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  9:07 pm
Commenter: Kathleen Nawaz

Keep RGGI!

Our General Assembly passed legislation in 2020 authorizing Virginia to join RGGI. It is an important program, for many reasons, including: it generates funds that are used to reduce energy bills for low income households and for planning for and mitigating recurrent flooding; it generates related jobs (e.g., electricians, HVAC professionals); it reduces emissions and improves public health.

We Virginians pay high electricity bills. That's because our utilities servicing most Virginians (Dominion and Appalachian Power) have been able to influence utility codes to their advantages, not ours. That's where Governor Youngkin should put his attention.

Thank you.

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