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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
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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2/18/19  8:52 pm
Commenter: Robert P

Support
 

I am in complete support of this plan to cap CO2 emissions from electricity production.  I am both a Dominion customer and stock holder.  Virginia's participation in RGGI is an important step in showing our children that we have the courage to take action to do something about climate change.  This action will improve our air quality  by reducing health risks from air pollutants associated with energy production. It is about time we realized the true cost of producing electricity from fossil fuels.  In addition, there will be long term economic benefits from capping CO2 emissions to 28 million tons per year.  It will promote the development of a green energy economy that can provide young people with stable high paying jobs.  Granting free allowances will keep the cost to rate payers minimal.  It is better to pay a little today than a lot tomorrow when we have to face the true cost of climate change.