Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Action Repeal CO 2 Budget Trading Program as required by Executive Order 9 (Revision A22)
Comment Period Ended on 10/26/2022
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10/12/22  11:07 am
Commenter: Lynne Oglesby

Keep Virginia in RGGI

I stand opposed to the proposed illegal removal of Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Virginia can continue to be a leader in resilience to climate change instead of a loser in the inevitable consequences of excess fossil fuel emissions. Defunding CFPF will make communities vulnerable to recurrent flooding that will cost billions of dollars to remedy. The lives and resources of citizens of the Commonwealth will be put in greater jeopardy without access to the foresight in planning that the RGGI ensures. RGGI not only creates resilience, but creates jobs, boosting and protecting our economy. If you want to protect the common wealth and do the right thing, do the righteous work of reforming the rates of the energy monopolies that keep Virginians under their thumb. This ill-advised, illegal repeal of law passed by elected officials  puts all Virginians at greater risk and is a practically and idealistically disrespectful of  of our Virginia Constitution.

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