EPA's Climate Change Requirements Grow: Underground Coal Mines Added to List

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Some underground coal mine operators already saddled with copious amounts of paperwork will soon be required to monitor and report their greenhouse gas emissions. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) signed a rule requiring that four additional source categories track and report greenhouse gas emissions under EPA's earlier GHG reporting rule published October 30, 2009. Underground coal mines were originally excluded from the 41 sources regulated in the 2009 rule, but will now be required to report certain methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide emissions when the rule becomes effective.

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