EPA to declare CO2 a dangerous pollutant

From the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Jennifer A. Dlouhy

Carbon
dioxide will soon be declared a dangerous pollutant – a move that could
help propel slow-moving climate-change legislation on Capitol Hill, the
head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
















EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told reporters that a formal
“endangerment finding,” which would trigger federal regulations on
greenhouse gas emissions, probably would “happen in the next months.”

Jackson announced her timeline even as top senators said they were
delaying plans to introduce legislation that would set new limits on
carbon dioxide emissions. Senators had been scheduled to unveil
legislation next Tuesday, but the date has now been pushed back to
later in September.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/31/MNM219GIJD.DTL#ixzz0Q0iZvVTS

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