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The EPA Won't Regulate Greenhouse Gases Until 2011

It was welcome news when the EPA, about a year ago, announced that it would start regulating greenhouse gases. Now we know when the new...


It was welcome news when the EPA, about a year ago, announced that it would start regulating greenhouse gases. Now we know when the new regulations will take effect: 2011. It's a bummer that we have to wait, but, as Treehugger explains, there are advantages:
It could be beneficial in a number of ways: it helps strengthen the EPA's case that it allowed plenty of time for business to prepare for the incoming regulations, which may prove useful when the EPA is inevitably sued by polluting companies. It also gives businesses that are earnestly attempting to curb their greenhouse gas emissions an additional 9 months to do so effectively.
Car companies, one of the likely first targets for regulation based on the greenhouse gases of their fleets, are big operations and it makes sense to give them some time to adjust. More on this at Treehugger.
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