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Cradle to Grave Taxation: House Republicans Speak Out Against Wolf Tax Plan

PA House GOP News - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:17pm
WHAT: Central Pennsylvania members of the House Republican Caucus will discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 budget proposal, which relies on expanded taxes and borrowing to fund spending increases. House members have introduced a plan that, unlike the governor’s, would not increase taxes on the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians.
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Speaker, Local Leaders Unveil Energy Vision, Dispel Gas Tax Myths

PA House GOP News - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:05pm
LANCASTER – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) hosted an energy roundtable today focusing on the statewide benefits and downstream development of natural gas and discussing employment ramifications from imposing an additional tax on natural gas.
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House Subcommittee Explores Technical Career Preparation, Grove Says

PA House GOP News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:04pm
HARRISBURG – The House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness, chaired by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), held a hearing today at the Reading Area Community College, with discussion focusing on technical career preparation at post-secondary schools across the Commonwealth.
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Barrar’s Committee to Discuss Changes to Firefighter Cancer Presumption Act

PA House GOP News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:23pm
WHAT: The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), is hosting a public meeting to discuss potential changes to Act 46 of 2011 (Firefighter Cancer Presumption).
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EPA announces $1.6 billion in Clean Water Act funds to upgrade Sacramento’s regional wastewater treatment plant

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 6:25pm
EchoWater project aims to improve water quality in the San Francisco Bay Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld announced a record $1.6 billion in Clean Water Act State Revolving Funds – the largest single block of financing ever issued – to upgrade the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Mr
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Speaker Turzai, State and Regional Business Leaders to Tackle Marcellus Shale Tax Myths

PA House GOP News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 5:55pm
WHAT: Roundtable and media event with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to take on Marcellus Shale myths and unveil a vision for a 21st century Pennsylvania energy policy and the necessity of growing Marcellus/Utica Shale-related usage.
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EPA Regional Administrator Visits Queens Park to Spotlight the Importance of Protecting Wetlands

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:22pm
(New York, N.Y.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today joined Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, the Commissioner for NYC Parks, and Irene Scheid, the Executive Director at the Alley Pond Education Center, to mark progress of EPA-funded work to restore wetlands at Alley Pond, in Douglaston and Flushing, Queens
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EPA Awards more than $3.9 Million in Brownfields Grants to Assess and Clean Up Contaminated Sites and Revitalize Communities in Florida / Winners include: Cocoa, Jacksonville, Live Oak, Manatee County, Opa-locka, Palatka, Pasco, Sanford, and the Treasure

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:05pm
ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the selection of nine communities in Florida to receive more than $3.9 million in grant investments. This investment will provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment
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EPA Provides $400,000 to Assess Contaminated Land in Neptune, New Jersey

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:45am
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing $400,000 to Neptune Township, New Jersey, to assess abandoned and contaminated properties. The funding was awarded through the EPA’s Brownfields program, which helps communities assess, clean up and reuse contaminated properties. Brownfields are properties with moderate contamination which can threaten environmental quality and public health and can interfere with redevelopment
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EPA Provides $400,000 to Assess Contaminated Land in Niagara County, New York

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:42am
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing $400,000 to Niagara County, New York, to assess abandoned and contaminated properties. The funding was awarded through the EPA’s Brownfields program, which helps communities assess, clean up and reuse contaminated properties. Brownfields are properties with moderate contamination which can threaten environmental quality and public health and can interfere with redevelopment
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Governor Tom Wolf Announces Small Business Advantage Grant Recipients

PaDEP - News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:00am
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that nearly 140 businesses across Pennsylvania will soon install energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects by using Small Business Advantage Grants provided ...
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DEP Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Indiana County Injection Well

PaDEP - News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a question and answer session followed by a public hearing on an application from Pennsylvania General Energy Company (PGE) to convert the Yanity ...
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DEP to Host Second Public Meeting Regarding Keystone Landfill's Permit Expansion Application

PaDEP - News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:00am
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a second public meeting regarding Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s permit application to expand its facility located in Dunmore ...
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United States issues cleanup order to owner of ruptured Refugio Beach oil pipeline

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:47pm
Federal order ensures continued action on Santa Barbara County spill SANTA BARBARA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude oil leaked from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach, Santa Barbara County, Calif. The order requires Plains Pipeline, L.P. (a.k.a
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House Education Subcommittee to Hear Testimony on Post-Secondary Technical Education

PA House GOP News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:33pm
WHAT: Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness, will join his colleagues in hearing testimony about preparing students for technical careers. The subcommittee, which was created as a result of House Resolution 102, will examine technical education options available to post-secondary students across the Commonwealth.
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Puerto Rico Developer to Pay $500,000 Penalty to Address Clean Water Act Violations

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:46pm
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has reached an agreement with F&R Contractors Corp. and F&R Contractors LLC (F&R) to settle the companies’ alleged violations of requirements to control pollution from stormwater discharges
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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA AND ARMY TO ANNOUNCE FINAL CLEAN WATER RULE TODAY (WEDNESDAY)

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:34am
WASHINGTON – In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army are finalizing the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources
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Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:30am
Does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions Washington – In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources
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Governor Tom Wolf Creates Task Force on Pipeline Infrastructure Development

PaDEP - News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:00am
Governor Tom Wolf today announced the formation of a task force to help Commonwealth agencies, the natural gas industry, and communities across the state collaborate more effectively as thousands of miles ...
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DEP Announces Work to Reclaim Hazardous Abandoned Mine Land in Luzerne County

PaDEP - News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation (DEP/BAMR) has announced work is set to begin next month to reclaim abandoned mine lands in Hazle Township, Luzerne ...
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