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Regulatory: The Emerging Battle Over Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

For industrial companies, the most important regulatory issue is the conflict over the control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The battle will be waged in all three branches of government, and the outcome will have major impacts on corporate costs and investment decisions.

Legislative Branch: Senate Democrats have abandoned efforts to establish a comprehensive statutory scheme to limit GHG emissions. Proponents are trying to identify scaled-down, sector-specific approaches to GHGs that might be able to pass before Congress adjourns.

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John Cooney

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

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