Environmental groups propose carbon market to state board, kick starting action on climate change

Environmental groups propose carbon market to state board, kick starting action on climate change

Environmentalist activists proposed carbon emissions regulations to the state Environmental Quality Board Wednesday that would, if implemented, create a market for greenhouse gases to reach carbon neutrality by 2052.

Their argument cites both existing state clean air laws as well as the environmental rights clause of the state constitution to claim the state has a duty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to protect its residents from harm.

“I not only think it’s feasible, think it's absolutely essential,” Joseph Otis Minott, executive director of the Clean Air Council, said. “We’re prepared to litigate it if need be. This is the right path for Pennsylvania.”

Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers

VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers

Nearly two years after Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) began working on Senate Resolution 6, the Senate Resolution 6 Commission voted on and adopted its final report during a Nov. 28 meeting. After the meeting, Vulakovich, Barrar, and most of the 39 members of the commission joined for a press conference where they announced the final report.

The report includes 27 recommendations that are aimed at providing support for volunteer fire and emergency medical services throughout Pennsylvania as well as assisting with professional fire and EMS departments.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
New cooperation feelings as City Council meets new school board

New cooperation feelings as City Council meets new school board

The new Philadelphia school board met with council members on Tuesday at City Hall, but after the joy from returned local control wore off, Council President Darrell Clarke (D-District 5) set the tone for the daylong hearings.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
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