Rabb highlights environmental sustainability legislation during Earth Week

HARRISBURG, April 21 – As a founding member of the PA Climate Caucus, board member of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators and member of the National Conference of State Legislators’ Energy Supply Task Force, Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., has been a consistent and vocal advocate of clean energy, climate action and environmental justice, dedicated to promoting legislation that would move Pennsylvania toward a clean energy-producing and environmentally sustainable future.

So far this session, Rabb has introduced legislation that would transition Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy by 2050; establish the Pennsylvania Environmental Justice Policy Center; codify and expand of the Office of Environmental Justice; establish environmental justice permit applications for refuse disposal facilities; codify the Environmental Justice Advisory Board; establish a Pollinator Task Force; support local farmers and agriculture through agroforestry; commission a study on agrivoltaic farming; modernize Pennsylvania’s energy grid; adopt zero-emission standards for space and water heaters; establish natural organic reduction as an option for human interment and amend the Criminal History Record Information Act, abbreviated as CHRIA, to ensure disclosure of public health and community safety risks.

Rabb has previously introduced and plans to reintroduce the following environmentally focused legislation:

“The health of the environment should be nonpartisan. We all are inhabitants of this planet, and we are all in this together,” Rabb said. “This is our one and only home and we should treat it with respect and care; otherwise, we won’t be able to live here at all. The environment affects everyone — it’s a social justice issue, a class issue, an equity issue — the environment plays a role in every aspect of society and life.”