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Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro to appeal court ruling on climate program

Gov. Shapiro isn’t committing to Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, but wants to maintain executive authority in light of a recent court ruling.
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Judge deals blow to legal effort to halt Virginia’s RGGI withdrawal

A legal effort to thwart Virginia Gov. Glenn Younkin’s bid to unilaterally withdraw the state from a regional carbon-reduction pact has hit a technical snag.
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Pa. cannot join RGGI, court rules it is an illegal tax

Commonwealth Court said the Department of Environmental Protection did not have the constitutional authority to collect revenue from the program.
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Court blocks Pa.’s entrance into multi-state carbon cap-and-trade program

The Commonwealth Court ruled on Wednesday that Pennsylvania cannot enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state initiative to limit carbon emissions, saying it violates the state Constitution. 
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Joseph Otis Minott: Pennsylvania's participation in RGGI matters more than other states'. Here's why.

Pa.'s participation in RGGI has been halted by lawsuits from coal and gas interests, writes Joseph Otis Minott of the Clean Air Action Fund.
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As Youngkin tries to pull Virginia out of RGGI, experts warn of looming consequences for low-income residents and threatened communities

Jake Bolster writes for Inside Climate News about how Virginia's Air Pollution Control Board has moved the state one step closer to exiting the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and fulfilling an executive order issued by Gov. Glenn Youngkin the day he took office.

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New study bolsters case for Pennsylvania to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Pennsylvania could speed its pace cutting carbon emissions, raise new revenue and boost the state’s use of renewable fuels by completing its planned enrollment in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an agreement by 12 states to curb emissions from power plants, according to a new analysis.