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EQB To Consider Accepting Petition To Create Cap-And-Trade Program To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions On April 16

The Environmental Quality Board is scheduled to consider whether or not to accept for study a rulemaking petition to create a Cap-And-Trade Program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania at its April 16 meeting.

The petition was originally submitted in November, but was resubmitted with additional information on February 28 with over 100 groups and individuals on the petition.

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., the Clean Air Council, Widener University Environmental Law and Sustainability Center and eco(n)law LLC were the primary petitioners who originally submitted the petition to the EQB last November.

The 407-page rulemaking petition asks the Environment Quality Board to establish a market-based cap-and-trade greenhouse gas emission reduction program that eliminates those emissions from major sources by 2052 in Pennsylvania.

The petitioners said these reductions would put Pennsylvania on track to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals established by the 2015, achieving the reductions that the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change indicates are necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate disruption.

Also on the EQB agenda is a proposed regulation to reduce the current limit of 500 ppm of sulfur in heating oil to 15 ppm.

For more information and available handouts, visit the Environmental Quality Board webpage.  Questions should be directed to Laura Edinger by calling 717-772-3277 or sending email to:

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[Posted: March 29, 2019]


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