A new study from Penn State shows Pennsylvania could avoid billions of dollars in health damages by joining a regional cap and trade program targeting power plant emissions.

Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvania to join a nationwide program that aims to curb pollution generated by power plants.

Along party lines, the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee passed Senate Bill 119 which requires legislative approval of a program that puts a price on carbon, like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

State Senate Republicans say they will block Gov. Tom Wolf’s appointments to Pennsylvania’s utility regulator unless he stops his effort to have the state join a regional cap-and-trade program targeting power plant emissions.

Thousands of people are weighing in on Pennsylvania’s proposal to join a regional effort to curb carbon dioxide emissions.


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