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Proposals that will cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from plants that generate electricity from fossil fuels

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EPA GHG, VA public listening sessions

DEQ is announcing a series of informal listening sessions around the state on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity from fossil fuels. Please visit the DEQ greenhouse gas page (www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/Air/GreenhouseGasPlan.aspx) for the full announcement.

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: August 26, 2015 at 11:04 am

EPA GHG, VA opportunity for comment

DEQ is announcing an informal public comment period on EPA's Clean Power Plan. Prior to taking any formal action, DEQ is seeking general input from the public on the best way to implement EPA's emission guidelines for existing power plants. Please visit the DEQ greenhouse gas page (www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/Air/GreenhouseGasPlan.aspx) for the full announcement.

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: August 13, 2015 at 7:41 am

EPA GHG, new federal rules

EPA's final Clean Power Plan has been issued. For more information, visit EPA's Clean Power Plan web site (http://www2.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan). Opportunities for public participation will be posted on the DEQ greenhouse gas page (www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/Air/GreenhouseGasPlan.aspx) as they become available.

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: August 10, 2015 at 6:38 am

EPA GHG, new dates and federal plan

EPA has announced that it will finalize its Clean Power proposals by mid-summer 2015. In addition, the agency will be starting the regulatory process to develop a proposed federal plan. See EPA's fact sheet (http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-01/documents/20150107fs-key-dates.pdf) for more information.

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: January 09, 2015 at 8:44 am

VA GHG DEQ comments to EPA

DEQ has submitted written comments to EPA on the proposed EPA plan. These comments are now available on the DEQ greenhouse gas web page (www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/Air/GreenhouseGasPlan.aspx).

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: November 17, 2014 at 7:51 am