What supporters are saying

“RGGI will catalyze economic development through investments in infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency that will prove especially meaningful to low-income communities where consumers could save money on electric bills." - Mandy Warner, director of climate and clean air policy at the Environmental Defense Fund, “Pennsylvania House advances bill requiring lawmakers to sign off on RGGI participation,” S&P Global Platts


“…joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would create more economic opportunities for residents, bringing in 27,000 jobs and saving 223 million tons of carbon pollution.” - Jacquelyn Bonomo, President and CEO of PennFuture, “Pennsylvania’s revived gas tax credit bill headed to governor’s desk,” The Center Square


“…by lowering harmful particulate pollution, or soot, from power plants, RGGI has helped avoid hundreds of asthma attacks, more than 100 pre-term births, and dozens of cases of low birth weight and autism spectrum disorder in kids—health benefits quantified at between $191 million and $350 million.” – Bruce Ho, Natural Resource Defense Council, “New Reports Show RGGI Protects Kids’ Health and Saves Money," NRDC Expert Blog


“The results speak for themselves. Since 2008, power sector emissions have plummeted in the states belonging to RGGI at a rate almost double the rest of the US. Critically, GDP in these states outpaced growth elsewhere by 31% over the same decade, proving states don’t have to choose between the economy or the environment.” Susan Dio, chairman and president of BP America, PennLive