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Environmental advisory committees give OK to proposed RGGI rule

Last week’s votes mark a shift in attitude from last year, when none of the committees voted to recommend the draft rule.

By Rachel McDevitt

Wolf withdraws nomination to utility regulator after lawmakers threaten no vote

Wolf’s candidate is leading the administration’s effort to have the state join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative which Republican lawmakers oppose.

By Rachel McDevitt

In letter, lawmakers try to bypass Wolf, ask RGGI administrator to block Pa.’s entrance

The move is one of several attempts by lawmakers to prevent the state joining the program through regulation.

By Rachel McDevitt

In RGGI fight escalation, GOP blocks Wolf’s nominations to utility regulator

The move shocked some environmental and consumer protection groups, who say Republicans are holding the Public Utility Commission hostage over an unrelated policy decision.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: February 4, 2021 | 2:35 pm

Climate change doesn’t get a mention in Wolf’s budget address

Environmental groups are encouraged by Wolf’s proposal, given the economic fall-out of COVID-19.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: January 22, 2021 | 2:51 pm

Proposal to join regional cap-and-trade program draws 13,000 comments

Environmental groups claim there’s overwhelming support for the rule, which they say will be a big step in addressing climate change.

By Rachel McDevitt

Top stories of 2020: The fight over RGGI

DEP released a draft plan to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in February. Republicans and industry groups pushed back.

By Rachel McDevitt

Public comment period opens for draft RGGI rule

Comments can be submitted until Jan. 14, 2021.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: September 24, 2020 | 4:53 pm

Wolf vetoes bill that would keep Pennsylvania out of RGGI

Wolf said letting the bill become law would “effectively deny that climate change is an urgent problem that demands prudent solutions.”

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: September 15, 2020 | 1:55 pm

RGGI, behind the rhetoric: What we know about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The Environmental Quality Board voted Tuesday to approve a draft regulation that would have Pennsylvania join RGGI. It next goes up for public comment.

By Rachel McDevitt
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