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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10/13/22  12:39 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth Ende

Virginia Must Not Withdraw from RGGI

The Youngkin Administration does not have the right repeal RGGI.  The Virginia Clean Act passed by the VA legislature in 2020 mandates that VA participate in RGGI.  RGGI is working!  The program is driving down emissions, improving public health and bringing critical funding to Virginians.  In just 10 years, the states participating in RGGI have seen improved public health valued at almost $6billion.  It doesn't make sense to walk away from this financially or from a health perspective.  Stand by the Virginia citizens and stay in RGGI.    

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