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U.S. EPA Agrees to Schedule for Issuing Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants and Refineries
Standards will cover two largest industrial sources of global warming emissions
Earthjustice represented the Environmental Defense Fund and Sierra Club in a 2006 lawsuit challenging EPA's most recent power plant standards and represents Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Environmental Integrity Project in a 2008 lawsuit that led to today's agreement on the timetable for refinery standards. The following statement is from Earthjustice attorney Tim Ballo:
"The EPA has a legal duty to respond to the very real dangers of global warming pollution by setting strong limits on carbon pollution from power plants and refineries. These are the nation's biggest industrial sources of global warming pollution and deserve top priority."