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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8/10/23  11:19 am
Commenter: Steven Guy Sharp

I oppose Younkin's attack on RGGI

Younkin's action are political grandstanding. 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.

Further, 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.

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