The EPA's Final Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Less than an hour after President Obama's Sept. 22, 2009, United Nations speech stressing his commitment to strong climate protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its long-awaited final rule mandating greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting.

Approximately 10,000 facilities in all sectors of the economy will be required to monitor and report their GHG emissions beginning in 2010.

The new rule requires reporting of GHG emissions over defined "threshold levels" on an annual basis. The requirements are estimated to cover 85 percent of total U.S. GHG...
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