Yaw: RGGI Carbon Tax Jeopardizes Pennsylvania’s Future

Harrisburg – Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) released the following statement today after the Senate failed to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Concurrent Regulatory Review Resolution 1, which disapproves of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):

“To say I am disappointed by today’s vote would be a gross simplification of the level of concern I feel for the future of our state. The RGGI carbon tax is the single greatest threat to our economic security and will leave thousands struggling to pay their utility bills during a time of record inflation and geopolitical instability.

The Democrats’ delusional support for RGGI will cost 22,000 jobs and ruin real lives without ever making a dent in air quality. We cannot allow this administration to squander Pennsylvania’s legacy as an energy leader while simultaneously duping 13 million residents into paying for the state’s economic demise, all under the guise of lowered emissions.

I support any and all legal action Senate Republicans will take to protect Pennsylvania from economic ruin.”

CONACT: Nick Troutman, 717-787-3280