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Peter Franchot on Environment

 

 


Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

HB189: Prohibiting affected facilities collectively from emitting more than specified amounts per year of oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, and mercury; requiring the Governor to include the State in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Analysis by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the first mandatory cap-and-trade program in the United States to limit carbon dioxide from the power sector. Ten states currently participate in RGGI. RGGI was established in 2005 and administered its first auction of carbon dioxide˙emissions allowances in 2008. The annual average CO2 emissions from RGGI electric generation sources decreased by 45 percent [over the next ten years].

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 106-27-8 on Mar/30/06; Rep. Peter Franchot voted YES; Passed Senate 35-10-2 on Apr/4/06; Signed by Gov. Ehrlich on May/2/06.

Source: Analysis of Maryland legislative voting record HB189 , Mar 30, 2006

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