Should EPA Consider Costs Of Clean Air?

More than 40 prominent economists urge the Supreme Court to let EPA consider costs and consequences of Clean Air Regulations.

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August 18, 2000, 10:30 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

More than 40 prominent economists filed a Friend of the Court brief with the Supreme Court today, asking the justices to overturn a lower court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may not take into account the costs of regulations when setting standards under the Clean Air Act. Calling the lower court ruling "economically unsound," the economists argued that the EPA "should be allowed to consider explicitly the full consequences" of regulatory decisions, including costs, benefits, and any other relevant facts.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Friday, August 18, 2000 in The Brookings Institution


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