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Updated: November 1, 2023 | 8:07 pm

Pa. court rules climate program is an illegal tax, says state cannot join RGGI

Commonwealth Court said the Department of Environmental Protection did not have the constitutional authority to collect revenue from the program.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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Pa. drillers abandoned thousands of natural gas wells in 5 years, ignored state law, report says

Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the review, but it will be up to new Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration to take any action.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf tops Pennsylvania’s record of pardons granted

He surpassed Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell’s record of 1,122 granted pardons.
By The Associated Press

Tom Wolf’s time as Pa. governor is almost over. Here’s what he’ll be remembered for.

He leaves the commonwealth with a budget surplus and a number of far-reaching policy wins, including a major boost in public education spending.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA and Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA

Top stories of 2022: Pa. pushes climate measures forward, meets delays and lawsuits

Pennsylvania finished regulations to join a carbon-trading program and to limit oil and gas site emissions in 2022.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania