Legal Alert: Is EPA Going to Regulate Greenhouse Gases and Climate Control?


In another step towards regulation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") announced on Friday, April 17, 2009 its proposed finding that "greenhouse gases" in the atmosphere endanger the public health and welfare of current and future generations. The report expands the regulatory reach of EPA and opens the door for its direct control under the Clean Air Act of greenhouse gas emissions from virtually any source, including manufacturers, vehicles, buildings, and other generators. EPA also recently mandated reporting requirements for generators in an effort to track emitted greenhouse gases throughout the country.

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