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Heffley Named to House Opioid Addiction Task Force

PA House GOP News - 11 hours 59 min ago
HARRISBURG - Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has been appointed to the House Opioid Addictions Task Force.
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Oberlander Resolution Once Again Recognizes April as PA Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:54pm
HARRISBURG – Sponsored by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong), a resolution officially recognizing April 2014 as Esophageal Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month in Pennsylvania was unanimously adopted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on April 2.
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House Majority Policy Committee Examines Career Preparation for College Students, Boback Says

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:44pm
WILKES-BARRE – The House Majority Policy Committee heard from officials from Pennsylvania colleges, universities and technical schools, in an attempt to learn more about how those institutions are preparing students for their future careers, said Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming), who hosted the hearing at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
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Harhart Joined by Lehigh County CAC Supporters to Announce New Dedicated Funding Stream to Help Abused Kids

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:00pm
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today joined with supporters of the Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to announce her legislation has been signed into law to create a dedicated funding stream for state grants to support the centers.
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EPA Employees Mark Earth Day by Cleaning Up Proctor Creek with Local Residents

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:39pm
ATLANTA - EPA’s new Regional Administrator for the Southeast, Heather McTeer Toney, will roll up her sleeves alongside other EPA employees and community partners to clean up Proctor Creek in Atlanta, Ga., this Earth Day. WHAT: Proctor Creek Cleanup to mark 44th observance of Earth Day WHO: Heather McTeer Toney, U.S
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U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Permit for Carbon Sequestration Injection Well in Decatur, Illinois

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:54pm
CHICAGO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed permit that would allow Archer Daniels Midland to inject carbon dioxide deep underground at a facility in Decatur, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” – is a means of storing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. The public comment period opens today and closes May 30, 2014; a public hearing will be held on May 21, 2014
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 Senator Hutchinson offers bill to help small businesses

PA Senate GOP News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:36pm
Speaking at an April 15 press conference in the state Capitol, Senator Scott Hutchinson announced plans to introduce legislation intended to help Pennsylvania’s small businesses expand and grow.
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EPA Stops New Jersey Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides; Protects Public from Health Risks

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:09am
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Hannam Mart and NJ Hannam Chain Inc. for selling insecticides and anti-bacterial cleaning products at the Hannam Mart retail store in Fort Lee, New Jersey that were not registered and improperly labeled. Products used to kill pests and bacteria must be registered with the EPA to ensure they will not make people sick. They must also have labels with instructions on their proper use written in English
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OP-ED: Time for the Southeast to Act on Climate this Earth Day

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39am
By Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The Southeast will join the rest of the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great time to reflect on the strides we have made to reduce pollution over the last 44 years, and assess current environmental conditions while evaluating our personal responsibility to a cleaner environment
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Hackett Named to House Opioid Addictions Task Force

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:29am
HARRISBURG—Rep. Joe Hackett (R-Delaware) has been appointed to the House Opioid Addictions Task Force.
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Grove Legislation Part of Package to Simplify Tax Code

PA House GOP News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:11am
HARRISBURG – As thousands of Pennsylvania small business owners work to meet the demands of the tax deadline, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) is joining colleagues in the state House and Senate to introduce a package of bills that will simplify current tax code, and create a fairer playing field for small business in Pennsylvania.
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DEP Releases 2014 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

PA DEP Update - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis ...
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DEP Releases 2014 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

PA DEP Newsroom - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis ...
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DEP Releases 2014 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

PaDEP - News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis ...
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Harhart to Announce Funding Bill for Child Advocacy Centers Signed into Law

PA House GOP News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:56pm
WHAT: Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will announce after 10 years of advocacy, her legislation to create a reliable funding stream for the state’s child advocacy centers (CACs) has finally been signed into law. CACs are multidisciplinary treatment programs for abused children, which brings together doctors, nurses, prosecutors, social workers and law enforcement. This approach gives abused children the best chance to recover and also provides the most effective way to gather evidence to bring perpetrators to justice. There are currently 21 CACs in Pennsylvania, including one in Lehigh County.
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Local Lawmakers to Host Medical Cannabis Listening Session

PA Senate GOP News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:36am
Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33), Representative Dan Moul (R-91) and Representative Will Tallman (R-193) will host an educational forum on Thursday, May 1, in Hanover regarding the potential use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
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DEP Awards 26 Counties Nearly $2.1 Million in West Nile Virus Grants

PA DEP Update - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus (WNV) Control Program Grants to 26 counties. “These county grants ensure ...
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DEP Reminds Fleet Managers of Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop in Dauphin County

PA DEP Update - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), along with the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation – a member of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, reminds ...
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DEP Announces Free Brownfields Redevelopment Seminar in Pittsburgh

PA DEP Update - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal, township and borough leaders, county and city planners, redevelopment authorities, community leaders, and economic and industrial development ...
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DEP Awards 26 Counties Nearly $2.1 Million in West Nile Virus Grants

PA DEP Newsroom - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus (WNV) Control Program Grants to 26 counties. “These county grants ensure ...
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