EPA finding could trigger GHG regulation

Following on from its proposal for a national reporting system for greenhouse gas emissions earlier this month, EPA submitted an endangerment finding about greenhouse gas emissions last Friday to the Office of Management and Budget. If it becomes final, this draft rule could trigger emission regulations across the economy under the Clean Air Act.

Carbon dioxide is not currently regulated by the Clean Air Act, which oversees sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. But on February 17 2009, EPA administ