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"U.S. EPA Proposes Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Rule for Emissions from Stationary and Mobile Sources," LexisNexis

March 2009
In this article, Partner Gabrielle Sigel and Associate Michael R. Strong discuss the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule for mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which was required by an appropriations bill signed by former President George W. Bush in December 2007.  According to the article, the proposed rule requires the first annual GHG emission report to be submitted by a wide-range of industries on March 31, 2011, covering emissions for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2010.  The article says that the EPA estimates that its rule will cover 85-90% of total U.S. GHG emissions, from approximately 13,000 facilities, at a cost of 4 cents per metric ton of reported emissions.