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

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VA DEQ GHG plans, carbon trading regulation

The State Air Pollution Control Board will meet on October 29, 2018, to consider the proposed carbon trading regulation (Revision C17); visit the Town Hall web page at for a draft agenda, the proposal, and other information.

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: October 22, 2018 at 9:22 am

Northam Administration Takes Steps to Fight Climate Change

Governor Ralph Northam announced a series of actions to help Virginia better address the impacts of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. While at the Global Climate Action Summit, Virginia committed to reducing carbon pollution from the transportation sector, combat ocean acidification and develop a framework for limiting methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure and landfills.

In addition to these three actions, Governor Northam has taken a leadership role in climate-related initiatives in Virginia: working to reduce carbon pollution from large power plants by 30 percent over 10 years, helping electric utilities commit to $1B in solar and wind investments, investing $14M in Virginia's electric vehicle charging infrastructure and permanently authorizing Virginia's Coastal Zone Management Program.

For more information about these initiatives, visit the Governor's newsroom:

From: Ann Regn

Sent: September 12, 2018 at 3:05 pm

VA GHG, new initiatives

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: September 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

VA GHG program, regulatory public comment complete

The public comment period for the proposed carbon trading rule closed on April 9, 2018. DEQ will now evaluate all comments and consider amendments to the proposed regulation as appropriate. Visit for more information.

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: April 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm

VA GHG program, public hearings

As part of the public comment period on the proposed carbon trading rule, the department is holding public hearings throughout the state during the month of March. See the public notice ( for details.

From: Karen Sabasteanski

Sent: February 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm