"We thank the members of the Environmental Quality Board for today’s vote advancing the proposed cap-and-invest rule to cut carbon pollution in Pennsylvania," said Rob Altenburg, director of the PennFuture Energy Center. "While the DEP has already engaged in robust dialogue and engagement in developing the proposal, this vote allows the public comment period to formally begin. A majority of Pennsylvanians support stronger action to fight climate change and, with this action, they will have a chance for their voice to be heard. We are thankful that this rulemaking process is moving forward, and we eagerly anticipate future opportunities for public comment and input in the weeks and months ahead.”
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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