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cost-benefit analysis

83 FR 27524

ELR Federal Agency Update

The “Relationship Premium”: Should Cost-Benefit Analysis Include the Value of Human Connections?

ELR Article

People care enormously about what happens to those with whom they are close. Nonetheless, standard cost-benefit analyses usually measure only direct impacts on individuals, as well as sometimes the abstract preferences people have about...

A “Cost-Benefit State”? Reports of Its Birth Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

ELR Article

In a spate of recent cases (Michigan v. EPA, EME Homer City v. EPA, and Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper), the U.S. Supreme Court has been widely viewed as abruptly changing course in its treatment of cost-benefit...

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Commitment Device

ELR Article

Cost-benefit analysis purports to calibrate regulation. But the way administrative agencies practice cost-benefit analysis can, at best, calibrate a rule at the moment of its promulgation. As scientific knowledge of regulated health,...

What Appears Obvious Is Not Necessarily So

ELR Article

This extraordinarily well-written, well-researched article by Michael Livermore and Ricky Revesz makes a significant contribution to the literature and public policy debates by challenging conventional wisdom—namely, that health-based...

Rethinking Rethinking Health-Based Environmental Standards and Cost- Benefit Analysis: A Solution in Search of a Problem?

ELR Article

Professors Livermore and Revesz present a seemingly well-documented call for moving beyond health-based environmental standards to optimize public health and environmental protections in their provocative article. Yet I do not believe...

Rethinking Health-Based Environmental Standards and Cost-Benefit Analysis

ELR Article

Whitman v. American Trucking Associations, Inc., is understood by advocates and commentators across the political spectrum to hold that EPA may not consider costs when setting NAAQS under the CAA. But American Trucking...

National Ass'n for Surface Finishing v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit denied petitions challenging an EPA regulation that revised the NESHAP for hexavalent chromium, a carcinogenic compound that gets emitted into the air during the chrome-finishing process. The new rule, issued in 2012,...

Oregon: Energy

ELR State Update Item

Voices of the Wetlands v. State Water Resources Control Board

ELR Case

California's highest court upheld a regional water board's issuance of a NPDES permit authorizing a power plant to draw cooling water from an adjacent harbor and slough. An environmental group filed suit, claiming that the permit did...