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  • Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. needs help on climate change. RGGI is one solution.

    In other states, many electric bills have actually gone down since joining this program.

    by Derek Green
    Published May 5, 2021
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    Pennsylvania is on the edge of new innovations in how we address climate change. For far too long, we have lagged behind neighboring states who have entered into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Now, after over a year of listening to stakeholders and policy experts, the state Department of Environmental Protection is about to release its final rule that would allow our Commonwealth to participate in this successful interstate program. I urge all Pennsylvanians to support our entrance into RGGI so that our communities can finally reap the health and economic benefits that this initiative has to offer.

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  • Penn Live: Dirty Air Is Killing People In Pennsylvania, And We Must Do Something About It

    “The report outlines a number of steps that policymakers can take to improve our air quality and protect our health. One of those steps is to ensure that Pennsylvania follows through on a commitment to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which will reduce fossil fuel emissions from electricity generation.”

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  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Combat and protect

    “If Pennsylvania participates as well, the state could see hundreds of millions of dollars in proceeds from the program every year, spurring job growth and boosting the economic recovery we’ll need after the pandemic.”

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  • The Morning Call: Your View: Regional greenhouse gas program a winner for Pa.

    “Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have a real opportunity to combat the looming public health crisis of our generation, climate change, while rebuilding a stronger economy in the wake of COVID-19. Linking to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a flexible and proven cap-and-invest program that allows member states to reduce carbon emissions from the electric power sector, is a simple, cost-effective way to achieve that objective.”

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