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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3/12/18  2:13 pm
Commenter: Gloria A Haislip

Support Executive Directive 11

Climate change poses increasing threats to Virginians' public health, national security, environment and economy. All levels of government must act if we are to protect our communities from the worst impacts of climate change.

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 and that covers carbon pollution from biomass facilities, which can be more climate polluting than fossil fuel power plants.

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