Analysis

EPA Cost-Benefit Review Signals Big Concessions To Industry

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently said it is considering altering its approach to regulatory cost-benefit analyses to reflect industry groups' concerns that the process is weighted against them, something experts say would be tough to implement as a one-size-fits-all rule and would surely invite legal challenges from environmental and other public interest groups.

Some environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act require a cost-benefit analysis in certain instances, and there has always been debate about how those analyses are conducted. In an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking published on June 13, the EPA said it...

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