Category Archives: Environment

Report: National Parks Bring $444 Million to Pennsylvania

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/38197-1 (03/19/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – National parks, monuments, trails and historic sites are pumping more than $444 million into Pennsylvania’s economy each year. Numbers from the National Park Service show more than 9 … Continue reading

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Urge Your US Representative to Support Strong Protections for Public Health and Clean Water, Stop Damaging Legislation

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org): Despite multiple toxic spills caused by coal industry pollution in the last month in Appalachia, Congress is scheduled to vote soon on legislation that would weaken stream protections. The U.S. House of Representatives will vote … Continue reading

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Community Gardens: Sowing Seeds to Help Soup Kitchens

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/38272-1 (03/20/14) PHILADELPHIA – With the arrival of spring, a network of community gardens in Pennsylvania is prepping for another growing season, and for providing fresh, locally grown produce to low-income individuals and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Let’s Take a Common Approach to Taxing Shale Drilling in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

By Sharon Ward, Wendy Patton, and Ted Boettner, originally published in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Share our commentary (http://pennbpc.org/commentary-unified-tax-policy-marcellus-drilling-ohio-pa-and-wva) with friends on Facebook & Twitter Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia share a lot in common, including job markets, highways, rolling hills, watersheds … Continue reading

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Report: National Parks Bring $444 Million to Pennsylvania

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/38197-1 (03/19/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – National parks, monuments, trails and historic sites are pumping more than $444 million into Pennsylvania’s economy each year. Numbers from the National Park Service show more than 9 … Continue reading

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Why the League of Women Voters of PA Opposes SB411 and Urges our Senators to Permanently Table SB411 (exemption from pollution liability)

(Session of 2013 as amended on November 19, 2013 – Printer #1596) No company or individual should be exempt from liability if pollution occurs due to their actions or inactions – whether they use mine drainage water or not.  Granting … Continue reading

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New Data on Employment Related to Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/march/new-data-employment-related-natural-gas-extraction-pennsylvania Mar 28, 2013 12:41 pm | Mark Price This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages for the third quarter of 2012.  This means we can expect … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Talk to the Pope about Care for Creation on March 25

Will you please take 2 minutes to sign this petition to President Obama urging him to talk about care for creation in his meeting with the Pope on March 25th? https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/speak-pope-francis-about-protecting-gods-creation/TJz41fh8 This is important for a number of different reasons, … Continue reading

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Bright Idea Webinar (helping low income households cut energy bills)—March 17, Webinar

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): March 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free During this call, PA IPL board member Chuck Marshall will introduce participants to an exciting program at his church, (charter PA IPL member) Central Baptist Church … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Needs a Real Marcellus Shale Severance Tax

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Nobody gets a winning grade for a job half done. This is certainly the case with Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale impact fee. Last month, the Allentown Morning Call reported that the fee had … Continue reading

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