GHG Rules May Put Small Emitters At Risk: Nominee

Law360, New York (May 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An Obama nominee to a key post at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly told lawmakers that new federal greenhouse gas emission rules could leave smaller emitters open to the risk of litigation.

Regina McCarthy, picked to be the EPA’s air and radiation director, told a panel of senators that although the government can set the limit on the size of emitting facilities that would be subjected to gas emission regulations under the Clean Air Act, she acknowledged that suits might be filed to challenge...
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