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  12:51 pm
Commenter: Concerned Virginian

Stay in the RHGI

Gov. Glenn Youngkin is another self-serving Republican politician who wants to curry favor with Donald Trump and the Republican Party. The corruption of our politicians continues - pay-to-play, kickbacks, and personal financial gain. What is wrong with a now Republican led legislature who would introduce a bill to repeal the Virginia Clean Economy Act, allowing Virginia to withdraw from membership in RHGI? When that failed Gov. Glenn Youngkin is now determined to withdraw from RGGI anyway. RGGI is a win-win for the State of Virginia - $589 million to Virginia from the proceeds of the sale of carbon emissions credits - used for flood protection and community resilience and support towards energy efficiency programs for low-income households, and that includes many seniors. Our state, country and the entire planet is dying from carbon emissions from fossil fuels. RGGI provides funds to the state and allows Virginia to look towards the future and be part of the solution instead of the cause! Instead, Gov. Glenn Youngkin is looking towards his political future and the White House and throwing Virginia and its citizens under the bus!

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