News Releases

Sep

27

2021

September 27, 2021

This morning state Sen. Joe Pittman and State Rep. Jim Struzzi will be discussing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) when they speak to the PA Manufacturers’ Association and the PA Chamber of Business and Industry at their monthly business briefing. Watch Live   [Read More]

Sep

21

2021

September 21, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman today called on the governor to aggressively promote Indiana and Armstrong counties as the location for two proposed steel mills as a way to counter the substantial losses of local jobs if Pennsylvania joins the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) compact.   [Read More]

Sep

14

2021

September 14, 2021

 

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee today (September 14) approved a concurrent resolution disapproving a regulation by the state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, committee Vice Chairman. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

02

2021

September 02, 2021

The commission charged with reviewing proposed state regulations and rules today (September 1) approved a regulation that would implement the Governor’s unilateral mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senators Gene Yaw and Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Sep

01

2021

September 01, 2021

 

Senator Joe Pittman today urged the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) to disapprove a regulation that would impose the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman submitted a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission prior to its September 1 meeting detailing at length his many objections to a proposed regulation that would implement the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Read Letter   [Read More]

Aug

31

2021

August 31, 2021

 

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, in Harrisburg to consider the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman.   [Read More]

Aug

18

2021

August 18, 2021

 

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee today (August 18) approved a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) formally opposing a Regulation to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman.   | Read Letter   [Read More]

Aug

17

2021

August 17, 2021

The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee will consider a letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission formally opposing the Governor’s mandate that Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Joe Pittman, who serves as the committee’s vice chairman.   [Read More]

Jul

23

2021

July 23, 2021

Two local communities were awarded a total of nearly $2.8 million in funding by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today (July 23), according to Senator Joe Pittman and state Representatives Abby Major and Brian Smith.   [Read More]

Jul

14

2021

July 14, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement in response to the State System of Higher Education (SSHE) Board of Governors’ approval today (July 14) of a merger plan involving six of its member schools. The plan does not directly impact Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).   [Read More]

Jul

13

2021

July 13, 2021

Senator Joe Pittman (R-41) issued the following statement in response to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) ruling on Tuesday (July 13) regarding the governor’s unilateral order forcing Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   [Read More]