Take action: Virginia's Climate Progress is Under Attack The legislature is looking to undermine the Commonwealth's latest victory. Virginia recently made history as the first Southern state to begin the process of cutting climate pollution from the power sector and linking with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — a cooperative effort of 9 states working to cut climate pollution from the electric power sector. But the legislature has voted on a budget that would hamstring efforts to collaborate with other states to cut carbon pollution. Virginians deserve better. Take action today, and tell Governor Northam to veto any efforts that threaten Virginia's ability to lead the fight against climate change. Recipients Your Governor Message Please veto language that hamstrings climate action Dear Governor Northam, * Personalize your message I am writing today extremely concerned about the legislature's attempts to undermine Virginia's chance to address climate change, and to urge you to veto any language that could hamstring our efforts to collaborate with other states to address carbon pollution. Climate change is threatening the most vulnerable among us, including low-income and communities of color. We are already seeing the results of a warming world in our everyday lives: The sea levels along our coast is rising, our risk of heat-related illnesses is increasing, and the lengthening allergy season is boosting rates of asthma attacks. RGGI is a proven, market-based approach to lowering harmful carbon emissions from power plants. States who have used market-based approaches to address power sector climate pollution have seen pollution drop, their economies thrive and the price of electricity fall in comparison to the rest of the nation. Virginia deserves to fully reap those benefits as well. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive email updates from EDF Action.