After a thorough scientific review ordered in 2007 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed finding Friday that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare.

The proposed finding, which now moves to a public comment period, identified six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat.

“This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations. Fortunately, it follows President Obama’s call for a low carbon economy and strong leadership in Congress on clean energy and climate legislation,” said Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “This pollution problem has a solution – one that will create millions of green jobs and end our country’s dependence on foreign oil.”

Read more on EPA's website.

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April 17, 2009
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Ríkisútvarpið „Gróðurhúsalofttegundir hættulegar“, Náttúran.is: April 17, 2009 URL: http://nature.is/d/2009/04/17/groourhusalofttegundir-haettulegar/ [Skoðað:June 17, 2019]
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