Sen. Yaw Statement on Release of Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan Update

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, issued the following statement on today’s release of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Climate Action Plan Update:

“While the Action Plan released today includes many sweeping new recommendations, we need to be pragmatic.  Markets move and markets fluctuate, and I believe Pennsylvania is at the forefront of clean energy technology that is already reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the board.  Reports have indicated that emissions levels are at their lowest levels since 1992.  I don’t believe that mandating nearly 90% of Pennsylvania’s competitive energy market or more is a step in the right direction.  The plan released today does not clearly define any benefits to be achieved and delivered to the citizens of Pennsylvania if these recommendations are implemented. Further, the plan does not come close to meeting the reductions the Department says are necessary if adopted.”







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