Gallery: US EPA to Ease Carbon Rules on Small Businesses


EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified in front of a Senate appropriations subcommittee Wednesday about the EPA’s planned carbon permit policy. Last year Jackson told lawmakers the EPA would regulate all businesses with emissions above 25,000 tons per year. Yesterday she raised that number to somewhere between 75,000 and 100,000 tons, levels which include only large scale industrial projects and power plants. Even at the significantly higher level the chance of the proposal being enacted doesn’t look good. At this point it’s not expected to start until 2011 and with Congress’ current point of view it looks to be delayed even longer or stopped all together.

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  1. antkm1 March 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    This will not help limit carbon production at all. For the same reason why SUV’s and Trucks are so popular after the EPA regulated only on Passenger Vehicles. Big businesses will spilit thier assests into smaller companies to get under the EPA’s regulations. Either do it 100% or don’t even bother. Sure every little bit helps, but not in our reality. if there’s a law out there, people will find a way around it.

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