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  5:53 pm
Commenter: Rick Voight

Stay In RGGI

I strongly support staying in RGGI, as do the majority of Virginians.

The program has been successful: it has provided over $600K to limit climate pollution, reduce risks, and promote flood resiliance.

It is fairminded and just by design: 25% of the funds go to low-income communities, and the grant process is straightforward.

We have a long way to go to reach our climate goals. Coastal Virginia is one of the most vulnerable locations on the East Coast regarding sea-level rise.  RGGI can help us address these crucial matters. 

We must stay in RGGI!

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