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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10/14/22  1:17 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Virginia needs RGGI

Governor Youngkin's intended withdrawal from RGGI would violate 2020 legislation. 

Virginia must continue to participate in this important climate change initiative, for multiple reasons: 

  1. It reduces carbon emissions as set forth in the VA Clean Economy Act.
  2. It improves public health.
  3. It creates jobs.
  4. It reduces energy costs for low-income families.
  5. It reduces costs to the state (ex: funding flood damage prevention).

Instead of attacking this program that has proven positive outcomes and is meeting the real needs of ordinary Virginians, the administration must stop big fossil fuel energy companies from monopolizing utility rates and incentivize them to invest in renewable energy.


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