Comunnity Nature Center - In Defense Of Nature’s Rodents

-- WHYY: Academy Of Natural Sciences Host Discussion On Endangered Sturgeon

-- In Memoriam: Edna Mae George, The Better Half Of The Late Rep. ‘Bud’ George, Long-Time Chair Of The House Conservation Committee 

Train Derailments

-- DEP: Interim Report On A Full Year Of Sampling Finds No Evidence Of Contamination In Western PA Related To Norfolk Southern Train Derailment  [PaEN] 

-- WPXI: No Evidence Of Contamination Found In PA From Norfolk Southern Train Derailment, DEP Says

-- TribLive: Hostile Reaction Greets Biden During Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Visit

-- Biden Visits Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Site, But Doesn’t Declare Disaster

-- The Center Square: Biden: Norfolk Southern Train Derailment ‘An Act Of Greed’

-- AP: Biden Praises ‘HerculeanEfforts’ To Rebuild At Site Of Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- Post-Gazette: Biden Commends Ohio Community’s Strength Since Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

-- Washington Examiner - Salena Zito: From Afghanistan To Norfolk Southern Train Derailment, Hawaii Wildfires, Biden’s Pattern Of Behavior Lacks The Empathy He Promised

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- $3.55   National- $3.28   Ohio- $3.32

-- Baker Hughes: PA Natural Gas Drilling Rigs Same As Last Week - 23

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Decline In Poll Workers Worrying Symptom For Democracy

-- AP: PA Supreme Court Takes Up Challenge To The State’s Life-Without-Parole Prison Sentences

-- Post-Gazette: PA Lawmakers Examine Public Safety Issues Connected To ‘Skill’ Gambling Games

-- Post-Gazette Guest Essay: If Josh Shapiro Wants To Compete With Ohio, He Needs To Imitate Ohio - By Commonwealth Foundation

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[Posted: February 17, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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