Editor: Gov. Terry McAuliffe should be praised for his persistent efforts to keep Virginia moving toward compliance with the Clean Power Plan, which certainly qualify as more than “going through the motions” (“Letter: Natalie Pien, Leesburg,”).
Contrary to one report that unfairly derides McAuliffe’s performance, the governor has been busy fending off legislative roadblocks that would undermine the Commonwealth’s ability to develop a plan that works for Virginia. By planning early and convening a business-friendly advisory committee, McAuliffe is setting the groundwork for a compliance plan that will not only be cost-effective, but also stimulate new investment in high-performing technologies to build the New Virginia Economy.
Rather than calling for Gov. McAuliffe to become “a strong, responsible leader,” we should recognize the strong, responsible leadership he is already providing.
Dylan Reed, Arlington