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Statement from Carol M. Browner on Trump EPA’s Final Cost-Benefit Analysis Rollback

Dec 9, 2020

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, DC – In response to the outgoing Trump EPA’s finalized cost-benefit requirement that will make it harder to enact new public health rules, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from LCV Board Chair and former EPA administrator Carol M. Browner:

“The EPA’s mission is to protect our health and environment using the latest and best science and data available in their policy making. As the Trump administration walks out the door, they are doing everything they can to bake in their anti-science approach of the last four years and make it as hard as possible for the new Administration to restore science-based decision making to the EPA mission and public health and environmental protection. Their decision today to exempt real world benefits from clean air protection is contrary to that mission and moving forward with this decision will only exacerbate efforts to cut dangerous pollution in the future and artificially exaggerate cost estimates for industry compliance. It’s a massive favor to industry in the final days of this administration and it will cost lives and impact health in vulnerable communities, especially communities of color that traditionally bear the brunt of pollution impacts.”

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