FarmPolicy

September 19, 2019

EPA Acts on Climate Change; EPA Pesticide Case; Mexican Tariffs; Peanuts; and ACRE

EPA Move- Background

Juliet Eilperin reported in Saturday’s Washington Post that, “The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday officially adopted the position that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public’s health and welfare, a move that could trigger a series of federal regulations affecting polluters from vehicles to coal-fired power plants.

The EPA’s action marks a major shift in the federal government’s approach to global warming. The Bush administration opposed putting mandatory limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, on the grounds that they would hurt business, and the EPA had resisted identifying such emissions as pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

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