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EPA Seeks Reviewers For Controversial Methods Of Estimating PM Benefits

June 12, 2019
EPA is seeking experts to peer review potential new approaches for estimating the benefits of reducing fine particulate matter (PM2.5) below national standards, an effort that could help the agency justify planned rollbacks of Obama-era rules governing power plant emissions of mercury and greenhouse gases that relied on the “co-benefits” provided by the PM2.5 reductions. According to a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication June 13, the agency is seeking experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, cost-benefit analysis, uncertainty analysis and...

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