Cost benefit analysis is the process of comparing the full costs to society of a given regulatory action with the full benefits of that action. Trump’s EPA is trying to make the costs of regulation look larger and the benefits look smaller – the better to further a polluter-friendly deregulatory agenda.
Articles by Molly Rauch
President Trump nominated Nancy Beck, a former chemical industry lobbyist, to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission. She has shown time and time again that she will work to protect polluting industry, not families. Beck’s the opposite of what our children need.
With inflated costs, the major health benefits of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are ignored by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Why? Follow the money…
Moms gave testimony last week because families have the right to know if the air is safe. Wheeler’s proposal on particle pollution is too weak. It ignores scientific evidence, and flouts procedural considerations that should be paramount during during COVID-19.
Preliminary research indicates that long-term exposure to particle pollution may increase the risk of death from Covid-19. Yet, Trump’s EPA is ignoring current science on particle pollution that could save thousands of lives each year.
While COVID-19 spreads across the US, this timeline shows how EPA Chief Wheeler pushes a radical pro-polluter agenda.
The 2020 State of the Air report, released by the American Lung Association, found more people are breathing unhealthy air compared to last year. Despite decades of progress, the trend lines are now headed in the wrong direction.
The Union of Concerned Scientists hosted a virtual public hearing on the EPA’s supplemental “Censored Science” proposal. My colleague Trisha Dello Iacono and I delivered testimony at this virtual hearing. What follows are excerpts from our testimony.
As we deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump’s EPA’s is deliberately ignoring the toxic effects from the chemical Tricloroethylene. Prolonged exposure to TCE can lead to liver and kidney cancer, as well as fetal heart defects.
As we face an unprecedented public health crisis around Covid-19, we are relying on the scientific expertise. But Trump’s EPA’s is rushing through a dangerous proposal to undermine scientific integrity.
Moms Clean Air Force spoke at a public hearing in DC to oppose the proposed rollback of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), because it is an attempt to deny climate science, weaken the environmental review process, and restrict public participation in federal projects.
Read about Moms Clean Air Force testifying in support of maintaining the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, as they are attacked by the Trump administration.