|Repeal CO 2 Budget Trading Program as required by Executive Order 9 (Revision A22)
|Ended on 3/31/2023
I am writing to express my strong opposition to the proposed rule repealing Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). We are already behind schedule on reducing greenhouse gases, and the harmful effects of climate change are all around us, and more apparent with each passing day. Climate change is the most critical issue affecting Virginia and the nation, and addressing this problem is vital to ensuring that my children and their children enjoy a stable climate and a prosperous future. The RGGI was a positive step forward, and it is unimaginable to me that Virginia would take a step backward on a positive measure that is working. There is absolutely no reason for Virginia to withdraw from the RGGI, and every reason to continue participation.