From the coast to Appalachia, more frequent and more extreme weather events — like floods, droughts and wildfires — impact our farms, forests and rivers. These events have community impacts as well: they drive up the price of food and insurance, harm businesses and even limit opportunities for outdoor recreation.
But Virginia is on the verge of taking significant action to reduce the impacts of climate change. Right now, the DEQ is working out the details of a rule to limit carbon emissions from power plants. If done right, the rule could significantly lower Virginia’s carbon emissions over the next few years and open up the market for renewable, clean energy solutions like solar and wind power.
Climate change affects all Virginians. Tell the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Air Pollution Control Board that you support the strongest possible carbon regulation.