Monday, October 12, 2009

US moves to limit industrial greenhouse gas emissions

Important NEWS!! Read this 10/1/09, AFP column..

The US government has taken a harder line on greenhouse gas emissions produced by factories, refineries and power plants by mandating energy efficient means for expansion, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson she would use the agency's existing regulatory power to clamp down on large polluters by requiring them to use the greenest technology possible if they want a permit to build a new site or significantly modify an existing site.

Under the authority of the Clean Air Act -- the law defining the EPA's responsibilities for protecting US air quality -- "we can begin reducing emissions from the nation?s largest greenhouse gas emitting facilities without placing an undue burden on the businesses that make up the vast majority of our economy," said Jackson.

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