Cap and trade system for NOx and SO2; nonattainment areas. (SB712)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Cap and trade system for NOx and SO2; nonattainment areas. Provides that the Air Pollution Control Board may prohibit electric generating facilities located within specified nonattainment areas in the Commonwealth from meeting their compliance obligations for pollutants that contribute to ongoing nonattainment in that area through the purchase of allowances for NOx and SO2 only if the Board finds that: (i) the prohibition will directly and quantifiably reduce ambient concentrations of ozone or PM2.5 in the affected nonattainment area; and (ii) there is no other reasonably available approach to achieve a comparable air quality benefit for the Commonwealth. Amends § 10.1-1328, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/16/2008 Presented and ordered printed 084774340
  • 01/16/2008 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 01/29/2008 Impact statement from DPB (SB712)
  • 02/04/2008 Continued to 2009 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Va. Conservation Network, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Energy - Oppose