States outline legal arguments against Trump EPA cost-benefit air rule

February 23, 2021
A coalition of 17 mostly Democratic-led states is outlining its legal arguments against the Trump EPA’s rule revising cost-benefit procedures for Clean Air Act rulemakings, arguing the policy unlawfully downplays the benefits of air regulation and therefore would violate the agency’s mission to protect human health and the environment. EPA in the same pending U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit case over the rule is seeking to place the legal challenge in abeyance while the agency...

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