Implications Of EPA Clean Air Act Cost-Benefit Rule: Part 2
By Jonathan Martel, Ethan Shenkman and Graham White (November 17, 2020, 4:45 PM EST) -- Twenty years after the seminal case of Whitman v. American Trucking Assocations Inc. forbade consideration of costs in setting ambient air quality standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration is poised to adopt a final rule specifying requirements for cost-benefit analysis of all significant regulations under the Clean Air Act.
We reviewed the background and key provisions of the proposed rule in the first part of this two-part article. In this installment, we address the EPA's objectives, and both the policy and legal significance of a final cost-benefit analysis rule.
EPA Objectives and Policy Implications
The EPA broadly describes...
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