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EPA proposes national CO2 reporting system

Post Time:Mar 11,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:151

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a national system for reporting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by major emitters Tuesday.

The registry, which was originally proposed in a 2007 energy bill and is funded in U.S. President Barack Obama's 2010 budget outline, would lay the foundation for regulation of CO2 and other gases thought to contribute to global warming.

"Our efforts to confront climate change must be guided by the best possible information," said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in a statement. "Through this new reporting, we will have comprehensive and accurate data about the production of greenhouse gases."

Jackson called the registry a "critical step toward helping us better protect our health and environment."

The EPA said the new reporting requirements would apply to suppliers of fossil fuel and industrial chemicals, manufacturers of motor vehicles and engines, as well as large direct emitters of greenhouse gases with emissions equal to or greater than a threshold of 25,000 metric tons a year, which is roughly equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from just over 4,500 passenger vehicles, according to a March 10 CNN report.

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