Companies oppose EPA proposal on release of carbon-emissions data

10/28/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Energy companies and other industrial manufacturers voiced opposition to a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that would give the public access to data on greenhouse gases emitted by individual facilities. EPA said that proposal is necessary to enable the public to verify the accuracy of information. But companies argued that public disclosure of total emissions would allow competitors to uncover individual facility's trade secrets, adding that the public need not know details not concerning air pollution.

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