Friday, April 17, 2009

U.S. rules greenhouse emissions endanger human health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration opened the way for regulating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions on Friday by declaring climate-warming pollution a danger to human health and welfare.

Environmental activists and their supporters in Congress were jubilant and industry groups were wary at the news of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's move. The White House saidPresident Barack Obama would prefer legislation rather than administrative action to curb greenhouse emissions.

Congress is already considering a bill to cut emissions of carbon dioxide, one of six majorgreenhouse gases.  (Full Article)