Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Republicans On Senate Environmental Committee OK Letter Disapproving Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Reg. Covering Power Plants [RGGI]

On August 18, to the surprise of no one, Republicans on the
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee voted to send a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission disapproving of the final Carbon Pollution Reduction regulation covering power plants [RGGI].
The vote was 7 to 4-- Republicans supporting.

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission is scheduled to meet September 1 on the regulation.

Democrats on the Committee supported the Carbon Pollution Reduction Program and Sen. Carolyn Comitta, Minority Chair of the Committee, has introduced legislation-- Senate Bill 15-- to use funds generated by the program to help workers and communities transition to the clean energy economy, help environmental justice areas and promote energy efficience and clean energy.  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.

Click Here to watch a video of the meeting. Click Here for a copy of the letter.

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-787-3280 or sending email to: Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-5709 or sending email to:


-- PA Cap-Star: Republicans On Senate Environmental Panel Urge Opposition To Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

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Related Articles:

-- Sen. Comitta, Rep. Herrin: Discuss RGGI Investments Act, Climate Change During Online Program 

-- Republicans On House Environmental Committee Urge Disapproval Of Final Carbon Pollution Reduction Reg. For Power Plants [RGGI]

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

-- EQB Approves Carbon Pollution Reduction Regulation Covering Power Plants

[Posted: August 18, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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