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Polluted Logic: How EPA's ozone standard illustrates the flaws of cost-benefit analysis

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): OMB Watch (Organization : U.S.)

Topic: Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)

Keywords: ground-level ozone; cost-benefit analysis; regulatory process

Type: Brief


Polluted Logic tracks EPA's recent revision of the national standard for ozone and shows how the use of cost-benefit analysis in the rulemaking has been useless to policy makers and has only complicated the debate over whether to tighten the standard.