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Wolf vetoes measure to block RGGI entrance

In his veto message, Wolf said the regulation “is a vital step for Pennsylvania to reduce carbon emissions and achieve our climate goals.”

By Rachel McDevitt

Top stories of 2021: The fight over RGGI

Pennsylvania moved closer this year to joining a regional program to cut emissions from power plants, despite repeated attempts to stop it from Republicans who control the legislature.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: December 16, 2021 | 12:03 pm

Lawmakers vote to stop state’s entrance to cap-and-trade program

Gov. Tom Wolf is likely to veto the measure, but that won’t mean the regulation could immediately take effect.

By Rachel McDevitt

Gov. Wolf’s carbon-pricing plan stalled by legal disagreement

The Wolf administration says the regulation to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative should be published now; the Republican-led legislature says it has ‘many months’ to review the rule.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Rachel McDevitt

Updated: December 7, 2021 | 1:24 pm

AG’s office approves RGGI rule, after Shapiro criticized the plan

Shapiro said it’s not clear RGGI will address climate change while protecting energy jobs and ensuring affordable power.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: November 15, 2021 | 12:59 pm

GOP lawmakers push for more say on air quality advisory board

The measure in the state Senate would give the legislature more say on who serves on the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee.

By Rachel McDevitt

Where is RGGI now? Pennsylvania could join the emissions-reduction program soon, but obstacles remain

Get to know the cap-and-trade program that’s created controversy in Pennsylvania.

By Rachel McDevitt

Senate moves to block key part of Wolf’s climate plan

The action comes the same day the Democratic Attorney General, who is running for governor, tried to distance himself from the program.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: October 27, 2021 | 11:21 am

Shapiro says he’s not sold on RGGI, which Wolf has touted as ‘historic’ climate effort in Pa.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who is running to succeed fellow Democrat Tom Wolf as governor, says any climate action Pa. takes should ‘protect and create energy jobs.’

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Study shows significant health benefits from Pa. joining RGGI, but some harms for neighboring states

The team at Penn State found that the commonwealth could reduce health impacts caused by power plant pollution by between $18 and 40 billion dollars over the next nine years.

By Rachel McDevitt