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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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3/6/19  3:38 pm
Commenter: Amy Cleveland

I support a strong statewide carbon standard and oppose any biomass co-firing exemption

As a Virginia resident, I’m writing in support of a strong statewide carbon standard.

I support your proposal to put a 28-million-ton limit on Virginia’s carbon pollution next year and your plan to reduce the amount of harmful pollution emitted by three percent annually after that.  

A strong carbon standard would help grow our clean energy economy, make our air cleaner, save Virginians money on electric bills, and hold big polluters accountable through a cap-and-invest model.

I oppose, however, any loopholes that let polluters  burn trees for electricity.

Virginians are ready for strong action, and we — along with future generations — are counting on you to do the right thing for both the climate and our forests.

Thank you.

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