So. Pittsburgh State senators legislation would hold PA to Paris Accord standards


January 30, 2018

Senators Jay Costa and Wayne Fontana are introducing legislation that will hold Pennsylvania to the standards agreed to by more than 100 nations in the Paris Accords. President Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement shortly after taking office.

The bill directs the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2025. The reductions are aligned with the pollution reduction goals of the federal Clean Power Plan and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Senators will be joined in support of the legislation by environmental advocates from the Pittsburgh area.


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