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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9/26/22  7:50 pm
Commenter: Joseph Brendon Kruk

Remove us from RGGI and never let it happen again - Sic Semper Tyrannis

As a hard-working and struggling Father of Four, the previous Administration made a very bad decision to include us in this ill-considered, expensive, unproven RGGI.  I am expected to buy an Electric Car over the next few years?  Due to the Biden Administration's sinking economy, skyrocketing inflation and upcoming Recession and layoffs, there is no way that I can afford an Electric Vehicle.

The Science is still unproven on Climate Change being linked to man-made sources.  It might be.  It could also be increase in methane, solar activity, or natural cycles in our climate.  I have read practically every article there is on Climate Change, and it remains a theory.  It might be true, but we cannot prove it 100%.  So based upon an unproven theory, we are supposed to bankrupt ourselves into poverty, impoverish our children, drive our reliable fossil fuel infrastructure into the ground, all to maybe reduce US emissions by 1%, which is 1% of the global total.  China and the developing world will produce 90% of the fossil fuel emissions and the US Government does nothing about.

Bottom-line, get us OUT OF THE RGGI.  Never let us be linked to California ever again.

Brendon Kruk

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