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Federal Contractors Eye Costs, Flaws in Proposed Emissions Reporting Rule

February 27, 2023

Via: ENR

With the comment period just ended for a U.S. government proposal to require climate-change impact reporting for federal contractors, responses were predictably polar from business trade groups and environmental advocates—but a few were unexpected.

The rule was proposed last November by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council on behalf of three major federal contracting agencies that are council members—the U.S. Defense Dept., NASA and the U.S. General Services Administration. It requires contractors to disclose greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risks, and to set science-based reduction targets, based on amount of annual federal revenue.

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