EPA says GHG are harmful, what is the impact to the data center?

Updated:  Here is my post regarding the announcement. /2009/12/what-most-will-miss-in-epas-ghg-announcement-impact-on-water-and-power-infrastructure.html

What most will miss in EPA’s GHG announcement, impact on water and power infrastructure

It is pretty cool that you don’t have to be official press event on Dec 7, 2009 to see news events like EPA’s GHG announcement.  I could watch a live feed through MSNBC.

The official press announcement makes warnings to health and environment, but in the report is impact to water and power infrastructure both of which you need for data centers.

EPA executives have a news conference scheduled today.

TODAY: Administrator Jackson to Make Significant Climate Announcement

Release date: 12/07/2009

Contact Information: EPA Press Office, press@epa.gov, (202) 564-6794

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will make a significant climate announcement at a press briefing TODAY, December 7. The media briefing will be held at U.S. EPA Headquarters at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
WHAT: Media Briefing on significant EPA climate announcement
WHEN: Monday, December 7, 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: U.S. EPA Headquarters
Ariel Rios South Building
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

AP/MSNBC have a news article before the press conference.

EPA says greenhouse gases are harmful

Announcement comes as Obama prepares to attend climate conference

Image: The AES Corporation Alamitos gas-fired power station

The AES Corporation 495-megawatt Alamitos natural gas-fired power station stands on Oct. 1 in Long Beach, Calif. The Obama administration has announced that rather than wait for Congress to act, it has authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to move forward on enacting new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions emitted from hundreds of power plants and large industrial facilities.

David Mcnew / Getty Images file

WASHINGTON - The Environmental ProtectionAgency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated, signaling that the Obama administration is prepared to contain global warming without congressional action if necessary.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson scheduled a news conference for later Monday to announce the so-called endangerment finding, officials told The Associated Press, speaking privately because the announcement had not been made.

Is regulation coming?

Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released from power plants, factories and automobiles under the federal Clean Air Act.

The EPA signaled last April that it was inclined to view heat-trapping pollution as a threat to public health and welfare and began to take public comments under a formal rulemaking. The action marked a reversal from the Bush administration, which had declined to aggressively pursue the issue.