Large greenhouse-gas emitters, like power plants, will face increased U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scrutiny beginning next year. Smaller emitters will come under enforcement by 2016.

According to a report in the Washington Post, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has sent a letter to lawmakers yesterday outlining her plan to begin enforcing greenhouse gasses under the Clean Air Act.

The newspaper says, “major emitters of carbon dioxide that are already seeking air-pollution permits would face regulation as early as the start of 2011. Medium-size emitters such as a large liquor distillery would not face restrictions until the second half of 2011 at the earliest, and smaller facilities such as dry cleaners and hospitals wouldn't come under the rules until 2016.”

It is unclear from this report where agriculture fits into this plan.

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Source: The Washington Post