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RGGI States 'Encourage' Virginia To Adopt Stricter Initial Emissions Cap

April 09, 2018
The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) power sector cap-and-trade program are “encouraging” Virginia to strengthen the proposed GHG cap in its pending final rule to allow the state to link to the regional market, fearing that a soft limit could increase the program's overall emissions. In April 9 comments to Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the RGGI states cite “our track record of successfully reducing emissions faster than expected at...

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