Energy and Environment

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants More than $400,000 to the Brandywine Conservancy

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Originally Posted in My ChesCo. CHADDS FORD, PA — The Brandywine Conservancy announced it recently received more than $400,000 in grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). As part of NFWF’s Delaware River Restoration Fund (DRRF), made possible by the William Penn Foundation, the Brandywine received $289,845 for projects to improve water quality in the Brandywine-Christina Water...

Houlahan, Comitta Visit FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, Applaud Efforts to Help Area Residents

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Rep. Houlahan and Senator Comitta thank site workers after DRC Manager Frenchshelle Sledge provided a tour and update. DOWNINGTOWN – On Saturday, U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan and State Senator Carolyn Comitta visited the recently opened FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Downingtown. According to FEMA officials, the DRC has helped 173 families access federal resources since opening on...

Houlahan Travels to Oxford, Downingtown, Modena, and Coatesville in 2-Day Hurricane Ida Aftermath Survey

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CHESTER COUNTY – Yesterday, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) concluded a two-day Hurricane Ida aftermath survey where she crisscrossed the county, visiting the hardest hit areas. She met with homeowners in Oxford whose neighborhood was decimated by a tornado, resulting in nearly a dozen homes being uninhabitable; the Chief of Police in Downingtown whose station is under reconstruction due to...

Houlahan visits Chester County locations ravaged by Ida

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Originally Posted in the Daily Local. Rep. Houlahan meets with small business owners and borough officials from Modena, including Mark Highland, President of Organic Mechanics Soil Company (third from left, back row). U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan this week concluded a two-day Hurricane Ida aftermath survey where she crisscrossed the county, visiting the hardest hit areas. She met with homeowners in ...

Chester County to get federal disaster aid as residents continue cleanup from Ida

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Originally Posted in the Daily Local. President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Tom Wolf’s request to declare a major disaster in Pennsylvania after the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through the state. The move allows assistance to individuals financially impacted by the storm in Chester County. The announcement follows the directive to FEMA by Biden to make federal funding available to affected ind...

Houlahan, Members of PA Delegation Urge Biden to Approve Major Disaster Declaration Request

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PENNSYLVANIA – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced she and ten other members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to President Joe Biden urging him to swiftly consider and approve Governor Tom Wolf’s major disaster declaration request. "The morning after Hurricane Ida, small business owners in our community were still clearing mud and...

Houlahan Explains Disaster Declarations, Damage Reports, Aid

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Originally Posted in Patch. WEST CHESTER, PA — U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan is urging residents to report property damage from Hurricane Ida as she and other officials document the storm's wreckage for purposes of disaster declarations and recovery funding. "Hurricane Ida swept through our community last week, leaving behind extensive damage and a long road to recovery for many caught in its path. A...

Houlahan scores high in National Environmental Scorecard

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Originally published in Daily Local News. U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th, of Easttown, scored high in the Pennsylvania delegation’s scores of the 2020 National Environmental Scorecard, sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters. The same cannot be said of retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania. The scorecard is the primary yardstick for evaluating the enviro...

Jane Goodall joins lawmakers in calling for rethinking conservation and national interests

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Originally Published in The Hill Written by: Lilian Bautista The relationship between national security, economic interests and environmental protection needs to be rethought and reformed, lawmakers and experts said Tuesday. Rethinking conservation and how humans interact with nature will require a "more respectful" relationship, famed primatologist Jane Goodall said at The Hill's Conservation and...

Conservation groups praise bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act

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Originally Published by The Reading Eagle Written By Lisa Scheid Conservation groups gathered in Reading on Friday to recognize U.S. Reps. Chrissy Houlahan and Dan Meuser for their conservation leadership and support of the Great American Outdoors Act, which was signed into law in August by President Donald Trump. Houlahan is a Chester County Democrat, who represents Reading and many southern com...