In contentious vote, Pennsylvania takes formal step towards joining regional cap and trade market

Utility Dive: The EQB vote on Tuesday was only an initial step, but observers say it is also a good indication of how the process may look going forward: increasingly political, and with angry debate at every step.

Republicans on the board made motions for yesterday's vote to be delayed — and as EQB members began voting against those motions, an unknown participant in the virtual meeting could be heard saying "F--- you." And it was not the only profanity unleashed in the meeting.

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