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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8/30/23  8:48 am
Commenter: Bernie Goltermann

RGGI is good for Virginia

Legislatively approved RGGI must be legislatively approved to be remove. RGGI provides much needed monetary support in excess of half a billion dollars, and no alternative funding is being proposed to equal or exceed this RGGI monetary benefit. Should an equally beneficial alternative to RGGI be proposed and supported/approved legislatively than I would consider supporting that alternative, but as of yet the current administration has not put forth a viable alternative and it seeks to remove a lawful existing benefit from Virginians without legislative approval.  Governmental action that tries to bypass the will of the majority and bypass the legislative process must not be allowed.

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