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US EPA declares greenhouse gases danger to human heath

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The US Environmental Protection Agency has formally declared greenhouses gases a danger to human health.

The announcement means the organisation can bring in regulations regarding the gases without legislation from US Congress, where President Obama's plans to combat climate change have stalled previously.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said it meant there were "no more excuses for delay" and the government would "not ignore science or the law any longer".

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