Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Emissions

EPA: Greenhouse gases are a public danger

23 March 2009 —The Environmental Protection Agency sent a proposal to the White House that would label carbon dioxide a danger to public welfare, which is a precursor to regulating greenhouse gas emissions as pollutants.

The finding, sent to the Office of Management and Budget, stems from the 2007 Supreme Court decision in which the agency was found to have the authority to regulate emissions that contribute to global warming.

The proposal could permit the agency to begin such regulation — which the Obama administration has signaled is a priority.

Stories of interest:

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