Attorneys for industry groups and Republican state lawmakers say RGGI is an unconstitutional tax on power plants by the executive branch.
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The Supreme Court denied DEP’s motion to let the state participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on an emergency basis while DEP defends the rule.
Doug Mastriano said RGGI would cause virtually zero reduction in carbon emissions but provided no proof
The Wolf administration estimates that the initiative will reduce Pennsylvania’s carbon dioxide emissions by up to 225 million tons through 2030.
Pennsylvania’s regulation allowing the state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative took effect July 1, making it the first major fossil fuel-producing state to price carbon emissions.
As of last Friday, Pennsylvania’s coal and natural gas power plants will pay for each ton of carbon dioxide they release in an effort to curb greenhouse gases
SCOTUS EPA ruling a set-back for climate regulations, but Pennsylvania retains power to set limits, lawyers say
Pennsylvania has its own law governing air pollution that gives the state Department of Environmental Protection authority.
Coal and labor groups and power plant owners are suing the Department of Environmental Protection, saying the rule will cause them irreparable harm.
Coal-related interests sued on Monday to block the centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change
Joining RGGI is the centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to address climate change.