PA House Committee Reports Out Resolution To Block Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Regulation
On November 8, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee voted along party-lines– Republicans supporting– to report out Senate Concurrent Resolution #1 disapproving of the final regulation limiting carbon emissions from power plants consistent with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The resolution now goes to the full House for consideration and then, if passed, on to Gov. Wolf for his action. Gov. Wolf said he would veto the resolution.
On October 27, the Senate voted 32 to 18, just short of a veto-proof margin, to adopt the concurrent resolution to block the regulations, within its time period for action.
Separately, the Senate passed legislation in June– Senate Bill 119 (Pittman-R-Indiana)– that would also block the regulations from going into effect. The bill has been in the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee since that time.
In September, the House Environmental Committee reported out its own version of the bill– House Bill 637 (Struzzi-R-Indiana)– which is now Tabled in the House.
Both the Senate and House bills are like legislation Gov. Wolf vetoed in September of 2020. Read more here.