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  • The Need to Act on Climate Change

    In November, I wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to support EPA's comprehensive Clean Power Plan to lower carbon pollution while urging EPA to adopt a structure that would be fairer to the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania powers states throughout the region and has made great strides as a leader in the ... … 

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  • Casey Calls for Public Meeting in Erie to Combat Asian Carp

    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) called for a public meeting to be held in Erie to discuss options for combating invasive Asian Carp. Casey's request for further measures to prevent the spread of Asian Carp follows the release of a report from the Army Corps of Engineers concerning methods to combat Asian carp ... Read More


  • Casey: New Study Should Be Call to Action on Asian Carp

    Study Links 6 Positive 'eDNA' Tests to Presence of the Invasive Species in Lake Erie oday, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he has sent a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, urging the... Read More


  • Protecting Our Environment

    Last week in Canonsburg, PA, 1,200 people attended an EPA public listening session on concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing during natural gas drilling. Since the U.S. Senate was in session and I was unable to attend the event, I asked a staff member from my Pittsburgh office to attend and read my state... … 

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  • Trouble at the Erie Coke Corporation Plant

    Last month, after news about possible environmental and public health threats posed by the Erie Coke Corporation plant, I requested that the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conduct a public health assessment to determine if emissions from th... … 

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  • Response to the Gulf Oil Spill

    I am gravely concerned about the oil spill disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico and the economic and environmental destruction it has caused. Federal, state and local governments have worked around the clock to stop and clean up the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.  Although the United States Coa... … 

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