What Pennsylvanians say

  • Dirty Air Is Killing People In Pennsylvania, And We Must Do Something About It | Opinion - "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. RGGI is a market-based program aimed at reducing carbon emissions, and Pennsylvania would become the tenth state to join." - Mike Pries, Dauphin County Commissioner, Penn Live[LINK]

  • "Higher bills aren’t the only threat to our region. For many families, the climate crisis is happening now: entire neighborhoods are being displaced by flooding, and students robbed of an education by debilitating heat and storms. My constituents of color face disproportionate rates of pollution-related asthma and cancer. They are why I introduced ambitious, bipartisan legislation to transition Pennsylvania to 100% clean energy by 2050. They’re also why Gov. Wolf has put our state on track — as the nation’s largest gas producer — to join our neighbors in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. - Chris Rabb – Pennsylvania State Representative, 200th District, Philadelphia Business Journal [LINK]

  • "While each individual state's pivot toward clean energy and climate-smart policies counts, regional initiatives can be even more potent. In the East, the RGGI program, established more than a decade ago and now including 10 states, has played a leading role in cutting carbon pollution from power plants by almost half since its inception and keeps getting even stronger." - NRDC [LINK]: How States Will Continue To Drive Climate Action In 2020