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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8/21/23  3:42 pm
Commenter: Joan McIntyre

RGGI is Right for Virginia

In just two years, Virginia's participation in RGGI is paying off--greenhouse gas emissions are down 16 percent and has raised almost $600 million to help protect communities from increased flooding caused by climate change and assist low-income household reduce their energy bills. We are facing a climate crisis and Virginia's participating in RGGI is an effective, market-based mechanism to reduce climate-disrupting greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, Virginia's participation in RGGI is mandated by the General Assembly and only the General Assembly has the power to end its participation.

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