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E&C Republican Leaders' Statement on the EPA's Streamlining of the Clean Air Act Regulatory Process

Statement

Date: June 4, 2020
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Environment

Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI), and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader John Shimkus (R-IL) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s proposed rule titled "Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process."

"Today's EPA announcement is another example of how the Agency and the Trump Administration continue to make a more objective and transparent regulatory process for American taxpayers. This proposed rule comes in response to EPA's previously inconsistent, and sometimes controversial, application of cost-benefit practices across its programs. The proposal will work to increase reliability, accuracy, and usefulness of future cost-benefit analyses of regulations-- while ensuring we maintain environmental protections under the Clean Air Act," said Walden, Upton, and Shimkus.

This regulation is in line with President Trump's regulatory reform agenda and Executive Order 13777.


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