HARRISBURG – Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr.(R-35), offered the following statement after voting to override the governor’s veto of the resolution that disapproves of Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):
“Far too often in Harrisburg the first answer is to levy a new fee, tax, or toll, but why? Is it because it is easy and does not require much creative thinking? RGGI will destroy our economy. Period. This country is upside down. Highest inflation in decades; no respect on the foreign stage; supply chain issues that are cataclysmic; and gas prices at levels never seen before.
“We are sent here by our constituents. The constituents in the mines putting their lives on the line to pull the coal from our earth. The constituents who work at the power plant ensuring that we have the energy to power our schools, hospitals and houses. The constituents whose job is ancillary to that industry and trust me there are many.
“Today’s outcome is a disappointment and disservice to our Commonwealth. However, I will promise our constituents one thing – the fight is not over.”
Contact: Gwenn Dando