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PA Governor Candidates on CO2 Cap and Trade

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The U.S. is ratcheting up efforts to combat climate change, with the final carbon rules for power plants expected from the Environmental Protection Agency next year.

When Pennsylvanians elect a governor in November, they will, in part, be making a choice over how the state should move toward complying with the new rules. One way is by joining with other states in a cap and trade program.

Under President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Pennsylvania would have to cut its carbon dioxide emissions more than 30 percent by 2030.

If Democratic candidate Tom Wolf is elected governor, he says he would join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, also known as RGGI.

Read more of this report at the website of our partner The Allegheny Front.