|Action||Amend Vegetation Control Regulations on State Rights of Way|
|Comment Period||Ends 2/2/2022|
Trees are the key to climate change mitigation. The proposed amended regulation does not take into consideration the public cost versus the private benefit of such pruning and tree removal. The amendment is only framed in terms of the benefit to the private business and does not speak to the public cost (loss of amenity, stormwater capture, air purification, etc.). So there is not a complete cost-benefit analysis presented in the proposal and I don’t believe this regulation should be fast tracked.
This fast track amendment is detrimental to all Virginian's healthy air and rivers!