EPA formally declares a pox on excess greenhouse gas emissions

I'm surprised Harry Fuller hasn't blogged about this one, yet, but perhaps he is in the great outdoors today.Because I'm not a reporter in Washington, I figured the most useful thing for me to do is create a mini-table-of-contents to some of the coverage of the U.

I'm surprised Harry Fuller hasn't blogged about this one, yet, but perhaps he is in the great outdoors today.

Because I'm not a reporter in Washington, I figured the most useful thing for me to do is create a mini-table-of-contents to some of the coverage of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ruling Friday that excessive greenhouse gas emissions pose a threat to public health. This may seem like a "well, duh" kind of finding, but the real news is what will happen because of this ruling, which could inspire a new wave of regulations and emissions cap legislation. This is must-reading for anyone who is responsible for green or sustainable initiatives of any sort within their company.

Here are some of the most thorough articles on the ruling.

EPA Clears Way for Greenhouse Gas Rules (The New York Times)

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Mandate Causes Both Joy and Concern (ABC News)

and the more extreme ...

EPA's CO2 Finding: Putting a Gun to Congress' Head (Time)

Let the political posturing begin.

If you want the unfiltered skinny on the ruling, here's the page with the background about the Supreme Court that spurred this declaration in the first place as well as public hearing information.