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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3/3/18  2:29 pm
Commenter: David Campbell

Clean Energy Virginia Initiative

I'm writing to express my strong support of the Clean Energy Virginia Initiative (Executive Directive 11) that cuts carbon pollution from power plants and allows us to trade carbon allowances with other states.

The federal government has abandoned global leadership on addressing climate change, so Virginia must take action. Hampton Roads (where I live and work) is one of the most vulnerable areas in the country to sea level rise.

By cutting carbon emissions in Virginia, we have the opportunity to reduce pollution, protect public health, and create jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

I urge you to develop a strong regulation that shows Virginia is a national leader in addressing climate change.

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