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Jul 24, 2006  -  Today the Highlands Coalition, an alliance of over 150 organizations working to protect the Highlands region of PA, NJ, NY and CT, honored Congressman Jim Gerlach, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the William Penn Foundation and other local partners for their joi... More

Pottstown Mercury: Big Woods’ preservation hinges on federal budget

Jun 12, 2006  -   BIRDSBORO -- The effort to preserve the woods that surround, filter and protect Birdsboro’s water supply will get the last bit of money it needs if the U.S. Senate and President Bush agree to the Interior Department budget approved by the House of Representatives. Last month, the office of... More

Gerlach Again Votes to Protect the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge from Oil Drilling

May 25, 2006  -  Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-06) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 5429, the American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act. Among other things, this legislation would open up a section of the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, known as ANWR, for oil drilling. “There i... More

Gerlach Secures Funding For Birdsboro Preservation Efforts

May 19, 2006  -  Congressman Jim Gerlach today praised passage of the FY ‘07 Interior Appropriations Bill that provides significant funding for several key projects in southeastern Pennsylvania. The legislation passed the House Thursday afternoon. Known as the Birdsboro Waters Forest Legacy Project, the la... More

Gerlach Meets With President on Alternative Energy
Mar 9, 2006  - Representative Jim Gerlach, sponsor of H.R. 4640, the Future Fuels Act, met today with President Bush and other key members of the House of Representatives to discuss legislative proposals aimed at making the United States more energy independent. Gerlach attended the bipartisan meeting hosted by... More

Lessing Our Dependence on Foreign Sources of Oil
Mar 1, 2006  - Everyday, it is becoming more evident that one of the keys to our continued success as a nation is access to reliable and affordable sources of energy. For far too long, our focus has only been limited to finding new sources of fossil fuels. While we must continue to fuel the technology we have ... More

Highlands Coalition honors Congressman Gerlach's commitment to protecting the Highlands

Nov 22, 2005  - Elverson – Congressman Jim Gerlach was recognized today morning by the Highlands Coalition for his leadership in passing the Highlands Conservation Act, legislation protecting a 3.5 million acre region of national conservation importance that stretches from Pennsylvania through New Jersey and New Yo... More

Rep.Gerlach Votes for Important Water Resources Legislation

Jul 14, 2005  - The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out various studies, projects, and programs relating to navigation, flood damage reduction, shoreline protection, dam safety, water supply, recreation, and env... More


May 20, 2005  - Congressman Jim Gerlach made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed on a bi-partisan basis the FY ’06 Interior Appropriations Bill Thursday night. The legislation includes a $500,000 earmark for the continued development of the Schuylkill River Heritage Corridor. “Th... More

National Park Service Grant For The Black Rock Sanctuary
Apr 15, 2005  - Rep. Jim Gerlach presented Chester County officials with a $195,000 check from the National Park Service to help complete the construction of an environmentally-friendly recreation and education center called the Black Rock Sanctuary in Phoenixville. “I applaud the County’s efforts to make a sign... More

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