Pa. House committee to meet on bill ending rulemaking, public participation during certain emergencies

The House State Government Committee is scheduled to meet September 27 to consider Senate Bill 533 would prohibit any public participation in state agency rulemaking and policy making processes during a declared state emergency.

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Pennsylvania: Lawmakers move to block RGGI after rule wins regulatory approval

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China warns Kerry climate cooperation depends on overall ties

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North American paper industry merger sets off environmental alarms

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