Public comment period on RGGI wraps up, moving Pennsylvania closer to slashing power plant carbon pollution

January 25, 2021 EDF Blog
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After 10 hearings with over 400 voices from across Pennsylvania, and tens of thousands of written comments, the result is clear: A vast majority of Pennsylvanians support the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a proven cap-and-invest program that curbs climate pollution from the power sector.

In addition to the virtual public hearings, DEP received on the order of 40,000 individual comments in support of moving forward with the RGGI rule. EDF and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council filed joint technical comments with additional recommendations to strengthen and improve the draft rule, including measures to ensure frontline communities most burdened by pollution and workers impacted by the energy transition are supported.

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