Research shows that environmental regulations end up costing far less than both industry and the EPA predict. Cross-posted from the World Resources Institute. This piece was written by WRI Senior Fellow Ruth Greenspan Bell for a WRI series on the EPA regulations. When the EPA promulgates regulations, industry often expresses concern that the regulations will cause extreme economic hardship. Now this argument is being made regarding EPA regulation of carbon pollution using existing legal authorities like the Clean Air Act. In fact, there is extensive literature showing that the costs of environmental regulations are more than offset by a broad range of …
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