EPA submits Bush-era EPA memo reconsideration on GHG rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget the final reconsideration of a memorandum issued by former EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson that defined when the government can regulate greenhouse gases from stationary sources. The EPA "may look to the Johnson memo rule-making as the legal mechanism to buy ... additional time through 2010 for EPA, the states and industry to prepare for [regulations]," said Roger Martella, who was the EPA's general counsel for President George W. Bush.

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