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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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3/5/19  7:11 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth Moonan

Clean Energy Virginia Initiative Support

Thank you for your commitment to moving Virginia forward and helping it to become the first sounthern state to cap carbon pollution from power plants.  This is a vital step in tackling climate change in the Commonwealth.  Throughout the process to link with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), this carbon rule has only gotten better.  The reduced pollution cap will ensure that Virginia is on track to address one of the most pressing problems of our time and future.  Lowering the carbon limit will have additional benefits for the health of our children, families and communities.

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 and I look forward to the finalization of these important regulations.