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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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3/5/19  7:03 pm
Commenter: Alexia Melendez Martineau, Environment Virginia

Clean Energy Virginia Initiative Commendation and Support

Thank you for moving Virginia forward to become the first southern state to cap carbon pollution from power plants. This is an important step in tackling climate change in the Commonwealth and gives us the opportunity to become a national and regional leader. 

Throughout the process to link with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), this carbon rule has only gotten better. The reduced pollution cap will make sure Virginia is on track to address one of the most pressing problems of our time. Lowering the carbon limit will have additional benefits for the health of our children and families. 

I also appreciate the increased effort to include communities most impacted by environmental injustices. These affected individuals are integral to Virginia's just transition to a clean energy future. 

Thank you for your commitment to climate action. I look forward to the finalization of these important regulations.