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  11:24 am
Commenter: Anna McMurray

Keep Virginia in RGGI!

As a Virginia resident, I am highly invested in our clean energy future. Not only do we need to take action on the very real and present dangers of climate change, but we also need to ensure we all have clean air to breathe. The actions we take at this moment will determine the quality of life for generations to come, and RGGI is a vital part of Virginia’s future.

RGGI is a proven solution that is already working for Virginia. It is reducing air pollution in Virginia and there is no reason for the Air Pollution Control Board to abandon its responsibilities, rollback progress, and allow power plants to pollute our air more. And importantly, Virginia’s participation in RGGI is not for the Board to decide. The General Assembly made this decision, and only the General Assembly can change it.

Do not repeal RGGI. Virginians want clean energy and clean air, and that’s what RGGI is doing for Virginia. Please stop this unauthorized repeal of RGGI.

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