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Gov. Wolf’s Green Government Initiatives Boost Energy Efficiency by 3 Percent in First Year

On the first anniversary of signing an executive order establishing the first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution, Governor Tom Wolf announced a 3 percent reduction in state government electricity, natural gas and steam use for commonwealth facilities. That executive order also established the interagency GreenGov Council, which is analyzing state agency energy and sustainability…

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Pennsylvania Moves Forward with Governor Wolf’s Plan to Control Methane and Other Air Pollution

Pennsylvania took a step forward to reduce air pollution, including methane, from natural gas wells and pipelines with the approval of changes to the state’s air quality regulations. Guided by Governor Tom Wolf’s Methane Reduction Strategy, today’s action marks another step in the commonwealth’s efforts to address global greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of…

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Wolf Administration Continues to Address PFAS Contamination, Announces First Round of Statewide Sampling Results

As a result of Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order to address Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water, the Wolf Administration today provided an update on the actions taken on this emerging environmental issue and released the results of the first round of drinking water samples. The results do not indicate widespread PFAS contamination.…

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Governor Wolf’s GreenGov Council to Begin Analysis of State Agency Green Practices

Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Wolf Administration announced that the interagency GreenGov Council will begin its analysis of state agencies’ energy savings and sustainability strategies, taking steps towards fulfilling the climate change goals laid out in Governor Wolf’s executive order. “Commonwealth government has a responsibility to take action to reduce our carbon footprint and focus…

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Governor Wolf Announces First Apprenticeship for Vegetable Growers in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Germansville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announces the first apprenticeship for vegetable growers in the Mid-Atlantic region which will prepare workers for new agriculture jobs in the Montgomery County region. “Agriculture is tremendously important to Pennsylvania and apprenticeships like this help workers get the skills for good jobs so the industry can grow and thrive,”…

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