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Read more on the efforts to keep coal remains in Pennsylvania’s energy mix.

Coal industry vows to continue fight against illegal energy tax scheme

“Former Governor Tom Wolf unilaterally initiated Pennsylvania’s participation in RGGI by ignoring and simply bypassing Pennsylvania’s legislature. In the ruling, the Court indicated ‘The power to levy taxes is specifically reserved to the General Assembly.’ ‘We cannot . . . agree with [DEP] Secretary McDonnell’s argument that the allowance auction proceeds do not constitute a tax.’

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Coal industry and partners laud court strike down of illegitimate carbon tax

“Former Governor Tom Wolf unilaterally initiated Pennsylvania’s participation in RGGI by ignoring and simply bypassing Pennsylvania’s legislature. In the ruling, the Court indicated ‘The power to levy taxes is specifically reserved to the General Assembly.’ ‘We cannot . . . agree with [DEP] Secretary McDonnell’s argument that the allowance auction proceeds do not constitute a tax.’

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The 2023 Energy & Environment Power 100

The Keystone State is currently America’s second-largest energy exporter and its third-largest coal and electricity producer, while the power generated via from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale – the U.S.’s largest natural gas field – radiates literally and metaphorically beyond state borders. Whether drilling shale, promoting green alternatives or keeping the power grids stable, the people on this list are all helping to write Pennsylvania’s sustainable next chapter

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Take Action

A carbon tax is a significant public policy proposal and should be debated through proper legislative procedure. Tell your lawmakers to support Senate Bill 119 (SB119) and House Bill 637 (HB637) requiring legislative approval before Pennsylvania is allowed to unilaterally impose a carbon tax that would impose a significant cost on Pennsylvania consumers and businesses.

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