Virginia's DEQ is proposing new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from electric power plants. It's a step in the right direction, says the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Virginia health professionals urged the DEQ to write regulations to reduce coal-fired power plant CO2 emissions and allow Virginia to join a multi-state carbon reduction program such as RGGI.
Nine eastern states, including Maryland, announced that they have agreed on a proposal to cut global-warming pollution from the region's power plants an additional 30 percent between 2020 and 2030.
Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Sara Via writes that Governor Hogan's support for a stronger Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is critical if Maryland is to meet its 2030 climate goals.
RGGI and Maryland's EmPOWER program benefit Maryland's health, economy and environment. Chesapeake PSR's Sara Via, PhD, on why clean air and climate change may be at a crossroads in Maryland.
What is RGGI? RGGI is the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a consortium of nine states in the US Northeast to cap and reduce greenhouse CO2 emissions from power plants.