Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Gov. Josh Shapiro touts his administration’s ‘GSD’ attitude at Press Club luncheon
Shapiro said over the last several weeks he's seen bills come to his desk that indicate progress is being made and that he thinks it’s setting the stage for a “really productive 2024.”
Pa. misses 7th RGGI auction as litigation keeps involvement in limbo
Pennsylvania remains unable to participate in the carbon credit auction, the most recent of which occurred on Sept. 6, due to two “separate but related” lawsuits, regarding the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s involvement in the multi-state program, aimed at limiting and reducing industrial carbon emissions.
Pa. appeals court hears oral arguments in fight over RGGI
Petitioners in the cases, which included lawmakers and representatives from energy and labor groups, made their arguments to five of the court’s seven judges, in the hope that the court will find the state’s entrance into RGGI “unconstitutional,” and that the Wolf administration’s Department of Environmental Protection is “unauthorized” to oversee such an effort.
Pa. missing out on millions as RGGI battle trudges on
The commonwealth formally joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, in late April after considerable bipartisan pushback from opponents, who said Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to join the multi-state agreement was an example of executive overreach.
Advocates say constitutional change targets pollution regs, greenhouse gas reduction plan
Environmental advocacy groups say that while news reports largely have focused on the anti-abortion language in the bill, the provision giving the Legislature the ability to disapprove regulations is equally troubling.
U.S. Supreme Court curbs federal power to regulate greenhouse gases, in blow to Biden
The ruling 'undercuts good-faith efforts to fight climate change and protect clean air but that does not mean we will stop fighting,' acting DEP Secretary Ramez Ziadeh said.
Wolf begins process to bring Pennsylvania into regional cap-and-trade program
The Democrat announced Thursday that he is beginning the process to enter the commonwealth into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, described as the "first mandatory market-based program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”