Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Pennsylvania is one step closer to joining a regional program meant to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Jessica Kourkounis / Keystone Crossroads


On today's program: A new report shows that Black students in Pittsburgh are referred to the juvenile justice system at a much higher rate than their white counterparts; and Pennsylvania could join a regional cap-and-trade program.

RGGI, Behind The Rhetoric: What We Know About The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Sep 14, 2020
Amy Sisk / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Bill To Keep PA Out Of Regional Cap-And-Trade Program Passes, But Faces Governor’s Veto

Sep 10, 2020
Matt Rourke / AP

After a contentious move on the floor of the state Senate, a measure to stop Pennsylvania from entering a regional program to curb greenhouse gas emissions is heading to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

PA House Moves To Block RGGI Entrance As DEP Estimates It Will Save Money And Lives

Jul 9, 2020
Amy Sisk / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives is trying to block the state’s entrance into a regional effort to curb carbon emissions from power plants. 

Lawmakers Take Up Fight Against Governor's Climate Strategy

Jul 8, 2020
Melinda Roeder / 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled House of Representatives moved Wednesday to ensure that it can block Gov. Tom Wolf's effort to impose a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants as part of a consortium of states.

PA Lawmakers Hear From Industry, Environmental Advocates On Impact Of Cap-And-Trade Program

Jun 26, 2020
Reid Frazier / StateImpact Pennsylvania

State senators are weighing the risks and benefits of Pennsylvania joining a regional cap-and trade-program targeting greenhouse gases.

Amy Sisk / StateImpact Pennsylvania

Some state lawmakers are telling Gov. Tom Wolf he went too far with an executive order for the commonwealth to join a regional effort to cut power plant emissions.