Saturday, February 24, 2024

Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.24.24

“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 

-- DEP Issues Chapter 105 Permit Correcting Violations By PA General Energy In Constructing The Shawnee Water Intake On The Exceptional Value Loyalsock Creek, Lycoming County [PaEN] 

-- DEP Publishes Final Guidance On Environmental Consideration In Using Trenchless Technology To Construct Natural Gas, Other Pipelines  [PaEN]

-- 2.23.24: Drone Video Of Mariner East Pipeline Spill Remediation In Marsh Creek Watershed, Chester County.  Updated Background

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: Material Leaks Into Tributary Of Marsh Creek State Park At Site Of Mariner East Pipeline Spill In 2020

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

-- Protect PT Hosts Feb. 27 Online Lunch & Learn With Laurie Barr About Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Pennsylvania Orders Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals - Except For ‘Trade Secrets’

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

-- DEP Posted 56 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In February 24 PA Bulletin  [PaEN] 

-- The Allegheny Front: New Report Gathers Priorities From Ohio River Watershed Communities For Addressing Water Quality Problems [Western Third Of PA Is In The Ohio Watershed]

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal: For Stream Restoration, Ask WWBD (What Would Beavers Do?)

-- Over 400 PA Faith Leaders, Advocates Unite At First-Ever Statewide Interfaith Convention, Setting The Stage For Legislative Change On Climate, Justice & Jobs  [PaEN] 

-- DEP Declares 57 Industrial Plants Meet Air Quality RACT Rules; Hearing Set For April 12  [PaEN] 

-- The Allegheny Front: How Latest US Supreme Court Air Pollution Case Could Bring More Pollution To Pennsylvania

-- DEP Posts Updated List Of Technical Guidance In Development To Promote Public Involvement  [PaEN]

-- Agriculture Accepting Applications For PA Farm Bill Business Planning Grants Until Funds Expended

-- Dept. Of Agriculture Helps Kick Off PA Maple-Tapping Season At 100-Year-Old Bradford County Maple Farm  [Video

-- WITF - The Spark: Is Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation An Untapped Economic Driver?

-- Williamsport Sun: PA Wilds, Ben Franklin Technology Partners Offer Prize For Business Owners Interested In Innovation 

-- South Mountain Partnership Spring Partnership Meeting & Science Summit, April 12; Mini-Grant Applications Due April 26  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: 10 Miles Of New Trail From Gilpin Brings Regional Network 1 Step Closer In Armstrong County 

-- WeConservePA: March 5 Webinar - TerraFirma: Helping PA Land Trusts Uphold The Promise Of Lasting Conservation

-- Delaware Currents: Who Are The Beneficiaries Of Removing Mill Dams In Delaware River Watershed? ‘ Fish, Fish, Fish’

-- PennLive: Snow Geese Migration Under Way At Middle Creek Wildlife Area With 46,000 Birds Spotted So Far

Train Derailments

-- Penn State Students Provide In-Depth Coverage Of Norfolk Southern Train Derailment And Its Impact 

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

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

-- PA Independent Oil & Gas Association: An Increase In LNG Gas Exports Is Expected To Increase Seasonal Price Volatility In The Future  

-- AAA Gasoline Prices: PA- $3.52,  National- $3.26, Ohio- $3.18

-- Baker Hughes: PA Natural Gas Drilling Rigs Increased 1 Last Week To 24

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- AP: PA Seeks Legal Costs From Fulton County That Let Outsiders Access Voting Machines To Help Ex-President

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: PA Supreme Court-Squashed Republican Subpoena Allows PA To Move On, Finally, From 2020 Election

-- PA Capital-Star: Republican US Senate Candidate Takes His Campaign To Conservative CPAC

-- City & State PA: Budget Hearings - UFOs, Weed, More From This Week’s Hearings

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Equal Treatment For ‘Skill’ Gambling Games - Hold Them To Same Standard As Casinos - By Pennsylvanians Against Gaming Expansion

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: PA Prison Overtime Costs Climb $40 Million Over 2 Years

-- The Center Square: Commonwealth Court Rules State Worker’s Discrimination Claim Against Public Union Should Proceed

-- Citizens Voice: Geisinger Health System Servers Hit With Cyberattack

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[Posted: February 24, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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