EPA Chief Orders Review Of Cost-Benefit Analysis Methods

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler has directed the agency's offices governing water, land and air quality to put together plans to reform the process of evaluating the costs and benefits of new regulations.

Many of the laws guiding the EPA's work, like the Clean Water Act or the Clean Air Act, require a cost-benefit analysis of any proposed regulations. In a memo sent May 13 and made public on Tuesday, Wheeler told the offices of Air and Radiation, Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Land and Emergency Management and Water they need to find ways to make the process of...

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