Last October, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order that directed the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to create a carbon reduction cap-and-invest program similar to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
The idea behind the program is simple: instead of letting power plants dump carbon pollution into our air for free, they will have to pay a price that is determined through an auction. This means cleaner air for all Pennsylvanians, as well as millions of dollars in new proceeds that can and should be invested in frontline communities that disproportionately bear the impacts of pollution.
DEP has already conducted a series of public hearings on this rule and the support for RGGI was overwhelming, but the work isn’t over. It’s equally important that the written comments also reflect that same level of public support.
To that end, the Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting written comments from the public in support of a carbon reduction program in Pennsylvania.
We’ve tried to make this process as easy as we can. Simply click here to submit pre-written comments to the DEP or, if you prefer, edit the comments to your liking.
It’s of paramount importance that state officials understand the popularity of this proposal. Do your part today to show support for a carbon reduction program in Pennsylvania!