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Virginia has implemented several regulatory programs to improve environmental quality and protect Virginia’s diverse ecosystems. One approach to help
achieve Virginia’s environmental goals is through the development of environmental credit trading programs. These programs can complement pollution
control and environmental protection programs by providing citizens, businesses, and local governments with incentives and additional flexibility in achieving how these requirements are met.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
May 4, 2016