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Credit Downgrades Show School Construction Reimbursement Changes Needed Now, Grove Says

PA House GOP News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:38pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) today said the recent credit downgrading of eight school districts across Pennsylvania by Moody’s Investor Service demonstrates the dire need for school construction reimbursement reform.
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Parker Shows Support for Nursing Moms

PA House GOP News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:17pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Parker (R-Monroe) today announced that due to legislation he co-sponsored, House Resolution 429, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is supporting “World Breastfeeding Week” during the first week of August (Aug. 1–7).
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Cutler Encourages Small Businesses to Apply for Energy Conservation Grants

PA House GOP News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 7:56pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) is encouraging small businesses that are looking to conserve energy to submit applications for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Small Business Advantage Grant Program.
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Liquor Privatization Would Have Benefitted Pennsylvania and Its Consumers

PA House GOP News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 7:13pm
The Pennsylvania General Assembly recently sent Gov. Tom Wolf a historic bill that would have moved the Commonwealth out of the alcohol business and, as a result, in line with the 48 other states that have privatized wine and spirits sales. Unfortunately, Wolf vetoed this pro-consumer legislation, which would have generated more than $200 million annually to the state. The governor’s severance tax proposal, by contrast, would be lucky to bring in that much money.
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Center for Environmental and Economic Justice in Biloxi, Miss., Receives EPA Gulf Guardian Award

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:59am
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recognized the Center for Environmental & Economic Justice (CEEJ) in Biloxi, Miss., with a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Environmental Justice Category. The awards ceremony was held today at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas
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Mississippi State University’s Gulf Community Design Studio Receives First Place EPA Gulf Guardian Award

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:57am
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recognized Mississippi State University’s Gulf Community Design Studio (GCCDS) in Biloxi, Miss. with a First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Civic/Non-Profit Category. The awards ceremony was held today at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas
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Mississippi Resident Receives First Place EPA Gulf Guardian Award

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:56am
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recognized Mississippi resident Tracie Sempier with the First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category. The awards ceremony was held today at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since 2008, Sempier has been a driver for the development of one of the most influential programs for coastal resilience planning in the Gulf of Mexico
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Galveston Bay Foundation Receives Second Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Civic/Non Profit Category

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:44am
DALLAS – (July 30, 2015) The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Civic/Non Profit Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas
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Coastal and Marine Operators Group Receives Second-Place Gulf Guardian Award in Business and Industry Category

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:37am
DALLAS – (July 30, 2015) The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Coastal and Marine Operations (CAMO) Group will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Business and Industry Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas
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Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO) Receives Gulf Guardian Award for Environmental Justice

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:30am
DALLAS – (July 30, 2015) The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing, Inc, (BISCO) will receive a First Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Environmental Justice Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas
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Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) Receives Second Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnership Category

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:17am
DALLAS – (July 30, 2015) The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnerships Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas
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EPA Proposes Plan to Clean up Groundwater at Superfund Site in Newfield, N.J.; Public Meeting to be Held August 12

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:00am
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed modifications to the plan to address contaminated groundwater at the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, N.J. A plan originally put into place by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection when it was mainly responsible for the site had required a system that pumps the groundwater out of the ground and treats it
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Indiana County on August 3

PaDEP - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of nuisance mosquitoes on Monday, August 3, 2015, in parts of in Shelocta Borough and Armstrong ...
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Department of Health Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus In Pennsylvania In 2015

PaDEP - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00am
Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2015 has been detected. A Venango county woman was hospitalized due to WNV. She has since been released from the hospital ...
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on August 4

PaDEP - News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on August 4, 2015, in portions of Haverford Township, Delaware County.   ...
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Up To $13.9 Million Available From EPA for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:21pm
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $13.9 million will be available during the 2015 funding cycle for grants to state, tribal, interstate and local governmental agencies, institutions of higher learning and other nonprofit organizations. Applications are due September 28, 2015
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TOMORROW: EPA Recognizing Gulf Guardian Award Winners in Corpus Christi, TX

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 2:49pm
DALLAS – (July 29, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program will hold the 13th annual Gulf Guardians Awards ceremony in Corpus Christi, TX, this Thursday, July 30. The Gulf Guardian Awards recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals and agencies that are keeping the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive
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Oklahoma, EPA study rivers, lakes and streams

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:12pm
DALLAS – (July 29, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment (OSEE) are continuing to work on analyzing the condition of wetlands in Oklahoma, as part of a national initiative. The assessment will help build capacity to monitor and analyze wetland conditions while promoting collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries
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Warner Urges Gov. Wolf to Provide for the Safety of PA’s National Guard

PA House GOP News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:19pm
HARRISBURG – Following the tragic deaths of five military personnel at two military installations in Tennessee, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) signed a letter urging Gov. Tom Wolf to issue an executive order to allow Pennsylvania National Guard recruiters and personnel to carry firearms in the performance of their duties.
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Kampf Responds to Gov. Wolf Visit to Phoenixville, Governor’s Tax Increase Plan

PA House GOP News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:30pm
HARRISBURG — Rep. Warren Kampf (Chester/Montgomery) was in attendance today for Gov. Tom Wolf’s visit to the Phoenixville Middle School where the governor was attempting to rally support for his massive tax increase.
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