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ATS Joins Letter to OMB on Benefits of Clean Air

This week the ATS joined a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget, providing comments on the way OMB estimates the costs and benefits associated with federal regulations, specifically, clean air regulations.  The EPA has recently adopted a number of assumptions for cost-estimating clean air regulations that exaggerate compliance costs while minimizing the health benefits from clean air protections. 

The assumptions, which include assuming health effects thresholds for particulate matter exposure and not measuring the health benefits of co-pollutant reductions, are not supported by the scientific literature. Applying such assumptions is a departure from cost-estimating procedure previously used by both Republican and Democratic Administrations.

Last Reviewed: April 6, 2018