DEP to Guide Allegheny County on Climate Change Funds Usage

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Energy Programs Office is conducting public engagement sessions to gain feedback on using federal funding to address climate change. The department has received $3 million in federal grants for this purpose, and the initiatives will be supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants program. The funding will be used to help industries reduce air pollutants and emissions through measures such as upgrading to cleaner technology or training workers for clean energy jobs.


Pennsylvania DEP to Host Community Consultation for Climate Change Initiatives

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Energy Programs Office is set to hold a public engagement session in Harrisburg, to solicit feedback on utilization of federal funds targeting climate change. This is one of five sessions statewide, aiming to incorporate Pennsylvanians in formulating a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) for the state.

The consultation will take place on Monday, December 4, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Clairton City Hall. To attend, you can register here.

DEP has secured $3 million in federal grants for a PCAP and a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP). These funds will aid industries in reducing air pollutants and emissions. Possible usage includes upgrading to cleaner technology or training workers for clean energy jobs. The initiatives are financed by the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program.

“Pennsylvanians should have a say in matters impacting their health and environment – hence DEP is providing this platform to discuss funding to combat climate change,” stated DEP Interim Acting Secretary Jessica Shirley. “These resources will assist in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants, with DEP gathering feedback from across the state to ensure funds are optimally utilized.”

Pennsylvanians also have the option to join a statewide virtual session on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 6:00 PM. Register here.

If you can’t join the live or virtual sessions, you can still provide feedback through DEP’s Climate Strategy Opinion Survey Platform.

For further details about the CPRG program, visit DEP’s Inflation Reduction Act webpage. For information about climate change in Pennsylvania and strategies to combat it, see DEP’s Climate Change webpage.

Explore more on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s website, and follow DEP on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.



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