Fifty business leaders sent Governor McAuliffe a letter supporting new reductions in carbon pollution through the use of clean advanced energy technologies.  These business leaders stated “we urge your administration to develop a strong plan to implement the recently proposed Clean Power Plan which facilitates a clean energy economy through the reduction of carbon pollution from power plants.”

Virginia Business reported the letter was released “[j]ust in time for today’s Virginia General Assembly hearing on the federal Clean Power Plan …”

The letter further stated that the federal proposed requirements reducing carbon pollution create “an opportunity to capitalize on its [clean advanced energy] potential and attract new investments in clean energy”

Virginia Business also reported “[a] September E2 poll found that 63 percent of Virginia’s small-business owners think Virginia lawmakers should do more to help the state compete with other states to attract and develop more clean, renewable energy companies and jobs. The same poll showed a majority of Virginia’s small business owners think McAuliffe and the state legislature should support the Clean Power Plan.”