PA Climate Related Costs Estimated at $261 Million

Climate change and the severe weather events becoming increasingly common because of it pose a threat not only to the quality of life of taxpayers but also their wallets, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said in a new report.

Pennsylvania racked up an estimated $261 million statewide in climate-related costs in 2018, according to DePasquale’s report.

Pennsylvania is the fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases with “very few plans to help us improve that ranking,” DePasquale said. Nearly 90 percent of Pennsylvania’s greenhouses gases can be traced to electricity, transportation and the industrial and agricultural sectors.

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