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SEC Emissions Plan to Face Push Back on Both Sides, Say Analysts

March 22, 2022, 12:42 PM

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposal to require companies to disclose information about greenhouse gas emissions may not go far enough for some progressives, and go too far for many on the right, according to policy analysts.

  • “Republicans are increasingly opposing the SEC’s, and other regulatory agencies’, involvement in anything climate related,” write Beacon Research analysts
    • The proposals only require disclosure in cases where it is material to a company’s performance or if the company has set emissions reduction targets
    • “The measured approach is likely reflective of Gensler’s hesitations over the legal basis for the rule as Republicans have ...