Agencies | Governor
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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2/20/19  11:09 am
Commenter: Homan Wai

DEQ regulations under ED11/RGGI
 

As a physician, 

I applaud Virginia's commitment to climate action and look forward to the finalization of the DEQ regulations under Executive Order 11 (ED 11).

Virginia becoming the first southern state to cap carbon pollution from power plants will be an important step in tackling climate change in the Commonwealth.  Throughout the process to link with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), this carbon rule has only gotten better. The reduced pollution cap will make sure Virginia is on track to address one of the most pressing problems of our time. Lowering the carbon limit will have benefits for the health of our children and families, as climate change causes a miriad of health consequences in our bodies.

I also appreciate the increased effort to include communities most impacted by environmental injustices. These affected individuals are integral to Virginia’s just transition to a clean energy future.
 

Homan Wai, MD