EPA Decision On Global Warming And Threats To Public Health, Welfare Expected Soon

In a telephone press briefing today, environmental leaders from NWF, Sierra Club, NRDC, and Environment America explained the history and significance of an expected announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency.   

The press briefing provided background on the expected decision that global warming pollution constitutes a danger to public health and welfare.

EPA is expected to declare soon its authority to hold polluters accountable under the Clean Air Act. The decision, ordered by the Supreme Court in 2007 and based upon years of scientific research and analysis, has the potential to significantly alter energy politics and policy. Environmental leaders say it will spur clean energy jobs and protect public health and welfare.

Published: April 16, 2009