The money could have been put toward addressing climate change in the state by boosting clean energy programs.
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The Shapiro Administration says the budget accounts for RGGI should it be allowed to move forward.
Because the rule is now official, the court says the case is moot and any judgment given would not have an effect.
Pennsylvania finished regulations to join a carbon-trading program and to limit oil and gas site emissions in 2022.
Attorneys for industry groups and Republican state lawmakers say RGGI is an unconstitutional tax on power plants by the executive branch.
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.