“Pennsylvania would add 27,000 jobs and $1.9 billion in economic gains by joining a coalition of mostly Northeast states trying to curb carbon dioxide emissions, the state’s Democratic administration said on Wednesday.
The messaging comes as Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) seeks to win over Republicans in the state legislature to support his plan to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The Pennsylvania legislature on Wednesday passed a Republican-sponsored bill that would mandate that any rulemaking addressing carbon dioxide emissions receive the general assembly’s approval. Some Republicans have been upset Wolf wants to bypass the legislature in seeking to join the carbon trading program.”