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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3/9/18  8:07 pm
Commenter: John Gee

Please do not let Virginia join the RGGI

Please do not let Virginia join the RGGI.  The power that is gererated by forest derived residuals should be counted as making zero contribution to the build up of green house gas in the atmosphere where forest carbon stocks are stable.  The carbon profile of biomass is not altered  in any way because it is cofired with fossil fuel.

Please maintain the exemption for industrial boilers as this is vitial to ensuring our facilities remain competitive among other states

The increased cost for powerplants will only be passed along to the consumers of electricity resulting in another government induced tax.

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