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EPA: out with the old, in with the new

After the EPA’s proposal last week for increased greenhouse gas reporting, the agency plans to dismantle a current green business program, deemed ineffective. The “Green Club” — a coalition, launched in 2000 under the Bush administration, includes hundreds of companies, which pledged to reduce their energy use and pollution.  According to this article in the Huffington Post, a recent EPA assessment found the program to be lacking in clear goals met with inconsistent progress. Specifically, the prevalence of under-performing facilities in the Performance Track prompted the EPA to close the program down. In March 10th blog we commented on the EPA’s new proposal to generate sound emissions reporting as a crucial first step. The next step for companies on their way to becoming leaders on climate is substantial action and concrete reduction goals.  With the Green Club on its way out, the door is wide open. What steps do you think companies should take? info@climatecounts.org

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