Harrisburg, P.A. – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Pennsylvania will join the United States Climate Alliance – a bipartisan coalition of 24 states dedicated to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Accord. In addition, the Governor also released the Commonwealth’s new climate action plan, which sets forth strategies the state could use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate.
A statement follows from Mark Szybist, Senior Attorney, Climate and Clean Energy, at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):
“By joining the Climate Alliance, Governor Wolf is assuming the mantle of leadership to fight climate change and ensure Pennsylvania is part of the solution. Following the Governor’s recent Executive Order setting goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, membership in the Alliance creates momentum for real climate progress in Pennsylvania. We look forward to strong actions from the executive branch and our leaders in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to scale-up clean energy, establish an enforceable, declining limit on carbon pollution and put people to work while building a clean energy future that benefits all Pennsylvanians.”
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