Virginia Governor Wants to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Pact (1)

Dec. 11, 2019, 8:45 PM; Updated: Dec. 11, 2019, 10:42 PM

Making Virginia a member of a multistate carbon emissions trading market is among Gov. Ralph Northam’s 2020 legislative priorities.

Northam (D) told participants at a Dec. 11 event that his upcoming budget plan will include language striking a ban enacted earlier this year on Virginia becoming a participant in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. That move is among a number of initiatives and investments in clean energy and environmental protections that the governor said he would push next year.

The governor’s plans are seen as realistic, as Democrats won full control of both houses of the state Legislature in ...

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