UPDATE: Court Stops Wolf Admin From Imposing RGGI Rule

Just one day after the GOP-controlled state legislature failed to stop Gov. Tom Wolf from pushing Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a state court has stopped the regulation from taking effect, “pending further order of the court.” Republicans were delighted.   “The court’s action is a welcome step in the right direction,” said …

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State treasurers to Biden: Prioritize U.S. energy production

(The Center Square) – Treasurers and other financial officers from 22 states on Tuesday warned President Joe Biden about the need for U.S. energy independence as gas prices remain near record highs and the Russian war in Ukraine continues, impacting global oil supplies. In a letter from the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) to Biden, …

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Natural Gas Critical to Future Energy Mix Amid Renewable Push, INGAA CEO Says

HOUSTON — Natural gas and related infrastructure will be critical to securing a low-carbon economy and will continue to be a significant contributor to the U.S. long-term energy mix, according to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s (INGAA) President and CEO Amy Andryszak. “If we continue to stifle natural gas infrastructure investments, not only …

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Unleash the power and potential of Pennsylvania’s natural gas resources

The important role Pennsylvania‘s natural gas industry plays in our economy, environment, and national security cannot be emphasized enough. It was a pleasant surprise to discover that Gov. Tom Wolf decided not to target the industry with additional taxes to pay for an increase in state spending as part of his budget proposal for the …

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State’s participation in RGGI would produce staggering economic impacts, testifiers say

Pennsylvania’s proposed participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state compact designed to enact a carbon tax on energy producers, would nearly quadruple new electricity costs for consumers, according to newly released state data. Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) Director Matthew Knittel on Tuesday told state legislators that Pennsylvania energy generators could spend upwards …

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CASTOR: The Key to Unlocking Our Country’s Energy Bounty Can be Found in the Keystone State

While Texas and the other Gulf States often dominate the narrative around energy production, one of the most vital locations for domestic energy production lies in the mid-Atlantic region. Pennsylvania is home to an enormous amount of natural resources that are integral to the energy supply of our country. Despite being one of the top …

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Independent office’s report confirms woes in Pennsylvania joining RGGI

(The Center Square) – At a joint Senate hearing Tuesday on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a report from the Independent Fiscal Office solidified Republican opposition to the plan that would tax CO2 emissions. The IFO’s assessment of the Department of Environmental Protection’s model for Pennsylvania to join RGGI noted that higher prices would cost …

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Natural gas ‘large part’ of solution to climate goals, industry leader says

Wyoming producer says there are misconceptions about natural gas   A leading supplier of natural gas in Wyoming told Fox News there are misconceptions about the fossil fuel that powers everything from cell phones to electric cars. “The single largest misconception about natural gas is that we can’t do it clean,” Jonah Energy Vice President Paul Ulrich …

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Energy industry tells lawmakers natural gas vital to Pa., U.S.

Representatives from the state’s oil, gas and manufacturing industries told a Pennsylvania House of Representatives hearing that expansion of energy production was critical to keeping the United States free from foreign entanglements and pressure caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as the Covid-19 pandemic. “Reshoring and manufacturing and reconsidering global supply chains have …

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