GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS DRAFT RULE GOES TO WHITE HOUSE
Recently, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a draft rule to the White House that would establish strict greenhouse gas emissions permitting requirements for entities that emit 25,000 tons per year, according to the National Corn Growers Association.
The EPA's proposed regulation will cover approximately 13,000 facilities and around 85 percent of all U.S. emissions. It is likely not to include an exemption for agriculture, which was a high priority for NCGA in the Waxman-Markey bill.
"Now that both Congress and the EPA have GHG emissions reductions proposals, NCGA will work on both fronts to minimize the impact to growers," NCGA President Bob Dickey said. "We will consider all options to ensure the best possible outcome for our members."