EPA Agrees To Shield Emissions Input Data From Public View

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow some emissions information to remain confidential as part of its greenhouse gas reporting program following industry complaints that making the data public would expose trade secrets, according to a proposed rule slated for publication on Wednesday.

Data elements categorized as “inputs to emissions equations” would have been available to the public under the EPA's greenhouse gas reporting program, but the agency received complaints from businesses fearing damage to their competitive positions and agreed to shield the information.

The proposal...
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