EPA Rules Greenhouse Gases Pose Danger to Human Health
On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that greenhouse gases are dangerous to human health and the environment, clearing the way for the agency to begin regulating carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles, power plants, factories and other sources. In 2007, the Supreme Court instructed EPA to determine whether carbon dioxide and five other potentially harmful gases compromise human health and to regulate the gases if they do. Industry groups said they likely will file lawsuits challenging new regulations, which could delay the rules for years.
- "Greenhouse Gases Imperil Health, EPA Announces" (Broder, New York Times, 12/8).
- "EPA Is Preparing To Regulate Emissions in Congress' Stead" (Fahrenthold/Mufson, Washington Post, 12/8).