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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Thursday May 25, 2023 ( 5 items )  

ACLU Applauds Court For Allowing Case Challenging FBI's Wrongful Prosecution of Chinese American Physics Professor To Move Forward
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 25 (TNSgov) -- The American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release on May 24, 2023: The American Civil Liberties Union applauded a decision by the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals allowing Temple University Professor Xiaoxing Xi and his family to pursue their lawsuit against the U.S. government. P  more

American Law Institute's Principles of Law, Government Ethics is Approved
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 25 -- The American Law Institute issued the following news release on May 24, 2023: The American Law Institute's membership voted today to approve Principles of the Law, Government Ethics. The Principles project began in 2009, and is the Institute's first project on this important topic. Led by Reporter Richard Briffault of Columbia Law School and Associate Reporter Richard W. Painter of the University of Minnesota Law School, the Principles offer guidance to go  more

Earthworks: Statement on COA Between Shapiro Administration & Shell Chemicals Appalachia, LLC
WASHINGTON, May 25 (TNStalk) -- Earthworks issued the following statement on May 24, 2023: * * * Background: On Wednesday, Governor Josh Shapiro announced a consent order and agreement with Shell Chemicals Appalachia, LLC for nearly $10 million along with an acknowledgement from Shell for repeated air pollution violations. This is the first enforcement action taken by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the Shapiro administration since the plant came online in Novem  more

Environmental Groups Urge PADEP to Deny Warehouse Stormwater Permits
BRISTOL, Pennsylvania, May 25 (TNSgov) -- The Delaware Riverkeeper Network issued the following news release on May 24, 2023: Following the April 24th, 2023 dual evening public hearings, requested by conservation groups, and held by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on two new warehouse/distribution centers proposed for Exceptional Value watersheds in Monroe County, groups secured an extension of comment for one warehouse, Papillon and Moyer I80-115 C-1 Site, LLC, appli  more

Joint Statement on the Upcoming Closure of the Smithfield Street Shelter
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 25 (TNStalk) -- The Allegheny Conference on Community Development issued the following joint statement on May 24, 2023, with six organizations: The organizations are the Downtown Neighborhood Alliance, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Point Park University, Vibrant Pittsburgh and VisitPITTSBURGH. * * * "We support the decision made by the county executive and the director of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services to close the  more