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Andrew Grossman Comments on Potential Changes to Air Rules Benefits

Articles / September 4, 2018

Partner Andrew Grossman is quoted in an article published by the Bloomberg “Environmental & Energy Report” on Aug. 31, 2018. The article, “Stars Aligning for EPA Change in Calculating Air Rules Benefits,” discusses potential changes sought by the Trump administration regarding how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers “co-benefits” when regulating air quality and climate programs. Co-benefits are environmental and health improvements attributable to cuts in pollutants that are not directly regulated by a given regulation and their consideration to justify regulations has long been controversial.

It is unclear if the EPA will move to cease considering co-benefits or revise how they are calculated. Grossman told the publication that the EPA could take either of those approaches or tailor how co-benefits are used on a case-by-case basis.

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