Pennsylvania has been lagging behind other bay states in meeting cleanup goals set for 2025.
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Environmental groups say resources from the Farm Bill can help farmers lower their impact.
Pennsylvania generally has abundant water. But the commonwealth must take steps to clean and protect its waterways and nearby communities.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget proposal calls for a $5 million increase to the Department of Environmental Protection to hire new staff.
The grants from the Environmental Protection Agency are meant to address nonpoint source pollution, such as farm and stormwater run-off and acid mine drainage.
Advocates are hoping lawmakers will use federal money to fund a few Republican-backed proposals when they return this fall.