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Get to know RGGI: The cap-and-trade program clears a major hurdle

Pennsylvania is set to become the first major fossil fuel-producing state to put a price on carbon emissions. The state oversight board for environmental regulations voted earlier this week to adopt the rule that will allow the commonwealth to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

By Julia Agos


Updated: September 15, 2020 | 1:55 pm

RGGI, behind the rhetoric: What we know about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The Environmental Quality Board voted Tuesday to approve a draft regulation that would have Pennsylvania join RGGI. It next goes up for public comment.

By Rachel McDevitt

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Bill to keep Pa. out of regional cap-and-trade program passes, but faces governor’s veto

House Bill 2025 would require legislative approval for Pennsylvania to enter a program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

By Rachel McDevitt

House committee takes first step to block Pa.’s entry into regional cap-and-trade program

The bill would bar the Department of Environmental Protection from taking any action that is designed to control carbon dioxide emissions, including participation in a regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program such as RGGI, unless the action is authorized by the General Assembly.  

By Rachel McDevitt

Public input sought for potential region-wide transportation emissions cap-and-invest program

Pennsylvania may soon join a regional program meant to limit greenhouse gas emissions and increase investments in green transportation.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Updated: November 19, 2019 | 6:52 pm

Lawmakers, criticizing Wolf’s executive order on joining cap-and-trade program, say it’s their call to make

Proposed bill would require Legislature to OK Pennsylvania becoming part of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
By Scott Blanchard

Updated: October 3, 2019 | 5:14 am

Pennsylvania to move forward on power plant emission caps

Administration officials said Gov. Tom Wolf will make the formal announcement that he’s ordering a start to the process of joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a consortium of northeastern and mid-Atlantic states.

By The Associated Press

Lawmaker: Proposal for Pa. cap-and-trade system to cut carbon emissions is ‘a beginning’

The bill would allow Pennsylvania to set its own cap, or negotiate with a group of other states in a regional program.

By Dana Bate/WHYY
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