New task force to help reduce lead exposure across the state

New task force to help reduce lead exposure across the state

Sen. John Yudichak's (D-Luzerne) new task force will conduct an 18-month study on the age of Pennsylvania's housing stock, lead pipes, school buildings and child care centers, to review the best practices and then make recommendations to remediate and reduce exposure to lead. The task force will then make policy recommendations through a report to the Senate.

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Gov. Wolf signs Administrative Code bill that changes state prison closure process

Gov. Wolf signs Administrative Code bill that changes state prison closure process

Gov. Tom Wolf last week signed the omnibus Administrative Code bill related to budget implementation and, among the changes incorporated in the legislation, is a provision that would change the process by which state prisons are closed.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate approves lead task force, considers legislation to help replace private contaminated water lines

Senate approves lead task force, considers legislation to help replace private contaminated water lines

The Senate approved legislation earlier this month to create a bipartisan task force with the hopes of investigating the scope of Pennsylvania’s lead exposure problem.  


Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) introduced the resolution with the knowledge that lead exposure can threaten the health and well-being of every Pennsylvanian- especially seniors and children.  


The resolution calls for an advisory committee of the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a review of state law and public policy related to lead exposure and abatement practices and then submit a report to the task force and full Senate within 18-months.  


Monday, June 19, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Acting DEP Secretary to get confirmation hearing

Acting DEP Secretary to get confirmation hearing

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee announced Friday it has scheduled a long-awaited confirmation hearing for currently Acting Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, Patrick McDonnell.

Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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State-level lead remediation study group a step closer to formation

State-level lead remediation study group a step closer to formation

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Tuesday morning unanimously approved Senate Resolution 33, legislation introduced by Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) that would form two groups to study the issue of lead remediation throughout the Commonwealth.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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