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How Pennsylvania Will Fight Climate Change with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an informational presentation this Thursday on how Pennsylvania can reduce climate pollution by participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) via webinar.

“Climate change is one of the greatest threats to Pennsylvania today, and we as a commonwealth must take action to reduce the pollution that is the leading cause,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “To prevent the worst impacts of climate change we must reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a proven way to do that while improving the economy.”

The presentation will outline how participating in RGGI will lower greenhouse gas and other air pollution emissions from electric power plants. If enacted, Pennsylvania can reduce climate pollution by 180 million tons of carbon dioxide over the next decade. The presentation will also cover benefits of the program, including health and economic benefits.