by Stephen D. Haner, June 9, 2023

Virginia’s Air Pollution Control Board voted Wednesday to remove Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, keeping Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin’s promise to eliminate the related carbon tax that has been imposed on electricity ratepayers under RGGI since January 2021.

It was a step long advocated by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, which opposed the push by two previous Democratic governors to enter the regional cap and tax compact with northeastern states. Governor Youngkin is following a path to repealsuggested by the Jefferson Institute soon after his election. The Jefferson Institute issued a white paper on the topic in 2019, beginning its efforts to keep Virginia out of the compact…

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