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  10:22 am
Commenter: Olivia Richards- Randolph College

Removing Virginia from RGGI is an environmental justice issue!!!

Keep Virginia in RGGI! By removing us from the program, finding ways to mitigate our carbon emissions will be less effective and more costly. The funds received by RGGI auctions are critical for use of climate-mitigation strategies for those most impacted by climate change. Removing Virginia from RGGI is an environmental justice issue as several funds go towards making low-income communities more energy-efficient. Governor Youngkin, if you don't care about Virginians just say that, but keep Virginia in RGGI.

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