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Virginia's McAuliffe Directs 'Trading Ready' Power Sector GHG Regulations

May 16, 2017
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is directing the state's environment department to craft a proposal to regulate carbon emissions from the power plants through a program that is “trading ready,” a move that could lay the groundwork for a future administration to link the state with others that have enacted power sector greenhouse gas limits. McAuliffe signed a May 16 executive directive ordering the state's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in coordination with the state's natural resources secretary, to develop...

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