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 Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 3/31/2023
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1/30/23  4:11 pm
Commenter: Max

RGGI Withdrawal

Leaving RGGI risks and derailing Virginia from continued progress to reduce climate pollution will endanger Virginia's ability to protect Virginians from devastating increase in flooding, limiting protection against rising seas, opening us to devastating air pollution, increased rains, droughts and much more. These are the climate facts but Governor Youngkin and his administration want to take us back into the dark ages under the guise of saving a few dollars in electric bills, give me a break. Youngkin will find other ways to increase electric rates to benefit his friends. We have a huge budget surplus, use it to increase the EV infrastructure so we can get away from the gas automobiles that cause the majority to our air pollution. I prefer to pay extra for my electric than give up on protecting God's earth as we have been ordained to do. Read your bible Youngkin about caring for your fellow beings and protecting the earth that God has made us the caretakers of. It's always about the money rather than what is good for the fellow beings that inhabit this earth.

RGGI is a proven program which moves forward our ability of combating pollution and climate change....KEEP IT.


RGGI is a proven program for combating climate pollution while investing 

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