Statement on EPA’s Final Clean Air Act Cost-Benefit Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Rich Nolan in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cost-Benefit Rule:

Today’s rule will greatly improve cost-benefit analysis in the rulemaking process. In the past, cost-benefit analysis was improperly used to target the coal industry through unjustifiable regulations that imposed tremendous compliance costs that significantly outweighed the environmental benefits.  We look forward to these clarifications and new procedures taking hold to provide a far more transparent regulatory process and fair accounting practices for the future.”

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