Pollution Experts Fear EPA Cost-Benefit Rule Downplays Ozone Harms

July 2, 2020
Air pollution experts fear EPA’s proposed rule outlining changes to cost-benefit reviews for air policies would preclude counting a variety of important health-related benefits from emissions cuts, while exacerbating prior critiques of the agency’s recent scientific review for ozone that downplayed the certainty of such health harms. The issue surfaced during a July 1 public hearing held via teleconference on the cost-benefit plan that showcased widely divergent views on the merits of the regulation, with industry praising it as a...

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