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)
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 3/31/2023
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3/31/23  5:05 pm
Commenter: Laura Watchman

The proposed repeal of RGGI is extreme and unlawful

The proposed regulation repealing Virginia’s participation in RGGI should not go forward, for a variety of important reasons: 1) The repeal would violate a 2020 Virginia law. 2) RGGI has been effective in reducing Virginia’s greenhouse gas emissions, and now is certainly not the time to lose progress on that.  3) RGGI is helping thousands of Virginians have more efficient homes, be better prepared for floods, live healthier lives, and spend less on energy. Why on earth would the Air Pollution Control Board repeal participation in this, except to pursue an extreme and divisive agenda?

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