Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill Requiring General Assembly Approval Of Carbon Emissions Reduction Programs

As promised, on September 24, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 2025 (Struzzi-R-Indiana) requiring the approval of the General Assembly before Pennsylvania could enter into carbon emissions reduction programs like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Transportation and Climate initiative.

            Neither the Senate (33 to 17) nor the House (130 to 71) passed House Bill 2025 with a veto-proof majority.

In his veto message, Gov. Wolf said in part– “Addressing the global climate crisis is one of the most important and critical challenges we face.  

“This legislation is extremely harmful to public health and welfare as it prevents the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Department) from taking any measure or action to abate, control or limit carbon dioxide emissions, a greenhouse gas and major contributor to climate change impacts, without prior approval of the General Assembly.” 

We’ll see if House Republicans try for a veto override on this one.

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