Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pa. Must Not Falter in Clean-Energy Support

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pa. Must Not Falter in Clean-Energy Support

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Last Thursday, the Pennsylvania Senate made a backroom deal with the fossil-fuelindustry to delay action on climate change and shift funding from renewable energy to fracking infrastructure.

The first amendment that was snuck into House Bill 1327, known as the fiscal code, would delay the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, an effort to slash climate pollution from power plants by 32 percent by 2030. That delay could mean the state misses a critical deadline impacting our ability to transition to clean energy.

If politicians had listened to their constituents, they would have heard their voices loud and clear: 82 percent of Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support the Clean Power Plan.

To make matters worse, the budget would also transfer $12 million in funding from renewable energy like solar to funding fracked gas infrastructure. …

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