Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
Air Pollution Control Board
chapter
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 4/9/2018
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3/2/18  4:06 pm
Commenter: John Fitzpatrick

the Clean Energy Virginia Initiative
 

Like many others, I'm in support of a regulation in Virginia that cuts carbon pollution from power plants and allows us to trade carbon allowances with other states.

Burning fossil fuels has left a toxic legacy of pollution across Virginia's land, air and water. Reducing carbon emissions from power plants and incentivizing renewable energy will lower electric bills, create jobs, improve air quality, improve public health and protect and preserve Virginia's environment.

By cutting carbon emissions in Virginia, we have the opportunity to protect public health and safety while also creating jobs in the carbon-neutral renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.

And because we’re joining up with a coalition of other states with carbon caps, the actions we take here in Virginia is greater than the sum of its parts.

I strongly encourage you to proceed with a strong regulation that shows Virginia is a leader in addressing climate change and takes its responsibility seriously.