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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3/31/23  12:07 pm
Commenter: Marilyn Sheehan

Don't Repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Good Afternoon,

As a constituent of VA, I strongly feel that we shouldn't go back in time to help prevent climate change.  For the reasons below, we should continue to support RGGI!  Please do the right thing for your children and grandchildren.  

RGGI participation:

  • Has brought in almost 1/2 billion dollars in revenue from polluters
  • Is an incentive for polluters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 
  • The source of funding for low-income energy efficiency projects
  • The source of funding for flood preparedness for communities across the state
  • Is an essential piece in the puzzle to help us meet the goal of 100% renewables by 2050

Thank you!

Marilyn Sheehan

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