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EPA Toughens Stance on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Complete video at: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson discusses the agency's recently announced Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR) for greenhouse gas emissions. She emphasizes that the MRR will only apply to facilities that emit at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year, and that the EPA would "not touch small businesses." ----- After winning higher auto fuel economy earlier this year, what are the EPA's next big priorities? In her first visit to California as the country's chief environmental regulator, Lisa Jackson lays out her vision for cleaning up America's air, water and land. What are her plans on toxics, mining and other hot-button issues? And with climate legislation winding through Congress, what is her view on a national renewable fuel standard and other drivers moving toward a clean energy future? How does she plan to "sell" environmentalism in minority communities? - Commonwealth Club of California Lisa Jackson is Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. She is the first African American to hold this post. She was a member of Governor of New Jersey Jon S. Corzine's cabinet from 2006 to 2008, serving as Chief of Staff to the Governor and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
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