Regulatory: Environmental Regulation Under the Obama Administration

The Obama Administration has undertaken a herculean effort to issue environmental regulations to control green house gas (GHG) emissions. The costs and health benefits of these rules will exceed many tens of billions of dollars over the next decade.

In December 2009, EPA determined under the Clean Air Act that GHG emissions endanger human health and welfare. This conclusion required EPA to issue regulations restricting GHG emissions from mobile sources (cars and trucks) and stationary sources (industrial facilities).

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John Cooney

John F. Cooney is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Venable.

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