Oil and gas has been added
Someone finally saw that elephant in the room!
EPA Proposes to Add Sources to Greenhouse Gas Reporting System/Requirements target potent and persistent greenhouse gases
Release date: 03/23/2010
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only) Milbourn.email@example.com 202-564-7849 202-564-4355
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to include additional emissions sources in its first-ever national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting system. The data from these sectors will provide a better understanding of where GHGs are coming from and will help EPA and businesses develop effective policies and programs to reduce emissions.
“Gathering this information is the first step toward reducing greenhouse emissions and fostering innovative technologies for the clean energy future,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “It’s especially important to track potent gases like methane, which traps more than 20 times as much heat as carbon and accelerates climate change. Once we know where we must act, American innovators and entrepreneurs can develop new technologies to protect our atmosphere and fight climate change.”
Read the whole press release HERE
Under these proposals, newly covered sources would begin collecting emissions data on January 1, 2011 with the first annual reports submitted to EPA on March 31, 2012. These proposals will be open for public comment for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. The agency will also hold public hearings on these proposals on April 19, 2010 in Arlington, Va. and April 20, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
More information on these proposals and the hearings: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/proposedrule.html
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The three stooges of Texas Staples, Perry, and Abbott will just file a lawsuit against the EPA saying it is unconstitutional and tie it up in court until after we are all long dead and gone. But, I am happy for the millions of other people it will help.
Now Abbott is going to sue the federal government for providing health care. What a lunatic?
The health care lawsuit will be shot down by the Interstate Commerce Act but any environmental lawsuits will take a longer time to work thru our court system. Of course it will be our hard earned tax dollars which will pay for all this so called justice for the American people. LORD DON'T GET ME STARTED!
Abbot knows he cannot win with the health care lawsuit. Abbott is just campaigning on our dime. Please express your displeasure with your vote and show the three Texas Stooges we are not as ignorant as the they would like to believe.
This is Very, Very, Very good that the EPA is doing this. It's long overdue–BUT, I notice the absense of haste and eagerness on the part of the EPA. Also, I don't see any mention of penalities if O&G doesn't do the required reporting!
Also, Thanks scubawithdogs (6:12PM)– likewise don't get me started with the nearly useless Joketice system! No help to the ordinary citizen. Lots of tax money being wasted in this 3rd branch of our government!