Thursday, August 28, 2003

EPA to Deny It Has Authority to Cap Greenhouse Gases

The Bush administration is expected to formally announce Thursday or Friday that it doesn't think it has the authority to cap emissions of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases," a move likely to intensify a battle between the administration and environmentalists, including some state regulators.

Word from the Environmental Protection Agency that it believes it lacks authority under the nation's Clean Air Act to regulate emissions that are believed to be raising the Earth's temperature comes just after the agency issued another controversial set of rules making it easier for older power plants and factories to be upgraded without costly antipollution controls.


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