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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
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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3/4/19  4:24 pm
Commenter: Lavan Dauberman, Forestry Professional

Oppose the RGGI Rule as Written

I oppose the rule as written, since it would include emissions from non-fossil fuel sources such as biomass, which plays a critical role in Virginia’s forestry economy.  The rule should be amended to specifically exclude emissions from biomass sources, which science has proven to be carbon neutral.  Strong markets are essential to sustain forests in Virginia for the environmental, social and economic benefit of all Virginians.