AWC Statement on EPA Proposal to Balance Benefits and Costs of Air Quality Regulations

Jun 04, 2020

WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the “Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process.” The proposal seeks a 45-day comment period on ensuring that all future significant regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act be accompanied by a benefit-cost analysis.

“Wood product mills have made significant investments in complying with multiple Clean Air Act rules over the decades, improving the environment and reducing the industry’s footprint. Going forward, it’s important to know that future air quality rules will be based on the best available evidence and improve societal well-being. This would lead to greater regulatory certainty, which is essential to sustainable regulation and economic growth.”

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