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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10/22/22  10:50 am
Commenter: Marsha White

Keep RGGI!

The data is clear: RGGI reduces emissions. The current administration stated so in a recent report: RGGI “has a long track record of emission reductions since the beginning of the program.  

Without RGGI, Virginia’s emissions would not have declined over the last decade and Virginia will not be able to achieve carbon free power by 2050 as set forth in the Virginia Clean Economy Act.

Decreased air pollution means fewer asthma attacks, premature births, and missed days of school and work. In just 10 years, participating states realized $5.7 billion in public health benefits thanks to RGGI.

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