EPA Plays Defense In Push To Study Air Regs’ Economic Cost

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 5:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement Wednesday that it is mulling the use of economywide models to evaluate the impact of its air regulations could shield the agency not only from criticism that it brushes off the economic costs of its emissions rules, but also from potential lawsuits like the one threatened by coal giant Murray Energy Corp.

In a Federal Register notice, the EPA said it was developing an "analytic blueprint" of materials on the technical merits and challenges of using economywide models to evaluate...
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