Breaking: Major EPA Climate Decision Expected Today

Just in from Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to declare on Friday that greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide endanger human health and welfare, environmental and congressional sources said.

The EPA’s decision could clear the way for possible U.S. regulation of these emissions, and is expected to spur action in Congress to pass carbon-capping legislation to curb global warming.

This is great news! As the National Wildlife Federation’s Joe Mendelson said earlier this week, “This EPA decision will quite simply be a game-changer for climate policy. It’ll have repercussions domestically and abroad, showing the Obama administration’s firm commitment to aggressive action to fight global warming.”

Keep checking back to Wildlife Promise today for updates on this historic decision.

Published: April 17, 2009