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Senator Rafferty, Attorney General Host Roundtable on Child Predator Efforts, Unveil State Forensics Truck

PA Senate GOP News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:58am
Senator John Rafferty (R-44), Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, agents from the Child Predator Section, and Representative Mike Vereb (R-150) recently met with local, county and state law enforcement stakeholders to discuss efforts to combat child predators and unveil a new state forensics truck.
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House Appropriations Committee Hears Testimony about State Support for Newborn Baby Health Screenings, Adolph Says

PA House GOP News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:03pm
TUNKHANNOCK – House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Bill Adolph (R-Delaware), at the request of Rep. Karen Boback (R- Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming), hosted a House Appropriations Committee hearing at the Tunkhannock Public Library to gather information about the importance of state support for newborn health screening for over 140,000 babies born in Pennsylvania each year.
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DEP Takes Action to Extinguish Coal Pile Fire Threating Airport Radar Facility

PA DEP Newsroom - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1,454,000 contract to Earthmovers Unlimited of Kylertown for an abandoned mine reclamation project on the Pittsburgh ...
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DEP Takes Action to Extinguish Coal Pile Fire Threating Airport Radar Facility

PaDEP - News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1,454,000 contract to Earthmovers Unlimited of Kylertown for an abandoned mine reclamation project on the Pittsburgh ...
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DEP Takes Action to Extinguish Coal Pile Fire Threating Airport Radar Facility

PA DEP Update - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1,454,000 contract to Earthmovers Unlimited of Kylertown for an abandoned mine reclamation project on the Pittsburgh ...
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PA House Appropriations Committee to Visit Tunkhannock Region and Host Public Meetings

PA House GOP News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:00pm
At Rep. Karen Boback’s (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) invitation and with the help of the Wyoming County Chamber and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, the PA House Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. William Adolph (R-Delaware), will visit the Tunkhannock region to see how funding for state programs impact the area. The committee will also learn more about the Northeast region’s contributions to the state’s economy.
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Barrar Discusses Mental Health Care Service for Military Members, Veterans with Federal Lawmakers

PA House GOP News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:08pm
HARRISBURG – With the Pentagon reporting 150 confirmed and suspected suicides taking place among active duty troops in the Army in 2013, clearly additional and/or improved mental health services are needed for our men and women in uniform, and Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Services Committee, is seeking solutions.
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UGA Student wins National Water Quality Challenge Award

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:58pm
ATLANTA – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that James Wood, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Georgia located in Athens, Ga., was one of seven undergraduate and graduate student winners for Phase 1 of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) Campus Challenge. The award was based on Wood’s proposal to assess major trends in river plants and measure the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in highly urbanized watersheds
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BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING COMMISSION TO HOLD FIRST HEARING

PA Senate GOP News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:00pm
The Basic Education Funding Commission will hold its first hearing on the current funding of education and the formula used to distribute state funding to Pennsylvania school districts.  
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EPA Announces Awards to College Students in National Water Quality Challenge

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:28pm
WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced seven undergraduate and graduate student winners for phase 1 of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) Campus Challenge, recognizing exemplary research in the area of water quality and ecosystems
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Horry County in South Carolina awarded a First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:21pm
ATLANTA – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina
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The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District awarded a First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:21pm
ATLANTA - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The South Fork Beargrass Creek was the waterway targeted for this project
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Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Tennessee Assembly Plant awarded a First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:02pm
ATLANTA – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Volkswagen Group of America with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Assembly Plant. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Attorney General Kane, Senator Rafferty to host roundtable on Child Predator Section efforts, unveil state forensics truck

PA Senate GOP News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:00pm
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, agents from the Child Predator Section, Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) and members of the House of Representatives will meet Wednesday in Upper Providence with local, county and state law enforcement stakeholders to discuss efforts to combat child predators and unveil a new state forensics truck.
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EPA Awards $120,000 in Urban Waters grants to Revitalize Mystic River Watershed

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:57am
BOSTON – In two separate grants, EPA is awarding $120,000 to two organizations working to clean up the Mystic River Watershed, just outside Boston, Mass. The two Mystic River Watershed grants are part of $2.1 million EPA awarded nationally to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities
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DEP Fines Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. More Than $76,000 for Susquehanna County Well Control Incident

PA DEP Newsroom - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. of Pittsburgh $76,546 for a January well control incident at the company’s Huston well pad ...
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DEP Fines Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. More Than $76,000 for Susquehanna County Well Control Incident

PaDEP - News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. of Pittsburgh $76,546 for a January well control incident at the company’s Huston well pad ...
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DEP Fines Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. More Than $76,000 for Susquehanna County Well Control Incident

PA DEP Update - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. of Pittsburgh $76,546 for a January well control incident at the company’s Huston well pad ...
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on Aug. 20

PA DEP Newsroom - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 20 in portions of Colwyn, Darby and Sharon Hill boroughs, as well as Darby Township, Delaware County, to ...
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DEP, DCNR to Hold Public Meeting, Hearing on Philipsburg Rod and Gun Club Trap Shooting Range in Centre County

PA DEP Newsroom - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00am
The departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will hold a public meeting and public hearing to discuss plans to clean up lead contamination at the Philipsburg ...
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