Future of PA Entering RGGI Consortium Still Uncertain
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Governor Shapiro is seemingly still noncommittal on whether the state should join the RGGI. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a group of 12 eastern states that impose a price and declining cap on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The most recent meeting of a task force on the issue had not been able to come to a conclusion. The issue remains hung up in state courts due to actions from former governor Tom Wolfe. But Governor Shapiro has not said whether he would carry out the consortium's carbon pricing policy should it survive the legal challenge. If Pennsylvania were to join, it would be the first major fossil fuel state to adopt carbon pricing over power plant emissions.