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Top stories of 2023: RGGI struck down by court, appeal pending

The saga of Pennsylvania trying to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is stretching into a fifth year.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: November 21, 2023 | 4:56 pm

Shapiro to appeal court decision that stopped Pa. from joining climate program

Gov. Shapiro isn’t committing to Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, but wants to maintain executive authority in light of a recent court ruling.

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

Group’s report brings no consensus on RGGI, but supporters and opponents both take validation

Supporters and opponents of RGGI had different takeaways from the working group’s memo.

By Rachel McDevitt


Pa. participation in RGGI has been held up for more than a year. What has the state lost?

The money could have been put toward addressing climate change in the state by boosting clean energy programs.

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
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