New SEC rule would not require farmers to report emissions

By Niamh McCarthy, Opinion Contributor to The Hill 

As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) gears up to release its climate emissions disclosure rule, the clamor from its detractors is steadily rising. Despite the impending official publication, the fight against the rule is far from over. The continued protests against the regulation contradict the significant support from financial institutions and the burgeoning necessity for a comprehensive rule. If investors want to see an SEC rule that will provide them meaningful information, they must start dispelling myths propagated by the opposition and consistently express their backing for the disclosures.

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