Climate Change Forces EPA, DOI To Fine-Tune Missions

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 4:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior on Thursday each put forth formal plans to adapt their regulatory missions — including implementing new rules and practices — to deal with climate change.

While the agencies didn’t outline any specific regulations they would pursue, they said rising temperatures and sea levels, extreme weather and other symptoms of climate change will necessitate additional steps to safeguard the public and environment.

“It is essential that EPA adapt to anticipate and plan for future changes in...
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