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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3/10/18  7:29 am
Commenter: Kristen Stout

Clean Energy Initiative

'I'm writing today to voice my support of a strong clean energy initiative that cuts carbon pollution from power plants and allows us to trade carbon allowances with other states. .

With no help coming from the federal level in addressing climate change, it’s up to states like Virginia to act. 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, action we take here in Virginia is greater than the sum of its parts.

We have to move away from dependency on dirty fossile fuels and stop the spread of environmentally damaging drilling (such as the off shore drilling now allowed by the Trump Administration).  This initiative will also help protect our coasts and our economy that depends on a clean and healthy coastal environment..   

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

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