Join us in opposing a long series of bills that rollback or undermine Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative with support from numerous partners.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is an auction-based program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from power plants. Virginia is one of 11 RGGI members along with Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, which will collectively reduce power sector carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2030.
Cap and trade programs like RGGI are a proven, cost-effective way to reduce carbon pollution. To enable participation in RGGI, Virginia passed regulations establishing an annual cap on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. To comply with the regulations, power generators must reduce emissions to meet the cap or buy additional allowances through an auction.
Urge your legislator to support RGGI and oppose any bills that attempt to rollback or weaken this critical initiative.