EPA moves to cut greenhouse-gas emissions in U.S.

10/1/2009 | NYTimes.com

U.S. President Barack Obama authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to begin developing rules to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, rather than waiting for action from Congress. The regulations would give Obama something to show at an upcoming climate-change conference in Copenhagen as evidence that the U.S. is serious about dealing with global warming. "We are not going to continue with business as usual," said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

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