“Given the failure of the federal government to combat climate change, Pennsylvania’s elected leaders have a responsibility to act,” said Rob Altenburg, Director of the PennFuture Energy Center. “Pennsylvania must invest in a sustainable future. The Covid-19 crisis—as well as rapidly disappearing coal generation—will leave many workers and communities without a path forward unless we take action. Senate Bill 15 is a necessary piece of legislation that is crucial to cutting our carbon pollution now and in the future, but it will also give us the tools to manage our state’s energy transition by investing in our workers and protecting vulnerable communities. No other state is offering such an innovative plan that combats the climate crisis while prioritizing this level of investment in our communities and workforce. PennFuture steadfastly supports this legislation and thanks Senator Costa and the other co-sponsors for spearheading Senate Bill 15.”
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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