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- EPA Cost-Benefit Proposal Addresses Longstanding Distortion of Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process
June 4, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. –?The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President & CEO, following?the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a much-anticipated proposed rule to improve the agency’s process for evaluating costs and benefits when promulgating regulations under the Clean Air Act.
“For too long the cost-benefit analysis has been distorted to overstate the benefits of certain rules solely to achieve political rather than environmental ends. In many cases, the EPA touted the co-benefits from pollutants that are already regulated under other rules – a double-counting that should have no place in consistent and transparent rulemakings – while also undervaluing the cost of regulatory compliance. Today’s proposed rule provides a pathway for a more reasonable regulatory process necessary to support the economic recovery that our nation is working towards.”
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