Gov. Tom Wolf is stepping up the fight against climate change and setting targets to slash Pennsylvania’s greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades in a heavily populated and fossil fuel-rich state that has long been one of the nation’s biggest polluters. Wolf, earlier today issued an executive order that commits his administration to meeting certain targets, putting the state in a league with what the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions says are 20 other states that already set targets. Wolf’s administration contends that Pennsylvania is already feeling the effects of climate change and that damaging changes are coming, including more extreme weather, flooding and pest and disease management challenges for farmers and ranchers. The order is non-binding and does not require future governors to follow it after Wolf leaves office when his second term ends in 2023.

Source: Local News