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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10/17/22  1:09 pm
Commenter: Robert Sullivan

RGGI is key to Virginia's response to climate change

RGGI is the major source for climate change mitigation: flood control and infrastructure resilience. It also funds crucial efforts to reduce emissions through energy conservation. In both cases, low income residents of the state - who suffer disproportionately from the ill effects of climate change and who have trouble making investments in energy conservation - are recipients of the funding. Leaving RGGI would require tax increases to continuing funding these critical initiatives.

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