March 7, 2023 Leigh Martinez

PennFuture's Reaction to Governor Shapiro's Budget

Statement from PennFuture on the Governor's proposed first budget

The Governor’s budget provides an excellent starting point for moving us toward the Commonwealth’s clean energy potential. Pennsylvanians can seize the opportunity to use less carbon-producing energy, grow the green job sector, and clean up our grid.

Governor Josh Shapiro presented a state spending plan that will grow the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). 


PennFuture commends the Governor’s recognition that protecting Pennsylvania’s natural environment will ensure public health and economic prosperity for current and future generations. The inclusion of the RGGI revenue in the budget serves as a reminder of the lost economic opportunities Pennsylvania had, had it moved sooner to a clean energy future.