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Greenhouse Gases = Public Health Hazard

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Big news yesterday from Washington.  The EPA declared that greenhouse gases are a public health hazard, which opens up a HUGE door for both enforcement and legislation on both polluters and emitters of greenhouse gases.  That includes the farming community. This could have a transformational effect on the economy…the question remains, will it be a good one?

Thoughts?  This is a big deal for the business community and I’d suggest following this story as it develops.  A nice bit ‘o info from the WSJ:

The EPA says that would mean around 13,600 coal-burning power stations, crude refineries, metal smelters and other industrial facilities would come under existing regulations.

A potential big loser here?  Nebraska Public Power – we pull a majority of our power production from coal plants.  Changing emission standards could seriously affect the affordability of power in our state.  Stay tuned!

Written by Caleb

December 8, 2009 at 5:08 pm

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