Critics say EPA emissions rule is an attempt to bypass the law

12/30/2009 | Courier (Houma, La.), The

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has joined critics asking the Environmental Protection Agency to revoke its decision to categorize future domestic-sourced greenhouse-gas emissions that drift into the air as a "public threat." Dan Borne, president of the Louisiana Chemical Association, says the new rule amounts to climate-change legislation and is a "negative incentive" for business. "If EPA regulates carbon dioxide under the [Clean Air Act] without major changes to the legislation, millions of CO2 sources would become major sources and would require permits to operate," he said.

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