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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2/22/19  10:28 am
Commenter: Bradford Slocum

Young Engineers for Carbon Regulation
 

I strongly recommend that the Air Pollution Control Board develop a regulation that fulfills items i. & ii., to reduce and cap carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel power plants.

As a young materials engineer, I've grown up and studied many of the environmental impacts and related technologies around carbon emissions, including from fossil-fuel power plants. It is the responsibility of the Air Pollution Control Board to help manage air quality on behalf of citizens of the Commonwealth, and so from my experience, this proposed Regulatory Action is perfectly in line with that responsibility and the science & policy surrounding emissions. Actions such as this one, now, are part of the much-needed wider effort to manage and reduce nation- and world-wide emissions, to ensure a liveable and healthy environment for current and future generations.

Please, please, for my sake and the sake of Virginians now and in the decades ahead, take this Regulatary Action to bring Virginia into better accord with the RGGI emissions-market system. This will help ensure that our electrical grid and the associated utilities can move into the 21st-century, away from outdated and dangerous power technologies, and towards improved systems which will benefit all citizens of the Commonwealth.