"If Pennsylvania does not meet its obligations ... the Chesapeake Bay will never be saved," William C. Baker, the president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said.
The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection noted that cap-and-trade will not solve the climate crisis on its own, touting its enforcement of other air pollution regulations.
There is reason for hope on federal methane policy next year as we all seek to turn the page on a devastating and traumatic 2020.
Natural gas use for electricity generation has increased over 270 percent between 2007 and 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, helping Pennsylvania cut power sector carbon emissions by nearly 40 percent over the same time period.
This opportunity arrives not a moment too soon. Pennsylvania’s pandemic recession numbers are bleak: the state government faces a nearly $5 billion shortfall over two years, and 453,000 payroll jobs will be lost this year in the Commonwealth. Leadership should do everything in its power to swiftly and sustainably rebuild the economy.
Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority had awarded $1.7 million in COVID-19 restart grants to 11 clean energy and energy efficiency programs across the commonwealth.
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This is a vital step to take, as many other states have already joined RGGI and within 10 years were able to decrease carbon pollution by 47 percent, outpacing the rest of the country by 90 percent. When Pennsylvania joins RGGI, it is projected to further reduce carbon emissions statewide by a massive 188 million tons by 2030. This is exactly the type of policy initiative we should be prioritizing in our state.
Real Christmas trees are recyclable and renewable resources that clean our water and our air and provide important habitat for wildlife. Buying a real Christmas tree every year also supports local growers and that is good for the local economy.
A 2014 school facilities study of roughly 1,194 of the 3,100 public school buildings in the Commonwealth found that 66 percent of them were constructed before 1970, making it likely that they contain asbestos.