EPA Should Let Cos. Challenge Energy Star Decisions: GAO

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Friday that the federal Energy Star program for labeling energy-efficient products could benefit from a review process that adds transparency and allows companies to challenge adverse decisions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Energy Star program has undergone a significant overhaul since the two agencies that run it, the EPA and Department of Energy, signed a memorandum of understanding in 2009 that outlined joint efforts to address previously identified weaknesses.

The changes, which include stricter verification of energy efficiency...
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