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The Economics Case for Environmental Rules

Wagner, Gernot

Overall, the benefits of the 1970 Clean Air Act exceed costs by a factor of 30 to 1.

In recent months, some in Congress have been waging a whole-scale war against the Environmental Protection Agency. By now it has reached comical dimensions, with three separate bills aimed at preventing a so-called EPA “dust rule” that has never even existed.

Published by Yale Environment 360 on November 14th, 2011.

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