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Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following Senate Republicans elimination of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) provisions within the National Defense Authorization Act:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) today announced that his legislation (Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019, H.R. 2377) was successfully voted on and passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) introduced the Innovative Energy Manufacturing Act ( H.R. 5165 ) a bill that will revive the Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit (Section 48C)—a program that invests in U.S. manufacturing capacity to supply clean energy projects with American-made equipment.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Today, Reps. Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Madeleine Dean (PA-04) held a press conference to announce a $1 million federal grant for research on the health effects of PFAS exposure. PFAS chemicals have long been used in a range of consumer products, and the military continues to use aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) in firefighting training exercises.
WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) announced that his legislation (Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019, H.R. 2377) was voted on and passed out of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to rollback Obama-era regulations on methane emissions. The proposal would remove requirements in oil and gas operations to install controls to reduce the release of methane during processing and storing of methane.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.2407, a House Appropriations package including the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. This package includes an amendment offered by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) which prohibits the Trump administration from rejecting any grant application for using the term “global warming” or the term “climate change” in the application.
WASHINGTON - (May 22, 2019) — Today, Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the inclusion of $10 million for the Delaware River Basin. The funds will support the river’s continuing recovery from pollution and degradation and conserve a critical economic engine, wildlife habitat, and recreational feature for the region.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment from Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) which recognizes climate change as a global challenge that must be addressed with a similarly global response, such as through the Paris Climate Agreement, as part of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. H.R.9 ensures the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action.
(This article appeared in the May 1, 2019 edition of The Intelligencer)
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-2, of Philadelphia, has introduced a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to set a safe drinking water standard for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, within two years. Currently unregulated, PFAS chemical contamination is emerging in communities across the country, including in a handful of Bucks and Montgomery towns.