Opinion: EPA's cost-benefit analysis for air rules requires greater examination

10/24/2011 | Hill, The

The Environmental Protection Agency says its extensive environmental regulations would mean trillions of dollars in economic and public health benefits, but the agency's claims don't hold up, writes Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Council for Capital Formation. The regulations' actual value might be much smaller, so any future rules need a "careful review of their costs relative to their benefits," she writes.

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