Pennsylvanians Against Fracking believes a clean power plan is an important part of achieving a swift and just transition away from fossil fuels and other forms of dirty energy and toward a sustainable, 100% renewable energy future.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan misses the mark in several important ways and, as a result, Pennsylvania’s plan to meet the targets set forth by CPP can and will center on natural gas to provide the alternative to coal, if allowed to go forward.
Although the CPP purports to put renewable energy in a more distant future, placing gas as an intermediate step towards that goal is not only unnecessary but counterproductive. The new infrastructure it would entail will deter the development and expansion of renewable energy sources.
The steering committee of Pennsylvanians Against Fracking formed a sub-committee to explore the problems with the current plan and its implementation in Pennsylvania. We are publishing a series of statements to clarify the issues. The statements will be added here as they are completed.
PAF Position Statements on CPP