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EPA Finds Carbon Dioxide Is A Pollutant


May 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed finding that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare. This finding is the first step in …

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed finding that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare. This finding is the first step in regulating carbon dioxide and other pollutants linked to climate change.

The proposed finding, which now moves to a public comment period, identified six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat. “This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations. Fortunately, it follows President Obama’s call for a low carbon economy and strong leadership in Congress on clean energy and climate legislation,” says EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson.

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