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 Ended on 4/9/2018
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3/7/18  9:14 pm
Commenter: Merry Jennings

Virginia’s Clean Energy Initiative

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

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