EPA To Take Another Look At Regulating CO2

Law360, New York (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it would reconsider whether to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and other large new pollution sources.

In granting a petition for reconsideration filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund, the EPA agreed to review the so-called Johnson memorandum, which clarified that the EPA does not include carbon dioxide in its list of regulated pollutants.

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said that concerns were raised about the memo’s...
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