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 Final
Comment Period Ended on 8/30/2023
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8/30/23  2:46 pm
Commenter: Pam Pouchot

Stay in RGGI

We have one home, Earth.  If we want to continue breathing clean air, ingest pollution-free water and reduce flooding, wildfires, drought as well as extreme heat and cold weather we must do everything in our power to reduce pollution.  Putting profits of fossil fuel billionaires over the health and welfare of Virginia citizens is not acceptable.  Gov. Youngkin does not have the authority to overturn a law he disagrees with.  Shame on you for even trying.  Listen to the majority of Virgians who find your efforts to withdraw from RGGI abhorrent.  We have already benefited from the $589 million from this program.  Why do you want to stop a positive program that moves us in the right direction?  

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