HARRISBURG — The following excerpts are taken from a letter sent today by House Republican Majority State Government Committee Chairman, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), in response to a letter sent by State Senator Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia), which opposes individual states’ rights to nullify unconstitutional federal laws and, more specifically, Metcalfe’s Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (House Bill 357).
HARRISBURG – Charged with closely reviewing policy issues impacting the Commonwealth, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) today announced she was recently appointed to serve as deputy policy chairman during the 2013-14 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin) today issued the following statement after the announcement from Gov. Tom Corbett to push back implementation of Common Core standards in Pennsylvania from July 1 until later this fall:
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Tim Krieger (R-Delmont) to dismantle the Pennsylvania State Police’s handgun sales database would provide an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation, particularly by allowing both opponents and proponents of more gun control to demonstrate their opposition to the registration of law-abiding firearm owners.
House Transportation Committee to Host Pittsburgh Hearing on Harrisburg to Pittsburgh Passenger Rail Service
WHAT: The House Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on maintaining passenger rail service in the Harrisburg-Pittsburgh corridor.
WHAT: Rep. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) will host members of the House Education Committee for a public hearing held in the 41st Legislative District on his legislation (House Bill 983), which aims to enhance educational opportunities for students across the Commonwealth by creating a statewide clearinghouse for online courses.
Company to Upgrade Treatment and Pay Penalties after Discharge Violations at Western Pa. Oil and Gas Wastewater Treatment Facilities
(PHILADELPHIA – May 22, 2013) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Water Act settlement with Fluid Recovery Services, LLC (FRS), which operates three wastewater treatment plants in western Pennsylvania. The settlement resolves discharge permit violations associated with the treatment of wastewater generated from oil and gas extraction activities
(New York, N.Y.) With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning its beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them. This year’s program will include helicopter surveillance for floating debris, water quality sampling and grants to support state beach protection programs
Sen. Ted Erickson’s (R-26) legislation to spur the development and expansion of community-based health care clinics was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Tom Corbett, paving the way for residents to gain greater access to these vital health care facilities.
EPA Reaches Agreement with Several Companies to Conduct a Study of a Contaminated Site in the New Jersey Meadowlands Near Hackensack River
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal agreement with Apogent Transition Corp., Beazer East, Inc., Cooper Industries, LLC and Occidental Chemical Corporation to conduct a study of the contamination at the Standard Chlorine Chemical Company, Inc. Superfund site in Kearny, New Jersey as part of the cleanup plan for the site
EPA Orders Continued Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater at Former Manufacturing Facility in Richmond, Va.
PHILADELPHIA (May 21, 2013) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an administrative settlement with Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. and LSI Corp. regarding a former circuit board manufacturing facility located in Henrico County, at 4500 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va., requiring the companies to address groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds. Under an administrative order on consent, LSI Corp
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Matlack, Inc. site in Woolwich Township, New Jersey to the Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The site is a former truck terminal at which operations included truck maintenance and truck, trailer and tanker washing. As a result of past industrial activities, the soil and ground water are contaminated with volatile organic compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
EPA Adds the Riverside Industrial Park in Newark, New Jersey to the Superfund List; Seven Acre Site along the Passaic River Contaminated with PCBs and Volatile Organic Compounds
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Riverside Industrial Park in Newark, New Jersey to the Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. After a 2009 spill of oily material from the industrial park into the Passaic River, the EPA discovered that chemicals, including benzene, mercury, chromium and arsenic, were improperly stored at the site
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has posted a new video to its national YouTube channel highlighting the role citizen science has played in raising awareness about pollution from the Tonawanda Coke Corporation facility in Tonawanda, New York. The video is part of a larger project to highlight the work of “citizen scientists” across the country and connect communities with tools they can use to start citizen science projects
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Warren Kampf (Montgomery/Chester) introduced two bills that would require future state and school district employees to enroll in an employee-directed defined contribution plan, rather than a defined benefit plan.
25 Pa. Code Chapter 110 requires that public water suppliers (which serve year-round at least 15 service connections or at least 25 residents) register water sources and submit annual water use reports.
The Department of Environmental Protection will host its annual falcon banding event from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 in the auditorium of the Rachel Carson State Office Building. DEP Acting Secretary ...
HARRISBURG-- Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has been honored by Regional Legal Housing Services (RLHS) with its Advancing the Field Award for his work passing land bank legislation in Harrisburg.
Over the last few years, we have consistently heard of the scathing rumors and innuendos regarding the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and its publicly reported criminal investigation.
ATLANTA – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Transportation and Urban Development, the Army Corp of Engineers and the Centers for Disease Control, along with other federal partners, announced that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is expanding to Proctor Creek in Atlanta, Ga. Proctor Creek is one of only 11 communities nationwide to be newly selected for the partnership