PA Attorney General’s Office Approves RGGI Final Regulation, House Poised To Vote On Resolution To Block The Rule

Last week the Office of Attorney General approved the final DEP regulation allowing Pennsylvania to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, in spite of comments raising serious concerns about the regulation by Josh Shapiro.

            His Office said its review for “form and legality” prevents it from rejecting a regulation on policy concerns.

            The House is coming back to session this week for the last three days of 2021 and is poised to try again to vote on a resolution blocking the regulation.  The House failed to take a vote on its own resolution earlier in the year.

The Senate passed the concurrent resolution in October moving it to the House for action.

If the House acts, the resolution goes to Gov. Wolf for action and he has promised to veto it.


— StateImpactPA – Rachel McDevitt: Attorney General Shapiro’s Office Approves RGGI Rule, After Shapiro Criticized The Plan

— PA Cap-Star: Multiple Efforts Continue In The General Assembly To Block DEP’s Regulation Reducing Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

— RichmondTD: Republican Gov.-Elect Youngkin To Remove Virginia From Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative By Executive Order

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