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  3:11 pm
Commenter: Emily R Fisher

Stay in the RGGI

Legally Virginia must stay in the RGGI; however, there are numerous other outstanding reasons to stay: 1) the realities of climate change dictate that we do all we can now to prevent the increasing devastating effects of climate change and the RGGI is one such tool 2) our children's futures depend on initiatives such as the RGGI 3) the fiscal benefits of remaining in the RGGI in the long run will far surpass any temporary and narrow benefits currently enjoyed by corporations 4) the wants and whims of a governor, regardless of party, should not ignore the interest of the citizens of Virginia.

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