The Myths and Facts Regarding the EPA’s Benefit-Cost Analysis and Science Transparency Rules

Over the past month, the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized two new transparency-related rules.  The stated purpose of the rule “Increasing Consistency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process” is “to codify procedural best practices for the preparation, development, presentation, and consideration of BCA in regulatory decision-making under the CAA.”  The rule “Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information” is intended to help shed light on the science used and disseminated by the agency.  Both of these rules have garnered both praise and criticism.  There is also a significant amount of confusion over what these rules would actually do.  Join us as we discuss these new rules.  


Rachel Jones, Vice President, Energy and Resources Policy, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

Clint Woods, Policy Fellow for Regulations, Americans for Prosperity

Moderator: Daren Bakst, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation.


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