University of Virginia professor Cale Jaffe explained that should the pollution control board repeal the code, it would create an “administrative migraine” because the board is “the mechanism of how we manage our carbon trading program.” What’s more, Jaffe notes that between the Virginia Clean Economy Act and the Community Flood Preparedness Act (which included joining RGGI), utility companies are required to transition to carbon-free practices by 2050. “Repealing the regulation does not repeal the statute,” he said.