• EPA Finalizes Endangerment and Cause and Contribute Findings -- Regulation of GHG Emissions Appear Imminent
  • December 14, 2009 | Authors: Patricia Finn Braddock; Robert Greenslade
  • Law Firm: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Austin Office
  • On December 7, 2009, Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acting pursuant to Section 202 of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA),[1] finalized endangerment and cause and contribute findings[2] for a combination of six greenhouse gases (GHGs).[3] As a result, EPA is now just a single step away from issuing final GHG emissions regulations for light-duty motor vehicles, an act which the agency has indicated will automatically trigger Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V permitting requirements for certain existing or future stationary sources.[4]