EPA Paves Way For Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Law360, New York (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a widely expected move, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed endangerment finding Friday that sets the stage for the agency to begin regulating greenhouse gases as pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

The proposed finding, which triggered a 60-day public comment period, identified six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat to public health or welfare: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride.

“This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations,” said...
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