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  8:07 pm
Commenter: Lisa Kaplowitz

Virginia must stay in the RGGI
  • People all over Virginia have benefitted from RGGI
  • Flood damage is increasing in Virginia and 45% of revenue from RGGI goes to address flooding
  • Revenue from RGGI has surpassed half a billion dollars
  • No funding source has been proposed to replace funds from RGGI - and increased flooding remains a major problem in Virginia
  • Only the General Assembly can repeal a law
  • RGGI uses cap and trade, a key component of Virginia's clean energy future.
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