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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) announced three grant awards totaling $664,167 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will advance Pennsylvania’s drinking water safety, assist superfund community cleanup efforts, and help to improve water pollution mitigation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Patrick Meehan (PA-07) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) are requesting information from the Pentagon after news reports exposed that the dangers posed by firefighting foams used on military bases – including those in Bucks and Montgomery counties – were discussed and considered by industry professionals as early as 2001.
Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord:
LOWER MORELAND Calling climate change a frightening reality, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-13, called on attendees of a Wednesday night town hall meeting in Huntington Valley to stay informed and stay involved to fight an environmental crisis that’s impacting lives both at home and abroad.
“Climate change is not a hoax. It is a reality,” Boyle said. “This is a problem that is happening right now.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order dismantling the Obama Administration’s actions to combat climate change:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle released the following statement tonight after President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress:
“Tonight, the President issued a worn and weary campaign stump speech instead of a realistic blueprint for moving our country forward. It is now clear this president is more interested in campaigning instead of doing the hard work of governing.
Washington, DC– Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) recently introduced legislation (H.R. 6125) that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set an enforceable, nationwide primary drinking water standard for PFCs (including PFOA & PFOS). Currently, the EPA sets voluntary advisory guidelines.
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Patrick Meehan (R-PA.) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) met today with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) point-person for PFC water contamination, Maureen Sullivan, Director of Environmental Management for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment. Sullivan is overseeing the DOD’s response to PFC contamination from firefighting foams nationwide.
Congressman Brendan Boyle, Congressman Patrick Meehan, and Horsham Township Council will be hosting an expert panel discussion on the area's water quality at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 29 at Hatboro-Horsham High School.
The panel will include representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA.), Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) recently sent a letter to the director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) seeking the health agency’s position on the Navy’s refusal to authorize blood testing for the communities surrounding the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster, former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, and Horsham Air Guard Station in Pennsylvania.