Read more on the efforts to keep coal remains in Pennsylvania’s energy mix.
As Pennsylvania gets pushed by Gov. Tom Wolf toward energy policy that includes joining a group of states with the ultimate consequence being a new tax burden placed on all state residents, more and more evidence becomes available that it’s the wrong policy for the commonwealth.
Power PA Jobs Alliance: Disappointed, but not surprised by the approval of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of the politically stacked (not so) Independent Regulatory Review Commission.
Today’s decision by IRRC to approve the RGGI regulation, if not overturned by the General Assembly or the courts, would be the death knell for many communities across the Commonwealth. It will also have devastating impacts to local business, hardworking families and school district and municipal budgets, as well as the Pennsylvania General Fund.
RGGI was approved by the Environmental Quality Board bypassing the state legislature. What this means for Pennsylvania with Senator Joseph Pittman and Rachel Gleason of the PA Coal Alliance
Response to the Environmental Quality Board vote approving regulation that will force Pennsylvania into RGGI, circumventing the General Assembly and the Pennsylvania Constitution, and the Sunshine Act
(Power PA Jobs Alliance) – Today, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB), a so-called “independent” board responsible for reviewing and approving environmental regulations, which is stacked with gubernatorial appointees, voted to approve the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGG) regulation – a job crushing regulation opposed by overwhelming and bipartisan majorities within the General Assembly and among Pennsylvania voters.
(Indiana Gazette) – As the Wolf administration continues the process of bringing Pennsylvania into the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, opponents — including several from Armstrong, Indiana and nearby counties — made their case Wednesday with the Pittsburgh skyline behind them.
(Pittsburgh Business Times) – Leaders from the region’s building trade unions and businesses on Wednesday rallied in a park overlooking Pittsburgh against the carbon trading program Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a move they say will devastate the coal industry and cost many jobs.
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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