Interim EPA Rule Rescinds ‘Unnecessary’ Trump Air Cost-Benefit Policy

May 13, 2021
Update Appended EPA is issuing an interim final rule rescinding the controversial 11th-hour Trump-era regulation that limits the scope of benefits that can be considered in Clean Air Act (CAA) rulemakings, a policy environmentalists warned would make it harder to justify stricter agency air rules and which the Biden administration now says was “unnecessary.” In a May 13 statement, EPA says that it reviewed the cost-benefit rule, as directed by President Joe Biden’s Jan. 21 executive order (EO) requiring...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive environmental policy reporting.