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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8/7/23  3:14 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Stay In RGGI

People all over Virginia have benefited from RGGI. Flood damage is increasing across the Commonwealth and, by law, 45% of RGGI. Revenue from RGGI has surpassed half a billion dollars, far outstripping projections by state officials. No sustainable funding source has been proposed to replace the revenue from RGGI needed to address flooding. And no funds have been proposed to replace the 50% of RGGI revenue mandated to permanently reduce the energy burden on low-income households through weatherization.

Only the General Assembly can repeal a law, it is not within the power of a governor or a state board. Attempts to circumvent the legislature will end in court and taxpayers will have to pay to defend an action they oppose.

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