EPA Seeks To Rein In Large GHG Emitters

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a proposal Wednesday that would require large industrial facilities that emit at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases per year to obtain construction and operating permits and use the “best available control technologies and energy efficiency measures” to minimize such emissions.

The proposed regulation was announced at the California Governor’s Global Climate Summit in San Francisco by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who said the plan would help slash emissions from power plants, refineries and factories without putting an undue burden...
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