Tuesday, May 4, 2021

DEP Posts Final-Form Reg. Cutting Carbon Pollution From Power Plants For 2 Advisory Committee Meetings

Two DEP advisory committees are scheduled to meet in the near future on the draft final-form regulations reducing Carbon Pollution from Power Plants consistent with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

The Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee will meet May 17 and DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council will meet on May 19. 

Both may take votes on whether to recommend the final regulation move forward to the Environmental Quality Board for action.

The last time these committees met on the proposed RGGI rulemaking, the Citizens Advisory Council voted to oppose moving forward and the vote at the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee ended in a tie.

DEP is scheduled to present the final regulation to the EQB for action in July.

Ahead of these meetings, DEP posted several documents--

-- Draft final-form regulation language

-- Powerpoint Presentation

-- Reference Case Results

-- Policy Case Results

For available handouts and instructions on joining these meetings online, visit the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee and DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council webpages.

For more information on carbon pollution reduction, visit DEP’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative webpage.

May 5 Announcement

On Wednesday, May 5, DEP, DCNR, Agriculture, DEP Environmental Justice Director will announce a climate impacts assessment report projecting a 5.9 degree statewide temperature increase by 2050 in Pennsylvania and related risks for health.  Click Here for information to sign up  for the announcement.

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-- House Environmental Committee Republicans Oppose Fees Funding Water Quality Protection Programs; Write RGGI On Authority For Regs To Reduce Carbon Pollution From Power Plants 

-- Senate Republicans Report Out Bill Taking Away DEP Authority To Reduce Carbon Pollution From Any Source, Including Power Plants

-- Sen. Yaw, Sen. Comitta Offer Statements On Senate Legislation To Take Away DEP's Authority To Reduce Carbon Emissions From Any Source, Including Power Plants

-- Senate Republicans To Gov. Wolf: We Will Reject Any Nominees To PUC Until You Withdraw Your Executive Order Joining RGGI Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants

-- PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Feud Over Nominations Escalates; New Voting Districts Deadlock; How To Spend Federal Aid?

[Posted: May 4, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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