FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Raleigh, NC – January 28, 2011) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauded the executive order issued today by North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue that acknowledges the authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial sources. The following statement may be attributed to Michael Regan, EDF director of Southeast energy and air policy:
"EPA's mandate from the U.S. Supreme Court to regulate greenhouse gas pollution is the law of the land. The executive order smoothes the way for North Carolina to focus on the largest greenhouse gas sources in the state. This is a reasonable and practical approach that will alleviate potential burdens for the business community, while effectively protecting public health and the economy."