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Everett, Experts Raise Awareness of Infant Safe Sleep Issues

PA House GOP News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:00pm
HARRISBURG – At a Capitol press conference Tuesday, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) was joined by medical professionals from the northeast and southcentral parts of the Commonwealth calling for developing an action plan on infant safe sleep issues.
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DEP to Extend Public Comment Period for Plan Approval on Proposed Easton Compressor Station

PaDEP - News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today it has extended the public comment period for the air quality plan approval on the proposed Easton Compressor Station by two weeks. DEP ...
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DEP to Hold Webinar to Discuss the Implementation of Act 162

PaDEP - News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will hold a webinar at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, to discuss the implementation of Act 162. On Oct. 23, 2014, Governor Tom ...
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Knowles Responds to PA Supreme Court’s Elder Law Task Force Recommendation

PA House GOP News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:15pm
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Elder Law Task Force recently made 130 recommendations in an effort to prevent elder abuse across the Commonwealth. One of those recommendations calls upon the Legislature to mandate the creation or continuation of elder abuse task forces in each county/judicial district. Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Schuylkill), who has called for a study into similar issues, remains focused on researching the existing network of elder abuse task forces in the state.
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DEP, Engineers' Society Announce Call for Presentations for Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference

PaDEP - News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00am
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania today announced a call for presentations for the next Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference ...
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Everett, Medical Professionals to Hold Press Conference on Infant Safe Sleep Issues

PA House GOP News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:20pm
WHAT: Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) will be joined by medical professionals to present an action plan addressing infant safe sleep issues in line with House Resolution 1081 designating November as Infant Safe Sleep Month in Pennsylvania.
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Governor Signs Ross Respite Care Bill at Capitol Ceremony; Bill provides seniors with only the care they need, saves money

PA House GOP News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:21pm
HARRISBURG – At a Capitol bill signing ceremony this week, Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester) that will establish a licensing program for community respite services. Act 166 of 2014 will make it easier for senior citizens to receive appropriate transitional care as they age and will enable them to receive only the care they need – saving them money.
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EPA helps California’s Redwood Valley County Water District prepare for a changing climate

EPA - National Water News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:25pm
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping the Redwood Valley County Water District, in Mendocino County, Calif. assess the risks they face from climate change and to take actions that increase resilience. The Water District and more than 20 other communities nationwide will each receive up to $30,000 in training and technical assistance to identify assets, threats, and adaptation options to reduce their risk from climate change
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Head of EPA Visits Jersey City to Highlight EPA Investment in Local Communities; Jersey City Mayor Fulop and Administrator McCarthy Visit Berry Lane Park Project

EPA - National Water News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:31pm
(New York, N.Y.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, on her first trip to New Jersey, was joined by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop at the Berry Lane Park project to highlight EPA funding that has helped Jersey City transform a formerly contaminated site into the largest municipally-owned park in the city, with two basketball courts, two tennis courts, a baseball field, a soccer field, and a playground
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Lehigh County Community Found With Extremely High Radon Levels

PaDEP - News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is urging residents in the Center Valley area of Lehigh County to have their homes tested for radon. This comes after recent tests by the department and ...
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EPA, federal and state agencies, rice growers, industry act to protect endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:35pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, in cooperation with state agencies, rice growers and industry, announced an agreement to create federally enforceable restrictions of the pesticide thiobencarb, an herbicide used on rice crops, to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California
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EPA Post-Construction Storm Water Runoff Workshop to be Held in Hilton Head, SC

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:44am
(ATLANTA) EPA Region 4 is hosting a one-day workshop in Hilton Head on December 12, 2014 to discuss the use of green infrastructure and low impact development controls to manage post-construction stormwater runoff to maintain pre-development runoff conditions. The workshop will explain site design procedures, present examples and case studies, and discuss the costs and benefits of green infrastructure
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Collaboration with Federal and State Agencies, Rice Growers and Industry Further Protect Endangered Salmon and Steelhead Trout

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:28am
WASHINGTON —Collaboration among federal and state agencies, rice growers and industry has created federally enforceable restrictions of the pesticide thiobencarb to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California
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U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Lima, Ohio, to Reduce Sewage Overflows

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:15am
CHICAGO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of Ohio today announced a Clean Water Act settlement with the City of Lima, Ohio, to resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into the Ottawa River during wet weather. The proposed consent decree, lodged yesterday in U.S
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House Committee Hearing in Bellefonte to Review Prison Staffing Procedures at Benninghoff’s Request

PA House GOP News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:20pm
WHAT: A hearing of the state House Judiciary Committee to receive testimony reviewing staffing procedures, scheduling and policies at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
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York County Legislators, Independent Fiscal Office to Reveal York County School Consolidation Study Findings

PA House GOP News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:55pm
YORK – The members of the York County House Republican Delegation, state Reps. Seth Grove (R-York), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Will Tallman (R-Adams/York), along with Rep. Kevin Schreiber (D-York), will join with Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to reveal the finding of a study into the consolidation of York County’s 15 contiguous school districts. The study was launched due to a request from the delegation last September. Rep. Ron Miller (R-Jacobus), who is retiring, will serve as moderator for the event.
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EPA to Assist Hillsboro, Kan., Water Utilities in Bolstering Climate Resilience and Readiness

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:12pm
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Nov. 19, 2014) - The City of Hillsboro, Kan., was chosen to receive training and technical assistance to help water utilities bolster their climate change resilience and readiness. Hillsboro was one of more than 20 communities chosen to receive up to $30,000 each of assistance. EPA will provide more than $600,000 worth of technical assistance and training across the country as part of the program
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EPA to Assist Fredericktown, Mo., Water Utilities in Bolstering Climate Resilience and Readiness

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:12pm
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Nov. 19, 2014) - The City of Fredericktown, Mo., was chosen to receive training and technical assistance to help water utilities bolster their climate change resilience and readiness. Fredericktown was one of more than 20 communities chosen to receive up to $30,000 each of assistance. EPA will provide more than $600,000 worth of technical assistance and training across the country as part of the program
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EPA to Assist Seminole Tribe of Florida Bolster Climate Resilience and Readiness

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:11pm
ATLANTA –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities, including the Seminole Tribe of Florida, bolster their climate change resilience and readiness. “Climate change isn’t a distant threat – it is already impacting communities across the country,” said Ken Kopocis, deputy assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Water
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EPA to Assist Water Utility in Auburn Ala. to Bolster Climate Resilience and Readiness

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:09pm
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities, including Auburn Ala., bolster their climate change resilience and readiness. “Climate change isn’t a distant threat – it is already impacting communities across the country,” said Ken Kopocis, deputy assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Water
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