New Senate Bill: Amending EPCRA To Include GHGs

Law360, New York (November 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- While Congress struggles to enact comprehensive climate change legislation, Senate Bill 1387 was recently approved by the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Senate Bill 1387 (the “Bill”), entitled the National Greenhouse Gas Registry Act, would make Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) subject to select provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (“EPCRA”).

The Bill would build upon the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act enacted Dec. 26, 2007, Public Law No. 110-161, where Congress directed EPA to publish a reporting rule applicable to GHGs “above appropriate...
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