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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Environmental Quality
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Air Pollution Control Board
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Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Action Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)
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Comment Period Ends 4/9/2018
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4/9/18  2:13 pm
Commenter: Kate Wofford

For Our Future- Please Cut Emissions and Set a Strong Standard
 

I support setting the strongest possible standard to cut Virginia emissions from power plants through participation in a carbon market. This is a critically important step toward carbon pollution reductions.

I request that DEQ use its authority to adopt and implement a final standard that:

  • Caps and reduces carbon pollution as rapidly as possible, beginning as soon as possible. The 2020 base year emissions cap should be between 30 and 32 million tons.
  • Covers carbon pollution from biomass facilities, which can be more climate polluting than fossil fuel power plants.
  • Sets the expectation of continued annual carbon pollution reductions in Virginia after 2030.
  • Closely monitors implementation in order to respond to instances of disproportionate environmental burdens experienced by any communities, particularly low-income and vulnerable communities that have traditionally borne the brunt of pollution.