Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: RGGI is good for children’s health

As we head into the fall, many parents like me are thinking about our family’s health during flu season in the midst of an airborne pandemic. As a parent of a child who survived cancer, I learned how important clean air is for children’s health. This is why I fight so hard for air pollution protections for children. Enter Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to link Pennsylvania to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or RGGI, a cap-and-invest program that would substantially cut our state’s massive carbon pollution from the electric power sector (Oct. 1 editorial, “When Pollution is No Longer Free”). Pennsylvania emits nearly 80 million tons of climate-warming carbon pollution from power plants annually, or more than the 10 RGGI states combined. Read more…