Cap and Trade or EPA regulation of CO2? Two very different scenarios for manufacturers

cleanairThe Environmental Protection Agency is pressing Obama to regulate climate change under the Clean Air Act, as reported by the Washington Post this week. If the administration decides the EPA should regulate climate action, this will have far reaching effects on the manufacturing sector. Some experts are saying tackling climate action under the Clean Air Act would be too complex and could hamper economic recovery while environmental watchdogs see it as the first sign that the new administration is serious about climate regulation. EPA regulation vs national cap and trade provide two very different scenarios for the manufacturing sector. We’ll tackle this topic as well at the Sustainable Manufacturing Summit next month in Chicago.

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