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  5:30 pm
Commenter: Dorothy Edwards

We must stay in the RGGI, It is right and legal to do so. Leaving RGGI harms Virginia
Virginians have been reaping the benefits of the RGGI program via improved energy efficiency for low-income households, improved flood resilience, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.  We need to do our part to cut climate pollution, and RGGI has a proven track record of being a cost-effective measure to decarbonize the grid.

The costs to Virginians are very modest, and a strong majority of voters want to stay in the system.  

It's not logical to leave RGGI.  Rather than showing conservative leadership that saves our country for future generations, leaving just puts money in the pockets of fossil fuel producers.  And it's not legal to reverse, via executive action, a program that was duly enacted by the General Assembly and Governor.

Leaving RGGI is illogical, ill-advised, and illegal.

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