EPA moves to Regulate Smokestack Gases

From the Huffington Post:

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency moved Thursday to more tightly control air pollution from large power plants, factories and oil refineries, a step to limit emissions widely blamed for global warming.

The EPA said it is completing a rule requiring large polluters to reduce the amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that they release into the air. Those emissions can boost many allergens and worsen smog, which can trigger asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments.

The rule would require companies to install better technology and improve energy efficiency whenever they build, or significantly modify, a plant.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the rule applies only to large polluters such as power plants, refineries and cement production facilities that collectively are responsible for 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources in the United States.

Its about time too. The Government is finally beggining to get involved with “Green IniatitiveS” even if their motivation may not be for the right reasons.

Nonetheless, its as good a time as any to jump in on the bandwagon and help steer the movement.


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