HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Wednesday voted to support lower energy prices and save energy sector jobs in Pennsylvania by advancing to the governor a resolution that would stop Pennsylvania’s entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a carbon tax program.
“As a result of runaway inflation, the price to heat our homes and fill our cars with a tank of gas is going up. To enter Pennsylvania into RGGI, would only cause those costs to go up in this state at a time when our families are already paying more for everyday necessities. Entering Pennsylvania into RGGI will also terminate thousands of energy sector jobs in the Commonwealth, further limiting our economic growth potential,” Benninghoff said.
“No state participating in RGGI entered into it without the consent of their state legislature. Supporting this measure today tells Pennsylvanians that we will continue to stand up to bad ideas from the executive branch that are being thrust upon them without real legislative deliberation.”
The disapproval resolution now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature or veto.
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives