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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8/29/23  8:55 pm
Commenter: Meredith Haines

Stay in RGGI - keep building resilience

We have hardly begun to see the benefits that RGGI investments will bring to Virginia communities. As an example, I looked over some of the first round of community flood preparedness grant applications and saw many small communities being able to consider hiring or training a flood plain manager. This would then start the process for local problem solving - with additional rounds of grant writing and funding. We need to stay in RGGI and keep these jobs, and knowledge-building, which are key to solving flood issues for all communities across the Commonwealth who face them.

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