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Labor-business alliance opposes RGGI | Business

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A local alliance of business, organized labor and civic leaders is adamantly opposed to Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Pittsburgh Works Together said in a statement this week that “joining RGGI will not decrease carbon emissions in any meaningful way, market trends alone will account for the vast majority of anticipated health benefits, and the higher power prices resulting from RGGI will undercut economic opportunities in Pennsylvania.”

The organization also sent that statement to the state Independent Regulatory Review Commission, recommending that the agency reject it. IRRC plans to discuss the initiative at its meeting on Tuesday and may vote on it.

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