Pennsylvania officially enacts carbon pricing for power plants
Regulations forcing Pennsylvania power plant owners to pay for every ton of carbon they release into the atmosphere were finally published Friday. The rule’s publication comes two-and-a-half years after Gov. Tom Wolf set the regulatory gears in motion with an executive order. However, both supporters and opponents expect that further legal action could further delay […]
State appeals court blocks Pa. carbon pricing scheme for power generators
A Pennsylvania appeals court has blocked a carbon pricing plan from taking effect. In an unsigned, one-page order issued Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court said that the plan, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, could not take effect pending a full order from the court. The decision was first reported by the Associated Press. […]
Attempt to block Pa. from joining multi-state climate initiative fails in Senate
“The fight against the RGGI carbon tax will continue in court,” Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said in a statement.
Without action on climate change, Hurricane Ida is just the beginning | Opinion
Without swift and substantial action to reduce methane and carbon emissions, we’re on a dangerous track to deadlier and more frequent natural disasters.
State regulatory board gives Pa. greenlight to join regional cap-and-trade program
This story was updated at 12:15 p.m. on 7/13/21 with additional details on the rule’s next steps. A state regulatory board has moved the commonwealth one step closer to joining a regional cap-and-trade program that would limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants across Pennsylvania. The state Environmental Quality Board voted 15-4 Tuesday to approve […]
Cap and trade for your car? Pa. is looking at limiting transportation emissions
The proposal, known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative, does not originate with him. Pennsylvania was one of 11 states in 2010 to commence a study of how to slash carbon emissions from vehicles.
Opponents of cap-and-trade contemplate legislative, legal options to stop RGGI
Tax carbon? You’re gonna need a bill for that. It’s a message that Republicans — and some Democrats — have hammered home ever since Gov. Tom Wolf announced in early October he was forging ahead with a plan to enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. RGGI, as it’s known in official shorthand, is a nine […]
Here’s a carbon tax plan that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey can live with | Bruce Ledewitz
To cut off Republican objections to a carbon tax, its authors need to do the obvious thing: Return the money to the people. The urgency is too great.