Sunday, February 4, 2024

Sunday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.4.24

“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.

-- 138 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA  [PaEN]

-- Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults  [PaEN] 

-- Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week  [PaEN]

-- StateImpactPA - Rachel McDevitt: PA Gets $101 Million To Clean Up Old Mines

-- TribLive: ‘This Is What Money Smells Like;’  $2.2 Million Fine Is Latest Entry In Clairton Coke ‘Coal’ Plant’s Air Pollution History

-- LancasterOnline: DEP Likely To Levy Fines Against Fulton Twp. Couple For Destruction Of Wetlands

-- LancasterOnline: Plan For Chiques Roller Mill Dam Removal Addresses Sediment Concerns Downstream

-- York Dispatch: Lower Susquehanna RiverKeeper Assn. Expands With Deputy Director

-- MCall: 4 State Parks In Path Of Totality Zone For April Solar Eclipse

-- MCall: Fetterman, Casey, Wild Press PennDOT, National Park Service On Reopening Of Route 611 In Northampton County

Train Derailments

-- AP: Railroads Say They’re Making Safety Changes To Reduce Derailments After Norfolk Southern Crash

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Shapiro Economic Plan A Shot In The Arm For Moribund Pittsburgh Region

-- TribLive Editorial: Should US Steel Deal Be Open To Political Threats?

-- MCall - Bill White: I’m Tired Of Pennsylvania Getting An F In Good Government, Aren’t You?

-- Inquirer: In Chester’s Historic Bankruptcy, Court Ruling Gives State Receiver Powers In Fiscal Emergency

-- The Center Square: Antisemitic Allegations Hit Philadelphia’s School District

-- AP: Minnesota Town Used Its Anti-Crime Law Against A Protected Class, It’s Not The Only One [PA Included]

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[Posted: February 4, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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