TheClean Jobs for Pennsylvaniacoalition today issued the following statement after today's affirmative 15-4 vote by Pennsylvania's Environmental Quality Board on the Final Rulemaking for RGGI. Reporters seeking additional comment from CJFP leadership are welcome to be in touch.
In just the last 24 hours, three different state panels -- the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee, the Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee, and the Citizens Advisory Council -- voted in support of Pennsylvania joining RGGI. These three panels all had previously declined to do so for the draft rulemaking. All three have now changed their votes. It comes on the heels of overwhelming support from voters themselves -- Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike. All of them clearly understand the positive benefits of Pennsylvania’s participation in RGGI. At this point, any effort to stop this progress is an affront to Pennsylvanians.
Clean Jobs for Pennsylvania today applauded Governor Tom Wolf for prioritizing Pennsylvania’s workers and communities in detailing how funds for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) should be used. Gov. Wolf this week presented his 2021-22 Budget proposal to the PA General Assembly.