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EPA’s New Website of Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters

Posted on the 12 January 2012 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

EPA’s New Website of Top Greenhouse Gas EmittersAs a follow up to a post the other day titled “Top Polluting Power Plants in North America,” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a new website yesterday that is dedicated to identifying the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the U.S., including carbon dioxide and methane.

As stated on the EPA’s site, “This tool to gives you access to greenhouse gas data reported to EPA by large facilities and suppliers in the United States.” The site provides an interact map using Google’s map function to display the various locations of top emitters throughout the United States as well its various territories and protectorates. In addition to the map interface, data is presented through tables, charts, and graphs. The search function allows users to type in the name of specific facilities or general locations. One can also search by sector. The site includes the following sectors:

  • Power Plants
  • Refineries
  • Chemicals
  • Other Industrial
  • Landfills
  • Metals
  • Minerals
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Government and Commercial

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