Pennsylvania state senators on Wednesday raised concerns that a possible multistate initiative to reduce emissions of climate warming gases from cars and trucks will drive up fuel prices in the commonwealth. At a joint hearing of the Senate’s environment and transportation committees, Wolf administration officials said they do not support raising the gas tax in Pennsylvania and they will not decide whether to sign on to the developing climate pact until the program’s design is complete. Still, leaders of the state’s environment and transportation agencies said they are committed to being part of crafting the program so Pennsylvania’s concerns are reflected in its eventual design. “Our ongoing participation has been and will remain beneficial for the commonwealth,” said Yassmin Gramian, the acting secretary of the Department of Transportation. The program, known as the Transportation and Climate Initiative, would cap the amount of carbon dioxide that can be released by […]