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  9:45 am
Commenter: David Campbell

RGGI is the law

The Virginia General Assembly and Governor enacted a law for Virginia to participate with 10 other states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which has already successfully reduced carbon pollution and generated more than half a billion dollars for energy efficiency and flood protection in Virginia.

Gov. Youngkin has tried to unilaterally nullify the law, a power the Governor does not have. 

Virginia citizens widely support RGGI, and it should continue.

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