Roldan addresses EPA proposal on global warming

March 25, 2009 By    

NPGA President Rick Roldan expressed concern with reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pressing ahead with an endangerment finding on greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

“We will continue to monitor this issue as it unfolds,” Roldan said in a statement on NPGA’s website. “But the propane industry believes that the Clean Air Act is not the right vehicle for the climate issue. Trying to shoehorn this complex issue into a law designed to address local or regional impacts of specific substances will not be helpful. Until Congress establishes a national climate policy for the U.S., the administration should not try to impose such a broad policy on Americans without legislation designed specifically for carbon.”

On March 20, reports indicated that the EPA had sent a recommendation to the White House finding that global warming is endangering the public’s health and welfare. The proposal would create a structure for nationwide measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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