Thursday, June 25, 2020

House Environmental Committee To Hold Hearing July 21 On Proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants

House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing July 21 on DEP’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Program for Power Plants compatible with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
On June 9, Republicans on the Committee reported out House Bill 2025 (Struzzi-R- Indiana) which would take away DEP’s authority to enact any program to reduce carbon pollution emissions from power plants or other sources.  Only Democratic Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene) voted with the Republicans for the bill.  Read more here

That was one indication of how the members who run the Committee feel about this issue.

The Committee has held multiple informational meetings and hearings on climate change and the Carbon Pollution Reduction Program over the last year.  The most recent hearing was on February 5.

The meeting will be held in Room 140 Main Capitol starting at 1:00 p.m.  Click Here to watch online.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) serves as Majority Chair of the House Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-783-1707 or sending email to: Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-7647 or sending email to:

Related Articles This Week:

-- Senate Virtual Hearing Covers Familiar Ground On Proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants; DEP Expects No Delay In Implementation With Extension

-- Gov. Wolf Gives DEP Until September To Submit Carbon Pollution Emissions Reduction Plan For Power Plants To EQB

-- DEP Climate Advisory Committee Meets June 30 On Latest PA Greenhouse Gas Inventory Showing Slight Increase In CO2 Emissions In 2017

-- Solar Power Deal Accelerates University Of Pittsburgh’s Sustainability Progress 

-- Op-Ed: Energy Conservation Is Conservative - PA Conservative Energy Forum

Related Articles - Carbon Pollution:

-- Republicans Move Bill Taking Away DEP’s Authority To Enact Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants

-- PEC, EDF Urge House Members To Oppose Bill Taking Away DEP’s Authority To Enact Any Program To Reduce Carbon Pollution Emissions

-- Organizations Urge PA Lawmakers To Create Clean Energy Jobs With Carbon Pollution Reduction Program

-- Modeling For Carbon Pollution Reduction Proposal Shows 180M Ton Reduction In CO2, 3% Increase In Electric, Coal Use Drops Either Way

-- New PA Poll: 72% Of Pennsylvania Voters Say It's Important Their Electricity Comes From Energy Not Creating Carbon Emissions

-- New Poll Finds 79% Of Pennsylvania Voters Support Limits On Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

-- U.S. EIA Expects Coal-Fired Electric Generation To Fall By 25% In 2020; 11% Increase In Renewables; Natural Gas Flat

-- Republican House Members Sign Letter Urging Governor To Halt Efforts To Join Regional Carbon Pollution Reduction Program

-- 18 Senate Republicans Ask Gov. Wolf To Withdrawn His Executive Order Asking DEP To Establish A Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants

-- New PEC Podcast: Fmr Gov. Tom Ridge On Conservatives Being Out Of Touch On The Environment

-- Op-Ed: My Fellow Conservatives Are Out Of Touch On The Environment - Fmr. Gov. Tom Ridge

[Posted: June 25, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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