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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10/25/22  9:19 am
Commenter: Dee Sass

RGGI is good policy and helps Virginians

Virginia should not withdraw from RGGI. In just one year, it has provided hundreds of millions in funding for important programs in the Commonwealth that directly benefit Virginians while incentivizing utilities to focus their investments on lower carbon energy resources. Low carbon resources and energy efficiency  also provide local jobs and business opportunities to Virginia residents and business owners. Energy efficiency helps low income residents stay in their homes by lowering their energy bills and reducing the tradeoffs they need to make every day between food, health care, and decent housing. Withdrawing from RGGI will eliminate these local, community benefits without replacing them. That is bad public policy. Virginia should stay in RGGI.

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