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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10/26/22  4:50 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Please don't withdraw Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

I write to urge Governor Youngkin not to withdraw the state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Climate change is very real, and we need to use every tool possible to help prevent catastrophic consequences. The RGGI is one free-market tool that's already proved very effective in this effort, generating a lot of money that can be used for projects to increase energy efficiency and stave off flooding, projects that might not otherwise be undertaken, projects that help some of the people who will be hardest hit by climate change. Please don't close this opportunity, please don't discard this tool! It's critical that we do everything we can to mitigate the changes that are already frighteningly clear!

Thank you very much.


K. Krause 

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