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Thu May 13, 2021, 01:14 PM

Biden Administration to Repeal Trump Rule Aimed at Curbing E.P.A.'s Power

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday moved to repeal a Trump-era regulation that it said weakened the government’s ability to curb air pollution that threatens public health and is driving climate change.

Critics said the regulation distorted the costs of reducing air pollution while diminishing the associated benefits. It is one of several Trump administration policies that have been reversed by Michael S. Regan since he became the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in March.

Finalized at the end of the Trump administration, the so-called cost-benefit rule was designed to change how the E.P.A. calculated the economic costs and benefits of new clean-air and climate-change rules. Agency economists would have been required to calculate the public health benefits that stem directly from a new regulation and separately the value of ancillary benefits, or “co-benefits” — such as the reduction of pollutants not directly governed by the regulation. Direct benefits and “co-benefits” would have to be presented as separate categories.

Experts said that requirement appeared designed to give industries a way to legally block the E.P.A. over future air pollution rules. It would have also allowed the E.P.A. to avoid putting a price tag on certain health benefits if the scientific evidence was deemed limited.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:17 PM

1. Hey Trump, THIS is why Joe Biden is President & you're NOT

"..that requirement appeared designed to give industries a way to legally block the E.P.A. over future air pollution rules. It would have also allowed the E.P.A. to avoid putting a price tag on certain health benefits if the scientific evidence was deemed limited."

Thanks President Joe Biden

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Thu May 13, 2021, 01:41 PM

2. I am grateful for Joe every single day

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:51 PM

3. Go Joe! recd nt

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Thu May 13, 2021, 03:28 PM

4. Boy he has a lot to undo.

Geez

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