Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.27.24

“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 

TODAY:  Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing - 9:30 a.m. - Fish & Boat and Game Commissions; 1:00 p.m. - Dept. of Agriculture. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. Click Here to watch online.

TODAY Noon: Protect PA Lunch & Learn Webinar With Laurie Barr About Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells. Noon.

WEDNESDAY 1:00: House Appropriations Committee budget hearing - Departments Of Conservation & Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.  Room 140 Main Capitol. 1:00 p.m. Click Here to watch online.

THURSDAY 9:30:  Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing - 9:30 a.m. - Dept. Of Environmental Protection. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. Click Here to watch online.

-- Incomplete Application For CNX Midstream Slickville Fracking Wastewater, Natural Gas Pipelines Project In Westmoreland County Withdrawn By DEP  [PaEN] 

-- TribLive: Murrysville Officials OK Olympus Energy Project For 2 Fracking Water Pipelines, 2 Natural Gas Pipelines In Westmoreland 

-- The Allegheny Front: Ohio Commission Approves Bids To Frack Under Ohio’s Largest State Park, 2 Wildlife Areas

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Hits US Steel With $1.9 Million Fine Over Clairton Coke [Coal] Works Air Pollution 

-- Post-Gazette: New Allegheny County Executive Hints At Environmental Policy Priorities During Carlow University Event 

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: There’s A Way Forward For Butler Works, And For Essential Climate Regulations

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster City Installs Fencing Around PFOA/PFOS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Contaminated Stream In Conestoga Pines Park

-- TribLive: West Deer Twp. Considering Multi-Municipal Watershed Study In Allegheny County 

-- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: Volunteers Make Jennings Environmental Ed Center Improving The Prairie Day A Success!  [PaEN]

-- Bradford Era: McKean Conservation District Awarded DEP AML Grant For Water Quality Assessment Of Scaffold Lick Run Watershed

-- Clean Air Council: Feb. 28 Public Meeting On Encina Chemical Plastics Recycling Plant, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, 7:00 p.m.

-- IFO Reports 2023 PA Natural Gas Production Up 1.0% Over 2022, Thanks To Strong Q4 Production; Fewest New Wells Drilled In Last Decade  [PaEN]

-- Utility Dive: Report Ranks PJM Grid Interconnection Process Worst Of Regional Grid Operators

-- PUC Reminds Consumers Comment On PPL Electric Billing Settlement Ends Feb. 28

-- Republican Herald: Pine Grove Boro, Students Plan To Clear Dumped Tires

-- Penn State: Ladybug Scents Offer A More Ecologically Friendly Way To Protect Crops  

-- Warren Times: Tapping Into Best Of Natural World [Maple Tapping Season]

-- York Daily Record: Come Have A Say In Future Of New Susquehanna Riverlands State Park Feb. 29

-- WNEP: Lackawanna County Appoints Environmental Scientist As Parks Director

-- WeConservePA: Manada Conservancy, Berks Nature Achieve First-Time National Accreditation 

-- York Daily Record: First Egg Laid At Popular Hanover Bald Eagle Nest

-- Williamsport Sun: Game Commission Ruffed Grouse Biologist To Discuss State Bird March 16

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature: Spring Equinox Is What Determines Season

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

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

-- Reuters: Qatar’s New LNG Gas Expansion Plans To Squeeze Out US, Other Rivals

Other States/National/International

-- The Guardian: Shell Launches A ‘Climate Tech’ Startup Advertising Jobs In Oil & Gas: ‘A Trojan Horse Of Legitimacy’

-- The Guardian: Federal Judge In Texas Halts DOE Effort To Monitor Cryptocurrency Mining Energy Use

-- Financial Times: Oil And Gas Industry  Profits Triple Under Biden, Even As Industry Decries Him

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- WITF: PA Lawmakers Target Dark Money In Political Campaigns

-- Spotlight PA: How Counites, State Keeps Voting Machines Safe, And More

-- TribLive: Republican PA Con. Scott Perry Wants House To Cancel Biden’s State Of the Union  Address

-- Post-Gazette: Democratic PA Con. Summer Lee’s Appearance Before Group Accused Of Antisemitism Sparks New Controversy

-- LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Man Gets 9 Months In Prison For Crimes Related To Assault On US Capitol

-- TribLive: Pharmacy Company Cyberattack Has Impact On Western PA Pharmacies, Chains

-- TribLive Editorial: Billionaire, Small Businesses, Bipartisan Lawmakers Sick Of Pharmacy Management Firms

-- PennLive: Where The Best COVID Testing Is Happening - The Proof Is In The Sewage

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[Posted: February 27, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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