The EPA announced today their final proposed GHG endangerment finding. This finding would allow the regulation of GHGs under multiple areas of Clean Air Act – with some saying that the finding would go too far in the CAA, forcing the government to regulate buildings and homes. The technical findings are set out here.
This finding will push the climate change debate even futher in the US. Here in Canada, the listing of GHGs on Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (which occured back in September 2005) is settled (for now) and this gives the Canadian government authority to regulate GHGs under the CEPA.
Check out the EPA news release here. The proposal will now move to public comment where it will no doubt spark a lot of debate.