The EPA has finalized the nation’s first greenhouse gas reporting system, which will require reporting beginning in 2011 for 2010 emissions. The program will cover roughly 85 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and account for approximately 10,000 facilities. According to the EPA press release, “fossil fuel and industrial GHG suppliers, motor vehicle and engine manufacturers, and facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of CO2 equivalent per year will be required to report GHG emissions data to EPA annually.” EPA Administrator Jackson said, “The American public, and industry itself, will finally gain critically important knowledge and with this information we can determine how best to reduce those emissions.”

For more information on the GHG reporting rule go to: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html