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MATS Proposal Spurs Uncertainty On Role Of 'Co-Benefits' In Future Rules

January 07, 2019
EPA's plan to scrap the Obama-era finding that it is “appropriate and necessary” to regulate utility air toxics is spurring uncertainty about how the agency will count “co-benefits” that result from reductions in non-target pollutants to justify future rules' costs because the plan downplays such benefits but does not prohibit their consideration. The dynamic could surface in future climate change regulations, given that many such rules have relied heavily on co-benefits from reducing conventional pollution in addition to climate-related benefits...


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