PennFuture released the following statement on July 8 in response to the House of Representatives passing House Bill 2025:
“Our elected officials in Harrisburg have a unique opportunity to cooperate with Gov. Wolf to cut carbon pollution, but they are instead trying to prop up failing polluters. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative could save hundreds of lives, bring billions of dollars in health benefits to our communities, and invest billions in our workforce and homegrown clean energy industry,” said Rob Altenburg, director of PennFuture’s Energy Center. "Instead of realizing those benefits, our elected officials have chosen an obstructionist path by blocking Gov. Wolf’s proposal. In doing so, they are siding with corporate polluters instead of taking real and meaningful action to protect Pennsylvanians and our shared environment.”
PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.
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