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Keep Philadelphia Schools Open, Advance Dollars, House Republicans Urge Governor

PA House GOP News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:23pm
HARRISBURG – Asking Gov. Tom Corbett to advance the School District of Philadelphia education funding, Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson counties) and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today announced that public pension reform and a bill dealing primarily with the Philadelphia school district will be voted in September.
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EPA Awards Grants to Promote Environmental Stewardship in Michigan

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:05pm
For Immediate Release No. 14-OPA095 GRAND RAPIDS (July 31, 2014) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced two grants totaling over $200,000 to Calvin College and the Great Lakes Fishery Trust for environmental stewardship projects in Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman was joined by Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell for the announcement
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Petri Bill Would Make Public Pension Annuities Cost Neutral

PA House GOP News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:17pm
HARRISBURG - Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is proposing legislation that will make lump sum payouts from Pennsylvania’s two public pension systems, and the resulting annuities, cost neutral, saving the Commonwealth an estimated $4.3 billion over 30 years.
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Grove, Saylor Issue Statement on Cigarette Tax Bill

PA House GOP News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:19pm
YORK - Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), both members of the House Rules Committee, commented today on the consideration of House Bill 1177, which would institute an additional tax on cigarettes to fund Philadelphia city schools. The bill would also allow some communities to use tax incentives to promote development and would allow others to levy hotel taxes. The House is scheduled to consider the bill next week. Grove and Saylor issued the following statement:
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Settlement of Clean Water Act Violations Aims to Prevent Future Oil Spills by Archer Daniels Midland Company

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:54pm
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., July 30, 2014) - Archer Daniels Midland Company, a food processing and commodities trading company headquartered in Decatur, Ill., has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at five different large oil storage facilities located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Columbus, Neb.; Des Moines, Iowa; Mexico, Mo.; and Deerfield, Mo
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Two Kansas City Groups to Receive $119,940 from EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants Program for Focus on Middle Blue River

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:52pm
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., July 30, 2014) - Two non-profit organizations in Kansas City, Mo., have been selected to receive a total of $119,940 in funding from EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants Program for projects focused on improving areas around the Middle Blue River through Jackson County, Mo., and part of Johnson County, Kan
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Hickernell Announces Responsible Liquor Management Bill Has Passed House

PA House GOP News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:57pm
HARRSIBURG - The state House of Representatives voted to approve House Bill 1769, legislation authored by Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) which would require Responsible Alcohol Management Training for any seller or server of alcohol in the Commonwealth.
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Krieger, Kauffman and Nearly Two Dozen State Lawmakers Express Public Safety Concerns Regarding Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

PA House GOP News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:43pm
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tim Krieger (R-Delmont), Rob Kauffman (R-Chambersburg) and 19 other state lawmakers sent the following letter to members of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation today to express their collective public safety concerns regarding the 500 unaccompanied minors who are now being housed throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
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EPA Awards over $131,000 to Oklahoma to Protect Groundwater

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:20pm
DALLAS – (July 29, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) $131,843, to ensure continued protection of groundwater in Oklahoma. The EPA has delegated authority to the OCC to administer and enforce the underground injection control (UIC) program in Oklahoma. The funds will be used to issue permits for injection wells that meet program requirements and for shutting down wells when pollution has occurred
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Historic Clean Water Act settlement will prevent millions of gallons of sewage discharges into San Francisco Bay

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:05pm
Seven East Bay communities and municipal utility district to repair systems and pay civil penalties SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Water Act settlement requiring the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and seven East Bay communities to conduct extensive system repairs aimed at eliminating millions of gallons of sewage discharges into San Francisco Bay
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Four Massachusetts Companies Win EPA Funding for Sustainable and Innovative Products and Research

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:46pm
BOSTON – Four Massachusetts companies are among 21 small businesses nationwide selected by EPA to receive approximately $100,000 each to develop technologies that will help the environment and public health. The four Mass. companies are Aspen Products Group of Marlborough, EnChem Engineering, Inc. of Newton, Reactive Innovations of Westford, and UltraCell Insulation of Newtonville
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Bloom Bill to Expose PLCB’s Conflicted Taxpayer-Funded Advertising

PA House GOP News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:21pm
HARRISBURG — In the interest of transparency and accountability, Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today introduced legislation to force the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to notify the public whenever it spends taxpayer dollars on advertising that promotes increased alcohol consumption.
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on July 28 and 29

PA DEP Newsroom - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, July 28 in portions of Darby, Lansdowne and Yeadon boroughs, as well as the Fernwood Cemetery in Upper Darby Township, ...
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on July 28 and 29

PaDEP - News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, July 28 in portions of Darby, Lansdowne and Yeadon boroughs, as well as the Fernwood Cemetery in Upper Darby Township, ...
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on July 28 and 29

PA DEP Update - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, July 28 in portions of Darby, Lansdowne and Yeadon boroughs, as well as the Fernwood Cemetery in Upper Darby Township, ...
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Basic Education Funding Commission Organizes and Begins Work

PA Senate GOP News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:20pm
The Basic Education Funding Commission held its inaugural and organizational meeting today (July 24) and is now ready to begin its work developing an adequate and fair system for distributing state money to local school districts, according to Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Representative Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery).
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EPA Kicks Off Third-Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:56pm
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change
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DEP to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Natural Gas Compressor Station in Milford

PA DEP Newsroom - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on Monday, Aug.18, to discuss the Air Quality Plan Approval application submitted by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC to modify ...
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DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

PA DEP Newsroom - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery ...
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DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

PaDEP - News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery ...
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