On his first day in office, Governor Glenn Youngkin issued an Executive Order with the intention of removing Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), as enacted by Virginia's General Assembly in 2020.
In the General Assembly session ending March 2023, VCCA members and our allies in the environmental conservation community were successful in defeating legislation aimed at repealing Virginia’s participation in the RGGI. But Virginia's participation in RGGI and the fight for a clean energy economy is far from over.
VCCA collaborated with the UVA School of Law Environmental Law Clinic to prepare and submit these comments on the proposed regulation to withdraw Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Read the whole document below: