Supporters Say MATS ‘Appropriate,’ But Diverge Over Costs & Benefits

February 24, 2022
Industry and environmental supporters of EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants are voicing strong support for the agency’s proposal to again find the rule “appropriate and necessary” (A&N), though the groups are split over how much EPA should rely on cost-benefit analysis to justify its plan. At a Feb. 24 virtual public hearing, many public health groups, environmental organizations and even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce backed the proposal to revive the Obama-era A&N finding, which...

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