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  2:20 pm
Commenter: Anna Wright, UVA

Support for Joining RGGI
 

I support Virginia joining RGGI with the carbon cap as it is currently written, which will have immediate positive effects on Virginia's carbon outputs. It will benefit the environment and reward businesses who at actively working to reduce their emissions. Instead of being left behind, Virginia can now be at the forefront of innovation in fighting climate change and protecting our own coastal communities against the current and future devastating impacts of rising sea levels. We know exactly the harm we are causing to the environment and this is our opportunity to fight for the future by reining in our unnecessary release of carbon by holding businesses responsible to the people and environment of Virginia.