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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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3/6/19  10:31 am
Commenter: C. Regan

Support reducing VA emissions to prepare for future trade, help bolster economy and health
 

I support Virginia 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.

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

The widespread effects of the climate crisis and carbon dioxide emissions, such as sea level rise, extreme weather increase, and ocean acidification, will hurt businesses, communities, and economy.

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions will also have significant health benefits for Virginians, while maintaining important economic and social considerations.

Reducing carbon emissions will not only limit the effects of the climate crisis, but also provide significant health benefits for Virginians.

Not only will the carbon cap make Big Polluters pay, it will reward those companies who are working hard to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.