The climate crisis is at our doorstep, and fossil fuel pollution is to blame. The rising of ocean waters due to climate change, combined with the area’s sinking land, will cause as much as 7.5 feet of sea level rise by century’s end. Meanwhile, fossil fuels are harming public health right now, causing air pollution in our communities, as well as skyrocketing energy bills. We need energy solutions and energy justice now.
Now, we need Virginia to take the next step, formally join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This is a regional carbon trading program with nine northeastern states that has proven to cut emissions and create revenue. By joining RGGI, Virginia would receive more than $1 billion through 2030 to invest in climate resilience and energy efficiency solutions. Read more about RGGI here.
This is a solution that can benefit every Virginian family — no exceptions.
Sign the petition to Virginia leaders today!