MATS Rollback ‘Foreshadows’ New Cost Basis To Limit Stricter Air Rules

April 16, 2020
EPA has finalized its plan to revoke the cost-benefit analysis underpinning the Obama-era mercury and air toxics standards (MATS), with agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler saying the rollback “foreshadows” a new approach to assessing regulations’ costs and benefits that critics warn will help EPA justify not issuing stricter air rules. On an April 16 call with reporters to announce release of the final rollback rule , Wheeler said “what will change is how costs and benefits are to be considered” in...

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