EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

According to the Wall Street Journal, the EPA is set to rule that carbon dioxide represents a danger to the public and issue regulations curbing the emissions:

Carol Browner, special adviser to the president on climate change and energy, said in an interview Sunday that the EPA is looking at a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that requires the agency to determine whether carbon dioxide endangers public health or welfare. And the agency “will make an endangerment finding,” she said.

Browner also said that the administration plans to issue a national policy for auto missions that would impose tougher efficiency mandates for auto makers.

The New York Times recently ran a series of commentaries discussing the Obama administration’s decision requiring the EPA to reconsider its previous stance on whether to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.