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Jan 11, 2012

Greenhouse Gas Sources By Neighborhood

UntitledThe EPA rolled out a fun new widget today that lets you search for the major emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs) across the country. It's just a first approximation: It doesn't purport to reflect all emitters, for example, only the large facilities in 9 industry groups that reported their climate-altering output in 2010. Oil and natural gas plants don't show up yet--their 2011 data should be available later this year. Nor does it include emissions from agriculture, land use, or from sources that emit less than 25,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year. For total U.S. GHG emissions, you want to see the U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Happy hunting!

--Paul Rauber

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