House, Senate GOP stymie Wolf on climate change, hold up key appointments | Monday Morning Coffee
Republicans are setting a 'reckless precedent,' by holding up appointments to a key state agency, the Wolf administration says.
Here’s how Pa.’s clean energy businesses are poised to grow a local energy economy | Opinion
For more than a decade, Pennsylvania has sat on the sidelines as neighboring states enjoy the benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Landmark climate policy faces growing claims of environmental racism | Analysis
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.
Pennsylvania needs more jobs. RGGI will create them — by investing in energy efficiency | Opinion
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.
Joining RGGI is a vital step in addressing Pa.’s carbon pollution problem | Opinion
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.
Instead of fighting him, lawmakers should help Gov. Wolf promote a cleaner, healthier future for all
The Legislature is acting as if the fossil fuel generation market is healthy and sustainable and nothing needs to be done.
In another clash with lawmakers, Wolf vetoes bill blocking his efforts to fight climate change
Pa. releases roughly 264 million tons of carbon each year, according to state data. About a third of that comes from power plants.
Letting Pa. join regional greenhouse gas compact makes economic and environmental sense | Opinion
We’re one step closer toward meaningfully addressing climate change in the Commonwealth – but we have a long way to go.
To build an energy efficient economy, Pa. needs to join regional greenhouse gas compact | Opinion
At a time when state budgets are crunched, $300 million from RGGI proceeds could provide a critical infusion into the economy.
In bipartisan vote, House blocks Wolf from entering regional climate initiative; Senate vote awaits
The bill, which cleared the House without a veto-proof majority still needs a vote in the Senate. Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to veto the legislation.
‘Bubblegum and band-aids’: Pa. environmental programs in question
Now with COVID-19, DEP field inspectors have been limited in what they can do — though a department spokesman said air quality testing and inspections on Public Water Systems have continued.
Citing executive overreach, House committee advances bill blocking Pa. from joining RGGI
The House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee voted 16-8 to advance HB 2025 or the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap-and-Trade Authorization Act, which would require legislative approval before joining a multi-state agreement.