VA Guv Also Exits Costly Climate Pact Pushed By Dem Predecessor

Decision Likely Faces A Legal Challenge

  • VA Gov. Glenn Youngkin is pulling his state out of the costly Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a multistate agreement intended to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Youngkin’s predecessor, former Gov. Ralph Northam, entered the compact under the direction of the General Assembly.
  • A Youngkin lieutenant said, “RGGI is a bad deal for Virginia and RGGI costs are being passed on to Virginian consumers.”

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