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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is in Philadelphia to announce an action plan to deal with PFAS, which has affected drinking water in communities like Horsham, Warrington and Warminster.
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Jim Melwert
February 14, 2019 - 10:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The acting director of the Environmental Protection Agency was in Philadelphia on Thursday to announce what’s being billed as the "first-ever, comprehensive national plan" to address contaminants in drinking water, especially around military bases like the Horsham...
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Jul7 26, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler talks with EPA staff in the offices of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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Kim Glovas
February 12, 2019 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may be approved by the Senate soon and take over the agency. But nominee Andrew Wheeler is not winning any favor among local Congress members. In December, Andrew Wheeler signed off on a plan that would...
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Andrew Wheeler arrives to testify at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.
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January 16, 2019 - 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change "a huge issue" but not the "greatest crisis" and drew fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he's made in six months as the agency...
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Hundreds of furloughed federal workers protested the partial government shutdown at a rally in Philadelphia.
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Paul Kurtz
January 08, 2019 - 2:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of furloughed federal workers protested the partial government shutdown at a rally at Independence Mall Tuesday. Elected officials were also in attendance, including U.S. Reps. Brendan Boyle, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dwight Evans and Mary Gay Scanlon, and state Sen...
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Near-capacity toilets force Joshua Tree campgrounds to close
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January 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
By Ray Sanchez and Chris Boyette (CNN) — California's Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday will become the latest casualty of the federal government's partial shutdown, closing campgrounds amid health and safety concerns over near-capacity pit toilets. With a quarter of the federal government...
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Woman pumping gasoline fuel in car at gas station.
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Justin Udo
October 15, 2018 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local environmental organization hosted a birthday party for an unlikely recipient that may help us breathe a little easier. Monday marks the six-year anniversary of updated U.S. fuel efficiency standards. "What these standards do is restrict tail pipe emissions,...
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National Walk to School Day
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Rasa Kaye
September 29, 2018 - 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- How do your kids get to and from school every day? Are they walkers, or do they take the school bus? Or perhaps, even, the Walking School Bus? All are possible among a handful of schools in our area, and perhaps worth looking into at your young learner’s school. In...
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A hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
AP Photo/Steve Helber
September 20, 2018 - 8:39 am
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018 photo, Andrea Maxey of Poca, W.Va., speaks outside her home with the American Electric Power’s John Amos coal-fired power plant is in the background across the Kanawha River in Winfield.
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September 03, 2018 - 9:31 am
By Ellen Knickmeyer and John Raby, Associated Press GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump picked West Virginia as the place to announce he'd roll back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn't mention that coal country would be hit the hardest by the health impacts. Trump...
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Flora Cardoni, climate defender campaign director of PennEnvironment,speaks about climate change at a rally in Logan Circle.
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Pat Loeb
August 28, 2018 - 3:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency's Philadelphia office defied their own agency Tuesday, leading to a rally condemning the agency's current policies. A few dozen people braved the searing noon heat to gather in Logan Circle and urge action on climate...
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