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Updated: September 24, 2020 | 4:53 pm

Wolf vetoes bill that would keep Pennsylvania out of RGGI

Wolf said letting the bill become law would “effectively deny that climate change is an urgent problem that demands prudent solutions.”

By Rachel McDevitt


Oversight board’s approval starts next phase of Pennsylvania’s contested attempt to join regional cap-and-trade program

The board’s vote opens the next phase in the lengthy regulatory process.

By Rachel McDevitt

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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

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

Pa. House moves to block RGGI entrance as DEP estimates it will save money and lives

The House voted 130-71 Wednesday to prevent the state joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative through executive action.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. lawmakers hear from industry, environmental advocates on impact of cap-and-trade program

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy committee on Tuesday invited regulators, industry representatives, and environmental advocates to talk about 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

Owners of Pa.’s Beaver Valley nuclear power station will keep it open because of state’s climate plan

New owners say they won't close the plant, as long as cap-and-trade plan goes through
By Reid Frazier

Wolf’s cap-and-trade proposal takes a step forward

The Democratic governor issued an executive order declaring Pennsylvania would join a regional agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Not everyone is on board.

By Katie Meyer
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