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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10/24/22  12:53 pm
Commenter: Elisabeth Chaves

Stay in RGGI

Virginia should remain in RGGI. Not only is it the law as passed in 2020, but it is of enormous benefit to meeting Virginia's clean energy goals by 2050 and keeping Virginians safe from the mounting harms of the climate crisis. Here in southwest Virginia, where I live, increased rainfall during storms has flooded communities. Rising oil and gas prices are increasing household energy burdens, which were already high. We need the money from RGGI to support community flood preparedness and to increase energy efficiency for low-income households. If the current administration is truly concerned about high energy bills, then it should follow up on its 2022 Energy Plan to reform Rate Adjustment Clauses so that bills are fair and affordable.

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