|Action||Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/9/2018|
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.