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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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3/2/19  7:29 am
Commenter: janet eddy, M.D.

in support of Executive Directive 11, the Clean Energy Virginia Initiative

As a physician, I support setting the strongest standard to cut emissions from power plants through participation in a carbon market.  A five year study of public health benefits among states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative found that the reduction in air pollution resulted in the avoidance of hundreds of heart attacks and premature death and thousands of asthma exaccerbations.  I firmly believe that the new regulations will improve the health of Virginians for generations to come.