Monday, August 3, 2020

DEP Hosts Webinar Aug. 6 On How PA Will Fight Climate Change By Reducing Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

The Department of Environmental Protection will host a webinar on August 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on how Pennsylvania can reduce climate pollution from power plants by participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) via webinar.
“Climate change is one of the greatest threats to Pennsylvania today, and we as a Commonwealth must take action to reduce the pollution that is the leading cause,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “To prevent the worst impacts of climate change we must reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a proven way to do that while improving the economy.”
The presentation will outline how participating in RGGI will lower greenhouse gas and other air pollution emissions from electric power plants. 
If enacted, Pennsylvania can reduce climate pollution by 180 million tons of carbon dioxide over the next decade. The presentation will also cover benefits of the program, including health and economic benefits.
After the presentation there will be a short media call for reporters. To RSVP for media call, please contact Neil Shader at for registration information.
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[Posted: August 3, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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