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Adam Gustafson Testifies Before Congress on EPA’s Reconsideration of Mercury Rule Cost-Benefit Analysis

BG&A partner Adam Gustafson testified today at a hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations. The hearing concerned EPA’s reconsideration of the Obama Administration’s supplemental finding that EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard for coal-fired power plants was “appropriate and necessary” under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act. On remand from the Supreme…

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BG&A Urges Emissions Model Update for Accurate Cost-Benefit Analysis

On Monday, Boyden Gray & Associates filed comments on behalf of Urban Air Initiative urging EPA to correct its erroneous modeling of ethanol’s effect on gasoline emissions. The comments came in response to EPA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process. EPA acknowledged that “any assessment of costs (and…

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Ambassador Gray Testifies in Support of Regulatory Reform and Accountability

Yesterday Boyden Gray testified in support of the Regulatory Accountability Act before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce. Ambassador Gray applauded the bill’s requirement of cost-benefit analysis for new federal regulations, including regulations by so-called independent agencies. He also praised the REINS Act, which would…

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