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EPA to Set PA Targets on Chesapeake Bay

The EPA notified Pennsylvania this month that it will be developing Pennsylvania-specific goals for reducing nutrients and sediment in the Pennsylvania portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to help the Commonwealth get back on track to meeting its 2025 TMDL cleanup commitments.

Wolf, General Assembly Reach Agreements on Oil and Gas Regulations, Clean Power Plan Reviews

The Governor has signed three bills relating to the state’s oil and gas industries after weeks of negotiations with the House and Senate.

Assembly to Review Clean Power Plan Actions

On another energy/environment front, the Governor signed SB 1195, which establishes a role for the General Assembly in reviewing the states proposal for compliance with the Clean Power Plan relating to greenhouse gas emissions, now Act 57.

PA Internists ask General Assembly to Investigate Highmark Losses, Decisions

The PA Chapter of the American College of Physicians has asked the House and Senate Insurance Committees to investigate Highmark’s losses from the Afffordable Care Act coverage, its decision to cut physicians payments by 4.5%, and contracting issues which allowed the insurer to use doctors as a risk pool, rather than use the billions of dollars it keeps in its reserves for such losses.

Moniz Says Clean Energy Technologies are Accelerating in the U.S.

Ahead of the International Energy Agency’s Ministerial in Paris, which serves as a lead-up to the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week released the 2015 Revolution…Now report, which details the state of several clean energy technologies in the U.S. that provide technology solutions to climate change.

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Mandates, Budgets and Compromises – What’s Next?

The 2015-2016 session of the State General Assembly started with a new slate of leaders – in the House, Senate and a new Governor. Each thought the 2014 election had given them a mandate: Republicans increased their control of the House and Senate, and Democrat Tom Wolf was elected Governor in a near landslide win.

US House and Senate: Time for a Consensus Energy Bill

The last time Congress managed to pass a major energy bill was the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. And for the past ten years, until recently, it appeared that the only hope for another would be a significant realignment of the House, Senate and White House. But recent events suggest an opportunity may be here to pass a consensus energy bill.

ERG Partners Primary Report

In the Pennsylvania’s Presidential primary, Donald Trump won easily over Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, gaining more than 55% of the vote, assuring him of the 17 statewide delegates on the first ballot.

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