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  12:22 pm
Commenter: Carol Chewning

Do Not Withdraw from RGGI

I believe, as do many other Virginians, that withdrawal from RGGI is a misguided decision for our state. I am a resident of Hampton Roads and don't see anywhere in the budget that makes up the loss of RGGI funds to fund coastal resilience and energy efficient programs for low-income individuals.

Climate change is real - as was made very apparent with the recent tornadoes in Virginia Beach. I understand you had a photo op in front of my damaged house. You need to do everything in your power to mitigate damage to the residents of Virginia, not impede.

Thank you. 

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