Pennsylvania Lawmakers Resist Governor’s Executive Actions On Climate Change

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By Kevin Mooney ~

If Pennsylvania joins a multistate agreement that restricts carbon dioxide emissions, the commonwealth could jeopardize its position as an energy producer and exporter without achieving discernible environmental benefits, according to elected officials who are resisting executive actions to address climate change.

The Pennsylvania Senate passes legislation to prohibit Gov. Tom Wolf from joining a multistate compact on climate change and imposing carbon taxes without lawmakers’ approval. Pictured: President Donald Trump speaks to 5,000 contractors about manufacturing and energy sector jobs on Aug. 13, 2019, at the Shell Chemicals Petrochemical Complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

The state Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to prohibit Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, from joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and imposing carbon taxes without the approval of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

A state Senate committee last week voted to move to the floor two bills that reaffirm…

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