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2014-07-08 12:23:21

Nearly $50 million in natural gas and federal funding has been used to leverage additional investments of more than $311 million HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced investments in housing made by his administration across the Marcellus Shale region to address needs created by the growing natural gas industry presence in Pennsylvania. Since 2011, $49.8 million from natural gas and federal funding sources has been invested in housing...

2014-06-27 12:26:45

Terms in Consent Decree Will Put Patients First in Western PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that Highmark and UPMC have reached a comprehensive transition agreement that covers how and where patients can receive health care after the contract between the two organizations expires in 2015. "For some time, the people of western Pennsylvania have been concerned about where and how they will...

2014-06-12 12:22:47

Independent financing authority's allocations to include $10 million specifically to renewable energy projects HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA), an independent public financing authority created in 1982, will offer an estimated $12.5 million in grants and loans beginning June 14 for alternative and renewable...

2014-06-03 16:22:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that county and municipal allocation amounts from the Act 13 natural gas impact fee are now available for review on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's (PUC) website. "These dollars are helping local communities all across Pennsylvania meet their critical obligations to their constituents without the need to raise local taxes," said Corbett. In early April, Corbett announced that impact fee...

2014-06-02 12:24:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett released the following statement regarding new regulations issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding carbon emissions. "As Pennsylvanians, we are doing our fair share to reduce carbon emissions, and we have made great strides in recent years. While we continue to review the EPA's proposed rulemaking in detail, I am concerned that these new mandates will eventually shut down...

2014-05-30 12:23:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plans for fun on the Schuylkill River -- from canoes and kayaks slicing though headwaters to leisurely tube floats in urban environs -- is expected to draw hundreds of paddlers, campers and other outdoors enthusiasts to a rebounding waterway named River of the Year for 2014. "When a state designates a waterway for this honor, it also is saluting the communities, conservation groups and individual citizens all working for its...

2014-05-29 12:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outdoor recreation areas across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of a statewide Get Outdoors Month observance, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti said today. "The Get Outdoors Month celebration gives our bureaus of state parks and forestry, as well as other outdoor recreation facilities, a chance to showcase what they offer to so many across...

2014-05-23 16:21:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued an executive order prohibiting leasing for natural gas development in Pennsylvania's state parks and forests that would result in additional long-term surface disturbance. The order supports the governor's budget proposal to generate $75 million to help meet critical priorities. Limited leasing will allow natural gas to be extracted from deep beneath the surface only when there will be no additional...

2014-05-09 12:26:10

Announces Effort to Coordinate State and Local Response PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today convened a group of local and state health, law enforcement, legislative and judicial officials along with individuals impacted by addiction to discuss the response to Pennsylvania's growing opioid addiction and overdose situation. Opioids can be found in many prescription drugs as well as illegal drugs such as heroin. Between 2009 and 2013, nearly...

2014-04-28 12:24:47

DEP Announces Start of 2014 Ozone Forecasting Season HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation recognizing April 28 through May 2, 2014, as Air Quality Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. This year marks the 9th anniversary of the first Air Quality Awareness Week, which celebrates the importance of clean air and learning about air quality. "Each person can make a positive impact on improving Pennsylvania's air quality," Corbett...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.