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Economic Analysis Critiques Add To Attacks On CWA Rule Repeal's Merits

October 06, 2017
A new critique of EPA's estimated economic benefits for its proposal to withdraw the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule is adding to attacks from environmentalists and others over the merits of the repeal bid, for which they argue the Trump administration lacks any adequate economic, scientific or legal basis. An Oct. 5 article in the journal Science , “Deciphering dueling analyses of clean water regulations,” faults regulators' decision to discard over $500 million in claimed benefits from the...


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