Tuesday, March 30, 2010

EPA Says No Carbon Rules on Power Plants Before Election

Okay gang, ya got nine months, now innovate, innovate damn you.
Umm, sorry.
From Bloomberg:
The Obama administration will put off until at least January requiring permits for greenhouse-gas emissions by industrial polluters such as power plants and oil refineries.

The Environmental Protection Agency will take “sensible” steps to begin regulating greenhouse gases, the agency said today in an e-mailed statement.

The decision to phase in new rules is aimed at providing industrial polluters and state governments enough time to put in place new technologies to reduce the carbon-dioxide emissions that scientists link to climate change, according to the EPA.

“It gives large facilities the time they need to innovate, governments the time to prepare to cut greenhouse gases and it ensures that we don’t push this problem off to our children and grandchildren,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a statement....MORE