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EPA Proposal Would Make Air Pollution Curbs Tougher to Justify

  • Plan would change how EPA assesses clean air regulations
  • Agency to take narrow view of how air rules benefit public
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The Trump administration is seeking to overhaul the way it calculates the costs and benefits of environmental regulation, with proposed restrictions that could make it harder to justify air pollution curbs.

Under a proposal announced Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency would subject all significant Clean Air Act rules to a cost-benefit analysis -- even as it limits what potential benefits get fully considered.