Gov. Wolf said the law eliminates the state’s authority to impose stricter requirements than what’s needed under Pa. law, even if more stringent requirements are mandatory parts of the federal program.
Old wells leak the potent greenhouse gas methane and toxins that can cause health issues for people who live nearby.
Legislation pits two climate efforts — solar energy and plugging abandoned gas wells — against each other
Instead of letting the state reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by claiming the power generated by new solar projects, the bill would have the state sell the renewable energy credits generated by that clean power.