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  5:01 pm
Commenter: Steven Greenway

RGGI Benefits

From Wikipedia "RGGI states have reduced their carbon emissions while still experiencing economic growth. Power sector carbon emissions in the RGGI states have declined by over 50% since the program began.[10] Media have reported on RGGI's success as a nationally relevant example showing that economic growth can coincide with pollution reductions.[11][12][13] "

Why would we want to withdraw from an initiative that makes our region cleaner and still provides economic growth? This seems like a win-win for everyone involved. If Virginia wants to compete in renewable energy and attracting technology and environmentally conscious businesses, we need to commit to these efforts.

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