On March 1, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) postponed indefinitely its deadline for companies to report their 2010 emissions of greenhouse gases. Pursuant to a rule issued by EPA in October 2009, sources of greenhouse gases emitting more than 25,000 metric tons annually of carbon dioxide-equivalent were required to begin measuring their emissions on January 1, 2010, and to report them for the first time on or before March 31, 2011. According to EPA, approximately 10,000 facilities in the country were affected by this rule. According to reports of EPA's action yesterday, the reporting deadline was delayed because EPA's electronic reporting tool was not ready and needed more testing. EPA indicates that a new deadline will be announced before March 31. Given the reported schedule for completing the reporting tool, the new deadline likely is to be early summer.