The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board approved draft regulations intended to cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and that would make Virginia the tenth state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Presently, those states include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. The draft regulations set a cap on carbon emissions, and draw down that cap by thirty percent (30%) by 2030. The stated reason for the cap is that Virginia plants have had increased carbon emissions since 2011, and the State wants to both curb and redirect that trend. Like the other RGGI states, Virginia’s proposal uses a carbon cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions, starting with a cap of 33 to 34 million in 2020, and declining by 3% per year until 2030. Virginia Republican Legislators have suggested the need for legislation to preclude the rule’s adoption, or that the rule itself lacks authority (meaning possible litigation should the rule be adopted). Clearly, there is more to come on this proposal.