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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10/12/22  2:08 pm
Commenter: David P. Yaffe, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions

Virginia Should Not Pull Out of RGGI

I spent 40 years practicing energy regulatory law in Washington, D.C.  I counseled electric utility clients about RGGI's structure and potential market effects when it was being formulated in the Northeast, New York and other states before Virginia joined.  I am a professorial lecturer in energy law at George Washington University Law School.  I oppose Governor Youngkin's characterization of RGGI as well as his proposal to withdraw Virginia from that interstate compact.  My views are best articulated in my Letter to the Editor published in the October 12 print version of the Washington Post.

Please feel free to contact me.

Thank you 

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