RGGI Participation is the Hot Topic in Virginia

by Duane Nichols on August 24, 2023

RGGI is a very good program for lowering greenhouse gases!


From the Appalachian Voices, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Sierra Club & Others

Join us at an upcoming rally to speak out against Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s actions to withdraw Virginia from the RGGI, i. e., the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — a multi-state effort to reduce power plant pollution.

We’re co-organizing rallies that will feature chants and speakers in four locales across Virginia on Monday, Aug. 28, at noon. Raise your voice with us at one of these locations:

>>> Richmond: 202 N. 9th St., Richmond, Va. 23219 (@ corner of 9th and Grace streets)
>>> Dale City: 14091 Noblewood Plaza, Dale City, Va. 22193 ( @ Arepas Capital parking lot)
>>> Norfolk: 333 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, Va. 23510
>>> Blacksburg: 18 N. Main St., Blacksburg, VA 24060

The governor’s administration is taking a big step backwards on climate — in spite of the evidence that we must reduce carbons emissions as quickly as possible. We’ve seen the impacts of climate change globally and in Virginia this summer. July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, and Canadian wildfires turned Virginia’s skies orange and polluted our air with soot in June and July.

Participation in RGGI has reduced carbon emissions from Virginia power plants by 17% and provided funding for climate solutions like energy efficiency and flood mitigation. We’ve made too much progress and the stakes are too high to end our participation in RGGI. Help us continue the fight by rallying with us this Aug. 28!

YOU can RSVP today right here!

>> For our communities, Jessica Sims, Virginia Field Coordinator, Appalachian Voices


See Also: Environmental groups sue Youngkin admin for Va. RGGI withdrawal, Preston Steger, News 13, August 21, 2023

NORFOLK, Va. — Several environmental groups are suing Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration for the state’s pending withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) via regulatory repeal.

The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on behalf of Appalachian Voices, the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, and Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, less than a month after the groups stated their intent to take legal action in the Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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