Thursday, August 19, 2021

House Environmental Committee Meets Sept. 2 On Resolution To Kill RGGI Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulations

House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has scheduled a meeting for September 2 to consider a concurrent resolution to kill the final regulations establishing a Carbon Pollution Reduction Program covering power plants consistent with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

The Committee is anticipating action by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission which meets September 1 to consider the regulation.

If the IRRC approves the regulation, both the Senate and House will have the opportunity to kill the final RGGI regulation by passing a resolution and presenting it to the Governor for his action.  The Governor is certain to veto it.

It’s no surprise where Republicans stand on the final RGGI regulation.

On July 28, Republicans on the House Environmental Committee OK’d a  letter to the IRRC urging them to disapprove the regulation.  Read more here.

On August 18, Republicans on the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved a letter to the IRRC urging them to disapprove the regulation.  Read more  here.

On July 13, the Environmental Quality Board, which adopts all of DEP’s regulations, voted 15 to 4 to approve the final Carbon Pollution Reduction Program regulation. Read more here.

For more information on this regulation, visit DEP’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative webpage.

The September 2 meeting will be held in Room G-50 of the Irvis Building starting at 11:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch the meeting 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:


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[Posted: August 19, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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