"E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

"Unwilling to wait for Congress to act, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it was moving forward on new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from hundreds of power plants and large industrial facilities.

President Obama has said that he prefers a comprehensive legislative approach to regulating emissions and stemming global warming, not a piecemeal application of rules, and that he is deeply committed to passage of a climate bill this year.

But he has authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to begin moving toward regulation, which could goad lawmakers into reaching an agreement. It could also provide evidence of the United States’ seriousness as negotiators prepare for United Nations talks in Copenhagen in December intended to produce an international agreement to combat global warming."

John M. Broder reports for the New York Times September 30, 2009.

See Also:

"EPA Moves To Regulate Smokestack Greenhouse Gases" (AP)

"EPA Proposes Curbs on Industrial Greenhouse Gases" (Los Angeles Times)

"EPA To Exempt Small Business From Greenhouse Rule" (Reuters)

"EPA Moves To Limit Greenhouse-Gas Emissions From Major Polluters" (Dallas Morning News)

"EPA Floats New Rules on Greenhouse Gases"

"E.P.A. Rule Draws Fire From Large Emitters" (Green Inc./New York Times)

Source: NYTimes, 10/01/2009