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Vice President Harris visits Pittsburgh to tout $5.8 billion for clean water, lead pipe removal

BY: - February 20, 2024

The funding is part of a $50 billion investment in water infrastructure upgrades from President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

Pa. to receive grant funding for development of wildlife corridors

BY: - December 7, 2023

The grant funding was announced Tuesday and is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which allocated $350 million for wildlife crossing and related projects over five years.

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Biden launches ‘Investing in Rural America’ push with Cabinet officials

BY: - November 1, 2023

The programs are funded by a combination of dollars earmarked under 2022’s Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and American Rescue Plan of 2021, laws that Biden points to as milestones of his administration.

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An acid mine drainage treatment system on Nanticoke Creek in Luzerne County, PA. New federal funding will allow more streams tainted by acid mine drainage to be restored. (PA Department of Environmental Protection photo)

‘Mining our Manners’: It’s time for Pa. to clean up its abandoned mines

BY: - May 29, 2023

Pa. leads the nation in abandoned mine lands. It doesn't have to be that way.

Biden administration sends millions to states for bridge repair, replacement

BY: - April 13, 2023

The bridges were selected as part of a competitive grant program for bridge projects of less than $100M.

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Telework is finally reaching rural America thanks to Biden’s investments in broadband | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2023

When rural areas have equal access to broadband, it will create a sense of economic hope in communities like mine.

Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman announce $75M to fight ‘forever chemicals’ | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 15, 2023

The federal infrastructure law cash will help fight PFAS contamination in drinking water, a rising public health threat.

PennDOT paving crews (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania photo)

Wolf, Dems tout infrastructure law on its 1st birthday | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 18, 2022

You may not have noticed it, what with all the ongoing hubbub on Capitol Hill over the results of last week’s midterm elections, and the announcement by a Florida retiree that he plans to run for president in 2024, but the federal infrastructure law turned a year old this week. Democratic pols from President Joe Biden to […]

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Pa. leaders at White House forum to ‘shine a spotlight’ on recovery | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 29, 2022

Elected leaders from across the commonwealth will convene at the White House this morning for the latest installment in an ongoing series of meetings aimed at “shining a spotlight” on the ground-level impacts of the Biden administration’s post-pandemic recovery efforts. Mayors from Aliquippa, Beaver County; Allentown, Gettysburg, and Scranton are confirmed attendees at the White House’s “Communities in […]

Pa. eligible for more than $244M in U.S. Interior Department mine cleanup funds

BY: - August 3, 2022

Guidance released last month by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, an agency within Interior, also called for states to prioritize employment opportunities for coal workers.