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  9:22 am
Commenter: Ryan Van Patten

Stay in RGGI - Do not move backwards

I am here to support the continuation of Virginia's support and participation in RGGI. 

We need to continue to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, electrification, and GHG abatement. All of these will allow for our state and communities to become more resilient, safer, and healthier. 

Virginia has made huge strides over the past few years in terms of renewable energy deployment and energy efficiency gains. Virginia is now among the Top 10 States of cumulative solar capacity.

Do not allow the Commonwealth of Virginia to step backwards and slip behind our peers and neighbors. 

Do not allow the future resiliency and safety of our state and country become a target of partisan politics.

Please support the continuation RGGI.

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