PEC Supports Forward-Looking Climate Legislation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council today announced its support for House Bill 80 (Rep. Vitali, Delaware), with proposed Amendment A01746 (Rep. Ross, Chester), which will be considered by the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee tomorrow morning.

A copy of PEC’s letter of support can be found immediately below.

House Bill 80 and Amendment A01746 pursue two primary objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania:

1. Expand the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards to further establish renewable energy sources; and

2. Provide a framework for developing a carbon capture and sequestration in Pennsylvania.

PEC believes this legislation will dramatically reduce our state’s greenhouse gas emissions, diversify Pennsylvania’s energy supply, and create economic opportunities.