Pennsylvania DEP has proposed participating in RGGI (the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative). The proposal should be strongly supported. It would cap carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in Pennsylvania under a 10-state regional program that would require power plants to purchase one allowance for each ton of carbon dioxide emitted. In the other states participating in this program, it has already been shown to create jobs, enhance public health and reduce gas and electric bills especially when the money raised from auctioning the allowances is invested in energy efficiency programs. For more information, click here: