ERE Chairman Metcalfe Demands Immediate, Transparent Answers on RGGI Uncertainty
HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) sent a letter to PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell posing more than two dozen unanswered questions regarding the governor’s unlawful executive order to enter Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) without legislative approval:

“Dear Secretary McDonnell:

“I am writing you today as the majority Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee to seek some information about the governor’s recent decision on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

“As you and the governor have both mentioned your desire to collaborate with the General Assembly on this issue, despite the governor’s Executive Order being by definition a unilateral one, I would appreciate a prompt, informative response to my inquiries as soon as possible on this vital subject.

“As you are aware, joining RGGI would be an enormous change to Pennsylvania’s energy economy, one that I believe requires you to seek the approval of the General Assembly before taking action. That being said, there remains a great deal of uncertainty as to how this process will proceed.

“It is crucial that every possible outcome and ramification of such a decision be deliberatively considered before action is taken. Therefore, I would appreciate answers to the following questions, so I and other members of the General Assembly can properly evaluate your decision:”

Follow the link here to view Metcalfe’s letter and questions in their entirety.

Representative Daryl Metcalfe
12th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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