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Department of Environmental Quality
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Air Pollution Control Board
chapter
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Action Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/6/2019
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2/5/19  12:38 pm
Commenter: Andrea Trimble

Support
 

I would like to express my strong support for the action "Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)" as written.  It is important to cap Virginia's electricty sector carbon dioxide emissions.  Given the accelerating impacts of climate change and the urgency of climate action, the lower cap described in this revised rule is important. Virginia will benefit from cost savings by joining RGGI and because large firms are now acting to limit their emissions, this rule is business-friendly.  In addition to helping reduce the possibility of sea level rise, an important economic and social consideration for Virginia, there are also significant health benefits to residents from lowering emissions.  I support the rule as written.