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Josh Shapiro proposes state climate program to replace RGGI, and asks for new renewable energy goals

Shapiro estimates the proposals would save ratepayers $250 million over five years and create 14,500 jobs.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. environmental, religious and other groups criticize Shapiro plan for ignoring climate change

More than 100 advocacy groups say Shapiro’s “fossil fuels-first all-of-the-above energy strategy” does not move at the speed of climate change.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. families call on Josh Shapiro to fulfill recommendations of fracking grand jury

Moms and Dads-Family Awareness of Cancer Threat Spike met at the state capitol to share stories about illnesses they’ve experienced since fracking boomed in the southwest corner of the state.

By Rachel McDevitt

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

Updated: 2023-03-07 17:21:17

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal includes Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The Shapiro Administration says the budget accounts for RGGI should it be allowed to move forward.

By Rachel McDevitt

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