REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE: A FLAWED PROPOSAL FOR PENNSYLVANIA

COMMENTS PRESENTED TO THE:
INDEPENDENT REGULATORY REVIEW COMMISSION

REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE:
A FLAWED PROPOSAL FOR PENNSYLVANIA

August 25, 2021

David N. Taylor, President & CEO
Carl A. Marrara, Vice President of Government Affairs

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) poses significant policy, legal, and ethical implications. Therefore, it is the position of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) that RGGI is a flawed proposal and is not sound rulemaking for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

On behalf of PMA, we write to express our opposition to Regulation #7-559 (IRRC# 3274): CO2 Budget Trading Program (RGGI).

Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association. Founded in 1909 by Bucks County industrialist Joseph R. Grundy, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association is the nonprofit, statewide trade organization representing the manufacturing sector in the state’s public policy process. Manufacturing directly employs 570,000 Pennsylvanians on the plant floor, sustaining millions of additional jobs in supporting industries, and generating more than $93 billion in gross state product.[1] Headquartered just steps from the State Capitol in Harrisburg, PMA works to improve Pennsylvania’s ability to compete with other states for investment, jobs, and economic growth. PMA’s mission is to improve Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness by advancing pro-growth public policies that reduce the baseline costs of creating and keeping jobs in our commonwealth.

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