homer city power plant

Save the Homer City power plant

Originally published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

During his campaign, Gov. Josh Shapiro expressed concern over a new carbon tax initiated by his predecessor, Tom Wolf, noting the impact on energy jobs and already soaring energy prices.

“I have real concerns about the impact it will have on consumer prices, hurting families at a time when many are struggling really to put food on the table,” candidate Shapiro said, in reference to the tax.

But since taking office, Gov. Shapiro hasn’t worked with the legislature to oppose the carbon tax. The consequences are clear: Most recently, Pennsylvania’s largest coal-fired power plant, Homer City, is shutting down. With even more jobs and further increases in energy prices on the line, Pennsylvanians need their governor to block this tax on energy.

Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette