On 10 March 2009, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson has announced plans for the nation’s first comprehensive reporting system for greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed system would require major sources of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, such as suppliers of fossil fuels, energy producers, and manufacturers of automobiles and engines, steel, iron, and cement, monitor and report their emissions to the EPA each year.

Approximately 13,000 facilities nationwide would be subject to the reporting requirement, with first reports to the EPA due in 2011 for the calendar year 2010. For more information on the proposed rule, go to http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html.

 


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