PA Rep. Metcalfe ramps up effort to keep Gov. Wolf from joining climate pact

01.21.20 | Terry Diener

Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican, is the chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

In a letter to the executive director of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Metcalfe said that any decision concerning Pennsylvania’s participation in the Initiative needs legislative approval, not just an order from the governor, and moving forward could result in legal action.

Wolf issued an executive order in October directing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to begin moving toward joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.