The EPA’s Proposed New Tailoring Rule

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 1:39 PM EDT) -- In 2008, Congressman John Dingell, D-Mich., famously warned of a “glorious mess” were the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin regulating greenhouse gases using mechanisms provided by the Clean Air Act.

The EPA has begun: It intends to find that GHG emissions from cars endanger public health and welfare, and to regulate those emissions with rules made final by March 2010.

That rulemaking will be the EPA’s first to limit emissions of the pollutant called “greenhouse gases,” adding it to the pantheon of “air pollutants” subject...
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