• EPA Reveals Timelines for Regulation of Greenhouse Gases
  • March 16, 2010 | Authors: Bonnie Allyn Barnett; Mark C. Hammond
  • Law Firms: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Philadelphia Office ; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • As we reported in our February 2010 Environmental Alert, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Endangerment Finding raised more questions than it answered regarding the regulation of stationary sources. As the snow melted in our nation’s capital on Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2010, eight Democratic senators, including West Virginia’s Jay Rockfeller, IV, wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and asked her to address a number of those pending questions. Administrator Jackson responded in a six-page letter the following Monday, February 22, that, for the first time, discloses EPA’s intended timeline for the regulation of stationary sources emitting GHG emissions under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program.