Potential Implications Of CAA Carbon Constraints

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On April 17, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its much-anticipated proposed finding that emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) are contributing to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and welfare.

When finalized, this “endangerment finding” will obligate the agency to regulate GHG emissions from new motor vehicles.

More broadly, however, an endangerment finding signals an inexorable move toward regulating GHG emissions from a wide range of stationary and mobile sources, from construction equipment to coal-fired power plants, metal processors,...
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