In April, the commonwealth became the first major fossil-fuel state to adopt a carbon-pricing policy.
EPA data showed the plant emitted 608,000 tons of carbon dioxide in 2020, the equivalent of 129,000 cars on the road.
The land previously housed a coal mine, but parts of it is now zoned residential and conservation. The company wants the township to rezone it for industrial use.
Federal investment in the cleanup of abandoned mines and wells will boost local economies, they say.
The report from the Ohio River Valley Institute outlines what’s been done in four states, two in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and two outside RGGI.
Conservationists say the agreement is a win for water quality and recreation in the middle Susquehanna watershed.
One day, two hearings: Fossil fuels shift climate change messaging; Dems show rift on green transition
Two state capitol hearings featured coal and gas boosters, but scientists say we must phase out emissions by 2050 to avoid climate change’s worst effects.