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  4:21 pm
Commenter: Razia


Leaving RGGI risks and derailing Virginia from continued progress to reduce climate pollution is a selfish act to reward the energy sector and reward their friends in the gas industry. Under the illusion of reducing our electric bills Youngkin and his administration are proposing to open us to devastating increase in flooding, limiting protection against rising seas, opening us to more air pollution etc etc., just to save a few dollars in our electric bills, give me a break. Youngkin will find another way to reward his gas industry rich friends. We have a large 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 will happily pay extra for my electric than give up on protecting the earth and our families from the ill's of climate change. The republican administration always only cares about the money and their rich friends rather than what is good for the fellow beings that inhabit this earth.

RGGI is a program which will help our ability to combat pollution and climate change....KEEP IT.

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