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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Environmental Quality
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Air Pollution Control Board
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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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2/26/19  9:10 pm
Commenter: Jerry Rusnock

Reduce and cap carbon dioxide emissions in Virginia
 

I support reducing and capping carbon emissions with the action “Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)” as written. 

Given the  effects of climate change, Virginia should pledge to cap the electricity sector’s carbon dioxide emissions and join the network of states working  to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Pricing Pollution™ at the state-level is an effective way to reduce emissions and curb the effects of the climate crisis. 

The widespread effects of carbon dioxide emissions, such as sea level rise, extreme weather increase, and ocean acidification, will hurt businesses, communities, and economy. Reducing carbon emissions can limit the effects of the climate crisis, and provide significant health benefits for Virginians. The carbon cap will make Big Polluters pay, and it will reward those companies who are working hard to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.