The biggest development challenge in meeting emissions
Led by Massachusetts and California, a dozen states argued that they face an imminent environmental threat unless the Environmental Protection Agency acts, and attorney James Milkey likened the harm from emissions
to ``lighting a fuse on a bomb.
Smaller facilities that fall below those emissions
totals still have time to influence the ongoing debate that will define the area source rules under development.
In other words, scrap handlers and other equipment buyers are not responsible for meeting emissions
In other words, equipment buyers are not responsible for meeting emissions
The protocol requires all Annex I (developed nation) signatories to jointly reduce greenhouse gas emissions
As one example of the potential for pollution, the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports of Southern California together are responsible for daily emissions
of 128 tons of N[O.
The half-empty room was mostly sprinkled with Georgia Power employees and members of various environmental groups, and the two sides spent much of the meeting making their cases: Bowen had failed to modernize its plant to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions
, the green activists said; Georgia Power representatives retorted that Bowen complied with environmental regulations and had a lesser health impact than pollution from wood fires, meat smoke, and diesel engines.
The differences reflect the varying stringency of national targets, the assortment of approaches being used to meet national targets, and the allocation of emissions
(mostly carbon dioxide) under each national program.
It is aimed at having those 140 or so industrialized nations of the world that signed the agreement in 1997 reduce the amount of anthropogenic carbon dioxide equivalent emissions
they put in the atmosphere by about 8-10 per cent below their respective 1990 levels.
In the March 2004 issue of Scientific American, National Aeronautics and Space Administration global-warming expert James Hansen notes that greenhouse gas emissions
and global-warming projections are "consistently pessimistic.
The principal worry is a little state agency in California, the Air Resources Board (ARB), which sets emissions
policy for the state.