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)
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 3/31/2023
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3/31/23  2:06 pm
Commenter: Andrew Rose

VA should stay in the RGGI

Participating in the RGGI benefits Virginia's environment and our economy.

For instance, participating in this initiative has already resulted in $523 million for flood resilience and energy efficiency programs since January 2021. That's a job creator.

I live in Hampton Roads, VA, and our community knows we need to build resilience to an ever-increasing rise in sea levels that is already adversely impacting our region's infrastructure and economy. 

Virginia can be a leader in an economy that is sustainable for the 21st century, so let's not pull out of this very successful initiative. Stay in the RGGI. 

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