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Claim that Pa. climate program was unlawfully delayed is moot, court says

Because the rule is now official, the court says the case is moot and any judgment given would not have an effect.

By Rachel McDevitt

Top stories of 2022: Pa. pushes climate measures forward, meets delays and lawsuits

Pennsylvania finished regulations to join a carbon-trading program and to limit oil and gas site emissions in 2022.

By Rachel McDevitt

Tom Wolf’s Pa. climate program awaits court decision after GOP, industry challenge

Attorneys for industry groups and Republican state lawmakers say RGGI is an unconstitutional tax on power plants by the executive branch.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: September 2, 2022 | 2:58 pm

Pennsylvania will miss September RGGI auction as court battle continues

The Supreme Court denied DEP’s motion to let the state participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on an emergency basis while DEP defends the rule.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania appeals court order blocking climate plan

The Wolf administration estimates that the initiative will reduce Pennsylvania’s carbon dioxide emissions by up to 225 million tons through 2030.

By The Associated Press

Updated: July 8, 2022 | 4:16 pm

Pennsylvania’s climate rule paused until trial this fall

Pennsylvania’s regulation allowing the state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative took effect July 1, making it the first major fossil fuel-producing state to price carbon emissions.

By Rachel McDevitt

SCOTUS EPA ruling a set-back for climate regulations, but Pennsylvania retains power to set limits, lawyers say

Pennsylvania has its own law governing air pollution that gives the state Department of Environmental Protection authority.

By Rachel McDevitt

Court battle over Pennsylvania climate rule set to begin

Coal and labor groups and power plant owners are suing the Department of Environmental Protection, saying the rule will cause them irreparable harm.

By Rachel McDevitt

Coal interests sue to block Pennsylvania’s carbon policy

Coal-related interests sued on Monday to block the centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania’s climate rule met with applause and court threats upon finalization

Joining RGGI is the centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to address climate change.

By Rachel McDevitt
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