|Action||Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/6/2019|
Virginia's Proposed Rule for Capping CO2 Emissions
Virginia has the chance right now to take a major stance in the fight against climate change by adopting this rule capping CO2 emissions as it is without revision. We will see a cost savings by joining a regional trading group. Even though business savings should not be the reason we reduce CO2 emissions (we want to reduce them to save the earth), the sad fact is that money drives change. And so I will note that this rule is business friendly as well as environmentally friendly because many large firms are now acting to limit their emissions.In addition, there are substantial health benefits to all residents from lowering emissions levels and reducing global warming and sea-level rise. The rising sea levels is definitely of concern to the beautiful coastal areas of Virginia. I am hopeful that the proposal to cap Virginia’s CO2 emissions from electric power plants will be an important step toward protecting the earth from the devastating effects of climate change.