Rural Water News
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.
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.
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.
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).
EPA announces $1.6 billion in Clean Water Act funds to upgrade Sacramento’s regional wastewater treatment plant
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
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.
(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
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
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
(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
(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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
(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
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
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
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 ...
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 ...