Representative Paul Clymer (R-Bucks) has introduced HB 2082 that would amend Pennsylvania gaming control law to prohibit the establishment of a casino within ten linear miles of the boundary of a nation military park or a national memorial designated by the Congress of the United States after September 11, 2001. This legislation would protect the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Flight 93 National Memorial by creating what supporters have deemed a "zone of respect". The bill is currently in the House Gaming Oversight Committee.
Renew Growing Greener Coalition www.renewgrowinggreener.orgRecognizing that the Growing Greener initiatives will soon run out of funds, a statewide coalition of twenty-three conservation, recreation and environmental organizations, including Preservation Pennsylvania formed in 2008 to plan and execute a successor Growing Greener program initiative. The initiatives will include Restoring Our water and Land, Conserving Our Working Farms and Forests, Saving Our Special Places, Greening Our Communities, and Creating Outdoor Recreation Opportunities. The Coalition will continue working through the 2011-2012 legislative year seeking passage of a new Growing Greener program.
Preservation Pennsylvania is advocating on the following issues:
Level funding for the Historic Preservation Fund which provides essential operating support to State Historic Preservation Offices (PHMC in Pennsylvania) and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.
Technical revisions to the Federal Tax Incentive for Historic Preservation:
- Passage of H.R. 2555 Historic Homeownership Revitalization Act of 201
- H.R. 2479, S. 2074 Creating Prosperity Through Preservation Act
- S. 1685 Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act of 2011
Retention of historic preservation review provisions and funding for Transportation Enhancements in the reauthorization of the U.S. Department Transportation Act (USDOT Act)
H.R. 4099 National Heritage Area Act of 2012 which seeks to improve management and accountability of National Heritage Areas.
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