Originally published in RealClear Energy.
Urgent action is needed to combat climate change for the benefit of Pennsylvania’s children and grandchildren, Governor Tom Wolf said while commenting on his administration’s Climate Impacts Assessment for 2021.
The governor claims that rising temperatures, heat waves, flooding, and sea-level rise associated with global warming will directly affect what he describes as Environmental Justice Areas deprived of investment.
As a solution, the Wolf administration has advanced rulemaking that would enable Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that currently includes 11 New England and Mid-Atlantic states. The initiative is built around “cap and trade” regulations that impose limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
But the governor…