Metcalfe, ERE Committee to Consider Next Round of Expert Testimony on Protecting Citizens, Energy Jobs from RGGI
WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will once again convene a public hearing to receive expert, factual testimony on the consequences of Pennsylvania joining any cap-and-trade, carbon tax-imposing emissions program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

The hearing will feature presentations from Vince Brisini, Olympus Power, LLC; Retired Air Pollution Meteorologist Roger Caiazza; Walter Schroth, Schroth Industries Inc. and member of Pennsylvania Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee; and Caleb Stewart Rossiter, Ph.D., C02 Coalition.

Participation in RGGI could eliminate more than 30% of the state’s current energy generation capacity, kill thousands of family-sustaining energy jobs, undermine Pennsylvania’s status as a leading natural gas producer and energy exporter, and guarantee skyrocketing electricity rates for everyone through excessive carbon taxes and overregulation.

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Room 140 Main Capitol Building, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVESTREAM: Barring technical difficulties, Monday’s hearing will be streamed live on

Media contact: Ty McCauslin, 717.772.9979,