We reported that the California Energy Commission requested the US EPA to delay rules requiring permits for Greenhouse gases here.
This struck us as both hypocritical and ironic. Why shouldn’t gas fired boilers used for power in California that belch out 25,000 tons or more of greenhouse gas be required to have an EPA permit?
I mean 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases seems like a big enough number to merit tracking.
Private industry has been filing reports on some substances for quantities as little as 10 pounds.
EPA caved in, according to my read of a report by John M.Broder in the Tuesday March 30, 2010 New York Times. According to his story, Emily Litella Lisa Jackson said the timetable for permits was “a calibrated plan to begin to apply the Clean Air Act to major stationary sources of heat trapping gases.”
Apparently by waiving the need for power plants to be permitted.
Do you think it’s right that industry has to file reports on as little as 10 pounds of some substances, while the California Energy Commission gets a “Never Mind” waiver on power plants emitting 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases from Emily Latella Lisa Jackson at the EPA?