EPA Won't Force Small Businesses To Cut Emissions

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 3:03 PM EDT) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson is assuring small business owners that the agency's greenhouse gas rules won't target them and will initially exempt smaller sources, adding that a proposed Senate resolution to upend the regulations offers them "zero protections."

At the EPA's Small Business Environmental Conference on Tuesday, Jackson mocked the backers of a resolution of disapproval put forth by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, for claiming the agency's greenhouse gas rules would burden independent businesses.

"I hope the small-business owners in this room will...
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