EPA Greeenhouse Reporting Rules Goes Forward Despite White House

February 27, 2008

Congress mandated a mandatory "registry" of greenhouse gas emissions with $3.5 million tucked into the final fiscal 2008 omnibus appropriations bill it passed late in 2007. When President Bush failed to include any money for the program in his 2009 budget request, many concluded that he meant to kill the registry in its crib.

But EPA officials told the advocacy group OMB Watch that they have enough money for now and are moving forward as Congress directed with the rulemaking that will create the registry.