A few quotes from "Rendell gets tough on energy bill," by Diane Mastrull in the business section of today's Inky:
The measure would significantly boost Pennsylvania's clean-energy standards beyond those enacted in 2004 and, Rendell contends, help ensure the state's ability to attract alternative-energy companies. Surrounding states such as New Jersey and Maryland already are at a competitive advantage because they have higher standards, he said.
In a brief interview after the event, Rendell called House Bill 80 "the single most important thing that we have to do for the long-range health of the state."
Among those opposed to the bill is the Pennsylvania Coal Association. Go figure.