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Greg Vitali | Pa. environmental protection must be strengthened

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has been under-resourced for years. This is due primarily to a Republican-controlled legislature that has starved it of funding. The DEP must be provided with adequate money and staffing in the upcoming commonwealth budget. The DEP is Pennsylvania’s environmental “cop on the beat.” Its...
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Rep. Greg Vitali: A Realistic Climate Agenda For Pennsylvania

There are many things Pennsylvania state government should do this year to address climate change — but won’t — given the political composition of the state legislature. But a few significant things are possible. Pennsylvania emitted about 215 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2017 (the most recent data...
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Greg Vitali | Keep Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on track

Climate change is the most serious long-term threat to this planet and Pennsylvania is a significant greenhouse gas producer. The most important thing Pennsylvania can do right now to combat climate change is to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. RGGI is a 10-state cap and trade program designed to...