Earlier this year, the CO2 Coalition published a thorough evaluation of the justifications supporting both the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the VCEA titled Virginia and Climate Change - Separating fact from fiction.
This detailed analysis of climate change and its alleged impact on Virginia finds the following to be true and supported by voluminous governmental and peer-reviewed studies concerning the Commonwealth:
In short, there is no climate crisis and any attempts to eliminate CO2 via regulation or taxation are simply “solutions in search of a problem.”
The proposed reductions in GHG emissions in Virginia do nothing measurable
concerning climate change, and therefore Virginia’s participation is meaningless.
The near-zero effect of the Commonwealth’s emission reductions needs to be
assessed in the context of the rapid expansion of global emissions from the
developing nations, in particular India, China, Russia and Brazil.