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Pipelines Explained: How Safe are America’s 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?

Since 1986, pipeline accidents have killed more than 500 people, injured over 4,000, and cost nearly seven billion dollars in property damages. Using government data, ProPublica has mapped thousands of these incidents in a new interactive news application, which provides detailed information about the cause and costs of reported incidents going back nearly three decades.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency introduced a proposal to set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This week, the EPA will hold public hearings in four major cities to obtain feedback on this historic regulation. The EPA’s proposal will protect future generations from unchecked climate change. Power plants are responsible […]

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Education highlights from 2014-15 Budget

Pre-kindergarten investments PA Pre-K Counts receives an additional $10 million Head Start receives $39.1 million Early intervention programs for children ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities receive $237.5 million Ready to Learn Block Grant Half of this $200 million grant will be distributed through the former Accountability Block Grant. The remainder is allocated through a “student-focused […]

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President’s Message — July/August 2014

SUMMER PLANNING SEASON Here’s hoping that you are finding time to relax, regroup and enjoy this summer season. You will need your rest for the coming year. Our Spring Annual Luncheon at the Downingtown Country Club was enjoyed by all with the celebration of our League’s 50-Year Members. Our appreciation and admiration was warmly extended […]

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Vacant Precincts and Positions Needed

Attention Chester County Voters The County needs your help in staffing Precinct Election Boards listed below. Please call the County at 610.344.6410 if you wish to work on Election Day. Thank you! PRECINCT POSITION 024 East Bradford South 2 JUDGE OF ELECTION 024 East Bradford South 2 MINORITY INSPECTOR 025 West Bradford 1 MAJORITY INSPECTOR […]

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Sept. 6: Celebrating the Right to Vote!!

Historic Guest Appearance, W.C. Mayor’s Remarks, LUNCH by Arianna’s of West Chester, Comedienne Sandi Chadwick, Dramatic Reading, Grace Notes Singers, Door Prize Drawings (Mayor Comitta)*, Your Vote Counts! (Barbara McIlvaine-Smith), K-9 Unit Demonstration (Sheriff Bunny Welsh)

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Setback for Mariner East NGL Pipe – Judges Say Not Public Utility

Two “independent” administrative law judges for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission have dealt what could be a major blow to Sunoco Logistics’ request to have the Mariner East NGL (natural gas liquids) pipeline declared a public utility. The two judges–David Salapa and Elizabeth Barnes–handed down a decision yesterday that denies Sunoco’s request to have 18 […]

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Water Contamination: Auditor General Issues Critical PADEP Audit

Auditor General Issues Critical PADEP Audit Pennsylvania Environmental Organizations Applaud Investigation’s Goals Report’s findings mirror concerns raised by Pennsylvanians dealing with water contamination Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania’s Auditor General office released a highly anticipated audit of the Department of Environmental Protection’s performance regarding shale gas development today.  Auditor General Eugene DePasquale stated that the audit […]

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