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 Final
Comment Period Ended on 8/30/2023
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8/2/23  11:29 am
Commenter: Ting Waymouth

Please stay in RGGI

I am writing to oppose the repeal of RGGI in Virginia. Our membership in the RGGI is crucial to maintaining and continuing our state's progress in fighting climate change, and it is good for communities. We are in the middle of climate catastrophe, and it is only getting worse. To consider going backwards is foolish, and not something we are going to want to tell our kids when they ask us what we did to decrease reliance on fossil fuels and reduce pollution. Virginia's people also deserve to enjoy the economic benefits provided by RGGI, particularly in clean energy industries, which are increasingly attracting investment. 

Please, as the parent of two young children who are growing up in an uncertain world, stay in RGGI!

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