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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops to an Incredible 5.1 Percent

PA House GOP News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:30pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) made the following statement praising today’s announcement by the Department of Labor and Industry that the state’s unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 5.1 percent, the lowest rate in more than six years.
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New England Ski Companies Reminded that Oil Spill Prevention Protects the Environment

EPA - National Water News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:12am
BOSTON – As with all businesses that store significant quantities of petroleum-based fuel and oil at their facilities, New England ski resorts have a legal responsibility to create and implement updated oil spill prevention plans to be in compliance with federal oil pollution prevention laws
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Harper Proposes Competitive Shale Tax to Help Fund Public School Pension Costs

PA House GOP News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:12pm
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) is introducing legislation to place a severance tax on natural gas drilling in the Commonwealth.
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EPA Announces 2013 Report Card Grade for the Mystic River Watershed

EPA - National Water News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:35pm
BOSTON –The Mystic River Watershed water quality earned a report card grade of “D” for calendar year 2013. This is the eighth public reporting on bacterial water quality conditions for the Mystic River Watershed since the first Mystic River Watershed Report Card grade was issued in 2007. The grade was announced by EPA, in conjunction with the Mystic River Watershed Association (“MyRWA”)
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Regan Prepares EZ-ID License Plate Legislation for New Session

PA House GOP News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:10pm
HARRISBURG – Following two recent informational meetings, Rep. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) said he is preparing to introduce legislation that would make general issue license plates simpler to identify by using fewer numbers and adding symbols.
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EPA Region 7 Receives Report of Groundwater Analysis by U.S. Geological Survey for West Lake Landfill Superfund Site

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:04pm
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 17, 2014) - EPA Region 7 has received an independent report issued today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about groundwater conditions at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo., and will carefully review the report’s findings as the Agency moves toward selection of a final remedy for the site
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EPA Awards Additional GLRI Funding to Federal and State Agencies to Expand Efforts to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:19pm
CHICAGO -- U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds totaling over $3.1 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to target harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie
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York County House Members Issue Statement on School Consolidation Study

PA House GOP News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:00am
YORK – Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) on Tuesday officially released “Fiscal Implications of a York County School District Consolidation,” the results of a study commissioned last year by the county’s House delegation. The report takes a look at the potential savings for taxpayers that might be realized, if the administrative functions of York County’s public school districts were to be consolidated.
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EPA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:36pm
Agency tours small drinking water systems, discusses small system challenges in Coachella Valley LOS ANGELES — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). State, local and community representatives joined EPA Regional Administrator at an event held at the San Jose Community and Bea Main Learning Center in Coachella Valley, Calif
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Protecting a Vital Resource for Safe and Healthy Communities: EPA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Safe Drinking Water Act

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:19pm
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 16, 2014) - Across the country and throughout the Heartland, most people take it for granted: Turn the tap to quench your thirst, and you can be reasonably assured that your water is clean and safe to drink. It’s an assurance greatly bolstered by the Safe Drinking Water Act, a landmark environmental protection law passed by Congress 40 years ago today
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This Season, Let’s Celebrate Clean Water

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:08pm
There’s more to celebrate this month than just the holidays – this month also marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We all rely – and have come to expect – that plenty of clean water will flow from our faucets whenever we need it. Whether for drinking, cooking, or bathing, water plays an obvious role in our daily lives
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Federal Agencies Support Virginia’s Innovative Market-based Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:33am
Virginia program to serve as model for similar programs across the country WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today joined U.S
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EPA Approves Delaware Plan to Improve Water Quality, Cut Greenhouse Gases

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:13am
(PHILADELPHIA – December 16, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a $54 million plan submitted by Delaware for clean water projects, including efforts that will improve local water quality by eliminating failing septic systems, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy improvements at wastewater treatment plants. The Intended Use Plan approved by EPA includes $6.8 million from EPA’s FY 2014 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)
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TODAY: EPA, USDA and White House to Highlight New Market-Based Water Quality Trading Program in Virginia

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 7:07am
WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press conference with U.S
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DEP Awards Contract for Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project in Luzerne County

PaDEP - News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $2,696,723 contract to Earthmovers Unlimited, Corp. of Kylertown, Clearfield County, to restore 88-acres of abandoned ...
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EPA to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Highlight Past Successes and Small System Challenges

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:35pm
Agency tours small drinking water systems at mobile home communities in Coachella Valley LOS ANGELES – On Tuesday, December 16th, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will be joined by State, local and community representatives at the San Jose Community and Bea Main Learning Center in Coachella Valley to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
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EPA Provides a Quarter Million Dollars to Protect Wetlands in New York

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:06am
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $239,000 to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York Natural Heritage Program at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to better protect wetlands throughout the state
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EPA Provides Over Half a Million Dollars to Protect Wetlands in New Jersey

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:57am
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $530,000 to the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to protect wetlands throughout the state. “Wetlands provide enormous environmental benefits, and help alleviate harmful effects of climate change, such as protecting against flooding and potentially dangerous storm surges,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck
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TUESDAY: EPA, USDA and White House to Highlight New Market-Based Water Quality Trading Program in Virginia

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:10am
WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press conference with U.S
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TUESDAY: EPA, USDA and White House to Highlight New Market-Based Water Quality Trading Program in Virginia

EPA - National Water News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:24am
WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press conference with U.S
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