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Measuring the Benefits of Power Plant Effluent Regulation

Measuring the Benefits of Power Plant Effluent Regulation

Full Title: Measuring the Benefits of Power Plant Effluent Regulation
Author(s): Dr. David A. Keiser, Bethany A. Davis Noll, Dr. Catherine L. Kling, Dr. Rachel Rothschild
Publisher(s): Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law
Publication Date: June 23, 2022
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Description (excerpt):

EPA is considering regulations that would clean up the wastewater discharges from power plants, after they were stalled and then rolled back under the Trump administration. As it conducts that analysis, this report urges EPA to provide a robust assessment of the benefits of the regulation, improving on analysis that was conducted in the Obama era. The report reviews the economic framework, literature, and analyses performed to support both the original Obama-era rule and Trump-era revisions, building on Davis Noll and Rothschild (2021), which detailed numerous impacts of the 2020 Rule that EPA neglected to examine. This review highlights key considerations that will strengthen future regulations.

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