|Action||Repeal CO 2 Budget Trading Program as required by Executive Order 9 (Revision A22)|
|Comment Period||Ended on 3/31/2023|
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. Media have reported on RGGI's success as a nationally relevant example showing that economic growth can coincide with pollution reductions. "
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.