Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.28.24

“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 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.

-- PA Environmental Groups: New PUC Rules, DEP Guidance Victory For Increased Safety In Pipeline Construction And Operation  [PaEN]

-- PUC Reminder Of Opportunities To Comment On Proposed 18.7% Peoples Natural Gas Rate Increase 

-- EPA Announces Funding For New Superfund Cleanup Projects In Jefferson, Luzerne, Montgomery Counties  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: New Federal Funding To Speed Cleanup Efforts At Montgomery County Superfund Sites

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: 4 Toxic Sites In Montgomery County, South Jersey Will Get Federal Cleanup Money

-- Environmental Quality Board Meets March 12 On Land Recycling Program Cleanup Standards For More PFAS Chemicals; Revised Standard For Lead; Rulemaking Petition For Fletcher Run, Greene County By CONSOL Coal  [PaEN]

-- NextPittsburgh: Harmful PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Detected Near Pittsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plants

-- PA Homepage: Underground Mine Fire Concerns In Columbia County - Centralia 2.0

-- Post-Gazette: US Steel Fined $1.9 Million For Emissions At Clairton Coke [Coal] Works

-- Inside Climate News: Swarthmore College Breaking New Ground In Pursuit Of Clean Energy Campus 

-- Audubon PA: March 3 A Voice For Birds, Solar Energy At The John James Audubon Center, Montgomery County  [PaEN] 

-- PA Solar Center Webinar: Feb. 29 How Solar Can Save Your Business, Organization Money, Noon

-- WHYY: Bucks County Residents Fighting Youth Camp Development Proposal Near Wetlands

-- DCNR Plans Tohickon Creek Whitewater Release In Bucks County For March 16-17 Event

-- TribLive: Leetsdale To Reconstruct Ohio River Boat Launch In Borough Industrial Park

-- Chester County News: New Pollinator Project Nets PA Turnpike Diamond Award In Environmental Engineering 

-- Berks Nature Earns National Land Trust Accreditation  

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Game Commission Grilled About Lobbyist Use

-- Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership: 24 PA Trout Streams That Deserve Conservation Status Update 

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: European Union Receives Bids For Nearly 3 Times The Volume Of Gas They Need 

PA Politics - Everything Is Connected

-- Post-Gazette - Ford Turner: State’s Top Election Official Faces Hours Of Questions, Some Accusations, Over State’s Election Process

-- WITF: Top State Election Official Addresses Voting Concerns Ahead Of Primary Election

-- Politics PA: Republican Senator Seeks To Add Mental Competency, Re-Registration To Voter Prerequisites

-- WITF: Lancaster Man Gets Federal Prison For Crimes Related To Assault On US Capitol

-- Erie Times: Which 5 State Senate Seats Do PA Republicans See As Flip Opportunities?

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: State House Races To Watch As Democrats Try To Keep The Majority

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA Taxpayers Spent Nearly $1 Million Filling Legislative Vacancies Over Past Year

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Lots Of Outside Dollars Expected To Be Spent In PA House Campaigns

-- Inquirer: How PA House Speaker McClinton Uses Her Historic Role Differently Than Her Predecessors

-- TribLive: Shapiro Releases Specifics Of Higher Education Restructuring Plan In Pittsburgh Visit

-- PA Capital-Star: Lt. Gov. Davis Pushes $100 Million In Funding To Combat An ‘Epidemic Of Gun Violence’ In PA

-- TribLive Editorial: Does Robert Morris University Need State Money For A Hockey Arena?

-- Post-Gazette: Democratic Con. Summer Lee Pulls Out Of Council On American-Islamic Relations Banquet This Weekend

-- The Center Square - PA Lawmakers Rally For Medical Debt Relief

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[Posted: February 28, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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