Inside EPA - 02/07/2020

EPA Readying Sweeping Plan To Limit Air Rules’ Cost-Benefit Analysis

January 30, 2020
EPA is pressing to propose, potentially as soon as next month, sweeping changes to benefit-cost analysis (BCA) under its Clean Air Act programs, including limiting the use of co-benefits to justify rules and a possible prohibition on issuing rules with more monetized costs than benefits. Agency briefing materials reviewed by Inside EPA , and a source tracking the effort, provide new preliminary details about the forthcoming proposal, which has sparked concerns by Trump administration critics that the agency will enshrine...

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