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  4:03 pm
Commenter: Mary Hodge

END Virginia's participation in the RGGI

I find it very amazing that so-called "environmental" groups hold so much influence over our governments, and the mass brain-washing that has taken over the minds of people one would have thought revered our natural Earth.  The current technology for burning fossil fuel, especially with all the regulations that have been put into place, is the cleanest in the world.  What is most harmful is the destruction of vast acreages of farm and forest land that is currently being waged on our rural environments, and the rape and pillage of these ecosystems for solar installations.  To remove all the carbon-sequestering vegetation, and replace it with ground and water polluting solar panels, an industry which consistently razes thousand upon thousands acres of land and then proceeds to destroy our streams and rivers with choking sediment that annihilate yet more ecosystems, is far, far, more polluting than any current energy production.  I do not agree with the current US administration's interference and regulation in "climate" policy. I would ask that you not listen to all the robotic "protesters", and use sound scientific research and grounded thinking to formulate an exit strategy to REMOVE Virginia from participation in the RGGI.  Thank you.

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