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The Future of the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule

March 2011

Citation: 41 ELR 10247

Issue: 3

Author: James R. Farrell

On January 2, 2011, EPA’s much-anticipated prevention of significant deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule took effect, expanding the reach of the Clean Air Act and creating a phased-in approach to greenhouse gas regulation that initially targets the nation’s largest emitters but will gradually encompass additional sources. Numerous challenges threaten the rule’s long-term viability, including a regulatory alternative that could gain traction in the continued absence of a legislative response to the issue of climate change.

Jim Farrell is an associate in the law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, where his practice focuses on environmental compliance with an emphasis on Clean Air Act issues.

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