By Jim Snyder - 03/15/10 09:41 PM EDT
It appears the strategy ignores the EPA’s effort to “tailor” its regulation to large emitters by raising the threshold for regulation to 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has said the threshold could be significantly higher -- perhaps 100,000 metric tons -- during the initial phase of the program in response to complaints from Captiol Hill and also public comments submitted to the agency.
“The Chamber has long warned that regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act would be bad for jobs and local economies. Last October, four months after the deadline for the public to submit comments on the endangerment finding, the Agency formally acknowledged the ‘absurdity’ of regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act," the statement ads.