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DEP blocks Pa. counties from collecting recycling fees

Chucking the materials out with trash destined for landfills is environmentally disastrous — not to mention illegal. That's why Northampton County and others across the state organize hazardous waste drop-off events and recycling education programs. Counties rely on landfill fees to pay for such activities, but since Gov. Tom Corbett took office, the state Department of Environmental Protection has thwarted counties' efforts to collect the fees.

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Smog in Phila's air actually worse than people think, environmental group says

The air in the Philadelphia region, one of the smoggiest in the nation, is worse than people think, environmental groups said Wednesday.

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Letter: Protect clean air standards

This summer, we saw dozens of days of extreme heat and dangerous air pollution levels.

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Gov. Corbett, Keep Our State Parks Public

Gov. Tom Corbett recently told reporters that our stunning state park system tops his short list of state assets to privatize along with liquor stores and prisons.

Pennsylvania’s state parks are one of the Commonwealth’s greatest resources, and we should value them as such. We should be working to repair, restore, expand and improve these places that make Pennsylvania great—not trying to sell them off to the highest bidder.

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Severance tax could be used to fund Growing Greener program

Incredibly, Pennsylvania remains the only major drilling state in the nation that has failed to implement a severance tax on gas drilling. Due to the destructive and dangerous nature of Marcellus Shale drilling, it only makes sense to direct a portion of the funds to the state's environmental and conservation programs, like Pennsylvania's Growing Greener program.

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