HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republicans who control Pennsylvania’s Legislature are reprising a fight from last year, passing legislation to require Gov. Tom Wolf to go through them if he wants to impose a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
The bill passed 35-15 in the Senate Monday, a veto-proof majority for a bill that Wolf’s office says he’ll veto.
The bill still must go to the House.
Wolf last year vetoed a similar bill to prevent him from unilaterally bringing Pennsylvania into the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Wolf’s top priority to fight climate change.
The organization sets a price on carbon dioxide emissions emitted by fossil fuel-fired power plants.