lead-poisoning

COMMENTARY

Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the U.S. – including Pa. | Opinion

BY: - May 5, 2021

President Joe Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.

Penn pledges $100M to help Philly schools fight lead, asbestos

BY: - November 18, 2020

The donation, $10 million a year for 10 years, is the largest private donation in the school district's history, officials said.

Here’s everything we know so far about Gov. Tom Wolf’s 6th budget

BY: - February 2, 2020

After a month of hints, Gov. Tom Wolf will finally lay out his 2020 budget on Tuesday in front of a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the middle of a busy news week. This year, it’s the same day as the State of the Union address, the day after the Iowa Caucus, […]

Map: 100 Pa. schools found lead in their drinking water. Here’s how they responded.

BY: - January 12, 2020

Water at more than 100 buildings in 32 districts across Pennsylvania had unsafe levels of lead in the 2018-2019 school year, according to a list the Pennsylvania Department of Education published in late November.

Philly City Council committee tables bill to subsidize lead remediation costs for landlords

BY: - December 5, 2019

The delay won the blessing of the proposal’s main sponsor, at-large Councilman David Oh, a Republican.

COMMENTARY

Pa. still has too much lead poisoning. Here’s what we do about it | Opinion

BY: - October 22, 2019

Lead poisoning is preventable in Pennsylvania -- but only with effective education and smart public policy.

COMMENTARY

How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all | Opinion

BY: - September 4, 2019

We can solve this crisis with better enforcement, stricter sampling protocols, revised federal regulations and more funding for state agencies.