BAYSIDE, WI — The partisan divide on Capitol Hill means cap-and-trade legislation is all but dead, so businesses need not worry about their carbon footprint, right? Wrong, according to the Journal Sentinel.
The Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC) and global corporations such as Wal-Mart
are leading the nation down a path of "quiet regulation" of greenhouse gases, despite the political rhetoric and battles that have created gridlock in Congress, the article stated.
Suppliers to 62 corporations must provide information as part of a greenhouse gas supply chain initiative launched this year: That effort includes Racine County-based manufacturers S.C. Johnson & Son Inc
. and Diversey Inc
., formerly JohnsonDiversey, the article noted.
Mark Thimke, environmental lawyer at Foley & Lardner
said that means a host of companies that may have thought they didn''t have to worry about greenhouse gases should start paying attention.