Amid Highest Inflation In Four Decades, Governor Glenn Youngkin Takes Action To Reduce Energy Costs In Virginia

Posted on AllSides March 12th, 2022
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During his first State of the Union Address on March 1, President Joe Biden proclaimed a goal to “cut energy costs for families an average of $500 a year by combatting climate change.” Across the Potomac River in Virginia, meanwhile, Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) is pressing forward with a goal that, if achieved, would reduce utility bills throughout the commonwealth. That objective, outlined in a January 15 executive order, is Virginia’s removal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a multi-state carbon cap and trade program that, according...

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