It Begins… Obama EPA Starts Tracking “Greenhouse Gases” in Florida

Tampa Electric completed the installation of $330 million in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipment at the company’s Big Bend Power Station in 2007. Now the company will have to pay for “greenhouse gas” emissions. (Terra Daily)

The Obama Environmental Protection Agency has spent the last year collecting emissions data from Tampa Bay’s largest polluters. Now they are telling companies in the region that they have until the end of the month to submit information on how many “tons” of “heat-trapping greenhouse gases” they produced in 2010. reported:

The Tampa Bay region’s largest polluters have until the end of the month to tell federal officials how many tons of heat-trapping greenhouse gases they produced in 2010.

The Environmental Protection Agency has spent the last year collecting emissions data from lots of polluters, ranging from power plants to pig farmers. The deadline is Sept. 30.

The registry echoes the agency’s long-established Toxic Release Inventory, which tracks industrial pollution such as lead and mercury.

Congress set up the greenhouse registry as a way to track emissions with an eye toward future limits on the heat-trapping chemicals that scientists say have warmed the planet for the last century or more. Reporting is mandatory for companies that produce more than 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases in a year.

Environmentalists say the registry is an important step toward getting a handle on future climate change.

“Regardless of how one feels about cap and trade, carbon management of any kind will require accurate emissions data, and companies that know how to estimate them,” said Evan Juska, U.S. policy chief for The Climate Group, in an email. “As the saying goes, ‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure.'”

This is just the next step by the left to force American families to pay for their junk science.

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