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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

Wolf’s climate rule to be published, making Pa. first fossil fuel state to price carbon

The state can be a member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative once the rule that allows joining is published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Saturday.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: April 5, 2022 | 7:46 pm

Commonwealth Court pauses Pennsylvania’s effort to enact climate rule

Publishing the rule would make it official, positioning Pennsylvania to become the first major fossil fuel-producing state to put a price on carbon emissions.

By Rachel McDevitt

Lawmakers move to block Pennsylvania from climate program, offer federal money instead

Wolf has vetoed a similar attempt before. But this time, Republicans say they’re offering a solution.

By Rachel McDevitt